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6 tips to find and hire the right subbie

Published 7th March 2023

Hey there, business owners! Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of finding and hiring the right subcontractors? Here's 6 tips that hopefully sparks some confidence and the know-how to find the right subbie.

  1. Find your Subbie Buddy: Not all tradies are open to subcontracting, but with Subbie Buddy, you can find other businesses who are ready to take on commercial work and subcontracting opportunities. It's like Tinder, but for business partnerships! Find local tradies near you.
  2. Get referrals: Word of mouth is a powerful thing, so don't be afraid to ask other contractors or industry professionals for recommendations. They'll likely have experience working with subcontractors and can give you the inside scoop on their skills and reliability.
  3. Check their credentials: Safety first, folks! Before hiring a subcontractor, make sure they are licensed and insured to protect you and your business in case of any accidents or damages on the job site.
  4. See their skills in action: Ask to see their portfolio of previous work, and reach out to their references to get an idea of their work ethic and quality. Seeing their past work and hearing from others who have worked with them will give you a better idea of whether they're the right fit for your project.
  5. Communication is key: We all know that good communication is essential for a successful project. Make sure your subcontractor is easy to reach and able to explain their process and answer any questions you may have.
  6. Negotiate: Once you've found a subcontractor you're interested in working with, it's time to negotiate a fair price for their services. Take into account their experience, the scope of the project, and any additional costs like materials or equipment.

By following these tips, you'll find and hire the right subcontractors for your business in no time. Just remember to do your due diligence and keep those lines of communication open. With the right team in place, your project will be a huge success!

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