Some economists suggest the U.S. is overdue for a downturn. Here are key steps to take to prepare your company in case they’re right.
The trend toward more frequent, more subjective employee appraisals begs the question: What should you be measuring?
Technology is a tool, but let's not forget that it's just that
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You’re using guys you know but they’re not on your payroll. Does that matter to your homeowner customer?
The right advice is important to success. Be deliberate in where and how you find it.
Timing is everything—especially with a "time is of the essence" provision
With a rapidly changing market, such as we have now, you need to be alert to any changes, so you can maintain a nimble, evolving business
At Mosby Building Arts, in St. Louis, managers use a company award—and polar bear totem—to reinforce the good stuff
When applied to employee personalities and skills, any organization needs the right blend of both types
While it isn't always possible to predict exactly how things will change, it is important to make the inevitability of change an integral part of your business strategy
To avoid misunderstandings, include these basics in your contracts
Here’s a quick, easy system to see if you’re delegating the right tasks
Three essentials to ensure clear, factual, and detailed paperwork for remodeling projects
Dos and don’ts in preparing a tax filing for your company
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Paying the price for cheap subs can add up to more than you anticipate
Apply your approach to remodeling projects to yourself and your business
Tools, materials, and heavy equipment are all fair game for thieves who plunder construction jobsites
Hold harmless, indemnify, and duty to defend each mean different things. Here’s why it matters.