Helper Spotlight: NES Movers of Auburn, Mass.

Nick Ramos’s Winding Road to Success

Nick Ramos is the owner of NES Movers, one of HireAHelper’s many bright stars. Originally from Chile, Nick immigrated to the US when he became old enough to qualify for military service under then-dictator Augusto Pinochet. He landed in New Orleans, where he began a career in retail – a career that was blown apart by Hurricane Katrina. After living out of a temporary shelter Nick was transported to Massachusetts where he began a new career, as the owner of a video game shop. When a national retail chain bought him out he fell into the moving industry where he seems to have finally found a home.

We had the opportunity to chat with Nick Ramos, to get some insights into his moving business success, which he graciously shares with us in the following interview. Continue reading

 

Free Enterprise & Competition: A Case Study

“A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.” – James Cash Penney

Photo of Freedom Written on a Wall

Photo Credit to Martin Burns

America, as we all have heard, is the land of the free. America is also a nation, not of men, but of laws. The challenge, sometimes, is sorting it all out when these two ideas collide.

When Raleigh Bruner of Wildcat Moving LLC tried to open up operations in the Lexington, Kentucky area he ran into a roadblock in the form of a state law that ‘essentially gave moving companies a veto over new competition.’

Yes, this sounded strange to us too. Continue reading

 

Five Tips on Running a Stress-free Moving Business

By Bev James

Moving to a new home has been named as one of the most stressful things we do in our lifetime. It’s a huge a financial decision made more hectic with the involvement of solicitors, family and a to-do list which can be never-ending.

Bearing this in mind, it’s not uncommon for those in the moving industry to deal with stressed customers on a daily basis – and not necessarily because of your job performance. You are being entrusted with another person’s entire collection of belongings – it’s natural for them to be anxious.

Picture of Items Ready to be Moved

Unfortunately, it’s easy to let this stress be transferred to your staff through frustration or negativity.

However, a bad attitude on your part can look unprofessional and could result in lost business as customers and your best employees start leaving.

Here are five tips for moving companies on how to train your job supervisors and staff to stay calm while dealing with stressful customers. Continue reading