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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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Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

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Uber for Construction Equipment: Getable app lets contractors rent across vendors, manage owned and rented machines

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Though the app itself is nearly 5 years old, Getable, an app that aspires to be the Uber of construction equipment, ...

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Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests (VIDEO)

After two days of chaotic protests from union supporters and construction industry workers and officials, the Wisconsin Senate voted late ...

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China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. used during the entire 20th Century

China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. used during the entire 20th Century

So you've probably heard at least a little bit about the wildly expanding middle class in China and the extremely ...

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Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

In its “2015 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure” report, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a B+ grade for ...

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Construction workers’ butt-dial to boss rats them out for jobsite burglary

Two construction workers in Key West, Florida, have been arrested and charged with felony grand theft after stealing thousands of ...

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