I would highly suggest that as a sub you join your local chapter if there is one in your area. They offer great benefits to helping your business. Contracts, tax laws, licensing changes, ideas for improvement in bidding, accounting, job costing from other trades as well as your competitors. There are other financial type benefits in discounts on different things like Verizon wireless, Sherwin Williams paint and depending on the area insurance discounts. There is a lot more than what I just described but it is an organization that creates strength through numbers and allows a sub to perform on a more level playing field than the tilted one that is often created by the GCs.
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