Bidding Tips for Construction Subcontractors

Bidding Tips for Subcontractors

Your bid is a powerful tool. It’s like Thor’s hammer, knocking down the competition and winning you victory! But only if you know how to wield it. Submitting an ineffective bid, even one that wins you the job, is like swinging that hammer right at your own kneecaps. You’re probably going to go down, and… Read more »

Borrowing Capital is a Smart Way to Grow Your Business

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“You’re either growing or you’re dying” is a popular business idiom. For some companies to grow, they rely mainly on customer referrals and organic market growth. For everyone else, you either need to generate more leads, capitalize on bigger opportunities, or some mixture of both. Here’s another business quote, “You have to spend money to… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask Your Construction Insurance Broker Before You Renew

Construction Insurance Rates Set to Rise

The construction industry is poised for a bit of a shock in 2020, as rates across multiple lines of insurance — including General Liability, Automotive Liability, and Umbrella or Excess Liability — are set to increase. According to Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Marketplace Realities 2020, the rate increase predictions land anywhere between 5% to 30%,… Read more »

Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

: Why Subcontractors Need to Talk About Slow Payments with General Contractors

Slow payments in construction impact everyone, but subcontractors get hit the hardest. After all, you’ve already financed the labor, materials and equipment to get the work started; a delayed payment means you can’t replenish your cash reserves and you may have trouble making payroll or other critical payments. Most subcontractors make up the difference with… Read more »

The Guide to Merchant Cash Advance Loans (MCAs) 

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Merchant Cash Advances, or MCAs, are a funding option for all types of businesses who need quick cash. But as a “quick fix” solution, it can come with a host of challenges that may lead to huge problems for small businesses, especially for those in the commercial construction industry. That’s right. MCAs are bad for… Read more »