I Haven’t Found a Handbook Yet that Prepared Me for Business Ownership

It’s been a few, well, decades since my college years, but as I look back, I don’t ever recall anyone offering a class on what it means to be a business owner. Sure, I took all of the business finance classes, a marketing course or two, and many business classes with textbook answers. Most of those courses taught me how to work in someone else’s business. The path less traveled to business ownership is filled with highs and lows. It’s a space where what you do every day affects the livelihoods of others and

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips – Preparing Your Property for the Upcoming Season

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home, but you can minimize damage with a little spring home maintenance. Before your spring-cleaning project, use our property owners’ maintenance tips to put your property in top condition. Proactive maintenance can help prevent costly repairs by catching minor problems early and repairing them before they become big problems. Some maintenance tasks are easy for the average homeowner, while others require a professional — like an arborist or an HVAC technician. Let’s explore the checklist of essential spring maintenance tasks to prepare your home for spring and

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How Restorers Can Get Paid

Ever find other restoration contractors get paid faster than you do? There’s a really common reason why. Listen in as restoration expert Kris Rzesnoski explains what they’re doing differently.

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Collaboration in Claims Management: Enhancing Relationships with Contractors

Sponsored content provided by Accuserve. Traditionally, people have viewed the relationship between contractors and insurance companies as adversarial. In today’s Accuserve blog, we’ll delve into the benefits of fostering strong collaborations between insurance professionals and contractors to streamline the claims process and improve outcomes for policyholders. By working together, insurance companies and contractors can provide better services for policyholders that result in safer housing. A Safe Environment for Collaboration First, both parties need a safe environment for collaboration that provides a neutral ground and streamlines communication between all parties. Accuserve offers this through its

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Making Your 2024 List Smaller

We’re nearly three months into our 2024 goals, and if you’re like most restoration business owners– and honestly like most of us on this planet – you haven’t checked off as many goals as you’d like. The truth is, that’s normal. Goals for the new year tend to be big, and that doesn’t always give us a lot of positive momentum toward knocking down what we set out to achieve. Going into Q2, let’s try a reset. Add smaller goals or break down larger ones into smaller steps.Think 30-day and 60-day goals, things you

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Restoration M&A is Important to Your Business Long Before Any Sale

Chances are, you’re a small business owner like me. You’re building this business that has (hopefully) seen some really great successes as well as a challenge or two. In business ownership, you’re in the trenches. You’re making the important decisions that impact the bottom line and the lives of others. You’re in the present most of the time and looking ahead means looking to the next quarter, next project, next expansion. There’s another side to business ownership, and it’s one I spend most of my time in. Healthy businesses are watching what’s happening in

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Empowering Contractors: Communicating Ice Dam Risks to Homeowners and Streamlining Repairs

Sponsored content provided by Accuserve. As a dedicated contractor specializing in addressing the aftermath of ice dams, your role is crucial in both educating homeowners about potential risks and efficiently executing repairs. At Accuserve we believe that an empathetic and human-centric approach is the best way to serve our stakeholders, including contractors and homeowners.  The key to a positive experience is effective communication.  This guide aims to equip you with effective communication strategies to convey ice dam dangers to homeowners and streamline your repair processes for optimal results. 1. Articulating Ice Dam Risks to

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How Restorers Can Avoid Scope Creep

One of the biggest challenges for restorers is dealing with scope creep. In this quick tip, sponsored by Encircle, learn how to combat it, and provide excellent customer service WHILE increasing your profits.

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An Important Business Practice for 2024

Too often as business owners, problems tend to bubble up to grab our attention more than the positives of our day-to-day business operations. Looking ahead to what can be requires focusing on the things that make us better instead of getting stuck in what’s not working. Every restoration business has something special, a differentiator. Maybe it’s your innovative approach or exceptional customer service. Identify and cherish these unique traits. They set you apart in the market and are a foundation of your business’s identity and success. Our employees are one of our greatest assets.

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