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Peter McKesson // June 30, 2017

Tips for Starting a Plumbing Business

Plumbing is a lucrative industry and a reliable field. When you’re tired of lending your services to another company and are ready to strike out on your own, it’s time to start your own plumbing company. Although the process of starting your own business may seem overwhelming, by tackling it a little bit at a time, you’ll be running your own plumbing company before you know it. Are you ready to be the boss? These tips for everything from managing your licensing to choosing the right business management software will put you on the road to success.

Secure the Proper Licensing

In a trade business like plumbing, licensing is everything. In addition to having your own plumbing licenses up to date, as required by your state, be sure that you have the appropriate business licenses and insurance policies. If you hire plumbers, you will also be responsible for ensuring that their licenses are up to date and that your insurance policy covers your employees. Failing to do so could leave you liable for expenses for any damages done to clients’ homes by your employees and for any injuries your employees suffer on the job. Your business management software can help you track your licenses and stay on top of renewal dates.

Define Your Role

Although you are starting a plumbing business, as your company grows, you may find that your job is no longer being a plumber. You will need to focus on things like customer acquisition, marketing, and scheduling rather than actually going out on jobs yourself. Focus on hiring a reliable team of employees who will represent your company well when they go into your customers’ homes, and then turn your attention to building and managing your company to maximize your returns.

Let Technology Simplify Your Operations

There is no substitute for having the right business management software to run your business. Pick a system that lets you manage employees’ schedules in real time, track where your employees are, and manage your relationships with your customers, from appointment scheduling to invoicing. A software system that supports the needs of your business can save you time and money that could otherwise be lost to inefficiency.

Our powerful business management software can help you establish your plumbing company and manage your growth with our easy-to-use interface and customizable tools. Find out more by visiting our website, and bookmark our blog to stay up-to-date on our latest business advice.

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