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In order for you to get clients for your contracting business, you’ll need brand awareness. There are lots of ways that you can do this, but you need a plan. Use these five tips to help get your name, and your business, out there. Make Recognition Easy When you start thinking about what you want to put in a logo …
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Becoming a licensed contractor involves taking an extensive exam to prove your knowledge. Even if you have the skills, you might still worry about how well you’ll do on the test. The good news is that you can prepare, and there are lots of ways to get better. Here are a few to keep in mind. Invest Your Time Think …
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Whenever you break ground on a job site, you may not always know what you are getting into. The soil or the groundwater might be a problem, in addition to anything that is buried there. With these tips, you will know the potential risks you can encounter on the job site, as well as a few ideas for finding them …
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Running a contracting business means being your own boss, but it might also involve being a boss to others as well. If you want a successful business, you’ll need to refine your skills as a manager. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Get Honest Feedback Before you are in a position to start hiring people, it’s …
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Construction wasn’t meant to be easy, but sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. Running a contracting business isn’t supposed to break you. It should be sustainable. Here are five ways you can ensure that it will continue to work for you, now and in the future. Warm Up Getting ready for work involves more than just …
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In 2019, experts predicted that construction demand was going to drop somewhat. It did, but the reason was beyond anyone’s imagination. For about two years, commercial construction has been lagging. The environment for business has changed dramatically, but the good news is that people are coming up with new ways to deal with it. Here are a few reasons to …
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Starting a business costs money, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out where it should come from. Although a lot of business owners get different types of business loans, it can be difficult to know when is the right time, and how you should use them. With this information, you’ll be able to understand the basics of financing a business …
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When good subcontractors are hard to find (and even harder to get), it’s important to know what to look for. Sometimes, you get a bad feeling about working with someone, and you should pay attention to that instinct. By considering these red flags, you’ll know what to avoid. Doesn’t Communicate Well When you read complaints from clients about contractors, a …
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If remote work sounds like something you can only do if you have an office job, it’s time to rethink it. In 2020, many construction professionals realized that they can do more than they expected from the comfort and convenience of home. Although you obviously need to be at the job site for certain aspects of the work, some tasks …
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Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction. Myth 1: You …
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Once you get your contracting business going, you’re going to have periodic drops in the number of jobs available. It happens to everyone, especially in the first few years. But you don’t have to panic, as there are ways you can help ensure that a slow period doesn’t put your business at risk. Here are five things you can do. …
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It seems like the pandemic is here to stay, at least for the next several months. As a contracting business owner, there are ways you can minimize its impact. Follow these tips to prevent spread and ensure that your workers are as healthy as possible. Make It Easy to Get Vaccinated One of the best ways to minimize the spread …
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When you’re trying to get the business of a new client, it’s common for people to ask you if they can see a portfolio. Portfolios are an excellent way to show off past work that you’re proud of, and give prospective customers visual evidence of your knowledge and skills. Here are five tips to help you build a great one. …
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It seems that you need a degree to get any entry-level job these days. When you read the listings, you might be amazed by what some industries think is “entry-level.” Construction is a bit different in that there are many people who start at the bottom and manage to work their way up without a college education. With this information, …
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After a long day on the job site, it’s good to know that you can go home and have some relaxation time. One of the biggest benefits of running your own business is that you can have the satisfaction of doing something big, and still be able to enjoy a break. Here are a few ways you can reward yourself …
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Regardless of the weather outside, there will be times when work on the construction site or other workplace is particularly cold. Being cold can slow your reactions and increase the likelihood of mistakes or injury. With these tips, you’ll know how to warm up quickly and ensure that you can work safely. Stretch Your Muscles When it’s cold outside, you’ll …
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Learning from home can be a challenge. It’s even more difficult when you have a busy life with family, pets, and responsibilities. The good news is that you can still make it happen. Here are five ways you can ensure that you have the best possible environment for studying. Make Sure Everyone’s Needs Are Met Sometimes, you know that you …
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When you start your contracting business, you’ll begin to build a brand for yourself. Branding is really important because it shows the world the kind of business you run. It also describes what people can expect when they work with you. Follow these five branding tips to help put your business in the best position. Search for Your Business Name …
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Home inspection is a busy career that allows you to work with real estate professionals, homeowners and buyers to determine the condition of a target property. Since you’re not required to have a contractor’s license in California to be a home inspector, it could be a great way to get into the industry. Here’s how it works. What Is Home …
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As a small business owner, you may not be thinking much about the benefits that you can offer your future employees. But it’s becoming more apparent that if you want to hire the best and have a chance of keeping them, paid leave can be a big incentive. Here are a few reasons to consider incorporating paid leave into your …
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