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Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 12, 2014

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Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 29, 2014

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Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 31, 2013

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

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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 ...

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Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 29, 2013

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Three reasons every contractor should have taken a summer vacation

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Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2013

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74 tips for reducing equipment costs (1-10)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 31, 2013

One thing I learned long ago was the bottom-line impact of reducing costs.  I don’t mean cutting costs—I mean reducing ...

Building success in the construction industry with 6 management actions (PART 1)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 28, 2013

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