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8 ways to start working ON your construction business not IN it

Often, the best way learn how to run the off site side of our construction business is from industry experts who proclaim information based on facts and statistics that we are supposed to believe, but they have never actually worked in the industry themselves … and it can get kind of hard to swallow.

Or otherwise, we’re working so hard in our business that sometimes we forget to take a step back and think about how we could work on improving it so it becomes 10x more successful and makes our job of working in the construction industry so much easier. It can be hard to sift through all the information to find something you didn’t already know, and it’s hard to stay inspired, too.

There is one type of resource that can help us get out of this vortex: all the best articles in one location. Featuring articles from all around the world, we cover the areas of your business you may not have given much attention to lately in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way.

To help you get out of working ON your business for a few moments and learn something new to make you better at your job, we’ve compiled 10 of the best resources that will benefit your construction business. Read them.

On Marketing & Branding

1) 5 Marketing Principles for your Construction Firm

Ever wondered why some marketing material that works in every other single business but not yours? It could be to do with the fact that construction is a unique industry. Take it from the experts with tips you can apply directly to your construction business.

2) How to Build Brand Loyalty

If you are sick and tired of feeling like everything you do always ends up price driven, then this is for you. Find out how you can create value to win work without losing out on price.

On Business Strategy

3) Why Outsourcing Isn’t Just for Big Business

Speaking of outsourcing, this may just be the answer to freeing up more of your time or getting the experts to do what you aren’t great at so you can simply keep working on site if that’s what you love doing. It’s not easy letting go or managing external labour, but Wagepoint break it down to show how it can work in your business. If you’re constantly finding the buck stops at you, this article and outsourcing concept will inspire you.

4) 101 Ways to help make your construction business more profitable

Even if you took just one of these actionable steps and implemented it into your construction business it would affect results in a positive manner.

On Technology

5) Four ways to fight digital disruption when it threatens your business

The construction industry may be lagging when it comes to digital technology, but big changes are only just around the corner so don’t let them sneak up on you.

6) How Tech Can Help Any Tradesman Do Better Business

Are you taking advantage of technology in any and every area of your business to make lighter work of what you need to do to succeed in the construction industry? Check yourself against what you could be doing.

On Sales

7) Construction Sales Is a Numbers Game

Have you ever stopped to do the math on what comes in vs what goes out or are you just randomly hitting at potential customers here and there in hopes that it will keep your guys busy on site for a few months?

8) 3 Basic Tips for Closing the Deal on Your Next Construction Job

It can be as simple as being honest, friendly and delivering what you promise. Sound all too good to be true? Check it out…

These are just a few of the resources that inspired us, as coming from the construction industry, to start looking outside our day to day job and look at it from a higher perspective. Hopefully, it does for you too. Do you have any others to add? Let us know in the comments.

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