Guest Blog Nov 5, 2015
My father had a sign in his workshop that comes to mind frequently. It read: If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich? I’ve omitted a word from this message. Dad’s workshop was definitely not a politically correct zone. The message here, of course, is that intelligence for its own sake is not as...
Guest Blog Oct 19, 2015
In our last blog, we focused on how to announce a new technology to your team without putting them on the defensive, ensuring the best attitude possible as you implement the new technology. Before introducing the product, make an announcement in writing and/or at a company-wide meeting,...
Elizabeth Manning Oct 1, 2015
This week, Construction Business Owner Editor Kathy Wells and Account Executive Judy Rice attended the 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Kentucky. This trade show, also known as the Demo Expo, allows utility professionals to gain insight into...
Elizabeth Manning Sep 30, 2015
Over the course of the week at Viewpoint Collaborate 2015, CBO had the chance to speak with several Viewpoint representatives, including newly appointed CEO Manolis Kotzabasakis, vice president of product management Rob Humphreys and product manager Cindy Whitner. Read on for their answers and...
Elizabeth Manning Sep 24, 2015
Viewpoint’s annual user conference, Viewpoint Collaborate 2015, was held September 14-17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Over 1,600 Viewpoint users gathered for a week of meetings with Viewpoint employees, educational seminars and time on the exhibit floor with some of Viewpoint’s 55...
Kathy Wells Sep 18, 2015
According to the U. S. Department of Education, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the most popular and sought-after post-grad degree, and those looking to propel their careers within a competitive market often pursue this distinction, which is an admirable achievement. An MBA can...
Kathy Wells Sep 17, 2015
This week, CBO Associate Editor Elizabeth Manning attended Viewpoint Construction Software's Annual Conference, Viewpoint Collaborate 2015. This conference focuses on collaboration to create industry-wide best practices and educate users with the latest information on Viewpoint products. This year...
Guest Blog Sep 3, 2015
One of the largest fundamental problems many construction companies face is capturing accurate equipment information. Data collection can be tedious, and details often slip through the cracks. How can a company make the leap from mere guesswork to achieving accurate equipment costs? The answer lies...
Guest Blog Aug 25, 2015
You’ve decided to introduce a new technology at your jobsites to help trim costs and save time—but where do you start? New technology can be a real time- and money-saving boon to your business. How do you introduce it to your valued workforce without making them feel that you’re policing them due...
Kathy Wells Aug 25, 2015
Click here to register for Software Implementation 101 today! While some still say the construction industry slow to adapt, tech-savvy GCs across the globe are proving that's no longer the case. Fortunately for the industry, and also to their own benefit, construction firms have begun to embrace...
Elizabeth Manning Aug 17, 2015
While attending the 2015 Sage Summit, CBO had a chance to sit down with Jon Witty, Sage Construction and Real Estate’s vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate software. Witty is a former Microsoft executive with more than 25 years of experience in the technology and...
Elizabeth Manning Aug 5, 2015
Last week, CBO traveled to the 2015 Sage Summit in New Orleans. This year’s attendance boasted approximately 7,260 attendees, and with over 150 sponsors and more than 70 speakers the Ernest N. Morial convention center was bustling with activity. Sage Software, a supplier of business management...
Elizabeth Manning Jul 1, 2015
The Construction Business Owner team traveled to Chicago this week for the 2015 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) annual conference. Check out what Editor Kathy Wells was up to during the trip! 1. Attendance was at its highest ever at this year's CFMA: @CFMA Pres...
Kathy Wells May 22, 2015
Change orders—they’re everywhere. From the smallest project to the largest nationwide expansion, there’s no question that construction projects continue to change daily. The documentation of these changes outside of a contract have become commonly overlooked and often ignored to the point of...
Elizabeth Manning Apr 24, 2015
Construction Business Owner Associate Editor Elizabeth Manning traveled to Tomahawk, Wisconsin, last week to visit the CASE Equipment Customer Center. Check out what she was up to during the trip!   1. Equipment ready for demo at the CASE Tomahawk Viewing Center Snow on the ground at #...