How to open your repair and construction business
In any relatively large city today there are many construction projects. The construction of multi-storey buildings almost never stops, but, as you know, the builders do not do interior decoration, and the buyer of a new building gets an apartment in which they still need to make a full repair. And in many already residential apartments, finishing and construction work are constantly required. A rare person starts repairs on his own, so the services of repair and construction teams are in sufficient demand in the market.
These broad-based specialists offer their customers quick tasks, the cost of their services may vary depending on the level and popularity of the team, but it is not difficult to find builders and repairmen in any city. This niche of the business is quite densely occupied, because it does not require serious investments, and a person with a building education, if he wants to do his own business, will probably choose not to open a full-fledged construction company. The level of competition in this direction is very high, and it is quite difficult for a beginner to enter the market, he does not have a reputation and a well-known name, while many construction teams already have an established clientele.
On the other hand, residents of new buildings, people who first encountered the need for finishing work, are trying to find out information about repair and construction crews in common sources, for example, on the Internet, and here a young company has a chance to interest its client in a more advantageous offer of services, rather than famous name. In this regard, even a start-up company can take its place, but for this you will have to constantly engage in a marketing campaign and earn a positive reputation.
At the first stages, a small number of orders can be economically justified, but subsequently the organization must develop, and in order to survive in this market, it is necessary to offer its customers truly high-quality services without hacking.
It is also worth noting that the relatively large number of repair construction crews today just offer low-quality services, they are builders who are engaged in finishing in their spare time from their main work and therefore rarely care about good work, but offer the customer a low cost and short terms, which especially attracts consumers. These are the teams that bypass with random orders, may not have very good reviews on the market, but at the same time they survive thanks to connections and apparently favorable conditions. Thus, the novice must ultimately offer competitive conditions, but also strive to set their prices below average.
The repair and construction team offers a wide range of its services, from simple cosmetic wall finishing to laying communications. OKVED codes are chosen depending on the list of services, but all such activities fall under the definition of a general group (OKPD 2) 43 Specialized construction works. In order to start your own business, you need to register as a business entity, and in the case of a small company, it makes sense to choose the form of individual entrepreneurship, because it takes less time, requires less serious reporting, and as a result, registration costs a little cheaper. If there is a need to register a legal entity, the form of a limited liability company is preferable, because in this case, as in the case of individual entrepreneurship, a simplified taxation system will be available.
Currently, obtaining special construction licenses is not required, but for legal business, you must join a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for construction. In this regard, it is impossible to accurately determine the amount of necessary investments of the entry fee and other conditions for accepting newcomers to a self-regulatory organization, because each of them establishes its own conditions and requirements.
It is strictly forbidden to work without joining an SRO, but this also has some advantages. For example, in a self-regulatory organization, information may appear that it will transmit to its members. Also there appears information on state grants and competitions that can be used. In any case, the entrepreneur now no longer needs to constantly contact the state authorities and engage in their activities under the supervision of governing bodies. SRO issues work permits, and although it requires its members to fulfill all the conditions set, it is less demanding.
Next, you need to think about finding a room, while seriously consider the option of generally lacking your own office and representative office. If the budget is limited, then you can conduct all negotiations with your customers at their home, all the more, this will allow you to combine negotiations with the assessment and calculation of the cost of work.