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How to best represent your business at restoration trade shows & events

April 7, 2022

How can business owners and company reps make sure they’re getting the most out of the restoration trade shows and events they attend?

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Documentation Tools, the Secret Ingredient to Your Operational Success

March 10, 2022

Because you never know what might happen on the way back to the office, real-time documentation tools are essential for property restoration businesses.

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Why Your Restoration Business Needs a Team Development Plan

February 14, 2022

Having a strong culture and team development plan in place is critical for success in the property restoration space. Here’s what leaders need to know.

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5 reasons your business needs to start tracking business expenses every day

December 28, 2021

For restoration companies, tracking business expenses daily can help you manage your finances, improve your bottom line, and stay competitive.

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Big News: We’ve been acquired by CoreLogic

September 17, 2021

To our Next Gear Solutions customers, Today, we’re excited to share that we’re joining forces with CoreLogic. Read the press release here. Since day one, Next Gear Solutions has been committed to transforming the way property insurers and contractors collaborate to drive better outcomes for those experiencing a property...

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Avoid data entry errors in your restoration business

How to Prevent Data Entry Errors in Your Restoration Business

September 9, 2021

Whether you're taking notes or entering information into an Excel spreadsheet, there's always room for errors that could cost your restoration business time and money.

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How to Use Restoration Business Software to 10X Your Productivity (Plus Tips You Can Steal)

October 25, 2020

Do you often ask yourself and your staff how to be more productive at work?

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Next Gear Solutions Response to COVID-19

August Update: Next Gear Solutions’ Response to COVID-19

August 10, 2020

It was a little more than four months ago that I first wrote about Next Gear’s response to what was then an emerging COVID-19 pandemic. While much of it is every bit as true today, we’ve refined many of our policies and made further improvements to our operations.

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How to Manage Restoration Job Scheduling on the Go

June 17, 2020

There are many moving pieces for all disaster restoration projects, which means people can drop the ball, and communication can suffer at every turn. When communication falters, it causes unnecessary problems and stress for you, your staff, and partners, and most importantly, your customers. One of the best ways...

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A New Real-Time Customer Connection Tool is Here

May 12, 2020

We live in an age where we can track our pizza deliveries with an app, get notified the moment a package arrives on our doorstep, and know at the glance of a smartphone whether each door and window in our home is secure. Is it any wonder that our...

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Business Intelligence Tools Turn Data Into Decisions

April 7, 2020

In the restoration business, you know what to do when the water rises and flooding occurs. Are you just as comfortable handling the rise of data flooding your networks? This data deluge requires a specialized approach to understand its full potential—and that’s where business intelligence tools can help.

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How Restoration Contractors can Partner with Insurance Carriers Successfully

Working with Insurance Carriers to Grow Your Restoration Business

January 10, 2020

Insurance carriers need your services as much as you need their referrals, so learning how best to work with insurance carriers is vital.

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Restoration Business Podcast: Interview with Coastal Restoration – Episode 1

September 17, 2019

Welcome to The Business of Restoration by Next Gear Solutions, a restoration business podcast exploring technology and best practices in the restoration industry. Today’s episode features Next Gear Solution CEO, Garret Gray and Chris Corder, the President of Coastal Restoration and Gearhart, Oregon. We hope you enjoy listening in...

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DIY Restoration

5 Reasons DIY Restoration Can Cost More Than It’s Worth

April 15, 2019

There’s an appealing quality to completing a task yourself. The sense of accomplishment boosts your confidence and feelings of self-worth. But when that project goes wrong, the opposite hits you ten-fold. You grow frustrated. You waste time trying to make it right. But worst of all, you spend more...

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Tips for Better Restoration Software Implementation

10 Expert Tips for Better Restoration Software Implementation

March 25, 2019

Studies show that two out of three transformation initiatives fail in organizations. If you asked each of the thousands of change management experts to share their most important tips, you’d get several hundred different answers. The change management tips for success that comeback time after time are the ones you...

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Restoration Management Software

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Restoration Job Management Software

March 18, 2019

It’s more important than ever for disaster restoration companies to have a competitive advantage. When it comes to running your business more efficiently, having the right job management software can be the difference between higher profits and happier employees or headaches and lost documentation.  Are you ready to choose...

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Buying Restoration Management Software

5 Tips for Buying Restoration Project Management Software

February 26, 2019

How can you be consolidating your restoration business better?

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Avoid data entry errors in your restoration business

7 Tips to Avoid Data Entry Errors in Your Restoration Business

February 1, 2019

Whether you're taking notes or entering information into an Excel spreadsheet, there's always room for errors that could cost your restoration business time and money.

