Four States Small Business Blog

Why You Need More Than the Yellow Pages to Grow Your Joplin Home Improvement Business

Posted by Brice Chavez on May 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Most everyone has heard of and knows about the Yellow Pages. Its use as a resource for finding businesses has been ubiquitous for generations — at least in the past. Flip to the section you need, and there was everyone in the area who could help you with your problem.

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Topics: Home Improvement

4 Marketing Tips to Grow Your Joplin Lawn Care Business

Posted by Brett James on May 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Spring is upon us, bringing warmer temperatures and longer days — which means your customers and prospects have lawn care on the brain. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time for them to ensure their property is ready for guests and get-togethers. And for Joplin lawn care businesses, now is the time to earn more mental real estate.

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Topics: Home Improvement

Get Ready for Go Time! 3 Tips to Prep Your Joplin HVAC Business for the On-Season

Posted by Ryan Jackson on April 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

With warm weather right around the corner, HVAC businesses in Joplin are bracing for the busy season. Customer orders will pour in and pile up, testing the sanity of HVAC professionals until temperatures start to drop again. We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay top-of-mind with customers while staying on top of your workflow.

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Topics: Home Improvement

"Your Time Should Be Spent in the Field," and Other Reasons to Outsource Your Home Improvement Marketing

Posted by Brice Chavez on March 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As a home improvement business owner, you have a lot on your plate. With the busy season right around the corner, you’re gearing up to manage multiple projects and team members, while also keeping up with the latest homeowner trends, from smart technologies to design innovations. Add the ever-changing marketing landscape to the mix, and you’re facing a real possibility of burnout.

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Topics: Home Improvement

Pros and Cons of Advertising During the Home Improvement "Off Season"

Posted by Carol Daily on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM

It may be strange to think of an industry like home improvement having an “off season,” but it certainly does. Think about it: In spring, people take on projects like painting to help make their home look great for the summer, and in the summer, they take on bigger projects like additions and window replacement because the weather is amenable, the daylight hours are long, and they can go on vacation while the work is being done. In fall, people work hard to wrap up projects and prepare their home for winter. However, whether during the winter (especially snow and frigid temperatures), short daylight hours, a cluster of major holidays from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, and the beginning of tax season all make homeowners shy away from home improvement projects.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Home Improvement

3 Things Every Roofing Company Needs to be Doing With their Marketing

Posted by Brice Chavez on July 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM

For roofing companies to be successful in the competitive Joplin market, it’s more important than ever to find ways to make your company stand out. Building trust among consumers and managing your online reputation are essential. We’ve put together three important advertising tips for roofers that will help you make good decisions about your Joplin marketing strategy.

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Topics: Joplin Market, Home Improvement

A Deep Dive into the Evolving Roofing Customer: Who They Are and What You Need to Know

Posted by Brett James on May 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The digital world is constantly evolving, and customers are evolving right along with it. Devices are getting smarter and helping customers make smarter decisions. For brands to compete, their marketing strategies must reflect the evolving ways in which customers receive information and make purchasing decisions. Here we take a look at how this evolution affects roofing company advertising.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Home Improvement

What Every HVAC Company Should be Doing in the Summer to Ensure Business in the Winter

Posted by Pam Larimore on May 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM

During the summer, when temperatures soar, it’s likely that consumers will already have HVAC companies on their minds as they rely on their air conditioners to keep them cool. Here are some ideas for HVAC company marketing in the summer that will help ensure a steady flow of business in the winter.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Home Improvement

Spring and Summer Marketing Tips for Plumbing Companies

Posted by Kent Huff on April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Many homeowners think of seasonal plumbing maintenance as winterizing — insulating pipes and sealing up cracks. However, plumbers know that spring and summer brings its own risks for plumbing issues. We’ve put together some tips to market your plumbing company during spring and summer.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Consumer Behavior, Home Improvement

8 Questions to Determine if Your Roofing Company's Brand Messaging is Working for or Against You

Posted by Brett James on April 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Effective brand messaging is important for any business, but for roofing companies, in particular, how you market your company includes addressing some unique characteristics of your business. For example, if your company is involved primarily in construction projects, your branding efforts will be different than if your company focuses mostly on residential roofing. We’ve put together a list of 8 questions to help you determine if your roofing company’s brand messaging is working for you or against you.

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Topics: Small Business Resources, Marketing Strategy, Joplin Market, Home Improvement

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