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Is Your Contractors’ Prices Everything It Seems To Be?

January 22, 2019

Is Your Contractors' Prices Everything It Seems To Be?

So you’ve received prices (quotations) from a bunch of contractors or subcontractors! Who do you select to do the work? Well at first look the easy answer may appear to select the contractor with the lowest price. But is their price really the lowest? Not all prices are equal and the cheapest price might become […]

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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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To Grow or Not Grow Your Construction Company?

January 8, 2019

To grow or not grow your construction company_

I’m sure we have all heard of construction companies that have expanded, become successful, revenue has increased and their profits have increased, then, the wheels have come off. Profits have fallen and share prices collapse! Some companies even go bankrupt. Where did it all go wrong? Of course, we all know of the small local […]

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Selecting The Right Contractors and Subcontractors for Your Project

January 1, 2019

Selecting The Right Contractors and Subcontractors for Your Project

Have you selected the wrong contractor or subcontractor for your project? The contractor performed badly, with delays and poor quality? Perhaps there were hidden extra costs and their final price when the work was complete was much higher than you expected? Regrettably many projects go badly because the wrong contractor or subcontractor is selected. Often […]

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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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12 Tactics to Win More Construction Projects at The Right Price

December 11, 2018

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Winning more construction projects is often difficult. Winning new projects at the right price is harder. Construction companies regularly go from times of too much work to times when work is scarce. Unfortunately, the times when work is scarce are often far longer than the good times. Then, when work is won, it’s sometimes at […]

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How Can Social Media Affect Your Construction Company?

December 4, 2018

How Can Social Media Affect Your Construction Company_ Image

Today social media is prevalent and almost everyone uses it – politicians, presidents, and even pets. However, many construction companies aren’t familiar with the benefits and problems that social media can bring to their company. Companies work hard at building a good reputation. They sometimes spend huge amounts of money on building their brand, their […]

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4 Easy Tips for Small Business Sustainability

November 27, 2018

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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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What Makes a Good Contractor?

November 20, 2018

What Makes a Good Contractor_ Image

Good contractors are made not born Some construction contractors make the news for all the wrong reasons. They are declared bankrupt, involved in dodgy dealings, don’t pay their suppliers or subcontractors, produce poor quality work, finish their projects late, or seriously injure or even kill people in the course of construction work. Then there is […]

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