How to Prepare for Busy Season
Posted by: Erika Green on April 24, 2019
With the welcome of spring also comes peak business season for general contractors. Thanks to increasing temperatures and the desire to spend more time outdoors, job demand amplifies. As a small business owner, it’s up to you to manage the workload and prepare your employees for the jobs ahead of them. Part of that planning process are three key areas on which to focus to ensure busy season is successful.
Fill Positions and Train New Contractors
Ensure you greet the busy season with a full crew ready and able to take on the jobs you have planned. If you haven’t already, spend time over the next few weeks to post roles that need filling and carefully review the resumes received. Find talent that matches your current workload, the prospecting pipeline and where you ultimately want your business to be.
It’s also a great time to make certain any new employees, or employees new to the trade, are confident in their ability to plan, execute and manage their work. Host Q&A sessions, conduct a training session or two and make sure everyone is clear on protocol, safety measures, and resources like 811.
Equipment Maintenance and Advancements
If your business is going to start doing bigger projects that require large equipment, you’ll need to find a reputable rental company. With a local The Home Depot Rental center, you can rent the equipment, small tools and even trucks, you need to get jobs done – all at the same place you’re already buying your materials. Plus, with the convenient option of onsite delivery, you can have your rental dropped off right to your jobsite.
At The Home Depot Rental, we partner with brands we believe in and brands we believe will suit the needs of your job. Because at the end of the day, the equipment has to perform at its best at all times so jobsites are efficient, and projects are done on time and on budget.
With rental options available at 4-hour, 24-hour, weekly and monthly increments, you’ll never have equipment longer than necessary. Moreover, you never have to worry about equipment maintenance or upkeep. Ultimately, this allows you to create more business efficiencies and positive customer experiences.
Begin Planning for Off-Season
A smart business owner is always thinking ahead. With the promise of busy season, also comes the promise of off-season. As you plan for and work through the busy spell, make sure any contracts you’re developing are accurate and you’re budgeting efficiently to avoid challenges. Lean on your resources, like The Home Depot Rental, to help, too.
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