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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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The big Intermat equipment show starts Monday in Paris and we’ll be there. Prepare yourself with these epic videos

The big Intermat equipment show starts Monday in Paris and we’ll be there. Prepare yourself with these epic videos

Intermat, the world's third-largest construction equipment trade show, begins in Paris on Monday and Equipment World will be on hand ...

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Construction worker pulls man from SUV dangling from cliff after crash in Iowa (VIDEO)

Construction worker pulls man from SUV dangling from cliff after crash in Iowa (VIDEO)

A construction worker came to another man's rescue earlier this week in Idaho following an automobile accident that came inches ...

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Thief disguises himself as a worker, steals $10k in equipment from LA construction site

Thief disguises himself as a worker, steals $10k in equipment from LA construction site

A thief's brazen plan to rip off a construction site in Beverly Hills nearly went off without a hitch. One ...

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Virginia DOT cuts loose US 460 Mobility Partners from $300 million project (VIDEO)

Virginia DOT cuts loose US 460 Mobility Partners from $300 million project (VIDEO)

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has end its agreement with US 460 Mobility Partners LLC over the lack of ...

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Worker dies after being electrocuted on jobsite near Philadelphia

Worker dies after being electrocuted on jobsite near Philadelphia

Two days after suffering a massive electric shock while on the job near Philadelphia, a construction worker died from his injuries ...

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Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around construction zones

Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around construction zones

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) free Mi Drive app, which has reached more than 40,000 downloads since its launch ...

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