Key differences between contracting and regular businesses
(and why business advisors almost always 'miss the boat')

Most businesses outside contracting:

  • operate from fixed physical location(s)
  • have the same group of employees working together day-in and day-out
  • work on a transaction-by-transaction basis (not a job-by-job or project-by-project basis)

This makes it easier for people in regular businesses to:

  • establish systems and follow processes
  • get to know work habits of their co-workers
  • access information whenever they need it
  • have their questions answered by a supervisor or co-worker
  • receive on-the-go training
  • learn to use specialized equipment
  • catch mistakes before they happen
  • stay organized

However, in contracting / construction, it can be difficult to:

  • know what systems and processes to follow (each job can have big differences)
  • get to know the work habits of co-workers (as there can be different people on every job)
  • access information when you need it (who has the newest specs?)
  • have questions your answered when needed (sometimes no-one else is around)
  • receive on-the-go training
  • catch mistakes before they happen
  • get and stay organized

The only real answer is a mobile office - all Job information at your fingertips - anywhere, anytime...

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