Why The Construction Industry Is Still a Great Option for Entrepreneurs


There has been a great deal of uncertainty in the world of business over the last few years and many an entrepreneur has struggled to select a viable industry that has longevity and sustainability. This article shows why the construction industry is one such possibility that still provides a solid option for new and emerging businesses. It also shows the type of skills that will be mandatory to successfully enter the sector.

Why construction still pays

Construction and the built economyaresectors with the widest array of jobs and professions. From bricklayers, ground workers and plumbers, to roofing and electricians and project managers, these jobs present a number of entry opportunities for entrepreneurs. There is also the widest range of infrastructure and building projects that are undertaken, from high tech manufacturing factories, family homes and schools to transport and communication infrastructure. It all needs to be built and maintained and the construction industry is the arena that it is all coordinated and performed.

Bricks and mortar are still seen as a worthwhile investment. Investors are still spending money in this sector as a way to hedge against the hyper inflationary movements of most currencies around the world.

There is a growing demand for new and bigger homes.There has been a surge in demand across the US for new homes and a prevailing argument that no one can keep up with such demand. Add to this the huge increases in healthcare and education infrastructure needs and you have some huge pressures on the construction industry to produce. These are the areas where construction will be required over the long term and as such will provide a sustainable and long-lasting business option.

You don’t need to be a builder to get involved in jobs in the built environment. General entrepreneurial skills can be used to run a number of ancillary services or even your own construction company where you subcontract the engineering and building skills that are required.

The skills and support you will need

The universal premise is that to enter the construction and built environment industry you will need to have some professional construction and engineering skills. However, it is important to realize from the outset (as mentioned above) that you won’t need to have every single skill. Many successful entrepreneurs outsource and use professional service providers and contractors. There is support such as construction specific accounting provided by companies like, and the ability to hire in other professionals that will allow you to focus on providing the service that you are skilled to do. Accounting, project management, human resources are all areas that construction entrepreneurs outsource in the modern age.

The fact of the matter is that as long as you have any one of the specific construction skills than there should be nothing stopping youas these skills are in demand.Alternatively, if you don’t have these construction specific skills and want to get involved in the sector, then you need to outsource and subcontract the skills that you need to successfully drive a construction business. Start small, as a one man show specializing in one area of construction and over time you may be able to take on bigger projects and include more elements of the construction process in the business.

Amy Virgilio
Amy Virgilio is passionate about bringing new ideas and creativity through writing.

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