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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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NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

Ronald White, chairman emeritus of Superior Paving in Gainesville, Virginia, has been inducted into the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) ...

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NHTSA: Google’s self-driving system is now legally considered ‘a driver’

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Google wants to change what people consider a "driver" of a vehicle, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is legally ...

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Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

The general election might be eight months away, but the political season is in full force. But Texas wants to remind voters to ...

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Ram unveils the 2017 Power Wagon: Rebel styling, Hemi power (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Friday morning, Ram unveiled its latest Power Wagon model with Jeep and Ram brand head Mike Manley calling the truck ...

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Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Digital timesheet app busybusy has made a few changes that improve the app's ability to facilitate larger construction firms. We first reported ...

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We went nearly a year without much news from Daqri, the tech company behind a new hard hat equipped with ...

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