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The ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course
(leading to ExpertRating Construction Business Management Skills Certification).

Your contracting business can gain a powerful and permanent advantage over the competition by practicing expert business management. Learn how to enhance your company's business by gaining knowledge about the practical management tools. This course gives you hands-on, practical management tools to help you desigs them coming back. This course will show each person on your business team how to understand the entire operations of the organization so they can help improve the management process.

Production managers will see how the sales people and estimators rely on their performance to meet timelines and project costs. Finance and administration people will learn how to keep other managers and staff updated on critical company operations while keeping a pulse on the financial health of the company.

The contractor/owner will discover how each part of the management team can affect and improve total company operations. Discover how to get your management group working as a well-informed team. This course will provide you with clear and simple directions to give your contracting company the strongest possible business advantage.

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This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Gene Fessenbecker.

Gene Fessenbecker

About the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course instructor : Gene Fessenbecker brings his years of experience as a remodel contractor, custom home builder and construction manager to a focus in his books and self-study courses about the business of contracting. His published works include the "Advantage Contractor Business Success Series," "Construction Management Excellence," and 13 accredited self-study courses for the Oregon Contractors Board Education Program. Gene speaks to regional and national contractor association conferences about the business of construction contracting.

 Successful Construction Business Management requirements: For taking this instructor led Online ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course you need Internet access, an e-mail Id, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
"Great course! Really provided a lot of insight into construction management."
"I tried going into the discussion area on one occasion, but, had trouble accessing it, so I didn't go back again. It didn't matter as I didn't have any questions anyway. Overall, I felt that the course was very well laid out and pertainent to meet my needs of starting a contracting business. My only suggestion is that you add a Lesson or section within a Lesson explaining insurance requirements. shb"
"I really enjoyed the course and the contents had lots of information."
"I did find a lot of helpful information in the course. I have been working in construction project management from an administrative end, without construction experience. I found a lot of the information beneficial."
"Thank you, Gene, for this great course. I learned a lot from it. Your insight and experience were very valuable."
Best, most informative class I've ever taken in my life!"
"Good stuff for my startup company. Thanks!"
"This course was very informative and covered as much as possible in such a short time. I would recommend this course to others interested in the construction field."
"Highly informative, right on, and to the point. Especially when it came to the final exam. In other words, you better have kept up with the lesson. I would recommend this course to anyone."
"This was my 1st on-line course. It wasn't as easy as I imagined. It certainly required "hitting the books" as much as being in class. I am a licensed contractor, yet you taught me a lot. The course is very beneficial."
"The exam really made me think! Thank you."

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The ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course

(leading to ExpertRating Construction Business Management Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's few ISO 9001:2000 Certified companies (from TUV America) which offers an Online Construction Business Management Course (leading to ExpertRating Construction Business Management Skills Certification).


ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2000 company, it is a Square Trade business member since 2002 and HackerSafe approved. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware which has been developed by experienced Construction Business Managers.

 The ExpertRating Construction Business Management Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Construction Business Management Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course & Certification:

 How much does the Construction Business Management Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course leading to Construction Business Management Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Construction Business Management Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Construction Business Management Certificate. The Construction Business Management certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

ExpertRating Successful Construction Business Management Certification

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Construction Business Management certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Construction Business Management certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Construction Business Management certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Construction Business Management skills that you will learn during the Construction Business Management Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware that is provided along with the Construction Business Management certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


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It is expected that by the year 2016, there would be around 56, 4000 Construction Managers employed in the United States. With the careers in Construction Management booming, this is the time to become a Certified Construction Manager!

Construction Managers are also called Construction Supervisors, Project Engineers, Project Managers, and Project Engineers. They handle construction projects of commercial, residential and industrial nature which include houses, bridges, roads, hotels, and buildings. They blueprint, design and superintend construction projects but do not do any real construction. They manage the people involved in construction from supervisors to workers. In a nutshell, we can say that they basically oversee the construction project; acting like a guide to the people involved in the construction. Construction Managers chalk out cost effective methods of completing the project.

It is imperative to hold a bachelorís degree in Construction Management or Construction Science or Civil Engineering in order to practice as a Construction Manager. The degree courses include courses in Site Planning, Inspection Procedures, Information Technology, Administration and Construction Methods. A Masters degree in Construction Management or Construction Science further enhances the career prospects in Construction Management. Some people even obtain Doctoral degrees in Construction Management. However, the most important thing is to have a practical experience in this field. You can enhance your resume with an ExpertRating Online Business Management Certification which will give you an edge over the rest. Through this course you would gain the skills and knowledge that are required to be a Certified Construction Manager.

ExpertRating Online Construction Business Management Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

How can your new or existing contracting business gain an advantage over your competition? That's what you'll learn in this course. Good trade work is important in contracting, but business skill is what produces profit and personal satisfaction. In the first lesson, you'll learn that the real advantage to having a successful business is in practicing good business skills. You'll also learn the importance of applying general business practices to the special demands of operating a contracting business.

