When you’re running a business, it can be easy to get in over your head if you don’t know where to turn for help. Nobody’s business exists in a vacuum, and you often find yourself needing to work with other professionals, or asking for advice from someone more experienced. Nobody knows everything, and knowing where to find reliable information, and good materials, is incredibly important if your company is going to succeed in the long run.
We wanted to know what resources our experts turn to when they need advice, tools, or materials that aren’t so easy to find. They came back with a wide variety of resources, and suggestions for how others might utilize them in their own businesses. Below, we’ve collected some of their best comments.
What are your favorite home improvement resources?
Who do you turn to when you’re stumped by a project?
Are there any popular apps or websites that you like? How about ones you don’t like?
Where do you find specialty materials? Are there any companies you recommend for hard-to-find tools or supplies?
"Social media is another great way to establish connection with others that may do what you. Following blogs are another great resource that can establish authority among a specific trade or service. The good thing about all this is you’re never really alone, so you can always reach out for help in so many places." read more
"Since I’m part of this industry I have a terrific team of people to work with, for a homeowner I would suggest learning more about a product and then finding out if there is a local representative or even e-mail the manufacturer with questions. Usually they will put you together with a knowledgeable person that works with their products." read more
"Internet wise, there are dozens of websites that lend advice and give tips to Home Improvement professionals. But I think we’re all still struggling to find the most reliable, credible resources. Personally, I find a lot of inspiration and answers on Diynetwork.com as well as familyhandyman.com." read more