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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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John Deere launches redesigned 1050K: its largest, most powerful dozer ever (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

John Deere launches redesigned 1050K: its largest, most powerful dozer ever (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Opting instead to completely reimagine its largest crawler dozer rather than simply update it, John Deere has launched the 1050K, ...

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Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization—now in an extension until May—had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe takes bad bounce after being uprighted, is swallowed by jungle

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Things were going so well for this crew. After managing to bring this overturned backhoe back onto its wheels, something ...

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POLL: Will you consider a Nissan Titan now that it has a Cummins V8 and a whole lot of towing power?

POLL: Will you consider a Nissan Titan now that it has a Cummins V8 and a whole lot of towing power?

Probably the biggest headline out of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month was the unveiling of the 2016 Nissan ...

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Manitowoc to split into two companies through Foodservice spin-off

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Manitowoc has announced that it will split into two, independent and publicly-traded companies. The move will separate the company's cranes and ...

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One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One construction worker is dead and another received minor injuries while doing demolition work atop a scissor lift in Midland, Texas. According ...

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