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Going Mobile – Saving Time While Increasing Revenues

February 9, 2017

How many times have you heard the saying, “time is money”? It’s never been more true for the small business owner who simply can’t afford to waste time. Technology offers countless opportunities to maximize efficiency within your business operations, and therefore, save you time. When your business is operating...

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What Makes or Breaks a Business

November 30, 2016

Typical after hours scenario: your restoration company gets a call in the middle of the night, an emergency water loss was just dispatched. While the call was promptly answered by your employee and they were quick to arrive on-site, the team failed to properly document the loss and left...

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Adopting New Technology: Tips for a Smooth Transition

November 23, 2016

Adopting technology or introducing technological change into your restoration company presents a set of challenges that can’t be ignored. It’s easy to get excited about all of the ways innovations in technology can streamline productivity and organize information, not to mention save time and money. However, getting everybody on...

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Dedicated Support for a 24/7 Industry

November 4, 2016

As a restoration company, providing unparalleled customer service is a crucial component of restoring your client’s lives after the loss and destruction of their home or business. In order to provide that level of customer service to your customer, the job management software you use should come with an...

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Understanding the Cloud and How It Can Benefit Your Business

October 28, 2016

Cloud computing is quickly becoming the new normal, but many people still don’t quite understand what the term “cloud” means and how using cloud-based software can help your business grow and succeed. In reality, we all use cloud-based systems everyday – from email to Facebook and pretty much anytime...

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DryTrack Updated to New S500

October 21, 2016

Late last year the IICRC released the fourth edition of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, and with that update came a few changes that affect the way water damage restoration jobs are handled. One major change included redefining the classes of water...

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing Job Management Software

October 11, 2016

When it comes to running your business more efficiently, having the right job management software in your back pocket can be the difference between higher profits and happier employees or headaches and lost documentation. There are several job management software options available today, ranging from generic project management software...

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Is your restoration business’s data safe enough?

August 12, 2016

Are you storing your data properly?

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The world’s gone mobile

July 29, 2016

Is your restoration business using mobile technology enough?

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How VPASS improves KPI measurements

July 8, 2016

Despite the importance of measuring and tracking key performance indicators, only 30 percent of small- to mid-sized companies employ these metrics.

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Keep it all together with a solid restoration management system.

5 features you need in a restoration management platform

June 30, 2016

What should you be looking for in a restoration management platform?

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3 reasons to move your restoration data to the cloud

June 16, 2016

What can you get out of a cloud-based restoration management system?

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The benefits of restoration management software

March 17, 2016

Having the ability to instantly check on and update all your finances, job statuses, compliance levels and employee workflows makes a world of difference for restoration company managers. Unfortunately, many enterprises do not take advantage of this critical option.

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The High Cost of Inefficiency

January 8, 2016

The restoration industry is constantly evolving, and contractors have the responsibility to stay on par with the latest industry standards all while trying to remain profitable in a highly competitive field. Forward thinking restoration contractors understand the need to streamline their operations with technology in order stay relevant. Without...

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Improving workflow can help an entire restoration business.

Improving restoration workflow

December 30, 2015

In any line of business, creating and developing an efficient workflow chart is vital.

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Finances can be complicated for a restoration company, but there are approaches to take.

Managing a restoration company’s finances

December 17, 2015

A business owner must have a firm grasp of his or her company's finances to make decisions in the future.

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The advantages of being easy to reach

December 11, 2015

The holidays are busy times for everyone, and especially so for those people having their house restored.

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The value of business consulting

December 1, 2015

It can be complicated for the leaders of a business to complete all of the tasks asked of them.

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Growth Made Simple With DASH

November 24, 2015

One of the toughest and most important tasks a business will face is determining how much to charge customers.

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DASH Makes Documenting Easy & Cost Efficient

November 10, 2015

Having proper documentation will help a restoration business save money, and there is no better software on the market for collecting and maintaining documents than DASH.

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Leveraging DASH in your marketing strategy

November 3, 2015

For business owners, clients of a restoration company and important stakeholders, keeping track of progress on a work project is important.

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Measuring Customer Satisfaction with NPS

October 29, 2015

For a restoration business, it can be difficult to determine a clear growth indicator.

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The Scalability of Cloud Based Software

October 27, 2015

For owners of a restoration business, figuring out the correct time to expand the company and increase operations can be complicated.

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The advantage of a mobile office

October 20, 2015

As the owner of a restoration business, odds are you don't spend a lot of hours in the office.

