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 contain descriptions of a trade unless you hold a classification to match.

So, reviewing your field experience with an expert, like Cal-State, to determine if you can qualify for additional classifications can differentiate you because you have more flexibility with the name and description that you use for your business. The name and description matters, because it helps potential customers to understand the types of services that are offered. By having the right classifications and choosing a good name to match, you can convey your services through the name and description of your company.

Additional Contracting Opportunities

When a contractor is on a job, it isn’t unusual for a homeowner to ask for additional help with other services. Being on the job means that you can easily complete the additional work since you are already on-site, but only if you have the right classifications to do the work.

By expanding your classifications, you can agree to the extra work opportunities and know that you can legally perform the work that your customer is asking for.

Continue Learning and Applying New Knowledge

One of the benefits of additional classifications is that you have the opportunity to learn more about the industry. By increasing your knowledge, you can easily establish yourself as an authority. People will know that you are very experienced and knowledgeable, which means that they will come to you when they need help with their contracting needs.

By answering the questions of customers and potential clients, you can build a relationship of trust with them. The best way to answer their questions and share important information is by staying current with the changes in the industry and keeping up with the classifications for your business.

Services to Get Your Contractor’s License

At Cal-State Contractors License Service, we can help you get the education and training that you need. We make the licensing process easy by offering home study material, high quality instruction, exam prep, paperwork submission, and more. For more information about these services, we invite you to contact us any time: 1-800-454-2776

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