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Five tips for growth from an expert construction marketer

Five tips for growth from an expert construction marketer

Neenah, Wisconsin-based Miron Construction Company has annual revenues of $500 to $600 million and more than 1,200 employees. But contractors ...

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Seven low-cost ways to market your construction firm

Seven low-cost ways to market your construction firm

You don't have spend big bucks to start putting your best foot forward. Here are seven tactics you can easily ...

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How to begin effectively marketing your construction company

How to begin effectively marketing your construction company

There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, ...

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Do you have a handle on your costs?

Do you have a handle on your costs?

Tracking costs is one part of cash flow management – the life blood of your company Most contractors have no clue what ...

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Are you poised to fail?

Are you poised to fail?

 Know your Business series, Part II   He overinvested in equipment. He bought too many shiny new trucks. He borrowed a lot ...

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Real stories

Real stories

A quick  search for construction company embezzlement tales leads to a multitude of examples, including: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee: Karen Tripp, ...

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One contractor’s embezzlement: What happened

There’s much more to the contractor tale we highlighted in our “Are you being embezzled?” story. Here is this Southern California ...

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Statistics on embezzlement

In 2011, the construction industry saw 16 embezzlement cases with a gross loss $13.9 million and an average loss $871,438, ...

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Avoid Tax Audits

Avoid Tax Audits

By now, you should have your W-2 forms in hand and be starting to work on your taxes. As a ...

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You’re Fired!

You’re Fired!

How to terminate employees humanely, while protecting your interests Ask any manager: Terminating an employee is one of the hardest parts ...

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Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

During the reconstruction of a bridge in what looks to be a very rural part of Brazil, with the water ...

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Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Gravely intros the Atlas: a jobsite vehicle aimed at contractors with a focus on hauling and towing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Gravely has created a new segment for off-road vehicles with the release of their new Atlas jobsite vehicle (JSV). To set itself ...

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Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. sets dates for annual heavy equipment mega-auction in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers today announced the dates for its annual multi-day equipment auction held in Orlando. Dubbed "The Big One," the ...

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Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Caterpillar’s rugged new 903C compact wheel loader is low-spec by design

Most new machine introductions come with all the bells and whistles. But when Caterpillar introduced its atypically low-spec 903C compact ...

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JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB has announced it is cutting 150 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Staffordshire, England. According to a report from the ...

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