Like other industries, the drain cleaning industry has felt the pinch of the multi-year COVID-19 pandemic. As members of an essential industry, drain cleaning professionals have continued to show up every day and push forward despite unthinkable challenges. On the employment end, the Great Resignation affected all industries, leaving small businesses understaffed.
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Many dream of owning a business. Being your own boss and in control of your time means you are in charge of your work/life balance. Though it does also mean you’ll need to oversee additional business aspects like marketing and accounting, the tradeoff can be significant. You’ll get to keep working directly with clients, and you’ll be able to invest in the tools you want.
Amazingly, we’re already speeding toward the end of quarter one of 2022. After a rollercoaster two years, 2022 may be the one where the pandemic ends, and we move into “what’s next.” Though drain cleaning professionals have generally avoided some of the major downturns in work that other industries have experienced, the stress of 24 months of uncertainty have certainly still been felt. When setting your 2022 business goals, you may have been apprehensive about writing down anything “too lofty;” or perhaps you were the exact opposite, and decided to lean into the unknown and go all in. Either way, the end of Q1 offers a good opportunity to check in: are you on track to your goals?
In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed, giving small businesses such as plumbing and drain cleaning operations access to some beneficial tax code changes. In print, the TCJA runs 274 pages—too long to outline in a blog. However, the essential changes include
Growing your plumbing business presents many challenges, but building a reliable, trustworthy and dedicated team is usually one of the biggest. Employees must be willing to do everything it takes to do the job, while still staying safe and protecting themselves and your company. For your budding plumbing or drain cleaning company to succeed, you need to have straightforward expectations in place for your employees. They should know what you require from them and what they can expect from you.
What’s your strategy for a successful 2019? Here’s a list of nine things you can do to grow your plumbing and drain cleaning business. Make 2019 a year for the record books!
Your website creates the first impression many customers will have of your business. Thankfully, designing an attractive and professional website is easier than ever, and following a few simple rules can keep your site looking neat, put together, and approachable. This article is second in a two part series. Check out Developing Your Business Website for tips and tricks on how to start building your website and the information you should include.
The year is nearing its end. Have you taken advantage of the tax breaks available to plumbers and drain cleaners?
Not too long ago, people relied on word of mouth or the phone book to find a plumber or drain cleaner. Now, customers are more likely to search online. If you don’t have a website, you may be overlooked. In fact, research shows six out of ten consumers expect businesses to have an online presence, and more than half of these consumers head straight to a company’s website when they want information.
Did you know the average small business waits 21 days to get paid? Or that the average small business has only 27 days worth of cash reserves on hand? These stats are jarring because cash flow problems can have major ramifications for your plumbing and drain cleaning business. Healthy cash flow is important to survival, and it requires more than the right amounts of money coming in and out; you have to take timing into account, too. Getting paid on time and in full is key to the success of your business.