Weekend Warrior Wannabes

It is that time of year again where the weather starts to turn warmer and homeowners start making plans to make improvements to their homes & landscapes.  Many homeowners are DIYers but a large number are not and will call on you to help them with their projects.   These weekend warrior wannabes don’t know a hammer from a nail and need all the help they can get from a prepared contractor like you.

Service Partners carries a variety of tools to help you on roofing jobs to building decks.  Your tools will likely take a beating over time but don’t worry; Service Partners’ branches keep extras on hand for when you need a replacement. We carry extension cords, hammer staplers, safety & fall protection, flexed knifes and many other accessories you’ll need on the job.

Be prepared for your customers and give your nearest Service Partners location a call to help you gather all the accessories you need for a busy summer.


Google+ Impacts Local

We highlighted the importance of submitting your business to Google Places.  The landscape is changing on the web and it is vital to have a Google+ profile to help boost your local listing to the top of the search results.  Google is putting more of a focus on promoting its own social network Google+.  Having a Google+ profile for your business can only help your local listings as well your business’ presence on the web.

 

Google Plus

 

Google will walk you through the Google+ Setup process here.    If you haven’t yet signed up for Google+  yet, you should do so soon.  The web is changing and you want to be ahead of the curve instead of chasing the pack.

 


Green Information


New York Times

Building trustworthy relationships with your customers is a vital part of expanding your business. A sure fire way to help build trust between you and your customers is to be up to date on current events in your industry. This will give you an advantage over competition by showcasing your knowledge.

A great way to keep up with current information is to frequently read blog posts by top sources. One source we recommend is the New York Times. The New York Times has a variety of blogs that keep you up to date on many of the most relevant topics in the industry. The blog “Green” from the New York Times is an outstanding resource to obtain the latest information on energy and the environment. The next time you are with your customer, you will be able to spark up conversation and hopefully it will lead to future business.

Service Partners is the largest insulation distributor in the United States. Currently, Service Partners has over 75 branch locations that provide building materials such as fiberglass insulation, shingles, fireplaces, spray foam and accessories to all 50 states.


Content Is King!

In today’s economical climate it is advantageous for your business to have a website. If your business doesn’t have a website, you should at least start a blog. You can start a blog for free at http://wordpress.com/. This site will walk you through every step to starting your blog.

Why a blog?

A blog is a great start to helping build your brand as an expert and trustworthy source in the industry. It will allow you to publish relevant content about your industry, business and own expertise on the web. Writing valuable and informative content is a great way to connect with your customers and promote your business. It will also help launch the start of your web presence to attract and retain more customers.


Marketing Tip:   Content is King on the web. The more unique and original content you can put on your blog, the better chance you have of being found on search engine sites such as Google and Bing.

 

Service Partners is the nation’s largest insulation distributor with over 75 branch locations across the United States.  We supply fiberglass insulation, spray foam, gutters and metal building insulation to businesses and contractors.


Google Places

Google

Many contractors today don’t have a website but that doesn’t mean that their business can’t be found on the World Wide Web. There are a variety of business submission websites out there that can help promote your business for FREE. One of the biggest and most effective ways to promote your business is to submit it to Google Local. You don’t have to have a website to submit your business to Google. This will allow your business location, address & phone number to show up on Google when users are looking for your products or services.

 

If you have a website, be sure to add the url to the Google Local listing as well. Also, there will be a place specifically for you to list your products or services such as insulation installer, home remodeling, home building & repair, etc.

 

Google will share this information with other websites across the internet allowing your marketing reach to expand far beyond Google. If your organization is not already on Google Places sign up today and increase your company’s visibility online.