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Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth Press
Paperback (224 pages)

Starting Your Career as a Contractor: How to Build and Run a Construction Business
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This incisive, practical guide provides a thorough breakdown of the ins and outs everyone needs to know when turning contracting skills into a business. From summoning the motivation to start your own business to the intricacies of being your own boss, Claudiu Fatu artfully turns his personal experiences and those of other successful contractors into advice on every aspect of building a business. The chapters focus on:

Developing a business structure, insurance, and branding
Handling legal and accounting hurdles
Managing employees and dealing with clients
Using marketing systems to find and book work
Estimating and bidding on jobs
Writing contracts
Creating invoices and a billing system
Controlling costs, keeping records, and understanding profit margin
Planning retirement and other benefits for the self-employed

By teaching contractors to anticipate problems that can arise when dealing with clients, and to build a business plan that can support a contractor's talents in the best way possible, Starting Your Career as a Contractor is the ultimate manual to getting the job done right!

Dream Jobs in Architecture & Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)

By Adrianna Morganelli

Crabtree Publishing Company
Released: 2018-05-20
Paperback (32 pages)

Dream Jobs in Architecture & Construction (Cutting-Edge Careers in Technical Education)
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Careers in architecture and construction involve designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining structures. This book highlights a variety of specialized jobs with promising growth potential. Find out what path you need to follow in education and training to reach your dream job.

Construction

By Sally Sutton

Candlewick
Released: 2015-09-08
Board book (32 pages)

Construction
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Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away.

There’s lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in.

Construction and Trades (Great Careers with a High School Diploma)

By PH D Kenneth C Mondschein PhD

Ferguson Publishing Company
Hardcover (116 pages)

Construction and Trades (Great Careers with a High School Diploma)
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For people who enjoy working with their hands, entering the construction or other trade fields can begin right after high school. Once a worker has gained enough experience, many of these well-paying jobs have the potential for self-employment. This guide features 12 careers in construction and trades for students with a high school diploma.

Math on the Job: Working in Construction

By Richard Wunderlich

Crabtree Publishing Company
Paperback (32 pages)

Math on the Job: Working in Construction
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This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in construction. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in building structures. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)

By David Gerstel

BON
Paperback (265 pages)

Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros, by Pros)
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  • ISBN13: 9781561585304
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Running a small business can be daunting to the builder whose expertise is in the hands on work -- not finance or law. This book, written by a builder who came up through the trades himself -- and who for decades has run a highly respected and successful construction operation that does both remodeling and new construction -- helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field. Includes 50 color photos and drawings.

DK Readers: A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (Jobs People Do series)

By Linda Hayward

DK CHILDREN
Released: 2001-03-28
Paperback (32 pages)

DK Readers: A Day in a Life of a Builder (Level 1: Beginning to Read) (Jobs People Do series)
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Jack Dale is building five new houses. One is for the Wilson family. Will the Wilsons like their new house? This unique Level 1 series accurately portrays real-life situations that help young children identify with and learn from, while helping them improve their reading skills.

Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

With DK Readers, children will learn to read—then read to learn!

Construction carpenter RED-HOT Career Guide; 2580 REAL Interview Questions

By Red-Hot Careers

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (352 pages)

Construction carpenter RED-HOT Career Guide; 2580 REAL Interview Questions
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3 of the 2580 sweeping interview questions in this book, revealed: Like-ability question: Describe a particularly trying Construction carpenter customer complaint or resistance you had to handle. How did you react and what was the outcome? - More questions about you question: What Construction carpenter kind of personality do you work best with and why? - Adaptability question: How would you create and then lead an Construction carpenter organization where the infrastructure is flexible, but yet efficient, effective, and reliable?

Land your next Construction carpenter role with ease and use the 2580 REAL Interview Questions in this time-tested book to demystify the entire job-search process. If you only want to use one long-trusted guidance, this is it.

Assess and test yourself, then tackle and ace the interview and Construction carpenter role with 2580 REAL interview questions; covering 70 interview topics including Interpersonal Skills, Motivation and Values, Like-ability, Flexibility, Responsibility, Performance Management, Business Systems Thinking, Story, Delegation, and Problem Solving...PLUS 60 MORE TOPICS...

Pick up this book today to rock the interview and get your dream Construction carpenter Job.

Painters, construction and maintenance RED-HOT Career; 2542 REAL Interview Quest

By Red-Hot Careers

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (368 pages)

Painters, construction and maintenance RED-HOT Career; 2542 REAL Interview Quest
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3 of the 2542 sweeping interview questions in this book, revealed: Listening question: How can you empower and motivate the Painters, construction and maintenance team? - Business Acumen question: Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult Painters, construction and maintenance boss, co-worker or customer. How did you handle the situation? - Brainteasers question: Move these three chairs from one end of the room to the other.

Land your next Painters, construction and maintenance role with ease and use the 2542 REAL Interview Questions in this time-tested book to demystify the entire job-search process. If you only want to use one long-trusted guidance, this is it.

Assess and test yourself, then tackle and ace the interview and Painters, construction and maintenance role with 2542 REAL interview questions; covering 70 interview topics including Setting Performance Standards, Most Common, Decision Making, Listening, Setting Priorities, Removing Obstacles, Brainteasers, Building Relationships, Motivating Others, and Outgoingness...PLUS 60 MORE TOPICS...

Pick up this book today to rock the interview and get your dream Painters, construction and maintenance Job.


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