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Title Construction and Contracting Business : Entrepreneur Magazine's Step-By-Step Startup Guide / [Entrepreneur magazine]
Published New York : Entrepreneur Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Entrepreneur's startup
Entrepreneur magazine's start up.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Additional titles in Entrepreneur's Startup Series; Copyright Page; Construction Business: Entrepreneur's Step by Step Startup Guide; Preface; 1 -- The Contracting Industry; The Players; Economic Importance; Chapter 1 Highlights; 2 -- Why Become a Contractor; Contractors Are Important to their Communities; Do You Have What it Takes?-Part I; Do You Have the Proper Background?; Lloyd Price; Do You Have What it Takes?-Part II; Money Issues; Send in the Delegation; Chapter 2 Highlights; 3 -- The Business Plan; Mission Statement; Financing Your Business; The "OOPS" Factor
Chapter 3 Highlights4 -- Law and the G-Man; Business Structure; Accounting Methods; Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Agents; Coping with the Government; Fringe Benefits; Documentation and Receipts; Chapter 4 Highlights; 5 -- It's Moving Day; Open Your Office and Shop; Space: The Next Frontier; Office Specifications and Details; Necessary Intangibles; Start Me Up; 'Tis the Season; Chapter 5 Highlights; 6 -- Budgets and Estimates Financial Techniques for Profitability; The Tools to Make a Budget; Why Set a Budget?; Costs First; Budget Overview; Preparing the Estimate
Chapter 9 -- MAKE IT LEGAL
How to Handle Client ComplaintsReliable Suppliers; Know the Enemy; Hiring Subcontractors; Chapter 10 Highlights; 11 -- PANIC Is Proper; When to PANIC; Let's PANIC Now; But, What If . . .?; Put Me in Coach; The Beginning; Appendix -- Construction Contracting Resources; Glossary; Index; Start Your Own Business, 5th Edition; Editor: Marla Markman; Foreword; ON YOUR MARK ... ; part 1 -- THINK; chapter 1 -- INTRODUCTION; chapter 2 -- TAKING THE PLUNGE; The Entrepreneurial Personality; Your Strengths and Weaknesses; Go For the Goal; chapter 3 -- GOOD IDEA!; Just Do It!; chapter 4 -- GOOD TIMING
Market MattersFinancial Plan; Family Affairs; Getting Personal; Decisions, Decisions; chapter 5 -- BUILD IT OR BUY IT?; Buying an Existing Business; Buying a Franchise; Calling All Franchisees; Buying a Business Opportunity; part 2 -- PLAN; chapter 6 -- CHOOSE YOUR TARGET; Practicing Nichecraft; On a Mission; chapter 7 -- IF YOU BUILD IT, WILL THEY COME?; What It Is, What It Does; Market Research Methods; Secondary Research; Primary Research; chapter 8 -- THE NAME GAME; Expert Assistance; What Does It Mean?; Making It Up; Namestorming; Testing, Testing; Final Analysis; Say It Loud
Profits: The Bottom LineChapter 6 Highlights; 7 -- Contribution Margin The Key to Understanding Profits; How to Calculate Contribution Margin; The Doctor Is In; Chapter 7 Highlights; 8 -- Promoting Your Services; Self-Promotion; Use the Internet; Print It!; Word of Mouth; Too Much of a Good Thing?; Chapter 8 Highlights; 9 -- Get a Job; The Employee Handbook; Applications and Hiring Forms; Job Descriptions; Minors Are Major; Wages and Benefits; Turnover; Organizational Chart; Chapter 9 Highlights; 10 -- Errors and Omissions; Failure Is Not an Option; Client Complaints; The Nightmare Client
Summary Build a Successful BusinessIf you're good with your hands and have a great business sense, now is the time to start your own construction or contracting firm. Independent contractors can earn upwards of six figures a year doing remodels, new construction, home additions and more. Author Gregg Kuehn has 30 years of experience in the industry-and now he reveals his secrets to starting and running a profitable business. Learn how to:Attract clients through multiple channels: marketing, advertising and word-of-mouth recommendationsSet a budget and write an accurate
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Subject Construction industry.
Contractors' operations.
New business enterprises.
Form Electronic book
Author Entrepreneur Group.
Entrepreneur Press.
ISBN 1613081987 (electronic bk.)
9781613081983 (electronic bk.)