Veterans

by The Fix It Queen

November 11, 2021

Android

iOS

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Join us for the BidMyVid® 2.0 Demo Day Celebration!

On November 11th at 11am we excitedly shared with the world the 2.0 Features for BidMyVid®! Timing it with humbled appreciation for the opportunity to continue our efforts to deliver time saving tools for service businesses that are VETERAN OWNED is and even greater honor.

Veterans are able to take advantage of our Rebate Program to receive 50% OFF their APP subscriptions FOREVER! No, we are not kidding! Is that OK? Just say yes and opt-in below as our special thank you for the service you have provided us that continues to offer us opportunity!

Veteran’s Day Deal Opt-In

How Do I “Opt-In” forever!?

  1. Complete the Opt-In form below
  2. Download the BidMyVid APP
  3. Complete your service business profile and select your desired subscription option
  4. Receive 50% Rebate Checks* based on your subscription option!

Is that OK? For our team, It’s that EASY to offer Veterans huge savings!

*OPT-IN for PROGRAM DETAILS for our VETERAN’S FOREVER 50% OFF Rebate Program

    AMAZING FEATURES

    As our team works diligently to deploy features to the ULTIMATE digital tool no longer missing from contractors’ tool belts everywhere, it excites us to share with you it’s value towards improving service businesses SKIP the drive, WIN the bid and SAVE the time! Make more Money!

    With the launch of 1.0 we’ve had amazing feedback. We’ve added new capabilities, enhanced existing features and updated the user experience to be even easier to service our clients!

    You don’t want to miss what’s new on November 11th at 11am. 

    So what’s new you might ask? 

    We look forward to sharing with you in our live demonstration of our feature rich business software tool that saves time and reduces hours on the road. 

    Tune in live November 11, 2021 at 11:00am Mountain Standard time.

    Subscribe below for the REPLAY!

      DEMO DAY AGENDA

      11:00am – 11:05am – BidMyVid® App Intro

      11:06am – 11:24am – Demo NEW Features

      11:25am – 11:30am – Q&A / Demo Day

      Veteran’s Day Deal Announcement*

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      Powered by BidMyVid®

      by The Fix It Queen

      November 9, 2021

      The Fix It Queen™

      0 comments

      Drive LESS, win MORE!

      What does the drive cost?

      Looking at a simple metric of actual time spent, cost of gas, insurance, wear and tear on the fleet, the management of inventory on the service vehicle, the cost to operate the business in overhead, etc. the cost of a “FREE ESTIMATE” to a micro to small business can range $80-$300+ on average. Calculating it in a business plan is a whole discussion.

      Match that with competitive marketplace of instant gratification and you have the perfect recipe for endless hours of wasted time that drives the cost of service up when it involves a DRIVE.

      Join Contractors NATIONWIDE who get to skip the DRIVE, win the BID and save the TIME!

      Going the EXTRA MILE… but not driving it!

      Service and Contracting Professionals are being pulled in ALL directions. Literally and figuratively. As the scarcity of masters in skilled trade becomes more obvious, the existing labor pool is over-burdened and not able to train new participants fast enough. Driving further to cover larger service areas and even FLIGHTS to other states due to lack of available skilled trades is something that is becoming the norm. Niche service professionals are being pulled into other markets and stretching into the overlap between skilled trades to solve the scarcity issues but rising demand for service and construction SKILLED LABOR.

      As the advancement of digital solutions become a bigger part everyday life, service professionals are finding new ways to create a better quality of life. The methods of engineering have changed and so has the fabric of available skilled solutionists available and able to remedy challenges with new methods in approach.

      As the building materials and engineer of them advance, it is crucial to save time for the counter part of installation and the skilled labor needed to do so. Using BidMyVid® is a way that skilled labor and contracting professionals can align on the highest level to source capabilities needed for issues across the nation. Our team is ready, willing and able to help deploy the tool your business to aid in the requests coming into your business. Managing other tasks that are more important to delivering services that handle the construction industry changes are possible with the time saved.

      Construction is becoming harder to “service.”

