Category: Small Business Tools

Here you will find blog posts and articles that detail various tools suitable from small and local businesses. in addition, many articles will provide insider tips and guides for growth.

8 most recommended cargo vans by professionals and 2 to avoid

8 Most Recommended Cargo Vans by Professionals (and 2 to Avoid)

For many companies, vehicles are the workhorses, carrying tools, equipment, and workers to jobsites, day in and day out. As such, the company van is a core purchase that defines the kind of work you carry out, the types of customers you serve, and the sorts of employees you hire. The size and versatility of […]

How to Get More Online Reviews for My Home Contracting Business

Google the term “home contractors”. Actually, don’t. We did it for you. In the US alone you get over 34 million search results. Splitting it up to HVAC contractors (646 million), home electricians (almost 73 million results) or plumbers (160,000,000) only makes it worse. With so many contractors out there how can a homeowner choose, […]

10 Most Recommended Construction Cost Estimating Software Solutions

To every business there’s a lifecycle. For construction companies , your business lifecycle starts with the cost estimate. As the starting point for all construction jobs, the cost estimate has direct impact on everything that will follow. An estimate that is clear, concise, accurate (as can be), and on time will have a direct effect […]

The Complete HVAC-R Industry Salary Survey for 2018

The future of HVAC-R will be a very exciting (and green) one. Regardless of your job title, HVAC-R is becoming a more technological industry, which requires a new skill set. Wi-fi thermostats are just the beginning. The HVAC tech of tomorrow will still need to know how to connect a mixing valve but they’ll also […]

8 Ways to Optimize Your Employee Shift Scheduling and Avoid Being Another RyanAir

Employee shift scheduling should be a breeze, right?! You don’t want scheduling to take up much of your time but it still does. Your average manager spends 3.14 hours a week making up the employee schedule. Even major brands and large corporations get massive scheduling migraines, and have been known to make million-dollar errors in […]

7 Must Have Apps for Carpet Cleaning Companies

When starting a carpet cleaning business there are a lot of things to consider. Should I franchise? How do I choose my location from which to operate? Which tools do I need to buy? How can I attract customers? All these are very valid concerns and you will no doubt encounter them more than once […]

How to Prevent Losing Tools on the Job Site

Have I ever lost tools on the job?! Let’s just say it’s a good thing I don’t need a pen to write this blog post or it would have never been finished. If you’re like me, you’re no stranger to the lost pen, screwdriver, wrench (spanner for you lot in the UK) or worse. Actually, […]

Top 10 Apps for Security Guards

Security guards are on the go, which means that they can be (and feel) disconnected from their companies. However, technology means security guards can stay in touch with the office instead of being lone wolf operators. It may not provide the human touch, but mobile apps mean security guards don’t need to be on their […]

The Complete Guide for Switching to Time Clock Software

Are you still using pen and paper timesheets to track attendance? It’s time to climb off your dinosaur and look around. It’s 2018, and the use of antiquated timesheets in your attendance management and payroll calculations is costing you money. It also has the potential of costing you much more if you don’t stay ahead […]

Timesheet Templates: Weekly, Bi-Weekly, and Monthly

Managing time takes too much time. That’s the ironic case for many companies. Especially, those that manage hourly workers and run weekly or bi-weekly payroll runs. That explains why so many of us let time management slip between the productivity cracks and succumb to inaccuracy or worse. In fact, it’s not even a case of […]

These 3 Free Apps Will Help Retailers Benefit From Small Business Saturday

You probably already know what Small Business Saturday is but in case you’re a new small business owner or haven’t heard of this event for some reason, it’s one worth paying attention to. Why? Because last year US consumers spent about $15.4 billion on Small Business Saturday (SBS) at small and independent retailers and restaurants! […]