With the steady growth the construction industry has shown over several years, now is a great time to start your own general contracting or construction business. Here are 8 steps to help you build your own business.
Online marketing is one of the most popular ways of bringing new clients to your construction business, but it takes more than posting on a few social networking sites, throwing up a website, and sending a few email blasts. To get the most from online marketing, you need to have targeted landing pages. These pages are designed so that each one has its purpose and is optimized for that purpose. People visiting that page should know exactly what is it you’re saying and what they need to do.
With the ever-changing dynamics of the construction industry, keeping up with new trends is essential, and can help your business save money, improve operational efficiency, and ultimately expand in a competitive market. 2018 promises a multitude of new trends, specific to technological developments in the construction sector.
During the cold winter months, construction jobs are often few and far between. This can be especially true if you live in the northern part of the country where the snow and ice storms can make it impossible to even get to the job site. The holiday season also often slows down the number of jobs and the availability of your crew. Add to this that your clients whose fiscal year follows the calendar year and you have the makings of a very slow season for your business.
So, you’ve decided to take your love for lawn-care and landscaping to the next level and turn it into a small business. Building it on a solid foundation and treating it as a real business, not as a hobby, are critical to achieving success.
Small business coaching has increased in popularity in the last few years. Why? The answer is quite evident: being an entrepreneur is no easy task.
For many of today’s entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and aspiring students, starting a small business is the opportunity of a lifetime. If you’ve independently started your own construction company, you’ve accomplished something many people consider but never do. The high financial risks and no guarantee of success have aspired many start-ups and small organizations to team up with a business coach.
There are multiple, tried-and-true, strategies that today’s construction business and contractors have utilized to expand their organization’s initiatives. Today, the industry revolves around a large, competitive market, and only the best practices will help a construction business stay ahead of the game.
[Infographic] The War For Talent: How Construction Companies Can Improve Their Recruiting and Retention Process
These strategies will help construction companies overcome the worker shortage crisis, take on new projects, and ultimately increase profitability. With the goal of cultivating employee excellence, many construction companies have forgotten the importance of worker satisfaction, health, and retention. The strategies above can help employers, in the midst of a worker shortage, attract prospects,…
If you’ve always had a hard time promoting your landscaping company, this could mean that you’ve been looking in the wrong place. Sure, companies selling services always have had to double their efforts to get new clients, but why do some thrive while others miserably fail?