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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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Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of ...

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Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last ...

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FACE THE FUTURE: 5 reasons construction companies need to buy Google Glass right now

FACE THE FUTURE: 5 reasons construction companies need to buy Google Glass right now

Despite the excitement around its unveiling more than two years ago—complete with the wearable device shooting a live video during ...

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SDLG fills gap in wheel loader lineup with 3-cubic-yard LG948L

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Responding to customer demand, SDLG has launched the 3.0-cubic-yard LG948L, designed for a range of construction applications. Alan Quinn, director of ...

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