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October 26, 2021

Tips for Staying Warm During Winter Contracting Jobs

We're entering the fall season here in Utah, which means the cold winter is around the corner. Many contracting jobs push forward regardless of the […]
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October 1, 2021

Why Many Contractors Start Out as Home Inspectors

The world of contracting is a diverse one in several ways, including the methods in which people arrive at this career. Some know they want […]
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September 28, 2021

Laptop Purchase Factors for Utah Contractors License Exam

Modern technology offers us numerous benefits previous generations may not have had access to; this extends to those studying for their vital contractor's license exam. […]
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September 3, 2021

Using Social Media for Contracting Business Marketing

Social media advertising and marketing are important variables for any business today, and contracting businesses are no exception. Even in an industry where in-person services […]
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August 31, 2021

Materials Management Themes for Contractors

For any contracting business, materials are a vital factor to consider for everything from daily operations to profit margins. The best contracting companies and managers […]
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August 6, 2021

Why Studying for the Contractor's Exam Matters

While those who have built up years of mentored experience in the contracting field will have plenty of expertise, this does not necessarily mean they're […]
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July 27, 2021

Factors at Play in Contracting Business Profit Margins

Like any other business, you start or are a part of, one of the top goals of a contracting business is to make money. And […]
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July 2, 2021

Dealing With Friends and Family as an SLC Contractor

Dealing with friends and family in the business realm can be a complex and sometimes thorny issue, and the world of contracting is no exception. […]
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June 29, 2021

Considerations for Nighttime Contracting Work in Summer

The hot Utah summer is upon us, and for contractors who regularly work outside in the elements, there are a few different tactics considered to […]
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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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