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How I almost got thrown off a boat: The importance of marketing to a construction business

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 01, 2013

True confession time. About 30 years ago, in between journalistic gigs, I worked for a construction management firm. My tenure ...

Ask for Input: Building success in the construction industry with 6 management actions (PART 3)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 26, 2013

In my second post on this subject, I mentioned a circumstance that made me realize I needed to ask for ...

Listening and respect: Building success in the construction industry with 6 management actions (PART 2)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 19, 2013

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Want your construction business to be more successful? Diversify your personnel.

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Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 28, 2013

In interviewing contractors across the country for our Contractor of the Year program, Equipment World editors get a pretty good ...

How did Stalco Construction triple its project volume during the recession? Adaptability and marketing.

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2013

Kevin Harney started Islandia, New York-based Stalco Construction in 1992 with only $1,700. Fast forward to 2012 and the company ...

How to combat negativity in your company with good management

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Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 03, 2013

“Our brain is like Velcro to negative experiences and Teflon to positive ones.” - neuropsychologist Rick Hanson Have you ever heard ...

Prepare your construction business for tax changes brought on by Fiscal Cliff

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Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 04, 2013

Although you’ve certainly heard of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – the bill to avert the fiscal cliff ...

Time management, new strategies key to success in post-recession construction industry

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Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 28, 2013

Lately we've been hearing the recession is finally over. Whether you agree or not, some negative lingering effects have already ...

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