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January 31, 2023

Winter Study Habits for Contractor License Exams

A number of factors may impact study habits for any form of education, and one of these that sometimes isn't considered enough is that of […]
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January 6, 2023

Maintaining Utah Contracting Profits Despite Higher Costs

It's a simple reality in many industries, including the construction and contracting world: Prices are going up around the globe. Due to everything from supply […]
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December 27, 2022

Considering Wearable Technology as a Contractor

Technology has changed or impacted so many areas of our world, and contracting is no exception. There are a variety of tech-related items that may […]
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December 2, 2022

How to Deal With Unlicensed Contractors on the Job

Licensure is a very important concept within the world of contracting, but many who operate in this field will run into unlicensed contractors during their […]
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November 29, 2022

Why a License is Essential for Starting a Contracting Business

If you're thinking of starting a contracting business, there will be a mixture of options and hard requirements you should be seeing to during this […]
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November 4, 2022

How to Approach Contractor Consultations With Utah Clients

There are a few processes that are very important for any contracting business, and one of these that's applicable virtually across the board is the […]
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October 25, 2022

Tips for the Final Week of Contractor Exam Studies

If you're getting close to exam day for any kind of contractor's license you're trying to obtain, the final few days of studying may be […]
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October 7, 2022

Improving Air Quality in Your Contracting Business Location

If your contracting business is already to the point where you're operating out of a specific facility that clients can visit, even if it's a […]
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September 9, 2022

Turning Contracting Experience into a Great Contracting Business

Applying the skills you've learned in the past to your current role is vital across many industries and job types, and owning a contracting business […]
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September 2, 2022

How a Second Language Benefits Your Utah Contracting Business

As the owner of a contracting business you're looking to get off the ground, there are several ways you may go about the process of […]
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August 30, 2022

Shopping for a Computer for Your Contracting Business

Organization is an important theme for any contracting business owner, and one of the best resources for assisting you in this area is a computer, […]
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August 16, 2022

Recession Unlikely for Construction in Utah

We’ve all been hearing them lately… the warnings about an upcoming recession. Many industries are anxiously anticipating what’s to come and what it may mean […]
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August 5, 2022

Savings Tips for Those Looking to Start a Contracting Business

If you're a longtime contractor looking to start a new contracting business, one of the most important parts of your planning here will be saving […]
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July 26, 2022

Why Contractors Should be Leery of Unpermitted Work

Permits are often a significant part of the contracting world, and many experienced contractors have run into a similar issue: Arriving at a job site […]
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July 1, 2022

Keeping Utah Contracting Business Information Secure

Information and data security are vital topics across numerous industries today, and the contracting world is definitely among them. While contractors aren't necessarily sharing top-secret […]
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June 28, 2022

Staying Alert During Long Contracting Days

Staying alert through a long day can be difficult for some of us, and especially so if your days are particularly taxing. Those who work […]
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June 3, 2022

Determining Whether to Incorporate Your Contracting Business

As you're getting started with your contracting business, there are a few financial and related details that may play a major role in your future. […]
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May 31, 2022

Client Payment Themes for New Contracting Businesses

While there are also a number of details to focus on as you start a contracting business, contractors in this position will also be focused […]
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May 6, 2022

Home Study Tips for Utah Contractor Licensure

While some think of study habits and study space as themes that only apply to those in traditional forms of schooling, this really isn't the […]
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April 26, 2022

Why Proper Documentation Matters for New Contracting Businesses

There are a number of themes you'll be thinking about as you look to get your new contracting business off the ground, and one of […]
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April 1, 2022

Non-Physical Skills to Hone When Starting a Contracting Business

When it comes to starting up a contracting business, those in this process naturally tend to think most about specific physical skills and capabilities, from […]
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March 29, 2022

Minimizing Distractions During Contractor Exam Studies

For any prospective contractor preparing for any contractor's license exam, studying is a vital theme throughout. For some, an important concept here is simply avoiding […]
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March 4, 2022

Avoiding Flood Risks on Utah Contracting Job Sites

If you're the owner or primary operator of a contracting business in Utah, there are a number of safety- and hazard-related themes you'll need to […]
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February 22, 2022

Balancing Contractor Exam Studies With Daily Life

While many who are studying for a contractor's license exam certainly wish this was the only major demand on their time, this is almost never […]
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February 4, 2022

Branding Themes for Boosting Your Contracting Business

While themes like branding may sound like they're meant mostly for retail stores and similar product or service manufacturers, numerous business types can and do […]
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January 25, 2022

On Employment Perks for Contracting Business Employees

If you're the owner of a contracting business, keeping employees comfortable and satisfied in their roles is an important task. There are several methods of […]
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January 7, 2022

Digging Issues to Know on Utah Contracting Job Sites

For contractors who regularly take on jobs where they'll be breaking new ground for a variety of reasons, avoiding digging issues is an important consideration. […]
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December 28, 2021

Tips for Maintaining an Inclusive Contracting Business

Themes like inclusivity and broad forms of recruitment have become increasingly important in the business world over the last several years, and the contracting realm […]
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December 3, 2021

Determining Ideal Financing for Your Contracting Business

If you've recently started up a contracting business or are in the process of doing so, one important factor to be thinking about will be […]
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November 30, 2021

Rebounding From Slow Utah Contracting Business Stretches

Nearly every company out there, particularly in the small business realm, will go through certain "down" periods in terms of overall demand for their products […]
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November 5, 2021

Importance of Paid Leave for Contracting Businesses

If you're the owner of any contracting business, whether large or small, the comfort and happiness of your employees will naturally be very important. One […]
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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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