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Contractor tips: 3 ways to stand out from the crowd

1. Emphasize customer service

One of the most foolproof ways to stay ahead in any industry is to keep the customers coming back. Positive client experiences make or break your business and affect your reputation and ability to earn repeat income as well.

2. Stress communication

Communication is important in any job, but especially in situations where safety is key. Good communication can significantly reduce the likelihood of injury and litigation, but it can also help keep projects on schedule. These are exciting times to be a contractor, but competition is also at record levels. Embrace technology and people power to make sure that you stay ahead of the curve.

3. Network

Staying connected with other contractors is a great way to get a bigger picture of how your industry is evolving. However, there’s more to networking than meeting in person. For example, what does your social media and web presence look like? Many companies hire professionals to manage their social pages and websites to ensure that prospective clients get a good idea of their reputation and core values before proceeding with new contracts.

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