We had a great time at the MRCA convention this year. From the Indy race games at the ABC Supply booth to the fastest shingler contest, there was a lot to look at and a lot of good conversations had. We loved getting a chance to see some of our long-time customers out in Nebraska and meet some new customers as well. Take a look at some of our pictures of the event!
Lately, we’ve been talking about what it takes to be a well-connected, well-represented small business in our blogs. As we’ve been building our own new website, preparing for trade shows, and fighting the never-ending fight of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), we’ve been thinking about what it takes to have a good web presence. Specifically a good presence in the roofing industry. This week we’ll take a hard look at the must-haves for any roofing company to survive and thrive in the current market.
Our first small roofing business requirement is, of course, a website. Besides being an essential sign of credibility to customers, your site can be a lead generation machine when built and maintained correctly. Of course, most roofers are more familiar with Cedar Shake than CSS, but it’s never been easier to get a functional webpage that also looks impressive. Tools like Wix, Squarespace, and Wordpress put the power in your hands, but if the idea of juggling a domain and CMS is intimidating, we’ve seen plenty of services that will design and manage your site for relatively low monthly amounts.
As we prepare ourselves for the MRCA in Omaha later this month, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we need to take with us. Conventions are excellent places to network and find friends, clients, and suppliers, but all that networking requires some resources. This week’s blog is a guide to preparing for conventions that can benefit any company, big or small. So get your brick of business cards ready and read on!
If you tuned in to our webinar last week, you’d already know the answer to this question. If blog-reading is more your speed, this is the post for you. Last week, we announced a brand new feature for our subscribers called RoofSnap Credits. Although it sounds like the hottest new crypto-currency, it’s actually our way of bringing the high-resolution imagery from our partners at Nearmap to you… for free.
Intrigued? We thought so, read on and we’ll answer your questions.