Atlanta Building News
September 27, 2011

Building Partnerships: How to Work with Trades

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Building Partnerships: How to Work with Trades

Trade contractors can make or break your business, especially in today's labor market. Yet how can you find and keep qualified and talented trade contractors? The key is forming partnerships with the trades that foster teamwork, communication and mutual growth.

"Building Partnerships: How to Work with Trade Contractors" shows you how to increase the professionalism and loyalty of your trade by treating them as an extension of your building team. Home builder and industry expert Bob Whitten discusses techniques builders can use to form profitable partnerships with the trades:

•    Finding and evaluating trade contractors
•    Striking a balance among trades, businesses, competencies, and prices
•    Negotiating and writing effective trade contractor agreements
•    Establishing comfort zones to keep trades working at peak efficiency
•    Scheduling effectively to increase control of the work and finances
•    Ensuring quality performance

Member Price: $9

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