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    How To Prepare Your Construction Business To Go From Local To Regional Scale

    Posted by Kristin Savage on Fri, Mar 22, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Kristin Savage

    The construction industry offers a lot of opportunities. Entrepreneurs developing a construction business have an insatiable desire to grow and expand. Even though this domain offers a lot of opportunities, it brings also a lot of challenges in the same package. Therefore, when you decide to expand your construction company from local to regional, there are a lot of things you need to consider. This article is going to show which strategies you can apply to have a successful transition.

    First, you should understand why you need to expand your construction in another city. Below you can find a list of questions you should answer before deciding if you are prepared for this move.

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    Topics: Profit and Growth Strategies For Contractors, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    How To Manage Late Payments For Builders, An Expert Guide

    Posted by John Dela Cruz on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From John Dela Cruz

    One major headache for builders are the late payments of invoices. Builders seldom get the payment for their completed construction work at the right time and date. Professionals have recorded multiple payment cases and the slow paying issues are at the top of it. The unacceptable idea is that contractors seem like the last person to receive the reward for their hard work. Can you imagine finishing a building work without receiving a penny? Disappointing, isn't it?

    Cash flow is king! Numerous startup builder companies are depending on paid invoices of clients. These payments are the bloodline of the entire business. Therefore, unpaid invoices can affect the production of work.

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    Topics: Payment Collect, Contractor, Contractor Tips, finance, Contractor Operating Tips

    Effective Marketing Strategies For Your Construction Company When You're On A Tight Budget

    Posted by Ellen Lawton on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Ellen Lawton

    To market your contractor services, it would take a lot of time, commitment and money in order to make it effective. While putting in a ton of money probably isn’t an option, more time and effort is. Especially if you prioritize it on your list.

    The strategy offered below serves to eat up the least amount of your budget while still allowing for amazing results.

    To plan a great marketing campaign, here are some things that you need to know:

    • Define your goals - What do you want to achieve with your marketing campaign?
    • Research the audience - What is the audience looking for in a contractor?
    • Build a recognizable brand - Website design, logo, brand voice etc.
    • Use social media - do this heavily to get noticed

    This way, you can define how much budget you would need for ultimate results. Next, here are some practical tips on making sure that budget stays on the low side while still excelling at marketing and getting conversions from your marketing efforts.

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    Topics: Marketing, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Why Trade Shows Are Valuable To Your Construction Business (Featuring Seattle Home Show Spring 2019)

    Posted by Norhalma Verzosa on Fri, Mar 01, 2019

    Organizations and industries, no matter the career discipline, is fully invested in coordinating and taking part in conferences, summits, expos, and exhibits. Industry trade fairs are remarkably relevant to construction company owners because it leverages traditional marketing practices without being intrusive (because your target market comes to you), fosters real, solid relationships, and promotes camaraderie among your associations.

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    Topics: Construction Strategy, Relationships, Contractor, Contractor Tips, successful contractor, Seattle Home Show, Trade Show

    Construction Bookkeeping And Accounting - Expectation Vs Reality

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Feb 22, 2019

    Construction Bookkeeping is something you need to understand first, then learn. Over the years, hundreds of people have told us how easy QuickBooks is to use and how hard QuickBooks For Contractors is to use, and that is so true.

    Here is what I see repeated many times among construction companies: You usually hire an “office admin with experience in QuickBooks," ask your spouse or significant other to do it for you, or you try your best and do it yourself. Some would take the time to hire an in-house bookkeeper – not knowing what they need is a Construction Bookkeeper/Accountant.

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    The Home Improvement And Repair Contractor Success M.A.P.

    Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Feb 08, 2019

    You started your service business doing what you love thinking all you had to do was get good jobs, finish the work promptly, and make a lot of money. Then one day you get a rude awakening that getting jobs done and doing the work was only a small part of being in the home service industry. What started as an adventure turned into something not as fun as you thought it would be. You are now experiencing the challenges of being self-employed: How can I generate more leads? How much should I charge for this job? What can I do to be more productive and increase my profits?

    The secret is in thinking patterns and habits.

    • Success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day
    • Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day

    Which goes to show you that almost any home improvement contractor can generate enough cash flow and profits from their business to turn their contracting company from a people-dependent money pit into a process-dependent cash cow, and have the freedom they dreamed of when they started contracting.

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    Topics: construction suppport, Contractor Sucess, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Highly Successful Construction Contractors Have Access To Skilled Advisors

    Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, May 25, 2018

    Construction Contractors Need Help From Knowledgeable Advisors

    Everywhere there a Buzz Words and lots of people who say they are Experts in their field. Question is What the Expert knows is in a topic that is useful to you?

    Everyone wants to be paperless. It is not so much about saving a Tree as saving Time. How can I get to My Bookkeeper, My Accountant, My Tax Accountant the information they need to develop the reports?

    Most contractors tell me "Actually, I don’t want the reports I only want to know "scraps of information" so I can run My Business better. If there is an easy way to get the job done; I want to know it. There must be an App For That."

    There are several apps and we have one just for Construction Contractors. It does a lot but no app does everything.

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    Topics: Construction Contractor App, Contractor Tips

    How To Manage Your Money Effectively As A Construction Contractor

    Posted by Damien Troy on Fri, Apr 13, 2018

    Today's Guest Article Is From Damien Troy

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    If you’re unsure how to manage your money effectively as a construction contractor, then look no further than this article. There are a number of easy ways you can manage your money effectively, including working alongside an architect who produces cost-effective designs, to investing in high-quality tools from day one.

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    Topics: Contractor Tips

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