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Allkare is a building contractor that specializes in home improvements.

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Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants
Stephen Fishman J.D.For the more than twenty million Americans who are self-employed and offer their services on a contract basis, Working For Yourself is the book to have. It tells the reader how to: successfully meet business start-up requirements,comply with strict IRS rules, draft solid consulting and independent contractor agreements, get paid in full and on time.Please see Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements for all the legal forms and agreements necessary either to work as an independent contractor or consultant, or to run a home-based business.
Construction Business Management: What Every Construction Contractor, Builder & Subcontractor Needs to Know
Nick GanawayWritten by a general contractor of 25 years, Construction Business Management offers the lessons learned from both good and not-so-good decisions. Read what it takes to build all aspects of a business that’s profitable, enjoyable, and enduring: a.. Contract Terms & Conditions (to include and to avoid) b.. Fair Allocation of Risk Between Contractor and Owner c.. How to Make Sure You’re Paid What You're Owed d.. Critical Dos and Don'ts of Mechanics Liens e.. How to Select, Hire, and Keep Golden Employees f.. How to Choose Accountants, Lawyers & Insurance Agents g.. How to Target, Check out, Land, & Retain Profitable Customers h.. Effective Marketing Even the Smallest Contractor Can Afford i.. The Required Success Characteristics of a Contractor j.. Avoiding the 57% Four-Year Contractor Failure Rate k.. Opportunities & Requirements of Retail Construction l.. The Importance of the “Human Factor” And much more that will pay off now and throughout your career. Written for contractors, key employees, subcontractors, students, and facility executives. Check out the Table of Contents for more detail.
Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction
Alison DykstraWhat it takes to develop, plan and manage a construction project. This straightforward and readable, yet thorough, textbook focuses on the role of the contractor, taking the reader from start to finish -- from the early development stage through bidding, selection of the contractor, the construction itself, and close-out. A wide range of practical issues are explored, and frequently-asked questions answered: -- Exactly who the players are in construction and what each one does -- Why contractors should avoid some jobs, and how they get the right jobs -- What bidding is, and why the low bid isn't always the best bid -- Why different types of construction contracts carry different levels of risk -- The link between the type of contract and how the contractor gets paid -- Why cost estimates and schedules are keys to project success -- How a general contractor brings in a job on time and on budget And much more: -- Bonds, insurance, and liens -- Avoiding and resolving disputes -- Design-build, integrated project delivery and BIM -- Change orders -- Getting paid -- Extensive glossary of construction project management vocabulary With a complete introduction to Green Building.
Smart Business for Contractors: A Guide to Money and the Law (For Pros By Pros)
James M KramonA contractor needs three basic things to be successful in business: an accountant, a calendar, and this book. Completely revised and updated, the advice in Smart Business for Contractors all but insures a contractor's increased efficiency and profitability.Kramon, aveteran contractor's attorney, walks his readers through details big and small that make the difference between contractors who have more work than they can do yet barely make ends meet and contractors who work at a manageable pace, keep up-to-date records, and turn a profit job after job, year after year. Covering the spectrum of a contractor's career, Smart Business for Contractors includes new detailed information on what a contractor can expect in his first year in business and updated information on tools every contractor needs to plan intelligently for retirement (yes, a contractor needs to begin planning for retirement during his first year in the business!). Also included in this revision is instruction on how to price jobs accurately, draft successful contracts, bill clients and collect payments, optimize every possible tax deduction available to contractors, including the applicable deduction for a home office. There is also timely information on flex-spending plans, record-keeping, and partnership and corporation options all geared toward increasing a contractor's efficiency and profitability.
199 Great Home Businesses You Can Start (and Succeed In) for Under $1,000: How to Choose the Best Home Business for You Based on Your Personality Type
Tyler G. HicksTurn Your Dream of Starting a Home-Based Business into Reality!It's incredibly easy to start a money-making business right from the comfort of your own home. Millions of people just like you are enjoying the freedom—and extra income—of working for themselves. You can too. In 199 Great Home Businesses You Can Start (and Succeed In) for Under $1,000, home-based business guru Tyler Hicks shows you how to achieve your work-at-home dream.Inside you'll learn the secrets to:·Choosing the home-based business that's just right for you ·Getting started in your business with minimal cost ·Building your fortune doing what you love ·Running a business from home while keeping your day job ·Using the Internet to advertise and promote your home-based business ·And much more!This invaluable book will help you begin your promising new life today as a successful home-based entrepreneur!
