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How to Build a Successful Contracting Business Part 1

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The Orlando construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are dedicated to construction professionals. We want the best for our clients and their businesses. In this six-part series, we will discuss ways that contractors can establish a business, grow that business, and enjoy a successful enterprise. Remember, one aspect of every construction business is partnering with an Orlando construction lawyer to ensure airtight legal representation around the clock.

Do You Want to Be Your Own Boss?

There are numerous benefits to starting your own contracting business. For starters, you control the direction of your career. As the construction sector continues to grow, but the labor shortage continues to loom, there are many attractive opportunities out there for experienced construction workers with a savvy business mind. Of course, being your own boss also presents challenges. We will discuss how to combat these issues throughout this series.

Should You Start Your Own Business?

Many successful people elect to never start their own business because they are satisfied with their current job and appreciate the steady paycheck. Consistent wages and benefits remain the primary interest of employees today. From paid time-off to healthcare insurance to retirement planning, there is less risk and stress if you are good at your job and work full-time hours at a reliable company.

If you are considering starting your own business, you should begin by analyzing your lifestyle, your career goals, and whether or not you are in the right financial position to take on this challenge. Lastly, are you prepared to take on the stress and anxiety that comes with starting a business? If you are then you have the entrepreneurial spirit.

Creating a Blueprint for Your Business

You shouldn’t start your business without creating a blueprint. The best way to start is by researching your industry. Collect and analyze data related to your market and the prospective clients and competitors in your industry. What are your competitors doing effectively and what are their weaknesses? Is it possible to compete with their services as a startup business? Is there a benchmark company that you aspire to replicate?

After you evaluate your industry and its trends, you can tailor strategies that align with these business needs that will also help you estimate what you will require for the future expansion of your business. Over time, you can tweak and update this business plan to align with the ever-changing needs of your business in the present and future.

For more information on building a successful contracting business, please read sections two, three, four, five, and six.

If you would like to speak with one of our Orlando construction lawyers, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.