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  • 3 Tips on How to Receive Funding to Grow Your Construction Business

    Published November 28th 2018 at 2:39pm

    Growth is critical when you own a construction business. One way you can foster growth is by hiring more experienced staff or buying more assets. However, both of those actions require additional capital.

    There are several ways you can raise capital as a business owner if you don't have the necessary amount of funds. You can either go to a banks to get a loan or line of credit or you can offer individual investors a percentage of your company's equity or revenue in exchange for cash. Below are three tips on how you can receive additional funding to grow your business:

    1. Ask Around for Referrals

    One tip is to talk with other contractors to see if they can make a referral to  a reputable bank or investor. You can ask other business owners in your social network, local Chamber of Commerce or a Facebook Group for advice on who to approach first.

    2. Always Be Prepared

    If you are going to ask banks and investors for money to expand your business you must be prepared to show multiple documents. They may want to see your company's tax returns, financial statements and projected earnings. You should also have a list of references in case they'd like to contact other people to ask questions about your company. Lastly, prepare a detailed plan outlining how you plan to use the money and explain to them how their investment will allow you to expand your business.

    3. Increase Your Company's Operational Efficiency

    After you've received funding, work on making your construction business operate as efficiently as possible. Analyze your company and get rid of unnecessary waste and expenses. Next, carefully evaluate the true cost of future jobs so that you can deliver an accurate estimate and won't under charge your clients. You can also raise the prices to accommodate the rising cost of labor and materials.

    In conclusion, cash flow is the lifeblood of your construction business. Without it, you won't be able to focus on what's important: growing your business.

    To learn more tips on how to grow your construction business, please don't hesitate to  contact us . Utah Contractor License Center provides contractors with the tools they need to pass their license exam, establish their entity, acquire their contractor license, secure bonding coverage and much more.

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