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Important Things to Know About Drawing Up Construction Contracts

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Important Things to Know About Drawing Up Construction Contracts

  Taking on new projects, whether with new or past clients, can be an exciting prospect. However, while everyone may be eager to get started, as a preventative measure to avoid costly misunderstandings down the road, there are certain logistics that need to be settled before the actual work can begin. One of the most important steps to accomplish before getting to work on a new construction project is drawing up a detailed construction contract. What is a Construction Contract? A construction contract is a legal document drafted by relevant parties involved in the project that lists each party’s obligations...

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Advice for Partnering with Other Companies on Big Projects

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Advice for Partnering with Other Companies on Big Projects

Sometimes you will run into instances where you have a project that is just too demanding to take on alone. Whether the project is one requiring skills that you do not yourself possess, or is large enough that you would not be able to deliver timely completion on your own - collaborating with other companies may be a necessary step. In one sense, entering into partnerships with other companies can feel like you are giving up some of your control over a project. And in a way, that is true. However, there is great camaraderie that can be formed through...

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How to Market Yourself as an Independent Contractor

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How Getting Your Contractor License Can Help You Start Your Own Business

Posted by Brad Lawler on

How Getting Your Contractor License Can Help You Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business can sound like a mile-long accomplishment. There’s the registration you have to do with your state, getting a tax ID number, and making sure you have the proper legalities in place to start working. However, once you get everything in order, you realize it didn’t quite take that long. Best of all, you are now your own business! But there’s a lot more than filling out the right paperwork to become a business. In the general contractor sector, getting a contractor license can help you immensely. Nowadays, many people can call themselves a contactor simply by...

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Next Steps in Your Contracting Career After Getting Your License

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Next Steps in Your Contracting Career After Getting Your License

So, you decided to take the path towards becoming a contractor – and now, after much studying, examinations, and hard work, you have earned your contractor’s license! So, what’s next? It’s time to start building your contracting business and letting all your hard work pay off! Further your career by earning clients and doing quality work for them, expanding your reach in your area. Eventually, you’ll be completing projects as you please, maybe even hiring other contractors to work under you. With time and hard work, you’ll be able to pick and choose the projects you want to work on,...

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