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

By Claudiu Fatu

Allworth
Released: 2015-03-17
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!

Careers in Construction

By NCCER

Pearson
Paperback (80 pages)

Careers in Construction
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NCCER's Careers in Construction showcases the world of construction and career opportunities available to anyone intersted in pursuing a construction career. The guide includes a variety of pictures and illustrations as it reviews the pride and excitement of a construction career. This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Construction - America's Powerhouse Industry, Consider a Career in Construction, Is Construction for You?, Career Guide: Carpenter - Plumber - Electrician - Mason - HVAC Technician - Electronic Systems Technician - Welder- Heavy Equipment Operator - Other Trades, How Do I Get Started, Sources of Information, and Closing. Instructor Supplements Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly throug

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!

Roadwork (Construction Crew)

By Sally Sutton

Random House
Released: 2011-01-11
Board book (28 pages)

Roadwork (Construction Crew)
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  • Candlewick Press MA
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Load the dirt. Load the dirt. Scoop and swing and drop. Slam it down into the truck. Bump! Whump! Whop!

There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this riveting board book follows them every step of the way. From clearing a pathway (screek!) to rolling the tar (squelch!) to sweeping up at the end (swish!), Roadwork is sure to delight young truck-lovers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun.

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