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Addressing restoration contractors’ productivity issues with cloud-based software

October 15, 2015

While technology has completely changed how business is run, there are still many project managers who don't completely understand all the ins and outs of cloud computing software.

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Rebuild trust and accountability with technology

October 13, 2015

Restoration contractors spend a lot of their day mitigating losses and managing.

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What Story is Your Data Telling Your Customers

October 8, 2015

There’s no denying the overall rise of data flooding our networks on a daily basis. In some ways we can call it a “Data Deluge.” With all this data comes a great responsibility to understand it’s full potential. Nowadays, sound business decisions are based on having access to better...

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How to find balance between workmanship and efficiency

October 6, 2015

Being able to work fast and efficient is always the goal for restoration contractors.

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Improve your restoration business with a new strategy

September 23, 2015

The property and casualty industry can throw your restoration business some curve balls every now and then.

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Reclaim Your Time: How DASH Gives You ROI on Life

September 22, 2015

“Most of us spend more time on what is urgent, not enough on what is important.” – Stephen Covey Time cannot be stretched or recycled; it is finite, precious and in great demand. The truth is, we all have the same amount of hours in a day to work...

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Why it pays to work smarter and not harder

September 15, 2015

Most everyone has heard the phrase "work smarter, not harder," but what does that truly mean?

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Cloud software benefits customer service

September 8, 2015

Using a cloud-based management system has several advantages for a restoration business.

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What mobile means for restoration contractors

September 3, 2015

The wave of mobile technology has allowed several businesses to take advantage of working remotely, filing papers out of the office and increasing communication through constant contact.

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Don’t let compliance tasks slip through the cracks

August 26, 2015

If you run multiple offices as a restoration contractor, you know how difficult it can be to manage every single compliance tasks within all your locations.

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How a centralized database in the cloud keeps you up to speed

August 24, 2015

More businesses continue to rely on real-time information.

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Are you being competitive with a claims management system?

August 13, 2015

Restoration contractors know that having the best equipment, most up-to-date computers and highly trained personnel are all critical to the success of their organizations.

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4 signs your business might be out of date

August 3, 2015

In certain industries, business owners are reluctant to adopt new strategies, technology and ways of thinking when their old-school habits made them successful in the first place.

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How to improve compliance with your restoration project

July 28, 2015

Technology, accessibility and improved communication strategies are all changing the property and casualty industry.

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Increasing your competitive advantage by following 4 key technological trends

July 14, 2015

In today's construction and restoration industry, there's no time like the present to adopt new technology to help give your business a competitive edge.

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Restorers need information in real time

July 6, 2015

Businesses across numerous industries know the importance of real-time data.

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Role of mobile documentation growing for restoration industry

June 11, 2015

There are numerous priorities on your mind as a restoration contractor, such as increasing productivity, reducing overall costs and having a competitive edge with customer satisfaction.

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How Nimble Are You?

January 27, 2015

While most restoration companies will argue that experience & workmanship are the cornerstones of their success, the changing needs of the insurance industry are beginning to paint a different picture. Instead, insurance companies are pushing compliance and performance as the main drivers of success. We would all like to...

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RestorationCRM

June 18, 2014

A New Focus on CRM Next Gear Solutions is the leader in building job management and relationship management solutions and has been for the last few years. We are most known for DASH Enterprise and its’ ability to streamline the operations of contractors all across North America. However, we...

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Customer Focused Restoration Management Software

May 15, 2014

All Restoration Contractors know that customer service is key to their long-term growth. If your current customers are not happy, getting new customers will become harder and harder. Your reputation will catch up with you, and no amount of marketing will solve it. How can customer satisfaction be known...

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Restoration Management Software

May 14, 2014

In order to effectively run a Restoration Company, visibility into job management and marketing is key. Many try to separate job management and marketing as if the two worlds should not meet. At Next Gear Solutions, we built DASH because we believe that Restoration Contractors need powerful job management...

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Restoration Management Software: What to look for

October 25, 2013

When if comes to comparing all of the software solutions that attempt to meet the needs of the Restoration Contractor, let me first expose my bias. As the founder of Next Gear Solutions and the creator of DASH Enterprise, I believe that DASH is the best solution for managing...

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Mobile Apps: Why are they so Powerful?

October 7, 2013

It’s not uncommon to see a restoration contractor walk into a flooded structure with a folder full of paper in one hand and a camera in the other. We all know how important documentation is, and DASH provides a better way to run for restoration contractors. Using mobile apps...

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