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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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GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

Nearly two years after unveiling the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and announcing the midsize pickups would eventually gain ...

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Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the ...

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Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram says it is recalling certain vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens in a sweep that updates software to prevent connected vehicles ...

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Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Calling service technicians the "unsung heroes" of its dealership network, UK-based equipment manufacturer JCB has launched a new program in North ...

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House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund ...

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Construction workers befriend homesick 4-year-old, make him part of the crew

Construction workers befriend homesick 4-year-old, make him part of the crew

How would you feel about a 4 year old telling you to “Get back to work?” A construction crew in ...

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