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How To Get Free Construction Leads
It can be tough for contractors to find construction leads, regardless of how long you have been in the industry. With the ever-changing economy, it’s hard to choose an exact method when it comes to generating construction leads.
Outside of lead generation services, you should be looking for the best way to get construction leads. This may mean a little extra work sometimes, but there is a payoff in the money you can save. Here are a few ways you can get free construction job leads.CONTINUE READING
The Hardest Contractor Jobs In America
With DIY home renovations on the rise and heavily edited home improvement shows blurring the line between reality and entertainment, it’s easy for everyday Americans to misunderstand how much physical labor and hard-earned skill is required for most contractor jobs.
The question remains: What sort of work is most physically grueling and what’s hardest to learn and master? In order to find out, we surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 consumers, asking them to rank 32 types of contractor work. Check out the results below.CONTINUE READING
Money Management Tips For Contractors
These money management techniques can help contractors and small business owners keep control of their finances through the good times and the bad in their trading.
Running a business isn't easy. It's estimated that 1 in 5 small businesses fail in their first 2 years, and just 25% of new business ventures survive for a decade. One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is managing their cash flow. Even businesses that have a good reputation and a steady flow of customers can find themselves struggling if they encounter a sudden unexpected expense or a major client fails to pay them. Money management skills are essential for all business owners.CONTINUE READING
How Can You Save For Retirement As An Independent Contractor?
Retirement planning is an important part of preparing for the future, regardless of career objectives. For independent contractors who don't have the advantages of employer-sponsored retirement opportunities, making sure needs are covered can take a little more coordination. However, this doesn't mean retirement can't be in the cards; there are plenty of avenues for self-employed individuals to consider.
From putting away the proper amount early in a career to the savings benefits of tools specifically for independent contractors, such as solo 401(k)s and SEP IRAs, it's possible to put aside enough money for the retirement of your dreams.CONTINUE READING
What To Include In Your Painting Estimate
Painting jobs come in many shapes and sizes. The same is true for your painting estimate; they can vary in style depending on the project. A well-written estimate can help you win the job and help the customer clearly understand your role in the scope of their project. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Guide To Starting A Successful Painting Business.
An estimate is the first step towards clear communication with your customer about their project. Though every pro’s strategy is a little different, there’s always room to improve. See a few ideas on what you can include in a painting estimate to give your business the competitive edge it needs to succeed.CONTINUE READING
How To Find Landscaping Jobs Near Me
Other than being a master of your trade, three of the most important aspects of successful landscaping businesses are: having quality lead generation, bidding jobs correctly, and landing the job. Many contractors are top-notch tradesmen but may not know how to generate more landscaping leads. If you're new to starting a business, check out our Ultimate Guide To Starting A Landscaping Business.CONTINUE READING
What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Texas
Plumbing pros have a unique job that takes plenty of expertise to ensure a job well done. Not only do plumbers have to be skilled at what they do, but they also have to stay on top of local codes and regulations to make sure their business is compliant.
If you’re a plumber in the State of Texas, you must be licensed to do business. To get your license, you must complete a journeyman program where you’ll learn all about the industry. If you’re considering getting your plumbing license in Texas, here’s what you need to know.CONTINUE READING
What Licenses Do Plumbing Pros Need In Florida?
Not every construction trade requires a license. Licensing and permit requirements often depend on the state you live in and vary from industry to industry. One of the most common certification types that you’ll come across is a plumbing license. If you’re a plumbing pro working in a state that requires one, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to obtain it before working on any projects.
In the state of Florida, plumbing pros are required to hold a license to legally perform work in the state. Navigating the ins and outs of licensure can be tricky, so we’ve compiled this nifty guide. Here’s what you need to know about what licenses and requirements plumbing pros need in Florida.CONTINUE READING
What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Florida
Pros in any trade should be aware of the rules and regulations in their state to effectively do the job. For roofing contractors, navigating what the state requirements are can be tricky. Sometimes, the job can be challenging and you must be educated about safety requirements. For that reason, it’s important to know what your state requires.
For roofing contractors in Florida, you must have a license to perform work on anyone’s home or business. Here’s what you need to know about your Florida roofing business license.CONTINUE READING
How To Read Floor Plan Measurements
Floor plan measurements are vital to any construction project, and even small mistakes can lead to delays for every subcontractor. Learn how to read construction plans to ensure your floor plan measurements are accurate, avoiding costly errors.
Construction projects require cooperation between professionals in a variety of trades to complete. Whether working on new construction or remodeling an existing structure, knowing how to read construction plans is vital to producing quality results.CONTINUE READING