Friday - Lesson 02

Today's lesson is all about the business plan, which is similar to a blueprint of a building. As you know, along with the building's specifications, a blueprint details how the building is to be built. So a business plan details how the business is to be built and operated. Each trade person involved in the construction project can look at the plans and specs and learn exactly what their part of the project is. You want to approach your business plan like a general contractor deals with the construction of a building. During construction, the general contractor may do some of the work personally and hire others for specific trade work. You should also plan to do some of the business management yourself and hire someone to do the work you aren't familiar with, especially at the start.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Marketing is a critical part of your contracting business plan and operations. It's also an area where many contractors run into trouble. But if you market your company even a little better than the average, you can stand out ahead of the competition in your community. Today's lesson will deal with the technique of using general marketing principles in marketing your contracting business, how to set up an effective marketing plan as a part of your overall business plan, and effective ways to market your contracting services through a regular process of informing the public of what you do. Nothing you do for your business will give you more control over its destiny. With effective marketing comes business stability, the most important business asset you can have.

Friday - Lesson 04

Effective marketing produces sales leads. Today, you'll learn to turn those leads into sales. Anything you do in your contracting business requires that someone purchase something from you. When you know the basics of good selling, you gain another advantage that can make the business of contracting easier. Whether you or someone else in your company does the selling, you want to know that you're getting the most results for the time you've spent. This lesson will explore the people skills of selling, how to use a sure-fire sales process, and how to turn the benefits of good customer service into easy sales.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

It seems too obvious to say that because you're a contractor, you must deal with contracts. Yet many contractors hate the paperwork of contracting. In this lesson, you'll find out how to turn the paperwork demon into your friend. First, this lesson will look at how contracts are made and how they work in construction contracting. Next, it will show you how to take charge of your contract form and put it to use in your business. Finally, the lesson will explore some basics of construction liens and how to work with them. You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to deal with contracting paperwork.

Friday - Lesson 06

Next to the marketing plan, the financial plan is probably the most important process within your business plan. In a small business, the financial plan details how the contractor will manage the money that flows into and out of the business. The financial plan is the focus of your business activity. Today's lesson will help you through a simple process of identifying financial objectives that your business can provide for you. This lesson will also review some accounting basics. You'll learn helpful ways to handle your financial records and create financial statements. It will also look at ways to find money for your new business, to expand your business, and to keep your business financially healthy.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will deal with an estimating system that produces accurate costs and works well for your type of contracting. First, this lesson will look at the process of gathering information for your estimate. Failure to uncover all the cost details of your project means that you're going to pay for part of the project yourself. Next, it will look at a sample estimating process in a step-by-step manner. This lesson’s sample can serve as a model for you to consider what process is best for your type of contracting. Then you can build your own model and use it for your benefit. Finally, the lesson will look at the art of pricing. This activity deals with marking up your estimated project costs to secure all of the overhead costs of your business operations.

Friday - Lesson 08

Effective project scheduling enables you to manage the time and the flow of production. With a well-organized project schedule, you can manage the activities of a construction project as well as the transition periods between projects. Proper scheduling keeps life sane for the general contractor and the specialty contractor, too. It's the best way to keep both personal life and business activities manageable. There's a lot more to it than just having materials and workers arrive at the project on time. In today's lesson, you'll see how skill in scheduling can give you an advantage.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Construction contracting is a means of providing a personal service to another person, usually a property owner. The owner wants a specific task done. Property owners and general contractors who hire contractors and subcontractors are more and more concerned about the status of the contractor they're hiring. That's why it's important for you to be able to demonstrate that you are, indeed, a contractor or subcontractor. There are simple requirements for independent contractor status that every construction contractor has to meet, and will be covered in today's lesson. This lesson will also look at employee issues including the laws and taxes involved. You might not know that, by law, you're either defined as an independent contractor or an employee.

Friday - Lesson 10

Nothing will ruin your day quicker than a phone call from the project site reporting a serious injury to one of your workers. Construction workers seem to be risk takers. They believe they're able to work without diligence to safe work practices. This lesson will show you why safety is such a good business practice. Itinvolves issues of labor costs and project management. When your employees are working safely, you're likely to generate greater profits and more satisfied customers. Risk management involves the idea that you can control the risk factors on the project site. This lesson explores various safety techniques that will help your crews to work safely. This includes regular attention to their work practices. The idea is to educate your crews to recognize risks and reduce their exposure to injury.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

People live and work in the buildings you build. Because you're a contractor, you have people looking over your shoulder judging your work. There are two main reasons for this. First, they have to be safe in the buildings and be able to get out quickly, if necessary. Second, construction produces waste byproducts that aren't always healthy, and people want to know that your work will not adversely affect them. This lesson will look at ways to make issues with building codes and the environment less of a problem for you.

Friday - Lesson 12

Your office is a critical business tool that you have to learn to use as you build advantages into your contracting company. Fortunately, it isn't hard to set up and maintain an office if you start out by matching your office needs to your business operating needs. From experience one learns that organizing business activities makes a huge positive difference to the success of a business. No matter the size, a well set-up office makes life easier. In this final lesson, you'll find suggestions on how to equip and set up your office to fit your type of operation. The more people you have in your company, the greater your need to have their activities organized. People have to know how to do their work to help the company with its efficiency.

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