Chapter 16 – Final Word

When I was first starting my own business, I looked everywhere for a simple book that would show me the basic actions necessary to build a successful contracting business. I never found one.

Now I have written one. I hope that you have found it a good investment of your time and that you will be able to use the information in this book to help you build a successful business.

Contracting is a rough business, but it can be very rewarding as well. I have never met a contractor yet who did not have to work long and hard to achieve his or her success, but I also never met a successful contractor who regretted the time and trouble it took to become successful.

If contracting was a guaranteed way to make easy money, everybody would be a contractor. If it were impossible to succeed in the contracting business, nobody would be a contractor. What the contracting business is, is what you make it.

There is no mystery to becoming a successful contractor. What you need to do is – be honest, work hard, work smart, demand the best from yourself and others, and be persistent in the face of adversity. If you can do these things, then you have what it takes to become a successful contractor.


Kim Hopkins