7 Key Tips for Starting Your Own Commercial Roofing Business

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Commercial roofing businesses can be very lucrative so it's no wonder you're looking into starting your own.

You may have worked with roofing businesses in the past and decided that you want to be an owner vs an employee. While it's great that you have experience being a roofer, there are other things you need to know before you can get your business off the ground.

Continue reading this article to learn seven tips for starting your commercial roofing business.


Your Commercial Roofing Business Foundation

Setting up the foundation for your business is essential. The following tips will ensure you're on the right track and set up for success.


1. Make a Business Plan

You can view here to get an idea of a successful commercial roofing company. You can tell they have a serious business plan and you should too.

If you need to secure financing or investors, they will want to know how you plan to grow your business so they can get their money back.


2. Choose a Business Entity

There are different business entities you can choose when you're starting your business. Whether you go with an LLC, C corp or other entity, make sure it is the right choice for you and your business. If you aren't sure -- consult with a business adviser.


3. Acquire All Necessary Insurance

Even if you could get work without having the necessary insurance, you do not want to work without insurance. If someone gets hurt on the job or if you damage property but you don't have the proper coverage, your business and livelihood could be at risk.


4. Purchase Necessary Equipment

Make a list of necessary equipment before you get started. You don't want to be on the job and find out you don't have the necessary tools.


5. Research Common Mistakes

Research mistakes new business owners make and also research mistakes that roofers often make. The more you can learn from the mistakes of others, the more trouble you'll save yourself.


6. Implement Your Marketing Plan

Your business plan should have your marketing plan laid out in it and now it is time to use it. If you've allocated $1,000 to radio ads then don't use that money to buy upgraded equipment -- use it for what it is allocated for.

No business = no money. Don't get distracted by shiny new business toys.


7. Review Customer Feedback

Once you get your business rolling, you should ask customers to give you feedback through each step of the process. You won't be able to improve your business if you don't know what people like and what people hate about doing business with you.


Grow Your Business Knowledge

Now that you know how to start your commercial roofing business, you may want to learn more about growing your business. Our blog is full of information that can help you as you're growing your business so visit today and read more about business growth.

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