Tips & Tricks

1 02, 2024

NADRA 2023 Award PR Tool Kit

By |2024-02-02T09:45:38-05:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

By using basic public relations (PR) tools, NADRA members can get local media to cover an award they have received – either from NADRA or from another contest. NADRA members who have put a little time and effort into PR have reported significant benefits:  exposure, recognition, leads and revenue-generating projects. Here are basic steps to working with the media on coverage of your Award

25 07, 2022

Navigating a Leadership Role Can be Lonely—Here Are Some Tips

By |2022-07-25T14:47:16-05:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

15 company heads are sharing their best resources so you don’t have to go it alone.. Earning your first role in leadership may seem exciting in the beginning but it can be challenging once you dig a little deeper on the job. But if you learn how to build the right team to assist you with meeting the company’s mission and goals, you’ll be set up for success in no time with people who are willing to back each other up during the decision-making process. And that’s a big win for all.

14 07, 2022

Tips For Contractors: How to Use Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business

By |2022-07-14T11:29:29-05:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

As a contractor, you know that marketing is essential to growing your business. But with so many options and strategies out there, it can be tough to know where to start. It’s important to remember that not all marketing strategies will work for every business, so it’s important to find the ones that work best for you and your company. Here are a few tips for contractors on how to use marketing strategies to grow your business.

28 06, 2022

Six Tips For Building Your Business Brand

By |2022-06-28T11:56:33-05:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

Great businesses have great branding. It is a long, careful process that doesn’t happen overnight. The world’s top brands stand out by telling stories that express what they are about and what they can bring to your life. A powerful brand promotes an excellent awareness of you and your business, making sales easier as a result.

12 05, 2022

Brands Make Plans for New Instagram Tagging Feature

By |2022-05-12T13:21:42-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Business Practices, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

Instagram is officially doubling-down on its product tagging feature, recently announcing it will be rolling out the functionality to all users in the United States, no longer reserving it for just brands. Instagram has already well documented how an increased cadence of tagging increases a brand’s on-site conversion rate: Tag a product at least five times across a month’s time and almost double your purchases, per Instagram.  But that only accounts for branding tagging their own products. What does it mean that now every Instagram user and creator in the United States will be able to tag a product? And how are brands preparing for this?

3 05, 2022

LinkedIn Adds New Profile Links and Newsletter Promotion Options

By |2022-05-03T18:20:55-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Ask NADRA, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |

LinkedIn has added a new option to showcase a link on your profile, along with new analytics tools for group posts, a video trimming feature on mobile, and new newsletter display options. First off, on the showcase link, which is likely the most useful element for most users.

6 04, 2021

Operating During and Beyond Unprecedented Times – Once the Dust Settles

By |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As people become more comfortable that Covid is under control, staycation rates may drop, reducing the spending from these funds that are also at an all-time high. Reduction in material cost should help stabilize the industry and remove the “not spend now” concerns but the “staycation” side of the equation may factor in as people begin to venture out again.  When this occurs and people aren’t knocking down your doors with demand for work, or referrals slow down, where you are positioned as a contractor will again affect just how busy and profitable you are.

10 03, 2021

As a Business Owner, How Many Hats Do You Wear?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Bobby Parks talks about life as a contractor and how many hats we wear each day, and how easy it is to drop or neglect things when you try to carry too much of a load. Here are some examples of ways to begin to reduce the hat count and buy back more productive time for you. 

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