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Old 12-25-2018, 01:08 PM
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How to use my competition as subcontractors

I am a licensed landscape contractor and heavy into designing all of my projects. I have been using unlicensed landscapers who can do pretty much do all aspects of a landscape project and I provide all the materials.

I do not have any actual direct employees and don't intend to in the future. Things are not working out so smoothly since everyone is so busy. I am thinking of a way I can work with my competition by asking them if they will consider being a subcontractor for me. I would sell the job under my license and hand over the whole thing to them to install.

I'm not sure how to approach them as I wonder if they would be concerned that I would be privy to everyone's pricing and use that info to leverage the best quote but that's what GCs do anyway. I think I would have to convey to them that I am no longer doing business the same way I have in the past ?

Any thoughts or advice about how to transition into a new business model?
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