3 Ways Small Construction Firms Can Compete in the Big Leagues

  • April 4, 2016

Construction firms have a wide range of sizes, and if yours is one of the smaller ones, it may seem like competing with the heavyweights in the industry is impossible. We understand that in some sense, that is true. It is tough to compete against those who have larger teams, larger capital, and, even sometimes, more experience. But even with the vast difference in various sized companies, you still have the ability to compete if you are small. Here’s how.

Do your homework.

Doing your homework, no matter the project, is important. One of the ways to play in the big leagues is to know your stuff. The construction firms who have continually become larger and more successful did so by being accurate and making sure they were taking their time and doing things correctly. For example, if you rush into a project bid blindly on any area of the project, you will likely pay the cost for things that pop-up. So do yourself a favor as your business continues to grow. Double check your numbers, be sure you are in the know, and verify everything.

Lock-in your value add.

Your value add is important in the long run as well. Many construction firms are very similar in nature. They bid, complete the project, and repeat. But in order to stand out as the little guy in the big leagues of construction, you need to have something that sets you apart. This thing is your value add. Think about what makes you special, and capitalize on it. If you do this and have something that makes you unique to others, you will likely find a higher level of success.

Stay up-to-date with current software tools.

Another way to play in the big leagues is to use your resources well. If you are stuck in a stale CD-ROM software setup, you may be a good candidate for cloud-located project management software. Using software in the cloud allows you to better manage your resources and your business as a whole. If you are disorganized and losing money on each project, you likely have a lot of room for improvement before you play in the big leagues. Check out this post we recently wrote about software pricing and how different models can uniquely benefit you.

Now that you have an idea of how to better compete in the big leagues, we encourage you to set up a time to talk with one of our software experts. Although we only provide construction project management software, we like to think that we can provide you with much more than that. With our background in the industry and our passion for helping you better manage your job sites, we believe we can better prepare your business for the big leagues! So what are you waiting for? Click here to contact us today.

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