Why You Need to Be a Licensed Contractor before Bidding on a Job

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As a contractor, it is essential that you stay current with rules and regulations which impact your industry and business. By following the rules and staying current with the regulations, you will have the peace of mind to know that you are protecting your business and reputation. Here are a few considerations that need to be made if you are a business owner in the contracting industry:

Following the Guidelines for Contractor Licensing

There are many jurisdictions across the United States that ...

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3 Tips to Make Clients Confident in Your Contracting Services

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One of the best ways to help your contracting business reach higher levels of success is to ensure that your clients are confident in the services that you have to offer. By building this confidence and trust, they will be more likely to hire you and refer your services to their friends and business contacts. Here are three things that you can do to build more trust with your clients:

1. Improve Channels of Communication

Make sure that you maintain open lines ...

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Breaking News: CSLB is Increasing Scrutiny of Workers’ Comp Exemptions

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Did you know that the CSLB is increasing their scrutiny of licensees with exemptions that allow them to avoid purchasing Workers’ Compensation insurance? As the CSLB takes a closer look at these WC exemptions, they will be keeping an eye on contractors that have classifications that typically require more than one person to complete a job.

Recent Changes in WC Compliance

The CSLB had a meeting in December, and during this meeting they agreed that a focus needed to be placed on ...

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Trade Reciprocity in Western States

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Holding a contractor’s license in one state doesn’t necessarily give you the ability to do your work in any location, because different states have differing rules about the requirements that contractors need to meet. For example, if you have a license issued by the state of California, then you wouldn’t be able to complete a construction project in Nevada using your current California license.

Benefits of Obtaining Additional Licenses

Even though you can’t use the same license across state lines, there are ...

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What You Need to Know About the NASCLA State Super Waiver

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If you are a general building contractor, then it is important that you know about the NASCLA Super Waiver and how this accredited examination impacts your business. Here at Cal-State Contractors License Service, our goal is to keep you up-to-date on industry regulations and trends, and we are here to answer your questions about licensing and accreditation.

What is the NASCLA Super Waiver?

This super waiver impacts 13 states, which means that there are many contractors affected by the requirements that are ...

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Keeping Your Corporation and License in Good Standing

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As the owner of a contracting business, it takes a lot of work and effort to stay up-to-date with all of the requirements that need to be met to keep your business in good standing. Are you current with all of your business filings? It is essential that you are keeping up with these things, because failure to stay in compliance can result in fines, penalties and leave your business open to litigation.

Business and Corporate Compliance

There are a variety of ...

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Will AB 1513 End Piece Work in the Construction Industry?

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A few months ago, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1513 into law, which will have a drastic impact on the way piece work is handled in the construction industry. If you own a construction or contracting business in California, then it is important that you understand the details about AB 1513 and how this new law will impact your business.

How Did AB 1513 Come to Be?

This law was the result of a settlement negotiated between the Department of Labor and ...

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Why Minority Women and Other Small Business Owners Need Specialty Designations

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Did you know that there are certain designations which help women and minority business owners in the contracting industry? Some business owners aren’t aware of the designations that are available, which means that they could potentially be missing out on work opportunities that are out there.

Business Development programs like the SBA’s 8(a) program or California’s UCP program are designed to help people like you, and we encourage you to contact us at Cal-State Contractors License Service for more information. The ...

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Establish Yourself as a Leader in your Contracting Business, Part 2

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Last week, we discussed the topic of establishing yourself as a leader in your contracting business. By getting the right classifications, you can expand your opportunities and help your business to grow. Here are a few more things that you need to consider if you want to be a leader in your industry:

Business Name Limitations

If you want to differentiate your business from the competition, then you need to make sure that you have the right classifications. Your company name cannot ...

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Establish Yourself as a Leader in your Contracting Business, Part 1

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There can be quite a bit of competition in certain contracting industries, which means that you need to take a proactive approach to make your services outshine the competition. One of the best things that you can do is to establish yourself as a leader in the industry, so that potential clients can see that you are the obvious choice when they are ready to hire a contractor. Here are a few tips to make your business stand out from ...

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