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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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New financed construction equipment sales up 10% in April; used sales slip 1%

New financed construction equipment sales up 10% in April; used sales slip 1%

The total number of financed new units for all construction equipment machine types increased 10 percent compared with March, rising ...

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Obama threatens to veto $55 billion Republican transportation bill

Obama threatens to veto $55 billion Republican transportation bill

Transportation funding remains in limbo after a recent patch, and President Barack Obama is threatening to veto a $55 billion ...

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Training offered for installing interlocking concrete pavement

Training offered for installing interlocking concrete pavement

The School for Advance Segmental Paving (SASP) is offering two days of training and education for the mechanical installation of ...

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Poll: Infrastructure a mixed priority for likely Iowa Caucus attendees

Poll: Infrastructure a mixed priority for likely Iowa Caucus attendees

Infrastructure spending has been a hotly debated topic as of late, but it still isn’t as high a priority as ...

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Worker crushed by lift beneath Pittsburgh overpass

Worker crushed by lift beneath Pittsburgh overpass

A construction worker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was killed Saturday in a lift accident beneath an overpass. According to a report from ...

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DC’s Arlington Memorial Bridge needs millions to return to peak condition

DC’s Arlington Memorial Bridge needs millions to return to peak condition

Emergency repairs on Arlington Memorial Bridge are costing $3 million, but that’s nothing compared to what it would cost to ...

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