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The Fixx – November Edition 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
November 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 1,158 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 422 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 1,008 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 247,843 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Webinars



SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 17th

For Contractors only!

You’ll Learn:

  • How to best use the GPS-App
  • How clients assign contractors to locations to get work

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Bashir Abdallah, Director of Strategic Solutions, ServiceChannel

Title: ServiceChannel Contractor GPS App Webinar
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
           1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT
           Noon – 1:00 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

register here

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

Miss the October 22nd Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

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

 

 

Features & Functions


Prevent Remittance Mistakes From Happening Due To A Bad Address

Your clients can now set PrivateNetwork to require their approval before allowing you (the contractor) to make changes to your remittance address.

 

 

Get Work


Fixxbook is dedicated to helping commercial contractors and service buyers find each other faster

ARAMARK serves several million people annually at thousands of locations, delivering customized solutions to clients in business, industry and government. We are looking for any contractor that self performs service. Apply Here.

Contractors can find other opportunities and open invitations to apply to join private vendor networks of companies looking for service providers. (Contractors must have a completed Fixxbook profile to apply.) Check them out here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors


Supplied DiversityContractors Can Now Pick the Invoice Alerts They Receive From ServiceChannel

We had added the ability to allow contractors to decide which invoice alerts they receive such as accepted, reviewed, or rejected instead of receiving all Invoice status changes. Please speak to your Client Services rep if you are interested in enabling this feature.

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.

 

 

Blog


ServiceChannel Opens New Office In Columbus, Ohio to Better Service Key Customers and Community

ServiceChannel, the leading facilities services management technology platform, today announced that it is continuing its corporate expansion with the opening of a new office in Columbus, Ohio. This mid-west location will serve chiefly as a customer service center for clients whose corporate headquarters are located in the region…Read More

Stay on top of the Facilities Management Industry

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, contractor management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry:
Best and worst places to open a restaurant: Tourism still reigns in 2014

Tourism remains the strong driver of restaurant traffic and opportunity. As the 2014 Restaurant Growth Index—compiled exclusively for Restaurant Business by Nielsen—shows, consumers continue to loosen their purse strings and indulge in restaurant dining while on vacation… Read More

Source: Restaurant Business Online

 

Retail Industry:
U.S. data points to strong spending ahead of holiday shopping frenzy

Most U.S. retailers reported strong sales in October, a sign American consumers were spending with more gusto and could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace… Read More

Source: Reuters

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

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The Fixx – October Edition 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
October 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 1,559 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 402 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 1,373 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 251,333 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.

See you at the CoreNet Global North America Summit, in Washington D.C.

Title: CoreNet Global Summit
Where: National Harbour , MD, United States
Date: October 26 – 29, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Siddarth Shetty, President of Consulting Services, ServiceChannel

Title: What Your Clients See: PrivateNetwork
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 PM PT

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

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

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

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


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Contractors


Supplied DiversityGet Introduced to ServiceChannel UK

As our brand expands globally, we’ve tailored our platform to accommodate the needs of our clients who are doing business with a diverse network of contractor partners across multiple locations in many countries.

UK Contractors: Make sure you complete your Fixxbook profile today so that you will be visible to possible clients.

Find out more here.

Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

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.

 

 

Blog


Stay on top of the Facilities Management Industry

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, contractor management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Raising Cane’s Caniac Invasion to Hit Nine Locations
Chicken finger and Texas toast merchants Raising Cane’s will add two more locations to their local portfolio, making nine spots where you can dip into their secret recipe Cane’s Sauce…. Read More

Source: Eater

 

Retail Industry: Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Site
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open a store in the middle of New York City, according to people familiar with the plans, the first brick-and-mortar outlet in its 20-year history and an experiment to provide the type of face-to-face experience found at traditional retailers…. Read More

Source: Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

Spread the Word



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The Fixx – September 2014

 

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
September 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 10,013 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 405 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 890 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 243,661 contractor company search results came up in Fixxbook

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Canadian Conference in Mississauga, ON

Title: PRSM Canadian Conference
Where: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 23, 2014

More info on the Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



• Ever wonder how your clients see you?

• Want to get into their heads and know how they view you as a partner?

• Or as a prospective partner?

SAVE THE DATE:
On Wednesday, October 22nd we’ll show you!

Take a sneak peek into what your clients see when they view and evaluate your business on ServiceChannel.

For Contractors only!

