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Old 05-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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Using subs for routes vs new team

Anyone use sub contractors for routes? What are the pros/cons of using subs vs hiring a new team?
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:18 AM
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I sub out all the time,
in fact a large ammount of out income is from subbing.
if your willing to take 20% this is the market for you.
it keeps the comp busy while your getting the contracts. pass it over to them, collect your 20%, everyone's happy.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:46 AM
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I sub out all the time,
in fact a large ammount of out income is from subbing.
if your willing to take 20% this is the market for you.
it keeps the comp busy while your getting the contracts. pass it over to them, collect your 20%, everyone's happy.
Thanks, that makes sense. My uncle had a nice route but he got really sick and had another guy take over. Unfortunately he was out so long the guy actually "took over" and took the accounts. How do you prevent that from happening?
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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When you sub out, do they show up with their name on their truck and shirts, or do you have them wear your name? Just curious. Do you explain to your customers that you'll be having another company do the work?
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:34 AM
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Thanks, that makes sense. My uncle had a nice route but he got really sick and had another guy take over. Unfortunately he was out so long the guy actually "took over" and took the accounts. How do you prevent that from happening?
You have to have them sign a contract for the work that includes a "no compete" clause. These are usually set up so that they cannot take on one of your customers for a set time period after they are no longer working as your subcontractor, usually two years.
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