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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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Antitrust suit alleges Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo conspired to bar Chinese construction equipment from U.S. market

Antitrust suit alleges Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo conspired to bar Chinese construction equipment from U.S. market

International Construction Products has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three biggest names in construction equipment, accusing them of colluding to ...

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How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

“What am I doing here?” That was Patricia Hook’s first question when she arrived at J. Pettiecord two years ago. The ...

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Toro unveils two gas-powered utility vehicles: meet the 500, 700 EFI

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The Toro Company has launched two new gas-powered electronic fuel injection utility vehicles. The 500 EFI and 700 EFI will be ...

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At trade show preview, Intermat awards Wacker Neuson, Liebherr and other machines for productivity, worker safety

At trade show preview, Intermat awards Wacker Neuson, Liebherr and other machines for productivity, worker safety

Journalists attending an Intermat pre-show event got a sneak peek at many of the products to be featured at the ...

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Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14% profit decline for 2014 on slumping farm demand

Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14% profit decline for 2014 on slumping farm demand

It wasn't nearly as bad as the third quarter, but the fourth certainly wasn't much better for CNH Industrial which ...

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ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design software initiative

ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design software initiative

The American Concrete Pavement Association has announced two new initiatives for 2015: The formation of a task force for maintenance ...

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