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Why the numbers are important: Moneyball’s Billy Beane addresses the equipment, construction industries

Why the numbers are important: Moneyball’s Billy...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 13, 2014

One definite perk of a free press pass is the exposure I get to high-priced talk. Filling a podium is ...

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big growth for your construction business

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 12, 2014

“I’ve stayed with Larman Construction so long because of this guy right here,” said Fred Barhydt, pointing a finger at ...

Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your construction company from one generation to the next

Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 18, 2013

For the December issue of Equipment World, architect and construction attorney James K. Zahn, FAIA, FALA, Esq., of Chicago-based Sabo ...

6 steps for passing down your construction business to your children

6 steps for passing down your construction business to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 12, 2013

You’ve grown your construction firm into a thriving business, and now you’re ready to retire. Your children are waiting in ...

The top 4 mistakes contractors make when building a website

The top 4 mistakes contractors make when building a...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

When it comes to building, who better to seek advice from than a contractor? That is, unless you're talking about building ...

Website Mistake 1: You don’t feature your people

Website Mistake 1: You don’t feature your people

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

While pictures of completed projects tell one part of your story, you’re missing a critical element if you don’t show ...

Website Mistake 2: You show an aversion to email contact

Website Mistake 2: You show an aversion to email...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

We get it; talking with people is important, so you naturally want to emphasize phone contact, especially in an emergency ...

Website Mistake 4: You don’t have a website

Website Mistake 4: You don’t have a website

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

Yes, the biggest problem we see with contractor websites is their nonexistence. When people are curious about you and your ...

Website Mistake 3: You require people to fill out a form to contact you by email

Website Mistake 3: You require people to fill out a...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 09, 2013

For those who do allow for email contact on their website, many require customers to fill out a form to ...

Go With Your Instincts: Why it’s not always a good idea to separate personal and business decisions

Go With Your Instincts: Why it’s not always a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 21, 2013

Possessing the ability to make good decisions is obviously crucial when running your own business, but good instincts are just ...

10 things construction leaders can learn from Dwight D. Eisenhower

10 things construction leaders can learn from Dwight D....

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 30, 2013

The trouble with most management and leadership books crowding the shelves today is that many of them were written by ...

Don’t get locked in your office: Why staying in front of your team’s challenges is key to being a good leader

Don’t get locked in your office: Why staying in...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 17, 2013

There’s a story behind this heading that contains a powerful message about leadership. Although it happened several years ago, the ...

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