Tired of working for someone else and want to start your own contracting business? Perhaps you have already started your own business and have no idea where to begin on the non-technical side of things. Have you found yourself searching for the phrase “Contractor Business Best Practices” with little to no answers? The good news is: You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Many contractors who start their own business, have worked under others for a long while before branching out on their own. Even with all that experience on the technical side, learning the art of managing a growing business can present some challenges. In fact, there are many behind the scenes details of running the business that you might not have known existed until going out on your own. The good news is, there are services, contractor groups, and professional contractor training organizations that can help you eliminate or lessen the trial and error phase of your business.
Why join a training group like SGI?
Success Group International operates to help people succeed in their trade. Our mission statement is “to positively impact lives by developing the world’s most successful independent business owners through proven strategies and guidance that inspire every member to succeed.” Whether you are in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, or roofing, SGI has proven systems designed for your specific industry that can help you make more money and work more efficiently than ever before. SGI trainers and coaches are equipped with real-world business experience, and they’re ready to assist with any business-related question you have or dilemma you may be facing.
In fact, this is a major hallmark of what makes SGI different from other consulting companies. We understand the exact pain points of what your industry faces because we have been there. Have a plumbing business-related question? A plumbing-specific business coach will answer. Need to know the best methods to bill for electrical work? Talk to your network of expert electricians and bounce ideas off of them.
Where other consulting agencies may give a generic business-related answer, we specifically tailor our services to your industry and your particular region. Never be left in the dark about how to solve a business-related issue. With SGI, you know you have a reliable network of industry experts you can count on to help you with any business-related matter you may face.
What about the competition?
There is nothing easy about the business of contracting. Some new business owners start out with high hopes of setting your own hours with dreams of making more money than ever being your own boss. The reality is, you might find yourself working more than you ever have, with little to show for it in the form of profits. The good news is, there are proven methods out there that can help you climb to the top of your field in your specific location.
You may think there is too much competition in your area to ever become successful. With the systems and processes in management, marketing, training, and group buying power that are gained by joining SGI, you can compete with even your top competitors. SGI’s contractor training program, Learning Alliance, has classes and course tracks designed for every member of your team from call-takers, to selling techs, to you the leadership!
What are the advantages of professional training?
Without professional training on how to run a contracting business, most folks have to learn through experience or ask other people in the same boat who in fact may not have the best solutions for their problems. Contractor training fast tracks business owners on the road to success by providing the tools and resources they need for fruitful day-to-day operations and long-term growth.
These training programs can provide members with:
- Access to coaches who know your business
- Proven marketing materials
- Management tools including software and standardized forms
- Operations manuals
- Effective hiring and on-boarding processes
- Discounts and rebates with vendors and distributors
- Bi-Annual member Expo
- Leadership development
- The best selection of classroom, on-demand, and on-site training
- Newly launched programs, features, and growing network
Can professional training help me?
Professional training isn’t just for beginners. It can also help those already experiencing success get to the next level in their businesses. Improvement doesn’t always mean growing employees or buying more trucks. Even if you are an established company, your processes can always be more streamlined, your leadership abilities are always evolving, and training new techs is a constant process. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest innovations, best practices, and effective strategies for growing your business into what you have always dreamed it to be. Maybe the dream is to have your business run itself like a well-oiled machine, even when you’re not in office!
However, if you know things can be better but are spinning your wheels trying to figure out where to start, SGI is the solution for you. Instead of trying to figure it out on your own, or attempting to do what your competition is doing, just eliminate the trial and error with SGI’s proprietary systems and processes.
Whether you are looking to get your business out of debt, increase your bottom line, develop loyal employees, or find a better management system, professional education & training can help. In fact, more than 900 contractors have already benefited from SGI’s proven systems and resources.
Of course, like any program or tool, contractors will get out of it what they put into it. In other words, we give you the ingredients for the cake, but you have to do the baking if you want to experience the level of success others have. The more systems, tools, and resources you use from SGI, the more likely you are to succeed in your business.
Contracting is no easy feat. Why try and make it on your own when experienced experts and an efficient business plan is only a click away?