There is a shortage of housing and HVAC contractors in Lincoln County and the surrounding area providing an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneur(s) with the right skills to start a business. Several opportunities exist to help an entrepreneur(s) get established.
One opportunity is by working with the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) in Beloit. The NCRPC is seeking contractors to bid on the various housing rehabilitation and weatherization projects they have in the area. The NCRPC maintains a list of appropriately licensed contractors and notifies them as projects become available. Typical project sizes range from $5,000-15,000 for weatherization projects and $15,000-30,000 for rehabilitation projects. For more information, visit the NCRPC website at: http://www.ncrpc.org/services/housing/contractor-opportunities/
The projects through the NCRPC could offer an entrepreneur(s) the ability to become a recognized name and face in many area communities, build relationships with local governments and community organizations, and establish a reputation and references based on completed projects. Other benefits include a steady flow of work along with timely (and guaranteed) payment for services as work is completed.
Below are other resources to help an entrepreneur(s) become a contractor for housing projects:
- Network Kansas Referral Center – Call or e-mail trained referral coordinators for free, personal assistance. A real, live person will discuss your business and guide you to the right resource or resources to help including how to register your business and where to get required licenses to conduct business. The referral center is staffed M-F 8 AM-5 PM. Call (877) 521-8600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation – Works with locals and helps direct entrepreneurs and small business owners to develop business plans and connect with financial resources.