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5 Ways Contractor Business Owners Can Manage Stop-Work Orders

At least this time, you recognize the clues: Business hours of operation are more tightly controlled. Curfews are put back in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are legally prohibited in some areas. Restaurants’ hours are restricted. Schools return to virtual classes only. Your city or county is about to enforce a lockdown that …

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Construction Safety Tips for 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to pose cross-contamination and exposure risks for the construction industry (indeed, every industry) for potentially years to come. Construction supervisors and owner/operators will need to provide education that defines new workplace safety standards for the remainder of 2020. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has released its construction safety tips and …

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Are You Using Your Employees to Gain Construction Referrals? (Plus More Referral Tips!)

Gaining new leads is a constant concern for businesses, and construction companies are no exception. Advertising, networking, customer referrals — all of these are effective methods of getting more leads into your sales funnel. While working these methods, however, don’t neglect another potentially rich source of referrals: your employees. Here are some ways you can look …

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Tips for Generating more Construction Leads

If you’re used to bringing in your construction leads through traditional offline methods, it’s easy to overlook opportunities online. These days, online options for lead generation in the construction business are plentiful, and you don’t have to be a marketing expert to take advantage of them. Create a Blog Research has found construction firms that …

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Closing the Worker Gap: Trade Schools Seeing Higher Enrollments

A construction firm relies on skilled craftspeople for success, but workers like these have been hard to come by in recent years. With trade schools gaining popularity, however, the outlook for construction worker recruitment stands to improve. Seeking a Promising Future The high cost of a four-year college education and limited job opportunities for graduates have left …

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Firm Running Smoothly

When you manage a construction firm, your company’s profits, legal standing, and reputation all depend on your ability to coordinate the dozens of elements involved in each project.  The occasional bump in the road is inevitable, but by following a few practical managing tips for construction firms, you can keep those bumps small. Nurture your …

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The Sharing Economy and Heavy Equipment: Is Leasing Right For Your Company?

For many small to medium-sized construction companies, it makes more sense to rent some types of heavy equipment when it’s needed rather than purchasing the equipment outright. A growing trend in American commerce, that of the “sharing economy,” has the potential to significantly change heavy equipment leasing and the way construction companies acquire and use …

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