ClockShark Blog

The Year-End Review: How to Jump Start Your Business for New Success

January 16, 2018

End of year for a business doesn’t necessarily signal cause for celebration. And, even if it does, it doesn’t always coincide with the calendar. Instead, year-end in corporate America is more often indicative of a process that calls into play evaluation, goal-setting, strategic planning and employee training — not to mention a look at products […]

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SmartBid Online Construction Bid Software

January 12, 2018

SmartBid is a software program that was created to assist contractors with managing data regarding subcontractors, project documents and sending invitations to bid.  Smartbid is a cloud-based system so it can be accessed wherever a team member is, on whatever device they have.  The information needed is always handy and stored securely in the online […]

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Year-End Check List

January 11, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  And that means it’s also the most tedious time – it’s Year End! What’s all the fuss about? Why do we worry about the end of the year? There are a few reasons: First of all, you have to file a tax return. The IRS demands it. […]

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Is Your Project Ready For Winter?

January 9, 2018

With the short days and long nights, it’s not hard to tell that winter is upon us. Weather conditions have rapidly gotten harsher and even the simplest tasks have seemed more difficult. Many projects will see snow and some will get rain. Winter is in full swing. Is your project ready for the season?  During […]

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Integrum Software Review

January 5, 2018

The Integrum Software is an integrated management system that helps optimize businesses and reduce risks.  Integrum Software was begun in 1996 and has served over 500,000 users since they launched.  The software is used for conducting risk assessments, compliance, inspections, managing incidents, and audits, managing contractors, and managing suppliers.   Integrum is a web based […]

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Year End Appreciation

January 4, 2018

As the end of the year rolls around, you may find yourself looking to show your appreciation to the people who have helped to make your business a success: your clients and your employees. Before we get specific, here are some general guidelines. Don’t get too personal, but be thoughtful. Keep it affordable. Try to […]

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Demolishing or Modifying Existing Structures

January 2, 2018

From time to time contractors have to demolish existing structures, either completely or partially, to enable new structures to be built. This work is inherently dangerous, and if it’s not done correctly could result in the remaining structures or surrounding property being damaged, and even people getting injured or killed. Usually, large demolition work must […]

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FallSafety Pro App Review

December 29, 2017

FallSafety Pro is a mobile application that monitors for falls on a construction site.  It designed for companies who have individuals who work at great heights (or people who work on their own) and are at risk for falls.  The application is used on an iPhone or Android device to detect if a person falls. […]

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Ten Things Every Independent Contractor Needs to Know

December 28, 2017

It’s very exciting to leave the W2 world behind and go out on your own as an Independent Contractor. Just sit back and rake in all that money, right? Well, maybe not all of it. There are quite a few things you need to know in order to properly account for your income and expenses. […]

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Corruption, Fraud and Theft in Construction

December 26, 2017

A study by PwC of public contracts in 8 countries in the European Union in 2010 identified that the direct public loss encountered due to corruption in public contracts accounted for 18% of the overall project budgets concerned, of which 13% can be attributed to corruption and 5% due to mismanagement. Imagine, for every dollar […]

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