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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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VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, ...

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Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu focused on reducing cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier ...

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Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

As models strutted down a runway during a fashion show in London earlier this week, a construction worker tumbled through ...

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Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 ...

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New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, ...

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GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t need a change since 1947

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t need a change since 1947

In an age of plastic boxes and tool bags made of various composite materials, a steel tool box like the ...

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