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6 Key Areas to Simplify Business with Online Solutions

May 21, 2019

Meeting Business

The world of business looks drastically different today than it did twenty, even ten years ago. You don’t need a brick building to operate, all you need is a website. You don’t need paid advertisements, you just need great online reviews. You don’t need a customer service line, you just need to engage with clients […]

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We All Need Time off Work

April 2, 2019

Vacation Beach

Construction is hard work and often involves long hours at work, sometimes lengthy commutes, and some projects even require that we spend nights away from home. We may leave home in the dark and return when after sundown. Often the kids are already tucked up in bed when we get home, or certainly, we’ve missed […]

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Local Plumbing Business Quits Paper Time Sheets and Boosts Profit Margins

February 5, 2019

Royal Plumbing logo

Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published in Plumber Magazine, written by Ken Wysocky. The Pains of Payroll At Royal Plumbing in Prairie City, Iowa, timesheets, and payroll were a huge problem. Melissa Thomas, an administrative assistant, says “You’ve got 60 or 70 guys and maybe only 50-time sheets. And trying to decipher their […]

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The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

January 29, 2019

The Best Ways to Finance a Construction Business

Whether you’re the owner of a long-running construction business, or you just started your venture to take advantage of an accelerating industry, you know that the construction business is booming again. After a slow recovery from the recession, the U.S. construction market is on the rise, and spending on new construction is expected to reach […]

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Manage PTO Without the Pain

January 16, 2019

Manage PTO Without the Pain

Making sure employees are scheduled for the right shifts each week, are paid on time (and accurately!) can be a big, hairy chore. Add in the complexity that comes with offering and managing a competitive benefit package that includes paid time off (PTO) and sick leave, and you can spend a lot of time each […]

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Is Your Company Ready For Year End?

December 18, 2018

Is your company ready for the end of the year.

Wow, where has the year gone? It seems like only yesterday we were starting 2018! I’m sure you all had high hopes and wishes for 2018 – perhaps even new year’s resolutions. Whether you were able to keep your resolutions,  I hope 2018 has been good to you, and you’ve had great success with your […]

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4 Easy Tips for Small Business Sustainability

November 27, 2018

4 Easy Tips for Small Business Sustainability

We all realize the value in adopting sustainable practices in order to reduce our impact on the environment. While this typically inspires local shopping, vegan diets, and a few charitable donations, it can be difficult to perpetuate these habits when it comes to your small business and does so profitably. However, a 2015 Nielsen study […]

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How to Tackle the Fluctuating Cash Flow of a Project-Based Business

October 16, 2018

How to Tackle the Fluctuating Cash Flow of a Project-Based Business

Forecasting your cash flow to avoid lumps and bumps It is a myth universally accepted, that cash flow forecasting is only for businesses in a cash crisis. However, for businesses that have fluctuating cash flow, forecasting can be an invaluable tool in taking advantage of the highs and tackling the lows. What fluctuating cash flow […]

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Construction Finance 101: Tips for Small Business Owners

September 11, 2018

Construction Finance 101: Tips for Small Business Owners

Cash flow is a common challenge faced by small businesses. It’s particularly tough for small construction companies — those with 20 or fewer employees — which typically have a difficult time making sure their income and expenses align. It’s great if a small construction company can get an initial deposit and have a clear progress […]

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Stay Organized for Tax Season

August 28, 2018

Stay Organized for Tax Season

Tax season is now in full swing, meaning that many are likely wishing they had instituted better organizational systems over the past year. Use this bookkeeping how-to guide to get your small business organized, tax-ready, compliant with the IRS recordkeeping requirements. Meaning, no late fees, no surprises, and a successful tax return that won’t cost you […]

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