Building the Custom Home Office: Projects for the Complete Home Work Space
Niall BarrettEverything a homeowner needs to know about designing a custom work space at home. Includes information on building home-office furniture, space planning and ergonomics, materials, lighting and computers. Featuring 12 projects, complete with measured drawings and cut lists.
Make It Right: Expert Advice on Home Renovations
Mike HolmesStar of the popular HGTV program Holmes on Homes, Mike Holmes has written a book every home owner considering or actually doing a renovation needs to have.His book, Make It Right, walks readers through a renovation from start to fi nish, from the process of fi nding a reliable contractor to explaining the inner workings of a house. Holmes covers the most popular renovation projects and describes the most common pitfalls. Packed with informative sidebars, checklists, diagrams and photographs, all showing what to expect from contractors and trades people and how to keep every renovation running on time and on budget, Make It Right is the book you need to read before you plan a renovation. Be smart. Take charge. Get it right the fi rst time.
Second Homes for Dummies
Bridget McCrea and SpignesiThinking about owning a second home? Whether you want a relaxing getaway spot, a future retirement home, or just a place to rent out for profit, having a second home has always been a good investment. But how will you know where to look, how to invest, and what you need to avoid?Second Homes For Dummies gives you the tools you need to handle the entire second-home buying process from concept to completion! This book covers the bases and the basics of buying a second home, presenting all information in a logical and modular format so you can find just what you need on the subjects that interest you. You’ll find out everything you need to know to:Determine whether or not a second home is right for youMaximize your options for a second homeSearch for a home and find the money to pay for itRent out your home for profitRenovate and maintain it to ensure its growing valueMake your second home your primary homeLook for and purchase a home in another countryAlso provided are a list of the best places in the world to buy a home, ways to improve your home and make it first rate, and rules that you should talk about with your guests. With Second Homes For Dummies, you can make your dream of having a second home come true!
Organizing Your Home Office For Success : Expert Strategies That Can Work for You
Lisa KanarekWorking from home offers many challenges from finding the right space for your home office to balancing your home and office life. This easy-to-follow guide to organizing your home office is filled with proven strategies for creating a clutter-free, efficient home office. Whether you're suffering from information overload or sharing a home office with your toss-everything spouse, home office organizing expert Lisa Kanarek's advice will get you on the right track to an organized and productive home office. Her organizing methods are tailored to meet everyone's needs from a perfectionist to a pack rat.
The Complete Guide to Second Homes for Vacation, Retirement, and Investment
Gary W. EldredThe Complete Guide to Second Homes for Vacations, Retirement, and InvestmentChoosing the perfect locationFinding the right homeForecasting investment potentialHow to save thousands on financingHere's the knowledge you need to find, buy, and get the most fun and profit from your second homeIf you've been thinking about buying a second home for getaways, vacations, investment, or retirement, now is the time to do it. You'll gain from low interest rates, easier financing, large tax savings, and strong potential for appreciation. Smart buyers are getting into the market now, before aging boomers push prices even higher.But what's the best way to afford a second home? How much should you pay? What are the tax benefits? How can you be sure you're getting good value for your money? What kinds of financing are possible? How can you negotiate the best deals and bargain prices? Nationally renowned real estate expert Dr. Gary Eldred provides complete answers to these and all your other questions concerning the purchase of a second home. In a simple and clear style, he fills you in on everything you need to know to:* Develop a strategy to increase affordability * Research the market to find your best location * Choose a home that will quickly appreciate * Make the most of current tax-saving techniques* Select the right homeowner's insurance* Rent to minimize risk and maximize profit* Create value through home improvements* Vacation free worldwide through home exchanges
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