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16 Alternative Small Business Review Sites Your Home Service Business MUST Be On

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 22, 2019

small business review

Here’s a guide to awesome small business review sites that you can use to make sure your company the visibility it needs.

How the Yelp Filter Works and What to Do about it as a Business Owner

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 20, 2019

yelp review filtered

We’re here to discuss why and how Yelp filters reviews, teach you how to get Yelp reviews unfiltered, and explain what you can do to get certain Yelp reviews recommended.

How to Sell Recurring Service Agreements and Increase Revenue for Your Home Service Business

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 17, 2019

Service Pro Selling a Service Agreement

Learn why you need to be offering recurring service agreements, get tips for selling them, and also see how Housecall Pro's mobile recurring service plan feature empowers pros on jobs to sell and grow recurring revenue.

Home-Service Business Cell Phone Policy: Pros and Cons of Providing a Company Cell Phone

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 16, 2019

employee cell phone policy

What should a home-service business cell phone policy be? Should you stop employees from using cell phones at work? Here is all you need to know.

New Hire? You Need An Employee Onboarding Process Like This

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 14, 2019

Hiring a new employee

When hiring new employees, you need to have a standardized employee onboarding process. It will make the employees more productive, the hiring process more smooth, and produce greater job satisfaction.

4 Reasons Customers Say “No” and How to Address Their Concerns

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 7, 2019

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Customers want to hire a professional they like and trust. But being likable is not enough, home service professionals have to be ready to move past purchase obstacles keeping the customer from signing an estimate and approving a recommended service.

PayPal Alternatives: Best Online Payment Apps for Service Technicians

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 2, 2019

paypal alternatives

Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons of using PayPal, evaluating PayPal alternatives to give you tips on how to choose and use your online payment service.

Tips For Crafting Invoice Payment Terms To Ensure You Get Paid Fast

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

May 1, 2019

Invoice Payment Terms hero

Late payments can be simply avoided by using the correct wording for invoice terms of sale. Here are some examples of how you should craft your invoice terms to avoid late payments.

Housecall Pro announces April 2019 Superpros

Alexa Greenberg

Posted by Alexa Greenberg

April 30, 2019

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SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2019 - Housecall Pro, the #1 rated app for home service companies, has announced the January 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.

10 Proposal Apps Guaranteed to Land You More Business

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

April 29, 2019

Creating a business proposal

Here’s a look at our favorite 10 apps and software that takes the elbow work out of creating a business proposal.