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Six Things Contractors Can Do To Improve the Bottom Line
Elinor Stutz  --   Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru Elinor Stutz -- Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 21, 2024


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Six Things Contractors Can Do To Improve the Bottom Line

Varying companies do best when they are willing to learn from one another, as similar issues often arise. Learning how others handle matters provides a more comprehensive array of knowledge and helps us serve staff and employees well. 

Our collaborative blog offers ideas contractors may use to improve their bottom line and thrive; even better, the suggestions apply to most industries. Contractors can enhance their businesses with current strategies, but many don’t realize they exist until another person points them out.


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Improving Communication

Don’t take a casual approach to communication – today’s customers don’t like it. Instead, develop systems that let you stay in touch with people before, during, and after providing services. 

For example, suppose you’re running late for a job because another one took longer than you expected. A system that alerts customers when you’re going to be late can enhance their perceptions of your service. Multiple apps already provide features like these, which is worth researching. 

Streamline Scheduling

You can also streamline your scheduling using project management tools to manage your workflows. Knowing what you will be doing every hour of the day can improve productivity and help you get ahead of 99% of the competition. 

Today’s contractor scheduling tools often use AI to provide a realistic idea of how long work is likely to take. Many tools also consider materials and parts costs for better pricing and planning instead of using estimates that might leave you or your customer out of pocket. 

Improve Your Online Presence

Another quick fix is to improve your online presence. Boosting your social media usage and know-how plus your website design can enhance your immediate first impression and give clients a reason to pick up the phone and book an appointment. 

Improving your online appearance usually only takes a few hours with modern tools, the right help if necessary, and the results are professional. Today, AI systems can improve your website layout and help you build compelling sales funnels to get people to buy. They also bolster visuals and presentation, allowing you to put your best foot forward. 

Accept Credit Card Payments

Consider accepting varying credit card payments and other methods that are popular today. Offering customers this convenience makes them more likely to use your services and eliminates the need to worry about bank wires or cash. 

Find a payment processor that deals in your industry or niche. Ask them whether they will provide payment services and, if so, what the monthly payment will be. See if they can offer you a point-of-sale system to use in the field, such as when you visit a customer’s property. This way, you can accept payments even if you’re out of the office. 

Use Social Media

Don’t be afraid to post pictures of your best work on social media. Show prospective customers what they can look forward to if they use your services. Create an online portfolio that lets you put your best foot forward and attract customers interested in what you do. 

Pay Strict Attention to Customer Service

Finally, invest in customer service activities. Find ways to serve your clients and value-add as much as possible. Provide them with portals, estimates, and ongoing commentaries where possible. 

In Conclusion: Six Things Contractors Can Do To Improve the Bottom Line

Value-add is a sales term that means delivering beyond expectations, whether providing an extra item or memorable service. By giving your best and adding value to your discretion, appreciation for you and your service will grow substantially, enabling a returning and referring clientele to improve the bottom line.

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Sales Tips: Six Things Contractors Can Do To Improve the Bottom Line

  1. Know the needs and desires of your audience, including your next new employer, in detail. Be Inspired and Inspiring!
  2. Be professionally friendly with clientele to build a proper relationship.
  3. Listen carefully to your prospects’ needs and desires to understand their situation.
  4. If something is unclear, ask for clarification to deliver your best.
  5. For each step, check in with your client regarding your progress.
  6. After a large project, request feedback from your clientele and specifically request suggestions.
  7. At the end of the project, provide a small gift of appreciation, such as a meal at a restaurant or a gift basket.
  8. Inquire of those with whom you have a good relationship if they know others who may need a similar service.
  9. Remember that value-added service frequently leads to a returning and referring clientele.
  10. Celebrate Success!

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored: The International Best-Selling Book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” In addition to being translated into four languages, it reached the remarkable and unique level of being hailed Evergreen. Stutz’ commitment to community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Kred proclaimed Stutz as a “Top 1% Influencer for Social Media,.  CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.  Bizzhum and NowISeeIt both named the Smooth Sale Blog as one of the “Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers.”  Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

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