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post #1 of Old 04-09-2019, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Pro's/Con's subcontracting?

I've had several larger company's call me in the last 2 years to bid on local jobs and up until today I have always turned them away. Today, I agreed to meet this Friday with a guy from ABM to bid a local clinic BUT I'm apprehensive about subbing any job. Some of my concerns are as listed below. Anyone with experience subcontracting please chime in, I need more insight from others in the business.


I've never subbed so I don't know exactly what to expect
Receiving payment ON TIME
Loss of profit due to middle man
Less control of the account

Are there any advantages to subcontracting? Will I be stuck in a contract if things go south?
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post #2 of Old 06-28-2019, 10:39 AM
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Advantages...well, maybe for the new business owner desperate for business it's a foot in the door learning experience, but other than that there are no advantages.

You're earning pennies on the dollar when you could be making full price doing it for yourself.

Payment terms are often in the Net 60 to 90 day range.

Needless to say, we turn down all such offers.
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