The Blog of Keith Kalfas

Need a Virtual Receptionist? 5 Ways Jill’s Office Can Help

May 18, 2020
 

Running a small-to-mid-sized business has numerous challenges.

You may find yourself personally picking up the slack and performing those small tasks. And after a while? They add up!

If you’re overwhelmed and feel like you’re unable to do your job well because of it, it may be time to hire a virtual receptionist. 

 

 

Being your own sales agent, accountant, secretary, and receptionist in addition to going out in the field isn’t fun...

If you’re finding yourself in this dilemma, Jill’s Office can help.

Here’s what you should know about hiring a virtual reception and how it can benefit your business. 

 

 

  • Manage logistics 

 

The logistics of running a business are endless. You’re pulled in so many different directions, and when you’re out on a job, you may not be able to get to the phone to answer a client’s inquiry.

 

When that happens, you’ll likely lose out on a new job.

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How Your Business Can Benefit from Using JOBBER

May 04, 2020
 

How Your Business Can Benefit from Using JOBBER

 

To keep your service business up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be looking for a streamlined way to send offers, invoice and bill customers, and collect electronic payments.

Fortunately, JOBBER is the perfect platform for any business.

 

 

Whether you're seeking a convenient way to become more efficient or to optimize their business during social distancing, this scheduling software and app provides a way to quote, schedule, invoice, and get paid in a central place. Here's what you need to know. 

 

JOBBER allows you to do everything online 

 

When you can't make contact with your customers in person, you need a safe and streamlined way to do it online. JOBBER is a one-size-fix-all solution.

You can use it through the app, online or from your phone. Billing, invoicing, and every other feature that a service business needs are integrated into one platform.

 

 

 

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Vital Information For Facing These New Challenges in 2020 with Brandon Vaughn

Apr 03, 2020
 

 

$500K Per Month Business Ideas

How you can still make money in 2020

 


 

 

What's up? This is Keith Kalfas with The Untrapped Podcast and The Landscaping Employee Trap.

 

                                                    

 

We're doing a special talk today and also on video. So not only can you catch this on The Untrapped Podcast, but also here on video on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.

 

We have a special guest...

 

We have Brandon Vaughn from the brand Conquer           

   

 


 

 

Keith:

 

What's up, Brandon?

 


 

Brandon:

 

What's up, Keith? Good to be here man.

 

Keith:

Brandon is a very special person. Here is a guy who owned a window cleaning, soft washing, and pressure washing business. He brought it...

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#5 Tips for Life to CAREFULLY Consider (Especially If You are Young) "Regret is the worst"

Feb 26, 2020
 

 

5 Tips for life

CAREFULLY Consider these tips (Especially If You are Young)

 

         

 

Here's some life advice if you're spinning your wheels and not actively pursuing your life purpose. Whatever you do, don't let negative people hold you back.

 

#1 Be selfish and obsessed with your own success

#2 Get away from loser friends

#3 Just because you date her doesn't mean you have to move in with her

#4 Get out of bad relationships

#5 Be realistic

 

What do I mean by Young? I mean if you're in your 20s. Maybe you're in your teens watching this, or maybe you are in your 30s. Maybe you are 30, 40, 50. Young is just a state of mind.

 

These 5 things I'm going to read you right now I believe are really important.

 

And why should you listen to me? Some 36-year-old dog? Because I know a little bit about this stuff.

 

I believe that my heart's in the right place.  So I'll name them real quick and then I'll go...

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7 Steps To Marketing Your Lawn Care & Landscaping Business in 2020 | Low Cost NO Cost Advertising

Feb 12, 2020
 

7 Steps To Marketing Your Business Online without being an expert at marketing.

The cool thing is most of these are totally FREE.

 

Here are seven things to do in 2020 that will help you crush it on your service business.

 

What's up, this is Keith Kalfas, and I've been in business for seven years. I've done over a million dollars in business. I've made a ton of mistakes and I'm still on the journey.

 

Here are the seven most powerful things that are working in my business that you can try and at the end of the video and blog, I'll give you this list so you can download and have it. I'm going to tell you the 7 Steps real quick and then I'll go through the bullet points in more detail.

  1. Set up your free Google my business listing
  2. Start collecting positive reviews right away
  3. Set up a Google AdWords account for your company
  4. Image branding, logos, fonts, and colors. Everything all set up so it looks consistent across all platforms. 
  5. Create profiles on...
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The Most Powerful Audio Books To Listen To In 2020

Jan 01, 2020
 

Here's a List Of My Favorite Audiobooks

To Help You Crush It As A Small Business Owner In 2020

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Hey, what's up, it's Keith Kalfas with the Untrapped Podcast and KeithKalfas.com.

