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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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Product Description:
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!

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!

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.

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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Product Description:
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.

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.

Today I'm a Construction Worker

By Marisa Polansky

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Released: 2018-01-02
Board book (14 pages)

Today I m a Construction Worker
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The Today I'm a . . . shaped board book series takes young children on a week in the life of different aspirational careers. In Today I'm a Construction Worker, kids will follow Jack, and get to see the various jobs on a construction site and the tools used to build a house. Filled with colorful images and fun construction vocabulary, kids will get a taste of what it's like to be a construction worker.

Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent's Job

By Leon Rogers

Home Builder Pr
Paperback (87 pages)

Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent s Job
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Throughout the book, the author stresses the importance of such issues as time management and leadership. Checklists and forms make this an essential reference for every construction manager. New managers can use this book as a great training tool and more experienced superintendents can brush up on the latest techniques and technologies.

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