      Simplified and cost-effective building materials such as foam fabrication and 3-D Concrete print fabrication options come with challenging construction methods of installation. Standard and older building methods must change due to the growing gap in supply chains for the raw materials to finished building materials being limited. Housing developers attempting to innovatively solve housing shortages in various geographic locations that have different economic constructs create more marginal costs.

      Overall, this is a conundrum of concern. At the intersection is the TRADES PROFESSIONAL. Bombarded with requests for help. Bombarded with “digital tools” for their business to help “it” run better. Bombarded with sales platforms offering more confusion. Bombarded with GUILT for not having enough TIME for what is truly important. For all the bombarding is the urgencies that need a simple solution. One overlooked as Trades Professionals hit a wall.

      This wall comes in the collapse in building of STRONG BUSINESSES. Trades professionals enter the journey of service, it often comes without chance of higher learning or without bandwidth to hold all the details in. Learning skills on the job and training as an apprentice going to mastery of that skill can leave the business muscle under developed.

      Building a better tomorrow starts today!

      Building a business that builds things has it’s challenges. First off, trades pros know their tools but when growth occurs, it can expose weakness in systems and the use of them. Contractors and service businesses are using so many tools attempting to catch up to the digitization that has occurred it can leave things even more complex. Software to manage clients, software to mange marketing, software to manage reporting and bookkeeping, and perhaps none at all except the “spreadsheet” and notebook methods of our predecessors.

      With any cluster or chaos of challenge, it is important to not be controlled or overwhelmed by its’ variables. It is important to know what is important. The value of time is the key to it all. With more time, learning all the various ways to run better business can happen in a moment. Saving time in your service business from those hours once spent “on the road” will lead to the needed time to work ON the service business instead of IN it without return. The fastest way to gaining the time back from driving endlessly is to use BidMyVid daily in your business to avoid unnecessary hours on the road that lead to NO WHERE!

      Did you enjoy this BLOG? Sign up for our blog post releases below!

        Download BidMyVid® today and save the drive tomorrow.™

        After downloading BidMyVid® you will have an extra moment to join us as we share business insight BUILT for service business!

        Simple fundamentals and business tips shared in a moment with The Fix It Queen help identify the route to take for increased profits and performance across your business. Large or Small, the 6-CORE Fundamentals from The Fix It Queen Academy‘s 21-Hours to Business Startup Program that helps service businesses succeed. Learn more.

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        Is that Ok?

        by The Fix It Queen

        November 8, 2021

        The Fix It Queen™

        0 comments

        It’s a win, win….. WIN!

        Join others that are helping NATIONWIDE so that we can connect with ease and get repairs DONE in one take!

        Chances are you have landed on this page because you are a 10/10 and perfect fit to work with our team to help your family, friends and business clients in a way that helps you, which helps our business too. That’s a ton of help going around! It’s a triple WIN for sure.

        Here is how we all WIN together:

        1. Sign up for our IS THAT OK? Program
        2. Complete your e-sign Program Agreement.
        3. Receive your affiliate page and instructions for sharing.
        4. Share your affiliate page both online and in-person.
        5. Start receiving Base Earnings* and Bonus Bucks**

        Share to your personal and business connections the BidMyVid® Business Software that saves time!

        Everyone you know will be able to arm them selves with this unique time saving utility-tool so they are ready to add Contractors Powered by BidMyVid® to their app tool to connect easily in the future.

        The service-based businesses you know whom visit your BidMyVid.com/”YOUR PAGE NAME HERE” landing page are able to download BidMyVid® with your page link to start saving time with BidMyVid® today so they can skip the drive tomorrow.

        Who doesn’t like AUTOMATIC checks in the MAIL!

        AUTOMATICALLY gain BASE EARNINGS* For each location of participation, earn $25.00 per QUARTER as our BidMyVid® Is That OK? Affiliate Program member! Base earnings payout are issued each fiscal Quarter.

        QTR 1 (Jan-Mar) Statement and Check issued by Dec 20th

        QTR 2 (Apr-Jun) Statement and Check issued by March 20th

        QTR 3 (Jul-Sep) Statement and Check issued by June 20th

        QTR 4 (Oct-Dec) Statement and Check issued by Sept 20th

        Who doesn’t like RESIDUAL checks in the MAIL!

