Ever thought about the chemistry between your local shop and its neighborhood? Whether it’s a cozy cafe or a sprawling corporation, there’s an intriguing, often glossed-over, tale of interaction with its local setting. Sure, businesses are here to make profits, but have you noticed how they quietly mesh with, and leave a mark on, their Read more

As a trade contractor, it’s important to build and maintain relationships with other businesses in your field. Good relationships can lead to referrals, joint ventures, and opportunities to sub-contract work. They also make it easier to find the supplies and services you need to run your business. But how can you make it happen and Read more

Top contractor learning and networking event heads to Tucson, Arizona in January 2023 Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, will host two jam-packed days of impactful keynote talks, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more for top contractors in the industry at SPARK 2023 Jan. 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. “SPARK Read more

When you run a trade business, it’s important to understand that you’re in a very competitive market. There are many others who are offering similar services, and you’re going to want to make sure you have some kind of edge so that you can get enough clients for yourself. It wouldn’t be possible to completely Read more

For contractors, finding time to tear ourselves away from our businesses can feel like an impossible undertaking. Chances are, you’re already networking and don’t even realize it. Networking is crucial to ensuring business growth. • Networking Groups — Marketing or networking groups, like BNI (Business Networking International) have existed for decades and focus their efforts Read more