When a client is so pleased with your work on one project that they offer up more business, sometimes the invitation is sweeping, with the potential to dramatically expand your company’s footprint. No one wants to turn away work, particularly from a valued client.
But, if those projects are in jurisdictions that are new to the company, there will be some regulatory homework to do before making a commitment.
What licenses, paperwork, agreements, etc. will you need to do the work? Are exams required? Depending on the answers to these questions, and the processing times of the various jurisdictions, the licensing process can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months. So, how can you answer a client’s request confidently when opportunity comes knocking?
Consider using a business licensing provider with experience dealing with architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms. They can provide accurate time estimates for specific licenses and jurisdictions and have the knowledge to ensure timely file preparation, review and approval. Another option is to hit the books and research licensing requirements within the project’s jurisdiction(s).
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