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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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Vermeer intros PTX40 service plow with remote control for work in confined spaces (PHOTOS)

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Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

A construction worker was killed in Maryland last week when a semi-truck crashed into a work zone along Interstate 95. According ...

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New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, President Obama revealed his administration's plan to raise the wages of millions of ...

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Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

A contractor in Michigan recently endured a rough week where thousands of dollars of vandalism was done to equipment and ...

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Connecticut passes $2.8 billion transportation projects funding program

Connecticut passes $2.8 billion transportation projects funding program

The Connecticut general assembly in a special session approved SB 1501, a bill that provides $2.8 billion in funding for ...

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