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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 ...

Lean and Mean: How 3 brothers built Glendale Excavating into a successful company by managing its size

Lean and Mean: How 3 brothers built Glendale Excavating...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

Glendale Excavating’s three brothers—Tommy, Dany and Greg Giangiulio—take pride in their construction heritage. “We’re third generation operating engineers,” says Dany. “We ...

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on staff during the skilled worker shortage

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 29, 2014

The skilled worker shortage has been looming over the construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors’ 2014 outlook shows that ...

Already break your New Year’s resolutions? 3 tips for getting back on track

Already break your New Year’s resolutions? 3 tips for...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 13, 2014

In a couple of weeks, people will be lamenting about their broken New Year’s resolutions. Their friends who don’t make ...

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

4 New Year’s resolutions every contractor should...

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 ...

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 ...

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 1: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 18, 2013

Based on a Case 430/440 model, 1700 to 2200 pound operating load, 2007 model, 4 year ownership/depreciation, 750 hours of ...

3 rules for calculating and managing skid steer Owning & Operating costs

3 rules for calculating and managing skid steer Owning...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 18, 2013

People who work with big equipment have a saying: "You can be going broke in this business and not know ...

Rule 2: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 2: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 18, 2013

Managing operating costs Your operator is always going to be your biggest expense. With that in mind, here are a few ...

Rule 3: Skid steer O&O costs

Rule 3: Skid steer O&O costs

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 18, 2013

Money never sleeps. If it isn't making you money, it's costing you money. If you buy stock in a company ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

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