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2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

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Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

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Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

3 smart strategies to try in your construction business from a successful landscaper

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Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 29, 2013

We’ve all heard stories of unconventional entrepreneurs taking the path less traveled to success. The challenge lies in finding practical ...

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

Too much of a good thing? Three steps for managing your...

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

Energy, fuel and the federal regulatory tsunami...

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 (31-45)

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (31-45)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 23, 2013

With this post, we’re now more than halfway through my 74 ways to reduce equipment costs. Here are tips No. ...

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a summer vacation

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2013

In Alabama, we’ve just had our tax-free weekend for parents to buy all the back-to-school stuff their kids need. Every ...

Timely feedback: Building success in the construction industry with 6 management actions (PART 4)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 02, 2013

In my last post, I wrote about my industrial minerals company learning experience and the importance of asking for input. ...

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

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

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 ...

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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