A business plan is an essential tool for a business owner. This business plan is as good for a fortune 500 company as it is for a sole proprietor. Not to get super cheesy but a business plan is more than just some document you file away.
A business plan is you guiding light.
The CSLB runs these sting operations from time to time where they bust people who are flagrantly advertising construction services without a license.
In some way I feel bad because these guys are just trying to work. But I lose that sympathy when they ask for 3/4 of the money up front. Either way it’s never smart to risk practicing without a license.
If you liked this the CSLB has ton of videos where they perform sting operations as well as other less exciting stuff.
How to set up a construction business
STEP1 Decide Upon Business Entity
There are several general business structures. You can read the states website here but I also give you my opinion below.
Online marketing has quickly dominated business world as a means of reaching your customers. But for some people it’s still a mystery. Often I hear of small businesses paying upwards of $5,000.00 dollars for a website that is basically useless.
So I decided to sell a basic affordable marketing service in my products area which will include the following;
-A very affordable 5 page website
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-Listing the website so potential customers can find it through directories and inbound links
-A simple 1 page guide for the business owner on how to update and promote their website
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Most contractor’s can’t imagine charging for estimates. After all nobody is charging right? Well that’s what I thought but I have been known to be wrong.
This is a very simple step by step instruction for filing a lien in California. The trick to filing a lien is making sure you follow all the steps from the very beginning so your paperwork is in order. Often in a construction dispute the contractor will wait until the customer wont pay before they begin to consider the legality of their paperwork. However the lien process is much simpler by having correct paperwork from the start.
When an established company is failing there is usually a few very good reasons. Often you have to consider if it’s worth saving and can it be saved before you invest time into the work. The irony in saving a company is that it’s usually an internal people problem rather than an external situation. However if you are reading this article you probably know all too well how internal people problems can lead a company to doom.
Construction divisions are important to understand because they help organize your large proposals and allow you to draft a professional contract presentation.
As someone who has solicited a job opening, reviewed and hired construction employees I know how to get hired by a construction company. Let me explain how to create a great resume and how to get that resume in front of the people who do the hiring.