        Bonus Bucks** help you as you help us! Each time a service professional completes the ANNUAL Subscription to BidMyVid® it will trigger the release of 1 Bonus Buck to both parties. Your organization will receive Bonus Bucks as well as the service professional on your behalf as a THANK YOU!

        1 Bonus Buck = $29.00**

        Each Quarter you will receive a statement and CHECK from the previous quarters’ opt-in participants. You will earn 1 Bonus Buck Credit for each service professional that opts in to receive a BONUS BUCK from your program. That service professional will receive the same bonus credit issued to them on your behalf.

        QTR 1 (Jan-Mar) Statement and Check issued by April 20th

        QTR 2 (Apr-Jun) Statement and Check issued by July 20th

        QTR 3 (Jul-Sep) Statement and Check issued by October 20th

        QTR 4 (Oct-Dec) Statement and Check issued by January 20th


        *Base Earnings 
        come from placement of signage for the APP TOOL in theTools Section and at refreshment sections in local distribution chain locations. 

        **Bonus Buck Credits are a value of up to 10% of the annual software subscription fees which are subject to adjustment


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          Demos

          by The Fix It Queen

          November 2, 2021

          Android

          iOS

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          Join us for the BidMyVid® 2.0 Demo Day to showcase the time saving features for your Service Business!

          Its about that time! Learn about our BidMyVid® Features, subscribe to our features release list below:

            UPCOMMING DEMO DAY EVENTS

            2780 S Shoshone St
            Englewood, CO 80110

            Cost Plus Electric Supply – Central Location

            Friday 1/14/2022 from 7am – 10am

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            Technology is the necessary tool for every contractor

            by michael@bidmyvid.com

            October 28, 2021

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            Running a modern contracting company without technology is like showing up to the job site without the proper tools. Sure the job may get completed, however was it as efficient or profitable as it should’ve been?

            Applications and digital tools are paving the way for service providers to increase profitability and quality of life by taking a load off your plate. 

            How do I know which digital tools would help me? 

            Think about your customers’ experience from start to finish.  When a customer reaches out to you, what is their experience like? 

            When a new customer reaches out they should receive an immediate response with steps to make it as easy as possible for them to work with you.  As a contractor we are only paid for business closed.  Let’s ensure the first step of the process is enticing. 

            For clients that use BidMyVid it could be as simple as a message like this. 

            Thank you for reaching out.  We’re currently working on a job site and would like to provide you with the answers you’re looking for as soon as possible. 

            Please Send me a video using BidMyVid.  It’ll allow me to get a better understanding of the job and provide a quote. 

            Download BidMyVid https://bidmyvid.app.link/eEWfmmYCVjb

            Once you’ve created your account 

            Select my profile here https://bidmyvid.app.link/zsejZZNCVjb

            you’ll add me as a contact, upload a video of your job request and see previous services I’ve provided for example service profile. 

            Within the App you’ll see their video, be able to ask questions to further qualify, and submit a bid. Saving you loads of time and money!

            How do you handle bids, contracts, receipts, paperwork

            If you’re managing your business via paper it’s time to evaluate new options. 

            Paper documents leave massive room for error. Not to mention they are not the most cost effective option. 

            You’ll want to seek out document management systems or CRM(Client relationship management) tools.  These will help you organize all of your jobs and documents digitally and allow you to pull them up anywhere anytime.

            No more forgetting documents or plans at the office when it’s all on your phone.

            What communication do you continue with the client after you complete the job? 

            Do you have a plan for requesting clients to leave you a review? 

            What about a plan to reach back out in a few months to see if they have any additional work for you. 

            It’s important to always have a review follow-up, referral job request, seasonal jobs notification and future retention communications, seasonal jobs  to be sent to the customers. 

            Communicating with your clients at this level will open the door for more jobs in the future, as well as increased customer satisfaction. 

            If you need assistance message with communicating with your clients after the job message Marketing@bidmyvid.com 

            The BidMyVid app is the answer to your prayers. With just a few taps on this application, you can bid on any job with all of the necessary information at hand and then keep track of how many contracts you’ve won over time. Not only does it save contractors both time and money but also provides them with an income stream that generates more revenue than they would be able to earn otherwise! Download BidMyVid today and try it for free!

