Make the switch from construction to service work

Make the switch from construction to service work

As a subcontractor you are at the mercy of whoever has the prime contract. As a service provider you have the prime contract (usually spelled out on your invoice), and all the control necessary. Are you capable of, or do you even want to, switch to business owner rather than stay a simple subcontracting drone?

Recently I've focused on subcontracting as opposed to prime contracting. You are licensed for both and can choose to do both if you want to have a bright future. The difference between the two is control.

As a subcontractor you are at the mercy of whoever has the prime contract. To be fair, this type of work can be fun, prosperous, and the business end is not all that difficult — but it's definitely for the young. You will wear out. My counsel is to you is to

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