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The Construction Machine

Learn how to take advantage of the on-going labor shortage and start your own construction business from the ground up.
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Created by Matthew Manus, PE, PMP

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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 16h 4m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

If you’ve always wanted to…
•Break into the construction industry
•Build your very own construction business from the ground up
•Escape the rat-race and blaze your own path
•Develop a sustainable and predictable business
•But unsure where to start?

…then this course is for you!

In this 32 Module Program, I’ve included everything you need to know including:
•Learn how to find your niche in this wide-open industry
•Labor management: develop an understanding of how to manage in-house employees and subcontractors
•Material management: how to connect with suppliers, perform take-offs, and get materials to the jobsite
•How to accurately estimate projects
•How to navigate paperwork (estimates, contracts, purchase orders, etc.)
•How to effectively market your business – the piece that most contractors swing and miss on
•Develop a deep understanding of customer service and retention – make ’em happy and keep ’em coming back!
•How to execute a well-oiled machine that produces consistent income!
COURSE SYLLABUS:
•Introduction
•Projections
•Present increasing need for trades data
•Education vs trade (tuition costs, etc)
•The reality

•Finding your niche
•So many trades
•Finding your why
•What’s your talent
•Personal choices

•Experience
•Where to start?
•Apprenticeship
•Pushing yourself
•What employers want
•10 things that require zero talent

•Business planning
•Business planning
•Business Plan
•Mission Statement
•Company Values

•Business Formation
•Sole Proprietor
•Limited Liability Company
•Corporation
•Articles of Incorporation
•Employer Identification Number

•Funding
•Where are funds coming from?
•Self-funded
•Partners
•Private investors
•Business loans
•SBA Loans
•Equipment Loans
•Bank financing
•Business grants

•Infrastructure
•Office
•Hardware
•Phone
•Vanity numbers (444-ROOF)
•Fax
•Email
•Website
•Cloud database
•Software
•Construction management software
•File organization
•Banking
•Business Credit
•Bookkeeping

•Licensing
•Requirements
•Testing
•Bonds
•Classifications & Limitations
•Reciprocity and exam waivers
•Renewals
•Continuing Education
•Law

•Human Resources
•Employees
•Employees
•Recruitment
•Interviewing
•Picture ID / License
•Background check
•Drug testing
•Payroll
•Policies
•Handbook
•Termination
•Paperwork
•IRS Form W-4
•IRS Form I-9
•Direct deposit information
•Signed handbook agreement
•Non-compete agreement
•Non-disclosure agreement
•Benefits
•Paid time off (PTO)
•Vacation
•Holidays
•Timesheets
•Working hours
•Subcontractors
•Independent contractor
•IRS Form W-9
•Independent Contractor Agreement
•1099s
•1099 Process
•Finding the right people
•Substance abuse

•Taxes
•Payroll taxes
•Sales tax
•Estimated tax
•Lump sum tax payments

•Insurance
•Worker’s Compensation
•Employees
•Uninsured warning
•General Liability
•Site coverage
•Automobile coverage
•Uninsured warning
•Subcontractors
•Requesting proof of insurance
•Validating proof of insurance
•WC & GL Audits
•Unemployment
•Disability
•Tools & Equipment
•Builder’s Risk Policy

•Safety
•OSHA
•Safety & Health Program
•PPE
•First Aid
•Drug testing
•Emergency preparedness

•Supplier Accounts
•Credit cards
•Suppliers & vendors
•Credit applications
•Payment Terms
•Supplier & vendor pricing

•Marketing
•Branding
•Picking a name
•Logos
•Colors
•Taglines
•Vehicles (magnets & wraps)
•Apparel
•Paperwork
•Email
•Business Cards
•Free stuff
•Digital Footprint
•Social Media Pages
•Facebook
•Instagram
•Linkedin
•Search engine listings
•Better Business Bureau
•Angie’s List & HomeAdvisor
•Inbound Channels
•Referrals
•Friends & family
•Clients
•Realtors
•Business affiliates
•Facebooks Ads
•Facebook groups
•Pay per click
•Website / SEO
•Paid leads
•Craigslist
•Yard Signs
•Office Phone
•Radio
•Television
•Outbound Channels
•Direct Mail
•Door knocking
•Email
•Cold calling
•Salespeople

•Competition
•What do they have to offer?
•How do they position themselves?
•Strength and weakness
•Pricing
•Lowball bids
•Your competitive advantage

•Appointments
•What to bring
•Dressing the part
•Arrival
•Intro
•Building rapport
•Mirroring the client
•Pain points

•Negotiation
•Everything’s negotiable
•Customers
•Suppliers
•Subcontractors
•Emphasis
•Negotiable Terms
•Boxing the objection
•Give and take
•Negotiation lines
•Listening lines
•Presentation
•Talking numbers

•Pricing Jobs
•Market rates
•Cost calculation
•Labor
•Materials
•Turnkey
•Rental
•Taxes
•Overhead
•Permitting
•Contingency
•Profit Margin
•Pricing techniques
•Attention to detail
•Walkthroughs
•Reading Plans
•Accurate measurements
•Accurate scope of work
•Subcontractor estimates
•Supplier estimates
•Understanding demand
•Material pricing fluctuation
•Subcontractor price hikes
•Software

•Customer Service
•Statistics
•The Customer Experience
•Answering the phone
•Showing up on time
•Good communication
•Follow-ups
•Providing updates
•Don’t leave them hanging
•Your product
•The power of walkthroughs
•Making it right
•Freebies
•Referrals & Repeat Business