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            Construction Project Complete: What Comes Next?

            by Stephen Pucek

            October 28, 2021

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            Design Phase

            The first thing to do is assess the size of the project. This will help you find its cost and give you enough information to create an estimate. Cost can be important for some people. Once you’ve provided your estimate and agree to the construction plan, the next steps are to schedule, review the materials selection to ensure you are ready to complete the project as proposed.

            Construction Phase

            Before the project starts, materials need to be checked to ensure that they are readily available and ordered.

            The contractor then reviews the site before starting construction to ensure everything is ready. Inspections should include all area’s that will be involved in the construction process.

            Post Construction Phase

            Once the job is completed it’s important that you take pictures and videos of the construction site. This will allow you to share the pre construction phase as well as what the job looked like after final inspection. This information is critical to assist with winning future construction contract.

            Documenting the pre-construction and post construction photo’s works as a rolling portfolio for customers to view.

            Now that you have all the photo’s from the site. Contractors should take the time to follow-up with the customer to ensure that they are satisfied with the work that was provided. It’s also important to reach out to the customer for future referrals and potential projects.

            If you’re looking for an easy way to facilitate these business best practices learn more at bidmyvid.com.

            Set yourself up for success with future construction projects

            Business growth happens at a higher rate when we increase our client retention rates. This is no different when working as a general contractor. You’re an expert in the construction industry.

            How do we naturally increase our customer retention without pestering the customer? We do this through education! You are the expert of your craft. Help your customers become on the same page. Through the power of email and text messages we can very easily remind our clients about seasonal projects such are blowing out sprinklers, maintaining the air conditioning.

            If you need assistance setting up an email outreach please reach out to Marketing@bidmyvid.com

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            2.0 is a GO, just say NO!

            by The Fix It Queen

            October 27, 2021

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            Driving this WINTER is a NO NO this season!

            Our dedicated team pushed up our 2.0 Version for BidMyVid® and we could not be more excited to tell you about it! It is 12:20am on October 27th 2021 and our TEAM IS UP and burning the mid-night oil! Our development team is making necessary connections to ensure a smooth transition for the latest and greatest in TIME-SAVING tools for TOOL-BASED businesses!

            Here’s what’s NEW:

            1. UI UPGRADE: Can we just say…. LOOKS do COUNT! Ok, ok, so our BETA and 1.0 versions were very “Honda Civic” and proved the technology worked and had a demand. So the biggest visual change is the VISUAL INTERFACES for our 2.0 rollout! Can I just say, it is B-E-A-UTIFUL! The UI updates complement the sleek and fast response to our simple business tool.
            2. NOTIFICATIONS: We know, notifications are a MUST! But in our BETA and 1.0 we really worked on the VIDEO scalability and ability to upload in length and convert between iOS and Android platforms of many versions. Once we got the biggest kink worked out on the BEST FEATURE EVER, we moved to other standard features that our users have been asking for!
            3. BUG FIXES: As always, there are BUGS in technology. It is NEVER BROKEN, but instead programmed to do what we want. So, now that leave me with questions. What do you want? As service businesses and professionals, having a dedicated team ready and able to build your dreams desire when it comes to support tools for tool-based businesses, our growing list of features will be determined by the needs shared. That is how we will go from here as we move towards what the community needs as a whole.

            Download BidMyVid® today and save the drive tomorrow!

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            Empowered to SAVE TIME by being Powered by BidMyVid®

            by The Fix It Queen

            October 10, 2021

            The Fix It Queen™

            0 comments

            Drive LESS, win MORE!

            What does the drive cost?

            Looking at a simple metric of actual time spent, cost of gas, insurance, wear and tear on the fleet, the management of inventory on the service vehicle, the cost to operate the business in overhead, etc. the cost of a “FREE ESTIMATE” to a micro to small business can range $80-$300+ on average. Calculating it in a business plan is a whole discussion.

            Match that with competitive marketplace of instant gratification and you have the perfect recipe for endless hours of wasted time that drives the cost of service up when it involves a DRIVE.

            Going the EXTRA MILE… but not driving it!

