November 6, 2023

What Your Apps and Software Should Be Doing for You to Help Your General Contractor Business Grow

What Your Apps and Software Should Be Doing for You to Help Your General Contractor Business Grow

If you’re in the home services or general contractor industry, you’ll no doubt be looking into the types of apps and technology that are...

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If you’re in the home services or general contractor industry, you’ll no doubt be looking into the types of apps and technology that are available to help run your business much more efficiently from a cost savings perspective to improved productivity, to better ways to run and manage your business all around. Our post outlines just a few of the areas you should be looking toward improving when it comes to software and apps that can help make your life easier.

This is a guest contribution from writer David Dixon.

Time management

Time management is something that is a serious consideration for most businesses, especially in the general contractor industry where time is literally money. So, you should be looking for an app that can help you manage your time more effectively; this should also include ways to manage your payroll more effectively and accurately so that you don’t spend more than you need to on labor costs, for example.

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Invoice software

There are challenges of invoicing for contractors, but keeping track of your finances is something you should be concentrating on, especially if you want to keep costs as low as possible. Furthermore, Bplans notes that the right accounting software should make it easier to send out invoices on time so that you can keep on top of your cash flow as well as have a clear understanding of what your income and balance sheets are looking like at a glance.  

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Floor plans

Software that you can use to illustrate multi-dimensional floor plans should be a breeze to do with the right software too. What’s more, it should be easily accessible to all the relevant team members who are involved in the project so that everyone is on the same page at all times.  

Virtual views

Virtual views of your project site are the next big thing when it comes to viewing your site with all the visual aids that technology has to offer. 3D views are also helpful when it comes to understanding a project’s dimensions better, especially if the project is extensive and particularly detailed.  

Digital marketing tools

Your success as a general contractor is largely dependent upon how effectively you market your business and manage your online reputation. This is where digital marketing comes into play. Whether it’s effective web design, social media marketing, SEO blog content creation, or backlink campaigns, we can support your various marketing efforts.  

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Safety inspections

Paladin Security points out that proper safety inspections are a must if you want the project to go ahead without worrying about possible safety hazards that could be harmful to your employees. The ideal software should alert you to potential safety hazards.  

Keeping all your tools in order

Of course, you’ll need a reliable app to ensure your tools and equipment are accounted for at all times since this is likely to be a significant cost factor within your business; hence, why should make every effort to ensure your tools, machinery, and equipment are adequately maintained so that you don’t have to outlay a large amount of capital to replace them at every turn.

When it comes to choosing the right software for your business, it’s safe to say that there are more than enough to choose from depending on your contracting requirements. And while it may be tempting to go for as many as possible, be sure to choose wisely so that you can maintain that profit margin you’re after at the end of the day.

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