•Paperwork
•Estimates
•Content
•Scope of work
•What’s included
•What’s not included
•Time limits
•Contingencies for unknowns
•Contracts
•Contract types
•Cost Plus
•Lump Sum
•Scope of work
•What’s included
•What’s not included
•Change order procedure
•Purchase Orders
•Change Orders
•Invoices
•Certificate of Completion
•Insurance companies

•Winning the Bid
•Communication
•Being prepared
•Pitch your bid
•Objections
•Decision-maker buy-in
•Providing value
•Apples to Apples
•Timing
•Getting contract signed

•Scheduling
•Schedule development
•Your role
•Customer inputs
•Labor inputs
•Materials inputs
•Rental inputs
•Inspection inputs
•Delays
•Improvement

•Permitting
•When is a permit required?
•What do you need?
•Plan reviews
•Building to code
•Inspections
•Getting started
•Requesting inspections
•Being prepared
•Scheduling
•Handling inspectors
•Logistics
•Results
•Document submittals
•Pass & fail rates

•Execution: Labor Management
•Leading by example
•What do employees want?
•Tools for success
•Morale
•Improvement
•Correction
•Communication
•Doing the work
•Planning
•Scheduling
•Oversight
•Quality control
•Errors & rework

•Execution: Material Management
•Supplier delivery
•Inspecting upon receipt
•Pickup from supplier
•Inspecting upon receipt
•Material drops
•Drop zones
•Flagging drop area
•Meeting driver at site
•Property damage
•Phased delivery
•Property damage
•Storage
•Setting boundaries
•Debris control

•Execution: Site Management
•Access
•Start and stop times
•Site Preparation
•Exterior
•Interior
•Clean-up
•Safety
•Theft
•Signage
•Cameras
•Job check in sheet
•Take inventory
•Rental
•Porta Jon
•Dumpsters
•Equipment
•Utilities

•Managing Customers (post contract)
•Managing expectations
•Coordination
•Communication
•Updates
•Answering questions
•Client inspection
•Handling bird-dogs
•Payments
•Monitoring budget
•Monitoring schedule
•Monitoring scope
•Overruns
•Walkthroughs
•Handling errors
•References & reviews

•Craftsmanship
•Quality
•Quality assurance
•Quality control
•The Right People
•The Right Materials
•Cutting corners
•Defect claims
•Rework
•Warranties
•Meeting expectations

•Learn to Stand Out
•Answer the phone
•Be on time
•Learn to be likeable
•Have the right attitude
•Pay attention to detail
•Do the little things
•Keep your word
•Do it right the first time
•Keep up with the times

•Money Management
•Getting Paid
•Customer payment
•Payment schedule
•Downpayment
•Draw schedule
•Payment types
•Check
•Cash
•PayPal
•Stripe
•Venmo
•Quickbooks
•Financing
•Financing
•Financing partners
•Construction Loans
•Paying Others
•Employees
•Subcontractors
•Payday
•Bookkeeping
•Taxes
•Projections
•Quickbooks
•Key financial terms
•Revenue
•Expenses
•Net Income
•Assets
•Liabilities
•Cash flow
•Profit & loss statement
•Balance sheet
•Reinvesting
•Reserves
•Are your accounts in good hands?

•Business Management
•Building your team
•Call answering service
•Admin
•Sales
•Estimators
•Labor
•Subcontractors
•Construction attorney
•Insurance agent
•Material & Equipment suppliers
•Bookkeeper
•Accountant
•Marketing consultants
•Mentors
•Office & Shop
•Tools & equipment
•Auto Fleet
•Scaling
•Systems
•Delegation

•Extra: Financial Literacy
•Assets vs Liabilities
•Cashflow Quadrant
•Good & Bad Debt
•Taxes
•Credit
•Top factors affecting your score
•Top negative impacts to credit
•General credit tips
•Mentality
•Freedom
•Summary

Requirements

• Hard work and dedication to taking action in your business

You will learn

✓ Learn how to find your niche in this wide-open industry
✓ Labor management: develop an understanding of how to manage in-house employees and subcontractors
✓ Material management: how to connect with suppliers, perform take-offs, and get materials to the jobsite
✓ How to accurately estimate projects
✓ How to navigate paperwork (estimates, contracts, purchase orders, etc.)
✓ How to effectively market your business – the piece that most contractors swing and miss on
✓ Develop a deep understanding of customer service and retention
✓ How to execute a well-oiled machine that produces consistent income! ???

This course is for

• Individuals looking to enter the construction industry
• Individuals with construction experience looking to form their own business from the ground up

How much does the The Construction Machine course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 60% discount on the original price of the course, which was $29.99. So you save $18 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $36.2 of 102 Construction courses. So this course is 67% cheaper than the average Construction course on Udemy.

Does the The Construction Machine course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, The Construction Machine has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the The Construction Machine course, but there is a $18 discount from the original price ($29.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Matthew Manus, PE, PMP a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Matthew Manus, PE, PMP has created 3 courses that got 1 reviews which are generally positive. Matthew Manus, PE, PMP has taught 3 students and received a 5.0 average review out of 1 reviews. Depending on the information available, Matthew Manus, PE, PMP is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Matthew Manus, PE, PMP

Real Estate Investing & Construction Expert
“I’ve been in entrepreneurship for over 10 years now, with a heavy emphasis in real estate investing and construction. With so much knowledge in these departments, I’ve always wanted to offer quality courses that capture all my experience and give my students the ability to change their lives for the better.”Credentials include:Entrepreneur 10+ YearsReal Estate InvestorNC / SC Licensed General ContractorNC / SC Professional Engineer (Structural)Former NC Licensed Home InspectorPMI – Project Management Professional (PMP)My primary entrepreneurial focus has been in the construction, real estate investing, and Amazon FBA fields.

9.4

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Platform: Udemy
Price: $11.99
Video: 16h 4m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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