Wednesday, May 01, 2019

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Finding a Good Pest Control Software

If you are in need of a good pest control software I found some information on a few with the help of the  (credited) capterra site.   here are a few really good options but there are so many more on the site so please take the time to go check them out.   I also choose my selection based on ones that have a free trial. 

If you are not sure pest control software is a solution for pest control service businesses which is designed to help with quoting, scheduling, invoicing, and getting paid—faster.

Jobber- Make your small business look bigger with Jobber's pest control software. Jobber helps thousands of pest control services improve and grow their business. From the office or in the field, quote, schedule and invoice jobs; optimize routes, track and dispatch teams; alert and communicate with clients; and automatically sync with your accounting software. You'll get paid faster, and look and feel more professional than ever. Plus, Jobber's free dedicated support will help you every step of the way.


ServSuite- Manage and grow your Pest Control business with ServSuite Pest Control Software, trusted by over 50,000 users. ServSuite provides various tools to improve the way you do business including Scheduling, Billing, Renewals, Invoicing, Commissions, Collections, Credit Card Processing, as well as features that automate business and create a paperless environment like ServSuite Mobile Application, GPS Vehicle Tracking, Voice and Text Notifications, Print to Mail services, and More


GorillaDesk- Running a Pest Control business means dispatching team members, managing daily operations, bringing in new business, and sending out invoices. There's a lot going on and even more to remember. You can trust GorillaDesk's Pest Control Software to keep those important details from slipping through the cracks. So click the orange "Visit Website" button above to try GorillaDesk for FREE! You'll get all our amazing features and top-rated support for 14-days, with no credit card required. 


Smart Service- You already use QuickBooks to manage your pest control finances. Now, kick things up a notch with Smart Service, the direct QuickBooks add-on that deftly handles scheduling, billing, dispatching, customer management, work orders, routing, chemical tracking, and every other need facing the modern pest control company. Replace your clipboards and filing cabinets with a mobile, paperless system that will streamline your operations, eliminate waste, and boost your bottom line. 


Manage mobile workforces efficiently, simplify business processes and optimize costs with Synchroteam field service management (FSM) software for Pest Control. Synchroteam features tracking, scheduling, dispatch, calendar, job management, reporting, CRM, invoicing and maps. Cloud-based SaaS with iOS and Android mobile apps. Integrates with Quickbooks. Create a free trial in <1 minute and get organized with our affordable, powerful and customizable field service solution. Live support. 

Affordable pest control software designed to help pest control services schedule, dispatch, create invoices, and track their everyday work. Integrated into a web and companion mobile app to let managers guide technicians conduct inspections and carry out scheduled works in accordance with the guidelines. ReachOut Suite drastically cuts down operational costs and time, by substituting paperwork with digital work management. Once signed up, the first three users are free forever. 

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Home Improvement Lead Generation Ideas

You can find a good lead management service that provides a solution for connecting the homeowner to the service professional that is streamlined and efficient for both.

It starts with pulling all of your leads from all different sources into a system including inbound phone calls, and continues with white glove service in connecting you with your market everyday. The results are satisfied customers, and service professionals being able to focus more of their time at what they do well–estimate and close jobs.

On a site called Fit Small Business by author  (credit to) Anna Dizon I found a great page that includes home improvement lead generation ideas and the people who gave them.  I am going to share a few here and you can read the full article by Anna Dizon here.

Leverage Customer Reviews
Fiona Adler, Entrepreneur, Actioned com
There’s nothing more powerful than word-of-mouth recommendations, and the next best thing is online reviews. Choose one or two sites that suit your industry (e.g. Angie’s List) and then encourage your happy customers to review your business. Most business owners make the mistake of thinking this will happen automatically. Sometimes it does, but a better strategy is to build customer reviews into your process. For example, when you are quoting a customer or discussing the proposed works, show them your reviews. Explain that you’ll be asking them for a review once their work is complete too (this makes them feel more comfortable that you’ll be doing all you can to ensure they’re satisfied). Then, once the project is finished, call or visit your customer to check that they’re happy with everything.

During this discussion, request that they submit a review on your chosen site and explain how important their feedback is to your business. Then a day or two later, send them an email with a link to your chosen site to remind them. Even with this process in place, only a portion of your customers will submit reviews but they are an incredibly powerful way for a business to grow.

Use Content Marketing to Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Industry
Keri Lindenmuth, Marketing Manager, Kyle David Group
Since we are a tech company, KDG would suggest that small home improvement businesses use the power of their website to the best of their ability in order to get leads. One way we have garnered leads is by becoming “subject matter experts.” We post blogs regularly about trends, news, and tips in our industry. We also publish extensive help guides that people visiting our website can download. Home improvement businesses can do the same by sharing their knowledge on their site in engaging blogs and sharing guides on home improvement tips. With a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, the business can then organize people who subscribe to the blog or download the guide and send communications like autoresponders that keep these individuals engaged, teach them about their services/products, and potentially even turn them into customers.

