Smart Business for Contractors: A Guide to Money and the Law

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Running a small business can be daunting to the contractor whose expertise is in building ? not finance or law. This book helps demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. It includes advice on how to submit an accurate bid, charge a fair price, and not overlook overhead and fixed costs.

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Overview

Running a small business can be daunting to the contractor whose expertise is in building — not finance or law. This book helps demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. It includes advice on how to submit an accurate bid, charge a fair price, and not overlook overhead and fixed costs.

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Editorial Reviews

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Anyone would consider getting paid and staying in business important, but not everyone has the training for running a small business. While a tradesperson may be excellent at his or her craft, there is a lot of paperwork to manage. Thankfully, Kramon, a contractor, includes practical and specialized advice on everything from contracts and bidding to insurance and taxes. In this significantly revised edition, he addresses contractors' and builders' behind-the-scenes needs and helps guide them through quandaries like record keeping, disabled workers, and other potential risks and liabilities. Important for any collection serving tradespeople or other small business owners.


—Karen Ellis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588930
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Series: For Pros By Pros Series
  • Edition description: Revised ed.
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 997,058
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Kramon is a founder of Kramon & Graham, a 30-person law firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Jim and his firm have represented small contractors and tradespeople for over 30 years.

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Table of Contents

Money Matters: Pricing, Billing, Collecting
Contracts and Beyond: Protecting Your Business
Running and Growing Your Business
Managing the Paper Chase
Drawing the Line: Business vs. Personal Finances
Sizing Up Your Options: Corporations, Partnerships, Employees
Taxes: Plain and Simple
Insurance: Money Well Spent
Medical Insurance: How to Live with It
Disability: Anticipating the Solution
Retirement Planning: Never Too Early
Your First Year in Business

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