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Finding your competition as a solar installer

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Nov 17, 2017 3:07:00 PM

In any industry it is important to know who you are competing with, and this is especially true for solar installers. Since there is such high competition, it is key to know who your competitors are so you can figure out how to get the edge. Here are the best solar installer listings for you to find your competition!

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Topics: Solar Installation, Solar Business, Marketing, competition

How to train solar salespeople

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Nov 14, 2017 4:01:00 PM

How do you train salespeople to be as effective as possible?

When you have unlimited users of your sales software, you have to ensure that they all know how to properly use it to close sales. This can be difficult, so we work hard to help you help your salespeople become as effective as possible!

There is a comprehensive library of support and training videos within the Solargraf App. Short videos on every topic you could possibly want to know about. The best way to ensure your salespeople understand how to use Solargraf is by showing them the support section and allowing them to explore it on their own and teach themselves. 

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Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, solargraf, Solar Business, Video

Every site you should go to for solar industry news

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Nov 10, 2017 1:27:00 PM

In any industry, staying up to date on current events is important. This is even more true in new industries, which includes solar. When it comes to solar installation, you can look at either forums or news sites. Here are some of the sites followed by the top companies in the solar industry:

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Topics: Solar Business, News, Useful Links

Does Solargraf offer free demos?

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Nov 7, 2017 1:15:00 PM

And how can I sign up?

Yes, Solargraf offers free demos to any solar installer. All you have to do is go to this page and sign up! You can also contact hello@solargraf.com or call 1-888-997-1101!

In the demo, a sales representative will walk you through every aspect of Solargraf, and show you exactly what it can do for your business.

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Topics: solargraf, Solar Business, Video

The Solar Installer Marketing Guide

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Nov 3, 2017 11:12:00 AM

How do I get more customers? Where can people find my business? Should I use social media?

If you're running a solar sales/installation business, you need to be online. You simply can't go without an online presence in any business anymore. Thankfully, having an active web presence comes with a lot of upside! It is easier for potential clients to find your business, you can stand out from competitors, and you can save yourself time by responding to customer's questions online for others to see.

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Topics: Business growth, Solar Sales, Solar Business, Marketing, Social Media

How to generate organic solar leads

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Oct 31, 2017 11:23:00 AM

What are some tactics to generate organic solar leads?

Many solar installers buy leads, but this can be costly and prohibitive to new installers.

Some options for generating organic leads include going door-to-door (canvassing) and cold-calling.

One technique that is oftens very successful is to use Google Maps. Pick a street in your area, and identify the houses facing south. Use street view to find the addresses, and enter that information into a reverse look up engine to acquire contact information - Peoplesmart.com and Whitepages.com are good options.

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Topics: Solar Sales, Solar Proposal, Video, Solar Leads

The Best Forums for Solar Installers

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Oct 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

The solar industry is booming, and tons of sites are cropping up to provide useful information on manufacturers, installation, and everything else related to solar. Despite the fact that the information is out there, it isn't always organized to be useful to installers. That's why we made this list of the most useful resources. Have a look and leave a comment if anything is missing!

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Topics: Solar Installation, Solar Business, Resources

Can I make changes to a proposal after sending it to a client?

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Oct 24, 2017 3:09:00 PM

Solar installers often need to make revisions to proposals after sending them to clients. 

 Thankfully, with Solargraf, all of your projects are stored in the cloud, and can be accessed from any device, wherever you are. That means you can open quotes, change drawings, and update the files from your phone or tablet in minutes while with the client!

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Topics: Solar Sales, Solar Proposal, Video

Why do solar installers use Solargraf?

Posted by Lucas Fraser on Oct 19, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Why do so many installers use Solargraf to run their business?

For installers who are looking to sell more, have everyone in the team on the same platform, and simplify project management, it is the only tool on the market. Solargraf offers live support, a comprehensive knowledge base, and a dedicated coach assigned to your company. As well as using the platform, you can purchase offer organic, verified leads in your area, should you choose to use this service.

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Topics: Solar Tool, Solar Sales, solargraf, Solar Business, Video

Solar in Houston: 5 Tricks to Close More Solar Deal

Posted by Emily Hodgkinson on Apr 13, 2017 2:12:43 PM

Across the country, solar installers are seeing their business grow by leaps and bounds. Solar is the hot commodity when it comes to green energy, and right now nothing is hotter than solar in Houston. Quite simply, many experts view it as the city with the most potential for those in the solar power industry. With that boom comes plenty of competition, however, and if you are planning on riding the solar wave, you are going to need every advantage you can get.

Into that vacuum comes a proven winner in the solar industry, Solargraf. From start to finish, Solargraf is your partner in turning leads into customers, and helping you maximize efficiency and profits along the way. Customer resource management from Solargraf can be your secret weapon in a market for huge growth potential like Houston.

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Topics: Solar Tool

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