We’ll give you a glimpse behind the curtain of PrivateNetwork, ServiceChannel’s contractor management dashboard.

You’ll Learn:

  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to find their network of service providers
  • How your clients are using PrivateNetwork to manage their network of service providers
  • What our clients are looking for in a prospective partner so you can get found more and get more work!

register here

You’ll become a better, and more prosperous business partner, by seeing what your client sees.

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

Miss the August 27th Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

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


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityServiceClick’s New Look & Feel

To help speed things along, you’ll soon be navigating ServiceClick with greater ease than ever before as a result of our ongoing user interface improvements. With this new interface, you’ll find the information you need from the system faster, get your updates done quicker and improve your overall workflow.

Find out more here.

 

 

Blog


Contractors, Retailers Work Together to Boost Workflow Efficiencies

At the recent PRSM Mid Year Conference and following the ServiceChannel User Group, a number of retailers met with the Contractor Advisory Board for the first time. It proved to be a highly productive session, with all parties not only getting a good sense of the issues each group faces but jointly brainstorming a number of useful ideas and product suggestions to improve workflow for everyone on ServiceChannel…Read More

Interested in Learning More About Facilities Management?

If you’d like to stay current with some of the latest trends, news and insights in the facilities sector, we invite you to check out some of our recent posts on the ServiceChannel blog. From best practices and business intelligence to case studies, supplier management and technology, we’ve got you covered. Please share any posts you find interesting and let us know what you think…Read More

 

 

Facilities Managers are Looking for Verified Diverse Suppliers


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.

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Uncommon Ground
Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos… Read More

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine

 

Retail Industry: Nike manages data to provide more opportunities for strategic thinking
Facility managers struggling with tight budgets may be reluctant to add another position to their payrolls. But the FM team at Nike has found that bringing an analyst into their… Read More

Source: PRSM

 

 

 

Upgrade to Blue+



Enjoy the benefits of being a Select Contractor!

(For contractors currently servicing ServiceChannel clients)

Blue level contractors can now join the Select Contractor Program by upgrading to the Blue+ level. Blue+ contractors enjoy some of the same benefits and “power tools” previously reserved for certain Select Contractors* – high-volume companies who are transacting thousands of work orders per month on ServiceChannel.

Blue+ Contractors will be able to:

register here

                                                                     Log in to Fixxbook
                                                                  before clicking button

 

For more questions regarding the Select Contractor Program please contact scp@servicechannel.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

Spread the Word



Newsletter for Commercial ContractorsShare This Newsletter

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The Fixx – August 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
August 2014
 

Business Activity in the past 30 Days


                          The numbers are growing…

          • 972 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 357 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 613 existing contractor companies were invited into client PrivateNetworks.
          •  

          • 221,336 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.

 

 

Events



See you at the PRSM Mid-Year Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Title: PRSM Mid-Year Conference
Where: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Date: September 9th-11th, 2014
Booth: #46

More info on the Mid-Year Conference can be found here.


 

 

Webinars



Register for our August 27 webinar on GPS – App

Proposed Topics:

  • How to best use ServiceChannel’s GPS check-in app

We will also cover:

  • How Web Integration Services can save you time and money

Speakers:

Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Alex Aleshinskiy, Software Development Manager, ServiceChannel

Title: GPS – App Webinar
Who: Contractors Using ServiceChannel
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 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 June 25 Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

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


PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.


NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.

 

 

ServiceChannel Features + Functions



Supplied DiversityPN Ratings

FM’s can now rate contractors in their PrivateNetwork. These ratings are only visible to your client within their PrivateNetwork. The ratings consist of 1-5 stars and allow clients to insert a text memo along with their star rating. They are an aggregate of all of the individual user ratings.

Supplied DiversityRates Section Summary

FM’s can now see a quick summary of provider rates across regions, enabling them to identify which regions have proposed rates and which do not, so make sure that you complete your "Client Rates" section!

Supplied DiversityBlank Check

FM’s are now able to require that a blank check be provided by providers in PrivateNetwork (PN). If they set their PN to require a blank check, when providers are in "Clients->Banking->Edit Banking info" they will see the "Upload a blank check" and it will be required.

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.

