The ending of a year is often an excellent time to focus on what you are looking to accomplish next year. As the commercial construction industry has already seen several transformations in the past few years and the competition is increasing with every passing day, it will be very important for every commercial general contractor to focus on the goals that they want to achieve in 2017.
Some tips that can help you achieve your business goals in 2017 are mentioned below-
Match newer opportunities to your growth goals
In the commercial construction industry, newer opportunities generally reflect the changing dynamics of the market. For instance, the projects related to fast-food restaurants increased when there was an economic downturn and people were looking to limit their spending on lavish hotels. While it is very important for contractors and companies to take the advantage of newer opportunities, it is also very important to make sure that the new project which you are taking up fits your expertise and growth goals.
Improve relationships with clients
If you already have a client-base in Oakland, you are already miles ahead of a lot of new contractors and construction companies. Moreover, it is your existing base that can help you get more business. You can focus on expanding your services to get new projects from your existing client base. Moreover, also look to improve your relationships with the clients to make sure that you are their go-to option for any commercial construction and remodeling project.
Focus on networking
If you are about to spend a considerable amount of time, like a few weeks or months on a project, try and get to know the people working around you at the job site. Depending on the scope and size of the project, there can be trade and specialty contractors on the job site during the project. Take some time from your work and try to get to know more people. This is one of the easiest ways to expand your network.
You are definitely losing a lot of potential clients if you are not online. While it is recommended that you should have a professional-looking website for your services, if a website is not possible, at least submit your information to online portals which the local people generally use while searching for contractors. If you build a new website, make sure that the website has your previous work samples, your contact details, etc.
Just because the current project is over, it doesn’t mean that you should just pack your belongings and move for the next project. Try to remain in touch with the people you have worked with as you never know you might need them in the future. Rather than burning bridges, try to have a good professional relationship with them to make sure that the relationship rewards you as well as the other party.
While the commercial construction projects are currently on an upswing and are expected to remain the same in 2017, use the above-mentioned tips to make sure that it is one of the best years of your professional life.