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June 4, 2021

Avoiding Overuse Injuries as a Contractor

For many contractors, particularly those who specialize in a specific area, one risk that should be watched for on a regular basis is injury based […]
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May 17, 2021

How Utah Contractors Should Deal With a Windy Job Site

There are both controllable and uncontrollable hazards that may be present on a given construction job site, and one that falls squarely into this latter […]
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May 7, 2021

How Contractors Should Properly Handle Supply Chain Issues

There are several major industries where supply chains play a major role in daily operations, and the contracting and construction realm is a good example. […]
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April 12, 2021

Improving Note-Taking for SLC Contractor Exam Studying

At Contractor’s School, we’re here to help. We offer several contractor license courses throughout Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah, including socially-distant classes […]
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April 2, 2021

Crafting a Leave Policy for a Contracting Business

There are several important areas that the owner or manager of a contracting business must manage, and one for any such business that carries employees […]
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March 19, 2021

Contracting Best Practices: Standards, Referencing and Reminders

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on best practices within the world of general contracting. Best practices are […]
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March 12, 2021

Contracting Best Practices: Definition, Records, Adjustments

Across numerous fields and disciplines, “best practices” are used as standards within a given industry or area. Generally tweaked and adjusted over time as new […]
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March 5, 2021

Utah Home Contracting Workshop: Layout and Seasonal Themes

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the questions you should be asking yourself if you’re choosing between setting […]
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February 19, 2021

Home Contracting Workshop: Zoning and Storage

When you're starting up a contracting business, there are several major themes to consider. One of the first ones that will come up: Where will […]
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February 12, 2021

Raising Contractor Reputation: Referrals and Community

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to help your contracting business stand out and grow its […]
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February 5, 2021

Raising Contractor Reputation: Accessibility, Expectations, Reviews

Standing out from the competition is important within any industry, and takes on particular value in a competitive industry like several contracting areas. Any major […]
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December 24, 2020

3 Reasons to Join the Contracting Industry in 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, people around the world have struggled to maintain their everyday lives. April 2020 saw the American unemployment rate shoot […]
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November 29, 2020

What We're Grateful For

Throughout 2020, we’ve faced challenges we never could have expected.This has been a hard year for many of us, but we’ve decided to turn our […]
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October 26, 2020

The Top 4 Scariest Contracting Practices

With Halloween around the corner, we've been thinking a lot about getting spooked. Over the years that we've been in existence, Contractor’s School has seen […]
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September 16, 2020

The Benefits of a 401(k) as a Self-Employed Worker

These past few months, we’ve had to rethink our definition of “unpredictable.” Things can change very quickly in our lives, and it’s imperative that we’re […]
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August 18, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Contractor

What do you picture when you hear the word "contractor"? We bet that you’ll picture a specific type of person, probably wearing a hard hat […]
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July 11, 2020

How Can You Retain Employees?

A positive work environment is integral to a team’s success. How do you know what will work best for you and your employees? Once identified, […]
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June 2, 2020

How Can You Build a Team that Lasts?

You may have the perfect vision, clear processes and a strong client base, but your small business relies on a solid team. Without reliable employees, […]
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April 3, 2020

Our Top Tax Tips for Contractors

Welcome to tax season. Need some help making it through? Here are our top 5 tax tips for contractors: Take the QBID The QBID is […]
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March 10, 2020

3 Benefits to Upgrading Your Contracting License

If you were looking for a sign to upgrade, this is it! Moving up from your sub-contracting license to a general contracting license is easy […]
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January 31, 2020

3 Things You Can Do to Guarantee Profit in 2020

By Andrew Pollock, CPA Every type of business, whether it’s a professional service, restaurant, or retail store, has to bring in money. The first step […]
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December 2, 2019

Scared to Start Making Changes? Here’s 4 Tips for Jumping In

We get it. Starting a new business venture, or continuing with your current one, can be scary. Our mission is to help establish contractors to […]
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