 

 

Industry News


Restaurant Industry: Dunkin’ Donuts Continues Minnesota Expansion
Dunkin’ Donuts inked a multiunit store development agreement with new franchisees Brian and Sharon Weidendorf to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015… Read More

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine

 

Retail Industry: Bucking trend, Guitar Center plans big expansion, overhaul of store fleet
Guitar Center is the rare retailer to be betting heavily on brick-and-mortar for its future… Read More

Source: Fortune

 

 

 

Blog


Contractor Scorecard fast becoming Industry Standard

For years diligent facilities managers have relied on their relationships with their strong contractor partners to ensure they’re getting the best service and prices. However, in today’s dynamic and competitive environment, this is not enough. Facilities managers and contractors need a tool to better manage themselves and ensure that contractors are meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations… Read More

An Inside View of the Contractor Advisory Board

The ServiceChannel Contractor Advisory Board (CAB) has now held two official meetings, with a third rapidly approaching in September. We were eager to receive feedback from the board members – specifically how they felt about the meeting and whether the meeting proved to be a valuable and worthwhile experience… Read More

 

 

Contractor Corner



How to Make the Most of a Commercial Move

Cameron Robinson, owner of NYC franchise You Move Me, writes: Moving your business can be much more complicated than you think. The more advance planning you do, the quicker, easier, and cheaper the project will be. When you want to make the most of a commercial move and work diligently with your moving company, try these tips… Read More.

Contractors: if you’d like to be a guest blogger in upcoming issues of The Fixx, please contact us at FixxbookNews@fixxbook.com for submission guidelines..

 

 

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.

 

 

Spread the Word



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How to Make the Most of a Commercial Move

YouMoveMe

Moving your business can be much more complicated than you think. The more advance planning you do, the quicker, easier, and cheaper the project will be. When you want to make the most of a commercial move and work diligently with your moving company, try these tips:

1. Book an onsite evaluation appointment with your movers. Since there are so many parts to a commercial move, it’s crucial to assess all factors and parties involved when planning.

2. A single point of contact at the moving company will allow for seamless execution with minimal unforeseen circumstances. The movers should appoint a single move coordinator that stays in contact with you, employees, sub-contractors, and building contacts for the entirety of the project.

3. Let your moving company survey the delivery location. Many times this is overlooked due to busy schedules, yet it can make or break a complex office or retail move.

4. If possible, share blueprints or a map of the new space with your movers so they can better predict time requirements and establish if they require additional tools to safely bring in your furniture and equipment.

5. Create a communication plan with your employees. If the move is happening over a weekend or in the evening, make sure any personal belongings are boxed up and ready to go.

6. Make a detailed inventory of all items.

7. Let customers know in advance where you’re moving so they can still find you (especially if you have a retail location). Update your business listings, business cards, and stationery.

8. Make sure you’re aware of truck access restrictions and permissions for loading/unloading at Point A and Point B.

9. Number your boxes so you can account for everything once you’re in the new space.

10. Consider donating old furniture or fixtures to a local home transition charity.

Cameron Robinson owns the NYC franchise of You Move Me, the company that moves you, not just your boxes. When you need professional, insured movers that provide top-notch customer service, visit www.youmoveme.com.

The Fixx – June 2014

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


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 1,221 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.

 

            • 612 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.

 

            • 1,422 existing contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.

 

            • 188,502 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.
ServiceChannel Features + Functions


Supplied DiversityPN Mobile

Private Network (PN) is now available as a mobile app for iOS and Android. This app allows contractors to find and manage subs:

          • Public search without login (sorted by profile score)
          • Search PN by Trade (sorted by profile score)
          • Invite contractors to PN
Filter by # of Technicians
FMs can now filter their contractor search results by the # of technicians employed by their contractor. Please make sure your profile is updated to reflect the correct number of technicians employed by your company… How to Add Techs.
Contractor Match Report
The Contractor Match Report helps FMs who are on-boarding contractors to see those who already have a profile in Fixxbook and who are knowledgable with ServiceChannel software. Your Fixxbook admin’s email address is now included in this report so please check that this content info is correct… Here’s How.
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.

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, June 25, 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.

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Industry News


In-Store vs Online: Not Quite the Battle You Might Think

Brick & Mortar is the dominant format. 78% of consumers prefer to shop in-store…Read more.

Source: ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

This Week’s Top Stories in Nation’s Restaurant News

Read More.

Source: Nation’s Restaurant News

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The Fixx – May 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
May 2014
What’s New


Newsletter for Commercial ContractorsShare This Newsletter

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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.

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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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