Recent pipeline trends for small- and medium-sized contractors

We’ve all seen reports on how the construction industry has been doing over the last few turbulent months: the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) dropped 26% from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020, and housing starts declined by 45% between February and May 2020, according to the US Census Bureau. These numbers are not a surprise to anyone. Many regions of the United States and Canada have been seriously hit by total or partial lockdowns and, where activity was able to resume early, new regulations were put in place to contain the propagation of the virus, adding more complexity to new and existing construction projects.

Most of these reports, however, provide a general perspective on construction activity without getting into details about how individual contractors are doing. The natural question for us here at Knowify was: how are small and medium contractors faring in this environment? This is certainly a question we can answer, at least from the perspective of the most forward-looking and efficient contractors that use technology like Knowify.

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Zap with Knowify and Twilio

In today’s fast-moving work environment, communication is a major aspect of making sure work is done efficiently and effectively. While having a cloud-based solution like Knowify can definitely speed up and organize your workflow, sometimes a singular software can limit your ability to get information to your teams as fast as possible. That’s how integrating Knowify with Twilio can help.

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Independence Day: A celebration of hard work and big dreams

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: the principles upon which this country was founded are the very same ones that drive Knowify today. This Independence Day, the team at Knowify pays tribute to America’s hardworking small business owners. When we started our company in 2012, our vision was to help up-and-coming professionals work more efficiently so that they could make their dreams a reality. Since then, we’ve revolutionized the construction industry by helping contractors across the country–and the globe–grow their businesses. And we could not have done it without the support of industrious and enthusiastic people like you.

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Release 3.14 – Change log

A new release is here with some exciting changes to simplify the management of your contracting business. This is a summary of the changes:

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Manage contract jobs | Knowify

6 reasons to digitize your contracting business

We’ve put together a list of six reasons why digitizing your contracting business could be one of the most important things you do in 2020.

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Release 3.12 – Change log

A phenomenal new release is here to bring contracting business management to the next level. This is a summary of the changes:

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Financing your contracting business | Knowify

Financing your contracting business in good times and bad

These are unprecedented times for business owners. While we all hope that the pandemic is short-lived and that things bounce back quickly, everyone is scrambling to figure out how to stay afloat right now. For most small business owners, that means focusing intensely on their cash position, and ensuring that they have the cash reserves (and business footprint) to ride out the crisis.

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Features to run a semi-remote contracting business | Knowify

Switching to a semi-remote office

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are safe. Should you find that you are forced to operate your business semi-remotely during this period, we’d like to help you manage that transition as best you can. We’ve cherry picked 8 Knowify features that could be helpful:

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Feature of the week – Service templates

At Knowify we recognize the importance of time and efficiency. We try to implement different resources to make the job flow seamless. Do you have a job that you need to budget but can only seem to do so per hour? Do you know how much area you have and would like to calculate the material, labor, and even subcontractor prices? Then Service Templates have you covered!

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How to get back into the groove after a busy summer

Contractors are scrambling to complete their summer projects, while also strategizing on the best ways to ensure they stay occupied once the busy season comes to a close. Here at Knowify, our team appreciates just how important a productive fall is in ensuring your business success. We’ve built our software specifically with these issues in mind, and have come up with a few tips to make sure your team stays busy (and profitable) in the coming months.

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