General Advice

9
Jun

How To Increase Your Revenue Through Continuing Education Courses

There’s no argument that you must take a certain number of continuing education courses in order to have your general contractor’s license renewed on an annual basis. Though the number of courses varies from state to state—and some states don’t even require licensing—it’s a given that at some point in the year, you’re going to have to take these courses.

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4
Jun

The Three Elective Courses You Should Take For Your Continuing Education Requirements

Each year, most states in the country require a contractor to take a certain number of continuing education courses in order to qualify for license renewal. Here in North Carolina, you’re required to take eight hours worth of courses: two hours are for a mandatory course that covers new laws and regulations, while the remaining six hours are for classes

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28
May

Should I Take All My CE Courses In One Day?

Picture this. It’s late October, and you receive a notification in the mail from your local contractor’s licensing board. It’s time to renew your contractor’s license, but in order to do so, you need to complete 8 hours of continuing education courses. The letter even includes a list of resources you can use to make sure you complete these courses

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20
May

In-Person or Online? Where Should I Take My CE Courses

Almost every state in the country that requires licensing for general contractors also requires a certain amount of annual continuing education in order to renew that license. Since requirements are different from state to state, it’s critical that you check the specific mandates in your state in order to avoid a potential suspension of your license. But no matter where

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13
May

The Law and CE Courses: What You Need To Know To Protect Yourself

Every contractor knows that once you’ve received your general contractor’s license, there is a required annual minimum of continuing education courses you must take in order to maintain that license. In the worst-case scenario, failure to complete those required continuing education courses can lead to the lapse of your contractor’s license, as well as suspension or even revocation of the

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6
May

First-Timers: Walking Through The Process of Your First Continuing Education Courses

Congratulations! If you became a licensed general contractor this year, you have a lot to be proud of. Your hard work has paid off, and you can look forward to the next step in your career. By this time, you’ve probably paid for your bond and made the first critical steps towards either setting up or expanding your business. That’s

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29
Apr

Three Ways Your Contracting Business Can Profit From Continuing Education Courses

If you’re like most general contractors, you look at your annual requirement for continuing education courses with a fair amount of skepticism and anguish. It’s one of those things that you can’t avoid, like death and taxes, and subsequently, you put it off to the very last minute. Believe me, I’ve been there, and I know how you feel. But

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15
Apr

Licenses Not Renewed By March 1 Now Invalid

General Contractors who did not renew their license before March 1st, 2021, will need to complete continuing education (CE) requirements to have their license be valid. General Contractors have a 60-day grace period starting the day their license became invalid, during which a GC must complete all required coursework. Licensees with a residential or building classification will have to complete

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1
Apr

Three Marketing Mistakes That Are Killing Your Roofing Business

Whether it’s to generate new business or simply to increase brand awareness, developing and executing a marketing plan is something that must be at the top of your list. Marketing can be an expensive proposition, and if you’re a licensed general contractor, marketing may not be the most intuitive part of your business. It’s easy to make mistakes that cost

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24
Mar

The Guide to Handling Negative Reviews

Everybody gets a bad review at some point. It comes with the territory, it’s part of the job. The busier you become as a contractor, the more likely you’ll get one of these negative reviews. There’s a reason the old adage “you can’t please all of the people all of the time” has lasted for generations. That’s why how we

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