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Hard work, soft touch: 3 steps to becoming an effective, modern construction company leader

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Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 17, 2014

As anyone who has ever owned a business can tell you, being in charge and being a leader isn’t necessarily ...

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Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 21, 2014

I saw something this week that caught my eye: A Tweet linking to a Harvard Business Review post said a ...

4 New Year’s resolutions every contractor should make to improve their business in 2014

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 03, 2014

Your crews have been sent home, most of your machinery has made it back to the yard for a yearly ...

The 9 leadership rules every contractor should know

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 09, 2013

One of the great assignments the editors at Equipment World get every year is to go out and interview a ...

Too much of a good thing? Three steps for managing your construction company’s growth

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Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 03, 2013

It’s the time of year when Equipment World editors start scouring Contractor of the Year nominations, looking for the best ...

Energy, fuel and the federal regulatory tsunami dominate the conversation at the 2013 Construction Symposium

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 23, 2013

Contractors and heavy equipment fleet managers got an earful of what challenges await them in the construction industry and what ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (21-30)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (21-30)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 16, 2013

In my last post covering equipment cost cutting tips 11-20, I looked at eliminating buddy jobs, cutting down emergency work ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 05, 2013

In my first post covering equipment cost-cutting tips 1-10, I addressed several equipment cost cutting basics, including the impact of ...

Is your construction company being embezzled? How to sniff out the problem

Is your construction company being embezzled? How to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 01, 2013

Times were good in the early 2000s when a Southern California contractor went looking for a financial manager. “This candidate ...

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