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How to Become a General Contractor in New York City

If you have questions about how to become a general contractor in New York City, you should know you must obtain a license before you can put a shovel in the ground. The New York City Department of Buildings issues licenses to eligible business owners who file an application and pass a background investigation. The straightforward certification process allows you to operate a general contracting business legally in the five boroughs. Read more

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Business Strategy Tips for Busy Contractors

It’s easy to get caught up in the nuts-and-bolts of running a business. You might be one of many contractors who toil day-after-day on projects, like painting or plumbing, without a chance to think about the big picture. If this lack of business strategy has stunted your company’s growth, these tips can be used to help you refocus. Read more

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Customer Relations: Tips for Avoiding Payment Disputes

Payment collection is a part of the job many contractors dread. Clients can be difficult, slow and evasive regardless of the speed or quality of the finished product. Contractors who have consistent success with collecting payments follow a five-point customer relations strategy, which anyone can learn. Read more