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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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JCB unveils the 100C-1: This 10-ton compact excavator is the company’s largest yet (PHOTOS)

JCB unveils the 100C-1: This 10-ton compact excavator is the company’s largest yet (PHOTOS)

At a special press event at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, Thursday, JCB unveiled a machine the company ...

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Chevrolet’s new box delete Colorado model makes it the first midsize work truck

Chevrolet’s new box delete Colorado model makes it the first midsize work truck

Just in case you were wondering how serious or invested General Motors is in its new midsize pickups, the answer is, ...

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Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what contractors and heavy equipment haulers need to know

Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what contractors and heavy equipment haulers need to know

The Federal Bridge Law was established in 1975 by Congress. It is codified in 23 CFR §658.17. For those that ...

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Ford’s 2016 F-650 and F-750 will boast quieter cabs, improved telematics service

Ford F-750

At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ford teased the upcoming release of its new vocational trucks with a couple ...

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International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

International Trucks announced that it is taking its onboard computing capabilities to the next level in its vocational truck line. At ...

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67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

Anyone able to keep up with the rigors of construction work while closing in on 70 must be doing something right. And ...

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