Be a Successful Building Contractor

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Start and run your own profit-making building contractor business! The business savvy you need to set up and manage a profit-making enterprise!

Key Features and Benefits

* Includes Fast-Track Code Facts

* Quick Calculations

* Includes Fast-Track Code Facts

* Land development tips and techniques for builders

* "Getting Computerised" chapter updated

* Tips boxes added throughout

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  • Includes Fast-Track Code Facts
  • Quick Calculations
  • Includes Fast-Track Code Facts
  • Land development tips and techniques for builders
  • "Getting Computerized" chapter updated
  • Tips boxes added throughout
  • From the Back Cover:

    "A wonderful book on the industry ... If you are interested in becoming a contractor and don't have much experience with all of the building aspects, this book should enlighten you. I highly recommend it."*

    "Answers many questions about the business side of the homebuilding industry."*

    *Online reader review of the previous edition

    THE BUSINESS OF BUILDING
    Covering the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable contracting business in today's market, this bestseller shows you exactly what it takes to make big money in construction. Successful contractor, builder, developer, and real estate broker R. Dodge Woodson shows you how to increase your bottom line, save countless hours of valuable time, and get your own contracting business up and running smoothly. In this new third edition, Woodson updates you on getting financing, computer use, insurance, and energy requirements. Plus, you get helpful new quick-reference facts and figures throughout. Open this book for expert advice on everything you need to be a successful contractor, including how to

    • Avoid the 15 fatal financial flaws that sabotage builders
    • Bid for jobs
    • Get financing
    • Price materials and services
    • Open a construction office
    • Deal with subcontractors and suppliers
    • Advertise your business
    • Handle taxes and legal obligations
    • Manage employees
    • Build on spec
    • Manage financial worksheets

    There's also a "Pitfalls" checklist that helps you avoid money sinkholes caused by lead, asbestos, flooding, and other hazards. No matter what your level of expertise in construction, you'll find tools right here to help you increase profits!

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