            Service and Contracting Professionals are being pulled in ALL directions. Literally and figuratively. As the scarcity of masters in skilled trade becomes more obvious, the existing labor pool is over-burdened and not able to train new participants fast enough. Driving further to cover larger service areas and even FLIGHTS to other states due to lack of available skilled trades is something that is becoming the norm. Niche service professionals are being pulled into other markets and stretching into the overlap between skilled trades to solve the scarcity issues but rising demand for service and construction SKILLED LABOR.

            As the advancement of digital solutions become a bigger part everyday life, service professionals are finding new ways to create a better quality of life. The methods of engineering have changed and so has the fabric of available skilled solutionists available and able to remedy challenges with new methods in approach.

            As the building materials and engineer of them advance, it is crucial to save time for the counter part of installation and the skilled labor needed to do so. Using BidMyVid® is a way that skilled labor and contracting professionals can align on the highest level to source capabilities needed for issues across the nation. Our team is ready, willing and able to help deploy the tool your business to aid in the requests coming into your business. Managing other tasks that are more important to delivering services that handle the construction industry changes are possible with the time saved.

            Construction is becoming harder to “service.”

            Simplified and cost-effective building materials such as foam fabrication and 3-D Concrete print fabrication options come with challenging construction methods of installation. Standard and older building methods must change due to the growing gap in supply chains for the raw materials to finished building materials being limited. Housing developers attempting to innovatively solve housing shortages in various geographic locations that have different economic constructs create more marginal costs.

            Overall, this is a conundrum of concern. At the intersection is the TRADES PROFESSIONAL. Bombarded with requests for help. Bombarded with “digital tools” for their business to help “it” run better. Bombarded with sales platforms offering more confusion. Bombarded with GUILT for not having enough TIME for what is truly important. For all the bombarding is the urgencies that need a simple solution. One overlooked as Trades Professionals hit a wall.

            This wall comes in the collapse in building of STRONG BUSINESSES. Trades professionals enter the journey of service, it often comes without chance of higher learning or without bandwidth to hold all the details in. Learning skills on the job and training as an apprentice going to mastery of that skill can leave the business muscle under developed.

            Building a better tomorrow starts today!

            Building a business that builds things has it’s challenges. First off, trades pros know their tools but when growth occurs, it can expose weakness in systems and the use of them. Contractors and service businesses are using so many tools attempting to catch up to the digitization that has occurred it can leave things even more complex. Software to manage clients, software to mange marketing, software to manage reporting and bookkeeping, and perhaps none at all except the “spreadsheet” and notebook methods of our predecessors.

            With any cluster or chaos of challenge, it is important to not be controlled or overwhelmed by its’ variables. It is important to know what is important. The value of time is the key to it all. With more time, learning all the various ways to run better business can happen in a moment. Saving time in your service business from those hours once spent “on the road” will lead to the needed time to work ON the service business instead of IN it without return. The fastest way to gaining the time back from driving endlessly is to use BidMyVid daily in your business to avoid unnecessary hours on the road that lead to NO WHERE!

            Did you enjoy this BLOG? Sign up for our blog post releases below!

              Download BidMyVid® today and save the drive tomorrow.™

              After downloading BidMyVid® you will have an extra moment to join us as we share business insight BUILT for service business!

              Simple fundamentals and business tips shared in a moment with The Fix It Queen help identify the route to take for increased profits and performance across your business. Large or Small, the 6-CORE Fundamentals from The Fix It Queen Academy‘s 21-Hours to Business Startup Program that helps service businesses succeed. Learn more.

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              Skip the DRIVE

              by The Fix It Queen

              October 8, 2021

              Contractor Stories

              0 comments

              Contractors have a CHOICE and it helps the bottom line for business and for projects!

              Send ballpark prices and skip the DRIVE!

              Gone are the days of giving a bid just to be under bid from service seekers.


              Real stories of a Contractor getting along:

              Client: Hi, I need a shower valve. Here is my shower situation.

              Contractor: Great, I can handle that, it will be between $350 and $450 depending on the fixture.

              Client: Thanks, I will let you know.

              10 Minutes Later

              Client: Hi, I need a shower valve replaced. I removed the drywall so the plumbing is accessible.

              Contractor: Great, it will be between $350 and $450 depending on the fixture.

