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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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VIDEO: Watch Volvo excavators dance bucket-in-bucket in this cool tiltrotator demo

VIDEO: Watch Volvo excavators dance bucket-in-bucket in this cool tiltrotator demo

Usually manufacturer equipment demos are filled with hard-driving rock, and Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent event at Volvo Days in Eskilstuna, ...

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CNH Industrial sales fall 10%, profit plummets in 2Q

CNH Industrial sales fall 10%, profit plummets in 2Q

CNH's continued struggles with the global agricultural slowdown continued in the second quarter, compounded by decreased construction equipment sales. The company, ...

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Rare design has crews working inside a tunnel to make bridge repairs in Michigan

Rare design has crews working inside a tunnel to make bridge repairs in Michigan

In a drive over U.S. 131 Bridge in Michigan, it'd be easy to miss that bridge is in the middle of ...

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Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

With no change to nonresidential spending, total construction spending in the U.S. saw its smallest gain in five months, according ...

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Cops in Georgia go undercover as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Cops in Georgia go undercover as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

There might just be a badge behind the next visibility vest you see inside a road construction site. Police in Marietta, Georgia, ...

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Seven state DOTs win western regional America’s Transportation Awards

The Texas Department of Transportation's North Tarrant Express project will alleviate congestion for more than 177,000 drivers daily.

Departments of transportation for seven western states won America’s Transportation Awards during the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and ...

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