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Old 06-29-2020, 01:52 PM   #1
 
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Hi, Been a framer for about 7-8 years now. Looking to make the jump to running my own crew but a little stuck on how to get the ball rolling. Hopefully I can learn a thing or two about a thing or two on the business end of things here. Looking forward to it!
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to CT!

Plenty of info here on starting a business. Framing can be especially competitive. If you have a good relationship where you are, that goes a long way. Many bosses are willing to teach you some of the business end once you have shown an interest, and proven your worth. I still work with some of the same contractors that my previous boss did work for 25 years ago.

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Old 06-30-2020, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hahahahaha. I thought it said Farmer. I thought you were going to do construction, on the side.

You can learn a ton, from this site. Even if you get discouraged by some random posts, just stick with it.
It's just like the job site. The new guy catches crap. Then, one day, the new guy isn't new and he's giving the new guy crap.

This is a great site.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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become familiar with your local business licensing, contractor licensing & insurance(s) requirements.

have some cash reserves.

KNOW YOUR OVERHEAD...

there are many books that can help you.

these two are a great place to start, both by David Gerstel:

(try amazon)

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become familiar with your local business licensing, contractor licensing & insurance(s) requirements.

have some cash reserves.

KNOW YOUR OVERHEAD...

there are many books that can help you.

these two are a great place to start, both by David Gerstel:

(try amazon)

Nail Your Numbers

Running a Successful Construction Company
Thank you for the resources! Just read some of the reviews and ordered copies. Step 1 is already underway! 🙃

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