As a carpenter, you’ll not only need to be good with your hands, but you also need to be good business savvy. Whilst it can be difficult to balance demanding workloads, quotes and running a successful business, it’s always important to think of ways you can grow your business.
With the rise in remote working, many homeowners are looking to expand or renovate their homes, so it’s important to stand out form the rest.
To help you grow your business and keep a steady pipeline of work, we’ve put together our ultimate guide to growing your carpentry business in 5 simple steps.
1. Better define your services
Firstly, it’s important to define your services to enable you to reach the right customers.
As a starting point, think about what type of jobs you want to do: kitchens, bathrooms, small jobs, or big overhauls. Once you’ve decided this, you can begin to think about the best way to reach your ideal customers.
2. Invest in the best equipment
If you’re serious about carpentry, then you’ll want to make sure you have the best equipment. You’ll want to consider investing in tools such as hammers, tape measures, utility knives and nail pullers.
You’ll also need a circular saw and a variety of lathing machines. Lathing tools spin material on the chuck while cutting tools cut required sizes and shapes, so are invaluable for any carpenter worth their salt.
3. Reach out to past clients
If you’ve completed some successful projects before, then it’s a good idea to ask customers to review your business online. It’s quick and easy to do and will help to build trust between you and prospective customers.
4. Create a website and social media accounts
If you don’t already, consider setting up a company website. It needn’t be all-singing-all-dancing, but it should have information about your services, your background, your contact details and some testimonials. This way, customers can easily find you.
Nowadays, you should also create social media profiles to showcase your work. A bad social media account can wreak havoc with your business, so make sure to think long and hard about your socials.
5. Improve your carpentry skills
No matter how excellent your carpentry skills, there is always room for improvement. If you want to grow your business and take on more complex work, it could be a good idea to research some courses that would compliment your service offering.
Although the market is competitive, the good news is that as a carpenter there are some simple steps you can take to boost your business and keep customers coming back. By refining your craft, updating your social media and investing in the right tools, you’re well on your way to having a booming business.