Rather a guide
As a newcomer to the roofing industry, you might be having a lot of “how-to”-questions. In this article, we are going to discuss some such questions you might have when you want to start a new business and grow the one you have. This is not a one-fits-all instruction but rather a guide to give you something to think about.
Step 1: Recruiting Your Roofer’s Team
When you are hiring a roofer, consider the following things: the roofer’s experience and skills, their education, or certification. Always ask questions about their job experience in the roof replacement and how skilled they are. If it is possible, ask for references from their previous employer. That will give you a perspective on if the roofer is a good fit for your team and if your company is a good fit for them.
Step 2. Getting an Accountant
It is a simple secret to save your money and prevent any tax issues. Meet with a good accountant and involve that person right from the start. Before you spend a cent on equipment, ask them to create a plan that clearly states your business goals and how you intend to achieve them. This plan might need to include any monthly spending’s to be accurate.
Step 3. Understanding your legal obligations
There is a lot of legal regulation you need to figure out: from local permits to state contracting licenses. You should always stay up-to-date on details regarding the legal obligations. Again, local business mentors or another local general contractor can help you to find useful and important information.
Step 4. Controlling Your Social Media Presence
We live in a century of mass media. To grow your business you must be present on social media. It is not an advantage, it is a necessity. People should be able to easily find your website and, what is more important, they will google your company and will try to find the reviews. That’s why you might want to check in with your Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. business accounts and listings.
Step 5. Creating Your Website
A website is essential. It is a must-have nowadays. People are more like to be able to get in touch with a roofing contractor through their website before they even give them a call. They would want to read through your website article, learn more about your company and services, and even the estimates. That is why we believe that having a roofing calculator on your website is important.