Being a home construction contractor is not for the faint of heart or for someone looking for a standard 9-to-5 occupation. It takes hard work and you?re constantly juggling your time between sub-contractors, customers, marketing & networking, vendors, administrative duties, and more. With so many responsibilities and duties, it is no wonder you can feel a bit overwhelmed at times. Here are a few tips that can make your home construction business prosper while reducing your stress load.
- Tip #1 ? Time Management & Task Prioritization.?It can be helpful to keep a calendar, be it a physical copy or an electronic one, where you can keep notes about deadlines and other important information. It is also helpful to take a few minutes each day to consider the tasks on your plate and prioritize each one, so you make certain to address the most urgent matters in a timely manner. This can help you avoid ?putting out fires? throughout the day and feeling like you just spun your wheels all day.
- Tip #2 ? Redundancy.?It can be a real problem to suddenly lose a vendor, sub-contractor, or another resource you depend on. The best way to keep the project going is to be sure you have backups in place for every critical component of your home construction business. It helps to be part of a network where you can reach out to others for advice and recommendations if you run into trouble. Your customers want results, not excuses, so keeping your projects on schedule is critical, even when a problem surfaces.
- Tip #3 ? Delegate.?There are simply not enough hours in the day for one person to do it all. Being part of a home builders association provides many different benefits, not the least of which is having someone else working at protecting the interests of the building industry. The educational support through events and meetings is invaluable, as is the ability to form special business relationships with others in the building industry.
If you are a home construction contractor, one of the best things you can do for the success of your business is become a member of the Lake Norman Home Builders Association. We are a not-for-profit professional association that represents and protects the interests of the building industry in and around the Lake Norman, North Carolina area. We are a full-time advocate protecting your business. Your membership provides several member perks to help you grow your business. Reach out to us for the specifics.