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Tips and advice to run a successful construction business from three long-term industry professionals, Wade Carpenter, a construction CPA, Rob Williams, a profit strategist who owned and operated a large construction operation for many years, and Stephen Brown, a construction bond agent. All have unique, but complementary views and advice from each of their 30 years in the contracting industry. Their goal is to promote healthy, thought-provoking discussions and tips for running a better, more profitable, and successful company. Subscribe for new insights and discussion every week. Visit ContractorSuccessForum.com to view all episodes and find out more.

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Tips and advice to run a successful construction business from three long-term industry professionals, Wade Carpenter, a construction CPA, Rob Williams, a profit strategist who owned and operated a large construction operation for many years, and Stephen Brown, a construction bond agent. All have unique, but complementary views and advice from each of their 30 years in the contracting industry. Their goal is to promote healthy, thought-provoking discussions and tips for running a better, more profitable, and successful company. Subscribe for new insights and discussion every week. Visit ContractorSuccessForum.com to view all episodes and find out more.

    Labor Shortages and the Construction Industry: Why Specialized Accounting Matters

    Labor Shortages and the Construction Industry: Why Specialized Accounting Matters

    Have you ever had trouble finding good help? Can't find good qualified people? It's been tough in the construction market, but there are ways to find good help at a reasonable cost. Let’s break them down this week on the podcast.On this episode, we discuss:The current state of the labor shortage in construction and accountingWhy companies are struggling to find and retain good laborWhat happens when a construction owner tries to take on too many rolesOutsourcing as a solution to the labor sho...

    • 20 min
    6 Steps to Start Your Project Off on the Right Foot

    6 Steps to Start Your Project Off on the Right Foot

    You've got a new construction project. Everyone's excited to get started, but are you doing the right things or are you setting yourself up for failure? Let’s talk about the essential items that should be on your checklist for a successful project. Topics we cover in this episode include:Start off with good communicationGet the mobilization and utilization right at the beginning of your project Get accurate accounting information from the start Consider project safety from the ...

    • 15 min
    History's Blueprints: Lessons for Modern Contractors

    History's Blueprints: Lessons for Modern Contractors

    They say history repeats itself, and this is definitely true in construction. What can we learn from what happened in the past so it doesn't repeat itself? Let’s talk about it this week. Topics we cover in this episode include:What we've learned from periods like recession and Covid 19Be aware of economic cycles and how to get through the downturnsPrepare for not only the recession, but also the recovery periodWhat we can learn from the supply chain issues during Covid 19 Time and m...

    • 21 min
    7 Secrets to Building a Successful Construction Company

    7 Secrets to Building a Successful Construction Company

    Have you ever noticed that some people do really well in construction while others really struggle? What do they know that you don't? Today we're talking about seven secrets to building a successful construction company. Topics we cover in this episode include:Engage in effective financial managementBuild a strong team around you, internally and externallyDevelop a niche marketManage your projects effectivelyBuild strong relationshipsPut marketing and branding in place Continuously ...

    • 20 min
    Project Selection: Anatomy of a Train Wreck

    Project Selection: Anatomy of a Train Wreck

    What happens when things go wrong on a job? When they do, what can we learn from it so that we don't make the same mistakes again? Stephen has a case study this week that contains multiple important lessons that all contractors should hear. Topics we cover in this episode include:A case study in construction failureBreaking down the factsMake sure insurance covers anything your project touches - including existing buildingsHave conversations with the architect before the bidIf you'...

    • 22 min
    Construction Marketing: Find and Attract Leads the Easy way

    Construction Marketing: Find and Attract Leads the Easy way

    Are you finding all the work you want to do? Trouble finding leads? Does social media help? Today, marketing expert Amanda Darr is here to help us figure that out.Topics we cover in this episode include:Start by defining your ideal clientGet a domain and business email set upSet up a website - it doesn't have to be complicated Does your construction company need a social media presence?Share stories and visuals that showcase your work, process, and teamWhat content to showcase (and what ...

    • 24 min

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Great podcast to become more profitable

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