Some ideas to think about.
It would be great if we all just had a magic book to give us answers to all our questions. As a beginner in the roofing industry, you might be having a lot of “how”-questions. In this article, we are going to discuss some such questions you might have when you want to start a new business and grow the one you have. This is not a magic book but can definitely give you some ideas to think about.
Step 1. Recruiting Your Roofer’s Team
When you are hiring a roofer, consider the following things: the roofer’s experience and skills, their education, or certification. Always ask questions about their job experience in the roof replacement and how skilled they are. If it is possible, ask for references from their previous employer. That will give you a perspective on if the roofer is a good fit for your team and if your company is a good fit for them.
Step 2. Connecting with local small business resources.
Try to connect with your local business community. It is an excellent source of insight and knowledge. You can connect with professionals who’ve been there, done that, and learned from their mistakes to learn from their experience. You can search the Internet to see if it’s possible for you to find a mentor. However, if you join a networking group, you’ll have a connection to people that can help you with advice about everything from hiring your first employee to figuring out what type of insurance your new roofing business will need.
Step 3.Understanding your legal obligations.
There is a lot of legal regulation you need to figure out: from local permits to state contracting licenses. From this perspective, starting a roofing business can be confusing. You should always be up-to-date on details regarding the legal obligations. Again, local business mentors, roofing contracting or roofing colleagues, and networking groups can often point you in the right direction for expert advice and help you to find useful and important information.
Step 4. Controlling Your Social Media Presence
We live in a century of mass media. To grow your business you must be present on social media. It is not an advantage, it is a necessity. People should be able to easily find your website and, what is more important, they will google your company and will try to find the reviews. That’s why you might want to check in with your Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. business accounts and listings.