Prior to the creation of SmartInsight, subcontractors looking to find construction work often found themselves tediously searching for contractors. Some of the most popular methods that subcontractors used in the past to find construction work included internet searches, local builders exchanges, social networking sites, and word of mouth. Subcontractors who have joined SmartInsight’s global construction network now find themselves effortlessly receiving more project invites, connecting with more contractors, and quickly being able to respond to qualification and compliance requests. Below, we have broken down the most common ways subs have looked for construction work in the past, and how SmartInsight eliminates the burdens associated with these methods.
1. Past Inefficient Method: Internet Searches
The Efficient SmartInsight Method: Instead of spending countless hours searching the internet for construction jobs, SmartInsight allows subs to position their company in front of the right decision makers, at the right time. Thousands of general contractors search the SmartInsight network to find the subs that meet their qualifications, then choose to connect with and send invitations to bid. Instead of wasting time scouring the internet for work, claim your free SmartInsight profile, and prepare to sit back, relax, and let the general contractors come to you.
2. Former Non Industry-Specific Approach: Social Networking Sites
The Industry-Specific, Customized SmartInsight Approach: Social networking is overall, a great way to raise awareness of your company. However, traditional social networks, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, are not customized to display industry-specific information and don’t provide much help in posting or searching construction projects. SmartInsight however, acts as a non-traditional social media outlet for connecting subs and GCs who want to network and find construction work and partners. Subs create a user profile, at no cost, within SmartInsight that allows them to both find GCs, and to let GCs find their subcontracting company. After creating a free SmartInsight profile, subs are then able to search for potential project partners, bulk import their contacts, see who has viewed their profile and connect, and share and request information from GCs.
3. Prior Old, Untraceable Practice: Word of Mouth & Referrals.
The More Digital, Trackable SmartInsight Practice: Even with all the technology that is available today, word-of-mouth and referrals are still leading ways in which awareness of companies is spread. Even though word-of-mouth is a powerful tool, relying on word-of-mouth alone to find construction work can be risky and not credible. SmartInsight allows subs to take control of the information that is spread about their company through the centralized system dashboard. By creating a free SmartInsight profile, subcontractors can build out and promote their company’s testimonials and letters of recommendation via their online profile. Users can also send connection requests within the system and request contractor referral submissions. Finally, subs can purchase advanced risk reports within SmartInsight on themselves to show their scores to potential contractors during the bidding phase, instead of a contractor relying on word of mouth to determine if that company is viable or not.
Claim your free SmartInsight profile to get scored, get visibility, make more connections, and find more construction projects today!