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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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John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

Over the last several years manufacturers have been ramping up the size and horsepower of their skid steers and compact ...

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Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk announced its new 120D model at the World of Concrete, a machine that fills a gap in the company’s ...

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Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Despite a decrease in sales during 2015, Volvo Construction Equipment managed a huge improvement in operating income for the year ...

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Missouri DOT makes historic bridges available for free

Champ Clark Bridge, Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has several bridges available for donation to a state, locality or “responsible private entity.” ...

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With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign the trend will reverse any time ...

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Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

The thought of being driven down a highway by a computer inside your car still worries most Americans. Autonomous vehicles are coming ...

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