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post #1 of Old 06-16-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Subcontracting / Referring jobs


I own carpet cleaning company in NYC.
We get few jobs every day that we can't schedule (out of area, no same day availability, commercial cleaning, etc) And jobs that turn out to need a different type of service (duct cleaning, maid service etc)
I was thinking of developing an app that allow companies to subcontract / refer jobs to one another (may be in other industries as well) and get a commission out of the job.
Obviously we will have to background check, check insurance, etc of each company or contractor that wants to join the app to make sure they are legit.

Do you guys have the same problem? would you sell a job to a different company for a commission?
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post #2 of Old 06-16-2015, 04:55 PM
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I would sell another company a job. I have sold and given another company a job. I'm talking to someone right now about doing it again on a regular basis. And, I'm in talks with another person about doing it on a larger scale.

I really don't think this is a common problem though. Most people don't know how to make their phone ring much with their own business so I doubt it would see much use.
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Well, i assumed that the people who don't know how to make the phone ring would be happy signing up and take on jobs from other, more established companies While the bigger companies can grow and access good workforce more easily.
Also, theoretically they can start offering their existing (though small) customer base other services like duct cleaning and home cleaning and subcontract it to a qualified professional to perform it.

With all of those startups like homejoy and others popping up i thought maybe we as small businesses can fight back and help each other grow by ourselves

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How many of us can make the phone ring?

How many of us can make the phone ring with customers we can't service?

How many of THEM aka us are scared to share customers?

How many of those that can't make the phone ring would (A) actually do the job (B) do a quality job (C) have insurance to sign up (D) could pass a background check?

When the banks made it mandatory to have background checks for anyone that was on their repo properties they lost 35% of their sub contractors. And that was a LOT of sub contractors that they lost.
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Personally, I don't really get any calls that are out of my area or for things we don't do (we only clean houses). I give away the customers that I don't want for one reason or the other. Normally they are a pain in the ass for me in some way but to someone else they might not be a PITA.

Now for lawn care, I'd get lots of calls for everything under the sun (no pun intended).
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I do that for the past 15 years

You just need to check the contractors well. In the customer eyes, they deal with you not with your subcontractors. I train lads, i hire them for 12 months & then i pass them jobs. They earn more and i am not stuck with a pile of works.

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