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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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Doosan intros 3 new wheeled excavator models, discusses North American highway applications

Doosan intros 3 new wheeled excavator models, discusses North American highway applications

In North America, wheeled excavators are more of a niche machine, appealing primarily to municipalities in the Northeast, the Southeast ...

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Ram unveils Texas Ranger 1500: a concept truck Chuck Norris would give 2 roundhouse kicks up (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ram unveils Texas Ranger 1500: a concept truck Chuck Norris would give 2 roundhouse kicks up (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Look, there's nothing in Ram's announcement of the Texas Ranger 1500 that explicitly says the truck was designed in honor ...

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PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you might have missed in our End-of-Winter roundup

PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you might have missed in our End-of-Winter roundup

With winter coming to a close, some contractors in the colder parts of the country aren't done with snow and ice ...

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Diggerland USA unleashes a fleet of JCB WorkMax UTVs as the construction theme park’s newest ride

Diggerland USA unleashes a fleet of JCB WorkMax UTVs as the construction theme park’s newest ride

Making good on its promise to continue adding new heavy equipment for patrons to get behind the controls of, Diggerland ...

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Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Workers with C.G. Schmidt and Choice Construction, among other contractors, have completed what they claim is the largest continuous concrete ...

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Construction worker killed in senseless Connecticut jobsite shooting

Construction worker killed in senseless Connecticut jobsite shooting

Another shooting has claimed the life of a construction worker while on the job, this time in Connecticut. According to a ...

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