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Everything you need to succeed as a Home Services company in a digital world.

How to Become A Home Warranty Contractor?

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

August 6, 2019

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Full explanation of the ins and outs of becoming a home warranty contractor and how it could benefit you as trade service professional.

7 Best Credit Card Readers for Small Business

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

August 5, 2019

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To stay competitive in today’s small business marketplace, you need to accept credit card payments whenever and however your customers want to use them. Let’s look at the evolution of today’s credit card readers and which ones you should consider.

Housecall Pro announces July 2019 Superpros

Alexa Greenberg

Posted by Alexa Greenberg

July 31, 2019

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SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2019 - Housecall Pro, the #1 rated app for home service companies, has announced the July cohort of Superpros.  This program is dedicated to defining excellence and identifying the highest quality local home service companies. The Superpro community includes the best Pros in each industry across the country, allowing for a unique opportunity to connect with equal caliber service professionals. Every month, we award this status to Housecall Pros dedicated to providing their customers with a transparent, modern, and online experience from day one, establishing a strong relationship for years to come. At this time, only 5% of Housecall Pro users are awarded with Superpro status. The Superpro Program was relaunched in the beginning of this year with a new application and stricter eligibility requirements. These requirements include offering a seamless online booking experience for customers on both website and Facebook pages, detailed and personable pictures and descriptions for all services to further facilitate an easy and customer-friendly booking experience, an average of 4.5 star reviews across all platforms , and high-account usage. We perform a detailed audit of the Pro’s account to ensure they have met all requirements. Once they have been approved for Superpro status, we require the Pro to sign the Superpro Code of Ethics. This Superpro Codes of Ethics is signed by the company promising elite professionalism, quick response times to both customers and other Pros, and overall responsibilities as a Superpro in the home service community. Together, Superpros are dedicated to bringing trust and value back into the trades.

Angie's List Competitors & Sites Like Angie's List

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

July 30, 2019

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Check out our comprehensive list of websites like Angie’s List below to find the right portal for your specific business so you can reach the volume and type of customers you want for your company.

37 Apps Like Thumbtack To Help You Pick Up More Work in Your Field

EJ Brown

Posted by EJ Brown

July 26, 2019

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Read tips on using Thumbtack as well as thirty seven alternative websites that can help you get more leads, land more customers, and grow your business.

How to Respond to Negative Reviews [Examples + Templates]

Drew Page

Posted by Drew Page, Writer

July 25, 2019

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With customers connected online today, everyone has a voice and a platform to share their experiences with the businesses they engage with — and opinions matter. In this article, we cover best practices for managing negative reviews end to end.

Top 10 Web Hosting Sites For Home Services Businesses

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

July 22, 2019

Finding the right website hosting service for your home services business is no easy task. Check out our Top 10 list of best web hosts that are sure to get your small business noticed.

Home Depot Xtra Discounts, Rewards & Benefits

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

July 17, 2019

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Learn about Home Depot’s Pro Account, from everyday discounts to assistance with scheduling orders.

Feature Focus: Promoting your online booking

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

July 12, 2019

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Online booking is great for driving customer loyalty and getting more jobs, all while staying off the phones. But if your customers can't book you online if they don't know how. Here's how you can better promote your online booking to your customers.

5 Best Employee Retention Strategies and Hiring Tips From The Pros

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

July 11, 2019

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Hiring and retaining quality employees is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in growing a field service business. We asked our pros what they’ve learned from running their own businesses. Here’s what they told us.