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what are Subs?

Hello all, I'm kind of new at this and I see you guys talking about companies that are subs of larger companies. It also seems that working for the larger companies is more profitable. Who are some of the larger or good companies to work for? I'm struggling to turn a profit in this business so either I'm doing something wrong or working for the wrong people. I would appreciate any guidance.
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"What are Subs?"

Tasty little hand held lunchables.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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ok now they had their fun, subs are whom you would use to do the work instead of you doing it yourself. Years ago when I started things were great, but there are so many sandwiches in the way now if you do not have direct contact with a bank or realtor your pretty much, ummm cant print that here.
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Tasty little hand held lunchables.

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Thanks for the chuckle, could go for a good sammich right about now.

I understand the concept of a sub contractor vs. the general contractor. What I'm hoping to find out is who are the big players so I can go after work directly from them. It seems there are a lot of smaller companies, but I just can see how to make money working for them. I'm in a rural area and I can't drive 50 miles between jobs and only get paid $20.00. For me lawn mowings or driveway plowings are a nightmare. In a 12 hour day we will spend 6 hours driving. The pay rates favor lots of work in a small area. We don't have that. Hoping that if I can work for the larger companies I can make a little more and make it work.
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No one is going to tell you that. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is an easy to get into business. Even if you do get in it's not easy work.

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I've been doing this for 4 years, I know it isn't easy.

I don't understand why someone won't tell me. Unless you are in my area you have nothing to loose. And I don't think there very many people doing this in my area. I guess I just feel different about things. If I could help another small business person I would do it unless it would hurt my business.
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I've been doing this for 4 years, I know it isn't easy.

I don't understand why someone won't tell me. Unless you are in my area you have nothing to loose. And I don't think there very many people doing this in my area. I guess I just feel different about things. If I could help another small business person I would do it unless it would hurt my business.
What is your area?
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I really wish people would put their state in their profiles.


Its not like we're asking for your full address or coordinates.
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I am in Northeastern Vt. I would prefer to cover the northern half of the state. If needed I could cover more, but not for the money I've been offered. I know this isn't a get rich business, but a make enough to get by business would be nice. The properties are pretty spread out, and that makes it hard. But we are honest and try to work hard and do the best we can for our client to properly maintain the properties. From what I've seen doing a good job or doing things the right way doesn't matter, that disappointing.
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