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The Fixx – May 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
May 2014
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FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

  • 1,132 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
  • 523 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
  • 1,302 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.
  • 198,532 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.
Tips of the Trade


Help ServiceChannel FMs find you and invite you to their PN

Add this handy tip on the back of your business card or on your email footer:

 


How to find us on Fixxbook

Login to your Private Network

    1. Select the [magnifying glass] Icon on the upper right.
    2. Select the radio button in the [Search in] section.
    3. Enter ___Company name___ in the [enter name of contractor] field
    4. Select search
    5. Select [view full Fixxbook profile] icon for ___Company Name___
    6. Select the [invite] icon
    7. Select [submit invite]

ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

  • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
  • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.

Remittance Address Updates Made EasyGoing forward, when you update your remittance address, your clients will be notified and prompted to approve the change. This will prevent payments from being sent to your old financial system.
ServiceChannel Contractors


Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.

Toolbox


Private Network for Contractors

ServiceChannel Private Network (PN) for contractors simplifies the process of collecting, exchanging and keeping current business information about your subcontractors including W-9’s, insurance information, rates, licenses, and direct deposit…Read More.

Events


Register today for our June 25 webinar on Contractor Scorecarding

Proposed Topics:

    • What is the Contractor Scorecard and who uses it
    • Understanding the features of the Contractor Scorecard
    • How to score well and promote your business with the Contractor Scorecard

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook
Sid Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
Noon – 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM – Noon PT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the April 30 Contractor Webinar?

No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.

Industry News


Retail Industry: Publix Quietly Working on Smaller Prototype Store

Publix Super Markets Inc. reportedly has a new concept cooking — one that may help the grocery chain muscle its way into the smaller-space retail arena…Read more.

Source: The Orlando Business Journal

Restaurant Industry: BurgerFuel targets 1000 new stores with Subway deal

Over the next eight years, BugerFuel plans to utilise existing franchisees within the Subway sandwich chain’s worldwide network as it expands into the United States and other potential markets like China, Britain, India and Latin America…Read More.

Source: The New Zealand Herald

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The Fixx – April 2014

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April 2014
FB by the Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 422 invitations to join Private Networks went out to new Fixxbook contractors from ServiceChannel Clients
            • 329 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders
            • 831 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks
            • 188,529 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results
 
Tips of the Trade


Add More Users to Your Account

 

Do you have multiple employees logging into the Contractor Console through one username? Do you have to change your password each time you have a staffing change? Learn how to create and add multiple users to your Fixxbook and ServiceChannel accounts….  Read More.

 
ServiceChannel Contractors


See Who’s Been Searching For You!

Now Select Contractor Program contractors can see who has been viewing their profile. See what retailer/restaurant company has looked at your profile, whether they searched you by name or by trade. If you were searched for by trade, it will say which trade was searched.

 
ServiceChannel Features + Functions


New Integrated Contractor Badge Now Available

Now Integrated Contractors get the recognition they deserve. If your business’ database is integrated directly with the ServiceChannel platform, your Fixxbook profile will automatically display our newly designed Integrated Contractor badge. This distinguishes your business from others as having taken additional steps to reduce data entry duplication, streamline your customer communications and increase your level of customer service. Learn more about Integration.

 
Events


Join us for the latest ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Get information, insights and inspiration on how the ServiceChannel toolset can make you a better business partner to your clients.

Proposed Topics:

  • ServiceChannel Secrets – How it’s good for your business and why it’s different than all other platforms
  • WTF? (What’s that Fixxbook?) – What is it and why it’s better than advertising. (Live Demo)
  • ServiceClick for Contractors – Understanding the Contractor Console, Report Card, GPS Check-In, uploading attachments, invoice template, and other important features your clients are using.
  • SC Integrations – How they make your business “stickier” with your clients
  • Help us Help You – How to simplify your life and protect all of your business relationships

Speaker:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook
Stacy Brown, Executive Vice President of Solutions, ServiceChannel

Join us for this Webinar on Wednesday April 30th

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
Noon – 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM – Noon PT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 
Industry News


Retail Industry: U.S. Retail Sales Surge 1.1%

Retail sales advanced 1.1% in March from the prior month, the best gain in a year and a half, the Commerce Department said Monday. The improvement, along with an upward revision of February’s sales to a 0.7% gain, served as confirmation of shoppers shaking off the winter blues that led sales to plunge in December and January…Read more.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Restaurant Industry: Restaurant Chain Growth Report 04/08/14

Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units)…Read More.

Source: Restaurant News

 
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