Last Updated on Mar 31, 2020 by James W

A construction worker or foreman at a construction site observing the progress of construction job or project, with copy space
A construction worker or foreman at a construction site observing the progress of construction job or project, with copy space

After you have been working in the construction industry for a few years, you’re going to have a lot of skill. You might be in the position where you have the confidence to start your own construction company. This is an excellent idea if you know how to get it started and how to make it profitable. We can walk you through some of the key steps you will need to take. We will also point out the issues that you may face as you set up your first construction business.

Starting Up Isn’t Hard To Do

Basically, to startup you just need a cash injection. For your first business, this injection of cash is typically not going to be more than one hundred grand. With a construction business, there’s a lot of different things that you will need to purchase. You will need the equipment, the staff, the promotion and perhaps a business location. It’s difficult, though not impossible, to run a construction company from your home. The first question is where to get the cash you need.

You might have saved up the cash required to start a business and make it profitable. Or, you may want to borrow. If you take out a business loan, you need to check that it is from a trusted source. You do not want to deal with extortionate levels of interest or requirements that you can not possibly meet. There are lots of lenders online offering money to eager entrepreneurs.

Making Contacts

If you have worked in this industry before, you should already have a large list of contacts that you can use to help make your business profitable. You need to think about contacting people who can provide you with the tech and equipment. You may want to contact clients who you have worked for previously. Make sure when you leave your current business that you do not sign a non-compete and that you can legally, contact their clients. The last thing you want is a legal battle to ensue in your first year on the market.

Remember, when you look for suppliers, use only the best. These should be the companies at the top of the industry providing the best product. Something as small and seemingly insignificant as stud welding, could have a huge impact on the productivity level of your company.

Generating Interest

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You have the money, the contacts, and clients. Hopefully, you will be able to find some great workers, with experience who can aid you as your company builds. Is that enough? No, you need to make sure you’re getting a lot of attention on the market. You might think that you’ll be the only new construction business this year. You won’t be. You won’t even be the only new one in the same month or the same city. Start-ups begin and end all the time, and you need to make sure yours succeeds. This is all about the right promotion and leads that will provide you with a steady influx of clients you can count on.



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