              Client: ****** CRICKETS******** and no reply.

              Client: Shops the “$350” price to a new contractor and tries to get it for less.

              Contractor: Hi I am following up to see if you still need your valve taken care of.

              Client: Oh, thanks, but I had someone do it for $300. I appreciate you coming out though.


              Typically this would have lead to potential loss should the estimate be done in person. With BidMyVid® the option to SKIP the drive is available.

              Service seekers shopping pricing may not realize that the cost of the shop drive service rates up over time. This is how the cost of service is driven “down” in a way that adds to the challenges when driving to give these assessments. To often are we presented with a client who needs something but wants the price to be beaten to a “favor”able fee. Clients facing repairs in an unexpected turn are looking to get the most of their repair budgets. To often Service Professionals offer expertise only to find that is for nil and even at a loss if they spent time driving to assess the FREE ESTIMATE.

              In past, service professionals are either combating competitive shopping and adjusted prices or winning the work and having to return after the shopping is over. Either way it is costly to sustain when driving to assess a situation is part of the equation.

              Empowered to be Powered by BidMyVid® means better bottom line and saved time!

              We desire to EMPOWER Service Professionals. To offer strength and a way to give a helping hand in a digital solution. Skipping the drive to look at 1-3 projects per year saves enough in operations costs between wear and tear on fleet, ever increasing fuel costs, time in wages, business operations costs and more to pay for this evolutionary digital tool now available for your tool based business.

              Each time clients request for a comparison bid to be given, there are several service professionals that may be focused to earn the business. Each contractor taking a moment of time to drive and assess. Each contractor taking a moment of time to discuss the needs. Each contractor taking a moment of time to source and price and prepare a bid for acceptance; and for each moment taken, the client does the same, like a parrot, sharing the needs that must be addressed. This leads to countless time being wasted never to have value seen from the investment of that time. This can also lead to apples-to-oranges comparisons when details are left out from one conversation to another between the client and service professional.

              This can all be simplified by using BidMyVid® as a video portal tool to avoid the drives to assess and minimize the drives to address. Each contracting professional is given a private video portal that is accessible with a QR Code and Digital Link. Each time existing and new clients reach out, they can send the request directly to their favorite contractor.

              Contractors can place their links in any place digital. Social media, websites, blogs, groups or anywhere a link can be accessed. QR Codes are also available to place on mediums such as service vehicles, websites and business cards to keep it simple when connecting for service repairs.

              GET ALL THE DIGITAL TOOLS

              When you set up your service provider account, you will get your digital link as part of your APP accesses. Our Opportunities Success Team will create your BidMyVid landing page and embed your QR Code and basic links for you to share as a resource outside of your contractor profile within the app.

              You can use this to copy and past within your own website to educate your clients on how to reach you with a video submission. If you don’t have a website, this QR Page can help you land clients as it can serve as your business landing page to tell perspective clients the best way to reach you and save you both time.

              Download Today and Save the Drive Tomorrow!

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              Episode 1: Who Dis? A moment knowing the Fix It Queen

              by The Fix It Queen

              October 5, 2021

              Is my contractor ripping me off? PODCAST

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              Is my contractor ripping me off?

              RECORDING IN PROGRESS! Episodes coming soon!

              Episode 1: Who is The Fix Queen and What is a RIP OFF?

              EPISODE 1:

              Let’s get to know each other! I hope to share with you just WHO I am as The Fix It Queen. From there I hope to bring light to the start of an understanding on how to repair the broken blue-collar trades and restore trust and loyalty. WE ARE PEOPLE first and through our interviews and open discussions, we are excited to take a moment with The Fix It Queen to start a MOVEMENT to connect us by offering a way to understand each other.

              Catch all our episodes at BidMyVid.com/Podcast and catch our BLOGS on future podcast releases at BidMyVid.com/Blog

              Most listeners of the Is My Contractor Ripping Me Off? Podcast do it ON THE ROAD and barely have time to do that between service calls. Working ON the service business is a far distant thought because working IN the service business take urgent priority.

              SAVE TIME so you CAN work ON your business by downloading BidMyVid and use your extra time to learn business fundamentals with Moments to Mo Money with The Fix It Queen Academy!

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