During the episode, Tom and Dan answer questions from listeners asking about advice on renting a storage facility and how to deal with constantly changing material prices when you’re working on long-term projects that will take months to complete.
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Question1: I worked as a sub-contractor for a restoration company’s owner for a year, and I’m interested in renting a shop owned by him. Would renting from him be a good business strategy, and how would you justify a material storage facility that is great for advertising the business and supervising the employees?
- The decision to rent a space from him depends on the kind of relationship you have with him.
- A storage facility at the busiest place in town can be a great place to supervise the team and advertise your company.
- Being visible is better than having a shop in an industrial area off the beaten path.
Question 2: I’m an Architect with a project that won’t break ground until May. How should I handle the issue of ever-changing materials prices?
- Protect yourself in paperwork — contact Karalynn Cromeens, the construction attorney from the Cromeens Law Firm
- Communicate with the client and tell them about the situation
- Plan long-term projects in phases
- Go into education mode — it builds trust and transparency
- The price hike is not your problem
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