 

I want to share with you the audiobooks I am currently listening to.

 

You have to get audible.com. You have to get this if you don't have Audible already, it's amazing.

 

You can basically listen to any book that you want. The costs are from FREE to $5.00. Some books I have gotten are like $43.00, but these books have changed my life and I'm gonna go through a share with you.

 

Click this link to get audible.com.

 

Through my link, you get a FREE download of the app.

 

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I just started listening to Kosmic Consciousness by Sounds True. It's...

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WALK THE LINE - About Overcoming Struggles in Life - Motivational and Inspirational

Dec 27, 2019
 

 

Overcoming Struggles in Life 

 

Hey, what's up, it's Keith Kalfas with the Untrapped Podcast and KeithKalfas.com. I'm listening to this audiobook, and there's a quote by Albert Einstein.  He said,

"Only two things in this universe are infinite. One the universe, and two, human stupidity."

 

I want to call this talk, "Walk the line."

It's about walking the line and having integrity with yourself, with your heart, and with your soul in your life because there's really no other way to go.

Do you ever notice parking lot lines?

Check this out. Your goal in walking the line is to get all the way to the end by that green grass over there. You see all these are all detours.

 

So you're walking this line, right? You're walking man. I'm walking this tightrope, right? It's so hard. It's so difficult you like a spring chicken. You can't even balance your suffering.

Parking lot lines are a great example showing how you can walk in & out of...

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Why we chose Jobber for the CRM in our business

Dec 19, 2019
 

Why we chose Jobber for the CRM in our business

 

Why JOBBER? 

What software are you using to invoice your clients?

In today's blog post, we're going to discuss just that.

What's up this is Keith Kalfas from the Untrapped Podcast and KeithKalfas.com

And in today's post, we're going to talk about estimates, work orders and Invoices.

And why we use JOBBER to accomplish this in my home service business. 

If you're looking for great software to run your service business on, there's a ton of great options out there, and JOBBER is one of them.

Whether your just looking for basic invoicing software, or a full-on comprehensive estimate, booking, scheduling, work order, invoicing, billing, and money collecting software. 

Jobber is a great option. We use JOBBER in my Landscaping window cleaning business.

 

But in the post. I want to discuss the difference between an estimate, work order, and invoice, and why all 3 are completely different things.

This was a question...

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Broke? How to Start a Lawn Care or Landscaping Business -

Dec 06, 2019
 

 

Broke? How To Start a Lawn or Landscaping Business - No Cost Low Cost

So if you want to start a landscaping business, but you're broke, exhausted, in debt and frustrated. With no real hope in sight, because you are a stuck prisoner in a dead-end job. And you have no idea how you are going to come up with thousands of dollars to start your own landscaping business, then this blog and video is for you.

Hey, what's up? This is Keith Kalfas, founder of The Landscaping Employee TrapIn this blog post, I'm going to talk about you. This blog post is specifically for the guy who is broke, stuck in a dead-end job, and that wants to get a business off the ground, but you're broke. Now I'm talking to you. 

So you're stuck in a dead-end job. You are probably great at it. If you're already doing lawn care and landscaping and you want to get your own business off the ground but you don't even get the money to keep your bills paid, then this is for you.

You're fighting to...

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"TRUTH EXPOSED" ABOUT YOUR FIRST YEAR IN THE LANDSCAPING BUSINESS

Nov 26, 2019
 

"TRUTH EXPOSED" ABOUT YOUR FIRST YEAR IN THE LANDSCAPING BUSINESS

 What's up? 

I want to invite you to a very specific emotion of some of the crap I went through my first six months of business.

So, to the brand new guys, I’m going to tell you some stuff that I wish people would have told me. I wish this information was out there during my first six months of business. And here is the way it goes. During my first six months of business, I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know what to charge. I was an expert at being a landscaper but I didn't know anything about business or what to charge. I thought because I knew how to do landscaping that I could run a business. Well, I thought if I charge these people enough so I make $15 an hour, I'll be okay. I was dead wrong because I wasn't figuring in all the other prices and all the other you know, relevant costs. 

So, I'm doing these jobs, I'm working my guts out, I had just quit my day job, and I was working...

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