Small Business Tax Center
Small Business Ideas, Grants &
Plans to Start & Run a Business:

Small Business Grants
Network in Cyberschmooz Community Ask Questions Questions and Answers Share Tips Small Business Ideas List Your Business Business Advice from Idea Cafe Experts Coffee Talk with Experts Starting A Business Business Plan Biz Planning | Sample Plans Small Business Ideas Idea Name Your Biz Name Plan Your Biz Plan Financing $ Starting a Business Do It! Running your Business Marketing Tips Promotional Merchandise Marketing Tips Marketing | Sales | Customers Human Resources HR | Employees | Contractors Legal Forms & Tax Information Legal | Biz Forms Managing a Business Managing | Operations
Financing Resources Financing Your Business E Commerce & Webhosting eCommerce Take Out Info Trade Publications FREE Trade Publications Business Books Biz Books Your Own Business Small Business News Small Biz News Gen X Biz Gen X Biz Work at Home Work @ Home Business Information The Fridge - Biz Info on Ice Destress Send Awards Send Awards & Greetings Yoga At Your Desk Yoga @ Your Desk Fun Guide Guide to Find FUN Online About Idea Cafe Press Idea Cafe has received Idea Cafe in the News Idea Cafe's Kudos Kudos for Idea Cafe Advertise on Idea Cafe Advertise on Idea Cafe Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Contact Idea Cafe Contact Idea Cafe Link to Idea Cafe Link to/from Idea Cafe Join Idea Cafe
Search Idea Cafe Site Directory Site Map Online directory to business resources Biz Web Guide

Expert Answers to Biz Questions

Listen in! Pick up some expert advice to a reader's question that we selected from CyberSchmooz.

color business bar

5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Construction Business


As you may know – since you are reading this article – a business based on construction can be very profitable, especially if you do everything right.


It goes without saying that the most important thing you’ll want to avoid is a Mesothelioma lawsuit. To do this, you should refuse to use asbestos as a construction material, for example.


However, there are other things that you may want to take into account before starting such a business. As mentioned before, if you do it right, this type of business can be highly profitable.



  • Permits and Licenses

Naturally, you must obtain all of the relevant licenses and permits that you need before starting your construction business. 


If you don’t know exactly which ones you should get, you can visit a council office in your area and they will tell you which legal papers you’ll need. You can also find such information online – but it is recommended to refer to a council office.



  • Location of the Office

The times when you could start a business from your garage are long gone, especially if you want to engage in a large-scale one. Therefore, before starting a construction business, you should try and find an office space that fits your needs and can act as your base of operations.


Obviously, the office must be welcoming enough for your clients, have a boardroom where you can hold meetings, and look incredibly professional as well.



  • Insurance Cover

Given that accidents can happen out of a sudden at the workplace, your business must be covered by insurance – especially when it comes to the construction business.


For this, you should research insurance covers and find the one that fits your business the best. On top of that, you must also ensure that all of your employees are adequately trained and able to handle various construction equipment that you may purchase.



  • Appropriate Equipment

Since equipment will be the heart of your business, one way or another, you have to make sure that the one you buy is of high-quality and doesn’t endanger your employees.

However, you should also buy only the equipment that you will need and use, or else your budget will suffer. Make sure to purchase the essentials and leave the bigger tools/equipment for when they are required.



  • Safety and Health Requirements

As mentioned before, a construction business comes with a lot of risks for both you and your employees. Naturally, this implies very high safety and health standards.


You must ensure that all of your employees stick to those standards and apply them while on the job. It is your responsibility to make sure that the people you hire work under the safest conditions possible.


The Bottom Line

Keep in mind that, if someone gets injured because some safety standards were not implemented, they can easily sue you and your company. This can easily be the very first step towards the closure of your company.


In short, you have to consider all of the above before actually starting your construction business. Don’t leave them for a later date, as it might be too late for your company!


Small Business Tax CenterIdea Cafe HomeSign UpBiz Grant CenterCyberSchmoozCoffee Talk with ExpertsPeople in Biz ProfilesStarting Your BizBiz PlanningRunning Your BizFREE Trade PublicationsMarketingFinancing Your BizHuman ResourcesLegal & Biz FormsManaging Your BizeCommerceYou and Your BizGen XWork@HomeThe FridgeDe-StressSend an AwardSend an eGreetingYoga @ Your DeskWeb GuideIdea Cafe in the NewsAbout Idea CafeAdvertise on Idea CafeContact UsPrivacy PolicySite MapSmall Biz News

Copyright 1995-2020, Idea Cafe Inc. Downloads are for personal use only, not for resale to others, and may not be reprinted in any form without written permission from Idea Cafe Inc.

DISCLAIMER: We hope whatever you find on this site is helpful, but be cautioned that it may not apply to your own situation, or be totally current at any given time. Idea Cafe Inc. and all of its current and past experts, sponsors, advertisers, agents, contractors and advisors disclaim all warranties with regard to anything found anywhere on this family of websites, quoted from, or sent from Idea Cafe. and its related sites, publications and companies. We also take no responsibility for comments published by others on these pages.

TRADEMARKS: The following are Registered Trademarks or Servicemarks of DevStart, Inc.: Idea Cafe®, Online Coffee Break®, The Small Business Gathering Place®, Take out Info®, Biz Bar & Grill®, Complaint-O-Meter®, A Fun Approach to Serious Business™, CyberSchmooz™, and BizCafe™.