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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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FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

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Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen America's new SP 25i slipform paver offers Tier 4 interim-compliant emissions, an update for the current SP 25 line. The ...

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PHOTOS: Google to build greenhouse-like HQ defined by movable construction housed in see-through canopies (VIDEO)

PHOTOS: Google to build greenhouse-like HQ defined by movable construction housed in see-through canopies (VIDEO)

With construction of competitor Apple's new spaceship-like Campus 2 well underway, Google has announced its own plans for a revamp ...

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REVIEW: 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro fuel economy crashes what is otherwise a pretty great party (PHOTOS)

REVIEW: 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro fuel economy crashes what is otherwise a pretty great party (PHOTOS)

Toyota’s Tundra has been a staple in the company’s line-up for more than a decade and it only gets better ...

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Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved roughly $2.5 billion in transportation plan projects and associated ...

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CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants

CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants

CNH Industrial has confirmed indefinite layoffs at two plants in response to, "market conditions," as the farm and construction equipment ...

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