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Contractors Business Tips

Contractors Business Tips to Get You Started

Once your exam is passed, your bonding is in place, and your license number is issued, what next? Here are some important contractors business tips compiled from numerous sources to keep in mind when starting your new business. Each State Contractor Licensing Board has laws that should be reviewed for changes and updates on laws on Contractor Requirements. Go to the following websites for Nevada, California and Arizona Contractor License  requirements.

Nevada: Nevada State Contractors Board

California: Contractors State License Board

Arizona: Arizona Registrar of Contractors

Contractors Business Tips: Follow These Steps

  1. Enlist the services of required professionals, (legal, accounting, insurance, etc)
  2. Research and obtain general liability and other required insurance. Contractors Exam Center can assist you with this step.
  3. Obtain required state, city, and county licenses.
  4. Finalize your Business Plan. A great resource is SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) https://www.score.org/ , Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/  and Minority Business Enterprise http://www.mwbe-enterprises.com/mbe/.
  5. Research sources for financing.
  6. Hire necessary employees.
  7. Secure Workers Compensation For quotes: http://contractorsexam.com/contact-us/
  8. Obtain pre approval for contract bonding, for more information: http://contractorsexam.com/bonding-services-arizona-nevada/
  9. Print Business Cards, great deals can be found at: http://www.vistaprint.com/?couponAutoload=1&GP=7%2f25%2f2016+4%3a32%3a59+PM&GPS=4021502237&GNF=0.
  10. Order tools and Equipment.
  11. Prepare Contracts .
  12. Check to ensure licenses or persons with whom you contract are active and valid.
  13. Be sure that the contract is within the scope of work/license classification. If any additional licenses are required we offer exam prep and possible exam waivers, contact us at: Contact Us – Contractors Exam Center – Arizona and Nevada Contractor’s License.
  14. If it is not in your contract, it doesn’t exist. Make sure all change orders are in writing and signed by all parties.
  15. Make sure your license number is on all business advertisements, vehicles, business cards, letterhead, website, and any other place your business name appears in public.
  16. If your address or other pertinent information about your business changes, notify your state Board immediately.

Bonding Insurance Evaluation

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Contractor Insurance – What You Need To Know

Do Contractors Really Need Insurance?

Contractor Insurance isn’t always required as part of the initial licensing process. It’s after the Contractor’s License is issued that Contractor Insurance may become a requirement. If you are sub-contractor, the General you are bidding to will most likely require that you be insured. If you are going to be bidding on large, commercial or government jobs you will  be asked to show proof that you have the required insurance.  For a competitive quote and analysis we are here to assist you at www.contractorsexam.com.  Individual states’ guidelines can differ. Click these links for Nevada State guidelines and Arizona state guidelines.

Types of Contractor Insurance

There are many types of Contractor Insurance, such as Property, Liability, and Employee Benefits. Liability Coverage is determined to defend and pay for claims by third parties, business and contractual expenses, judgements, and legal expenses resulting from civil actions against the contractor, and actions caused by sub-contractors and employee. Liability Insurance can actually be a great tool to help the Contractor as part of their business plan as a method to transfer risk. Workers Compensation is required as part of the licensing process if you plan or hiring employees or acting as a subcontractor.

Where to get a Competitive Quote

We have a great market to offer Contractor Insurance quotes, both credit based or non-credit. We are eager to offer you competitive quotes, just contact us at:  Contact Us – Contractors Exam Center – Arizona and Nevada Contractor’s License.  If you are being asked for a certain type of Contractor Insurance, or certain limits, please let us know and we can work with our Agent to get you the best comprehensive quote. We work with James Newkirk, who specializes in obtaining competitive quotes for Contractors. He can be reached directly at 702-372-2045 or at James@crestlineins.com.