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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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2017 Ford F-150 will boast huge 450 lbf. torque, fast performance with new 3.5L V6, 10-speed transmission

2017 Ford F-150 will boast huge 450 lbf. torque, fast performance with new 3.5L V6, 10-speed transmission

Ford revealed details Tuesday on both its second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and a new 10-speed transmission slated for release with the 2017 ...

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Hyundai’s new compact-radius HX145LCR boasts fuel savings, high-end cab

Hyundai’s new compact-radius HX145LCR boasts fuel savings, high-end cab

Rounding out the company's machine introductions at the Bauma show in Munich last month was the compact-radius HX145LCR. The excavator ...

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Why this Colorado excavation contractor refuses to call his staff “employees”

Why this Colorado excavation contractor refuses to call his staff “employees”

Although it’s often said that you can’t please everyone all the time, Bradley Grubaugh says he’s sure going to try. ...

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ARTBA seeks clarification on movable safety barrier purchases; provides fall protection fact sheets

ARTBA seeks clarification on movable safety barrier purchases; provides fall protection fact sheets

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is seeking clarification from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding state DOTs ...

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FHWA’s $357 million TIFIA loan to add 4 toll lanes to SH 288 in Houston

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is providing a $357 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to Blueridge ...

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Rhode Island DOT releases first quarterly report for RhodeWorks

Rhode Island DOT releases first quarterly report for RhodeWorks

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has released the first quarterly report for the agency’s RhodeWorks program, which includes ...

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