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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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How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more productive heavy equipment of the future

How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more productive heavy equipment of the future

Electronics continue to lead the dozer technology parade, but there have been two big shifts in the way electronics are ...

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StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries in construction

StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries in construction

Football players wear braces. Why not construction workers? StrongArm Technologies says their ErgoSkeleton braces are designed for the “industrial athlete,” which ...

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Home starts up in April but down year over year due to multi-family drop

Home starts up in April but down year over year due to multi-family drop

U.S. home starts grew by 6.6 percent during April on gains from both single- and multi-family units, but the year-over-year count is ...

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VIDEO: MoDOT slides I-70 bridge into place over Garth Ave.

VIDEO: MoDOT slides I-70 bridge into place over Garth Ave.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says the new Interstate 70 bridge at Garth Avenue is only the second bridge in ...

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Virginia transportation board awards $46.8 million in infrastructure improvement projects

Virginia transportation board awards $46.8 million in infrastructure improvement projects

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) recently awarded four major infrastructure projects valued at $46.8 million. The projects are spread across ...

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Florida road construction worker killed by sweeper truck

Florida road construction worker killed by sweeper truck

On Friday, May 13, a 69-year-old road construction worker was killed when he was run over by a sweeper truck on a job site ...

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