7 Misconceptions About The Construction Industry

Regardless of profession or service, many industries are subject to a range of career misconceptions. Be it the untrustworthy” lawyer, or dollar-driven” doctor, myths can create detrimental perceptions about a potential career path, and the construction industry is no exception. While misinformation about the culture, conditions, and career opportunities in the building industry might give it a bad rep, we are here to put the rumors to rest. 

In this infographic, we’ve busted the 7 most common construction myths. Let’s take a look!

An Overview of Small Business Grants: What You Should Know

Starting a small business is exciting, liberating, and unfortunately, expensive. Depending on the industry type and market economy, you may need thousands of dollars in startup money and loans. Starting a construction company, for example, requires one to purchase incredibly expensive tools and machinery before opening their doors. Following equipment, a small business owner must have the funding to hire employees, cover office space, and more. Where can you raise all of this money from?

Some people turn to the federal government. There are many grant opportunities available for small businesses. However, “free” money is never just yours for the taking. These grants are usually offered for companies in underrepresented industries, or supporting specific programs. Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, grant composition can be complicated, and the appeal process extremely competitive.

If you’re considering applying for a small business grant, we’ve provided some information that will broaden your understanding, uncomplicate the process, and ultimately help boost your chances of receiving monetary funding.