Let me know your ideas in the comments below.

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Tips for starting your own business


So you are thinking about starting a business like gartner mdm? That is great news. I know it is hard and going to take a lot of work, but I am so happy for you and I hope that the following tips that I found by searching the internet will be a huge help.  

I see that  (credit to) Forbes Mike Kappel has written these tips to share and you can read them all here

Address excuses
Countless people dream of becoming entrepreneurs, but they never do. They’re burdened with excuses and fears of failing. From money to time to responsibilities, you can make a million cases for not starting a business.  

Absorb everything
Listen to what others have to say—friends, family, experts, even yourself. When it comes to things that have to do with your entrepreneurial goals, be a sponge. As you learn, start to work out the idea in your head. Write things down. Keep notes from all the resources you come across to develop a detailed plan.

When you tell people about your startup, read their body language. Do they like the idea? Or, are they just being nice and really think you’re going in the wrong direction? Encourage your listeners to be honest with you. The collective opinion you get from peers could be a reflection of how consumers will react.

Don’t ignore the power of advice from experts and veteran business owners. These folks know first-hand what does and doesn’t work. Smart entrepreneurs learn from the mistakes other business owners have made.

Be a solution
Rather than starting your idea with what to sell, think about what it will solve. It’s a lot easier to gain a solid customer base when your business is fixing a problem. Your startup should fill a hole in a certain market or niche.

 Keep it simple
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you have a business idea and you’re ready to run with it. Be careful not to let your concept snowball into something overcomplicated. You could end up with an expensive, elaborate end-product that nobody wants to buy.

As a new business owner, try to start small and narrow your focus. Learn how to test your business idea. Create a simple, quality good or service. A successful business idea should fulfill promises to customers and exceed expectations.

Cut unnecessary features that water down your offerings and cost you money. As a small business, you don’t need all the bells and whistles of a giant corporation. It will be easier to add to your business as it grows.

Count the costs
Once you start to develop your business idea, add up how much it will cost. You will need to factor in every business expense necessary to launch and operate. Some costs to keep in mind include your location, rent, supplies, marketing, and more.  

Come up with the most educated number you possibly can. Then, take whatever you think that dollar amount is and quadruple it. Seriously, quadruple it. You’ll experience unexpected costs of running a business around every corner. It’s better to be over prepared than short on funds when bills start to roll in.  
Thanks again to Mike Kappel for the great tips.  

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Genre: Mystery
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 2019
Number of Pages: 357
ISBN: 978-1-60809-324-3
Series: Clare Carlson #2
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Every human life is supposed to be important. Everyone should matter. But that’s not the case in the cutthroat TV news-rating world where Clare Carlson works. Sex, money, and power sell. Only murder victims of the right social strata are considered worth covering. Not the murder of a “nobody.”

So, when the battered body of a homeless woman named Dora Gayle is found on the streets of New York City, her murder barely gets a mention in the media. But Clare―a TV news director who still has a reporter’s instincts―decides to dig deeper into the seemingly meaningless death. She uncovers mysterious links between Gayle and a number of wealthy and influential figures. There is a prominent female defense attorney; a scandal-ridden ex-congressman; a decorated NYPD detective; and―most shocking of all―a wealthy media mogul who owns the TV station where Clare works. Soon there are more murders, more victims, more questions. As the bodies pile up, Clare realizes that her job, her career, and maybe even her life are at stake as she chases after her biggest story ever.



Author Bio:

R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His newest mystery , YESTERDAY'S NEWS, was published in May 2018 by Oceanview. It is the first in a series featuring Clare Carlson, the news director for a New York City TV station. A second Clare Carlson book, BELOW THE FOLD, will be out in May 2019. Belsky's last book, BLONDE ICE, was published by Atria in October 2016. It is the third in a series of books from Atria about Gil Malloy, a hard-driving newspaper reporter with a penchant for breaking big stories on the front page of the New York Daily News. The first book in the Gil Malloy series – THE KENNEDY CONNECTION – was published in 2014 and SHOOTING FOR THE STARS came out in 2015.

 Belsky himself is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. At the Daily News, he also held the titles of metropolitan editor and deputy national editor. Before that, he was metropolitan editor of the New York Post and news editor at Star magazine. Belsky was most recently the managing editor for news at NBCNews.com. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY. BLONDE ICE was nominated as a finalist for the David Award at Deadly Ink and also for the Silver Falchion at Killer Nashville in 2017. He was the Claymore Award winner at Killer Nashville 2016 and also a Silver Falchion Finalist in both the mystery and thriller categories.
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