They didn't teach you how to run a contracting business in trade school...

The most successful business owners ask the question "What don't I know?"

They understand that technical competence isn't enough. Knowing their strengths & weaknesses and seeking to fill the gaps is what differentiates them from the contractors who scrape just to get by.

Remaining average is a choice, so is success.

what do i need to know?

They didn't teach you how to run a contracting business in trade school...

The most successful business owners ask the question "What don't I know?"

They understand that technical competence isn't enough. Knowing their strengths & weaknesses and seeking to fill the gaps is what differentiates them from the contractors who scrape just to get by.

Remaining average is a choice, so is success.

what do i need to know?
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“The business that was supposed to free him from the limitations of working for somebody else actually enslaves him. Suddenly the job he knew how to do so well becomes one job he knows how to do plus a dozen others he doesn’t know how to do at all.”

― Michael E. Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

What do successful business owners have in common?

There are two types of contracting businesses:

The ones that barely scrape by, chasing low bids, scrambling to hire, and worried about making payroll.

Then there are the ones that everyone wants to hire and where everyone wants to work.

  • Are proactive

  • Know their numbers
  • Invest in themselves and their people
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Are great communicators

  • Have established systems & processes

  • Are proactive

  • Know their numbers
  • Invest in themselves and their people
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Are great communicators

  • Have established systems & processes

Unique Challenges

Companies operating in the construction industry face unique challenges. Knowing how to wire a building doesn't prepare you for all the moving parts that come with operating an electrical contracting business.

And the trial-and-error method of learning that you came up with isn't going to work if you want your business to grow and thrive.

You need to learn what you don't know– sooner rather than later.

DC Trades Mentoring walks you through the practical aspects of operating a profitable electrical contracting business so you can adopt industry best practices and build the type of business you can be proud of.

What You Need to Know

A proactive and organized approach to business will solve 99% of business challenges for contractors. To help your business achieve this, there are 4 key areas we cover in mentoring sessions:

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1 - systems & processes

Good internal systems & processes are the foundation of a well-run business. Together, we review the essential systems your business needs, how to set them up and keep them updated, and how to ensure consistent team adoption and buy-in.

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2 - Skills & Training

Successful owners understand the importance of investing in themselves and their team. We review where the gaps are in your company and develop strategies to ensure everyone on your team has the tools & knowledge they need to do their jobs well.

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3 - financial management

The construction industry, perhaps more than any other industry, requires a firm understanding of the numbers. We dive deep into how you are managing your estimates, invoices, bills, and the overall financial health and management of your company.

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4 - Leadership & communication

Not knowing the chain of command can get your company kicked off a job. Not communicating well with your team can lead to costly errors and misunderstandings. And micromanaging your staff can lead to low morale and high turnover. Together, we'll develop standards for communication and leadership across your organization to help you attract & retain better staff and to build your reputation as the company all GCs want to hire.

How To Get Started

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1

Discovery Call

We begin by meeting (in-person, by phone, or online) to get to know you, your business, your goals, & challenges.

Price

Free

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2

Discovery & Planning

In the discovery & planning phase, we dig deeper into your business goals and challenges. We evaluate each of the 4 core business areas listed above and develop an action plan.

Price

$1500

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3

Implementation

You can take the action plan from step #2 and implement it yourself, or you can continue with me to get customized support through the implementation.

Price

Customized

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Be the contractor everyone wants to work with and for.

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Be the contractor everyone wants to work with and for.

Book my free call

Be the contractor everyone wants to work with and for.

Book my free call

Be the contractor everyone wants to work with and for.

Book my free call