Construction Business Owner, December 2006
For many people, listening to a safety lecture or following safety rules is viewed as an infringement of their freedom, questioning of their intelligence or just a plain waste of time.But for Jerry Bach, vice president of the Sacramento, CA-based Safety Center Incorporated, teaching safety and...
Editor's Note: This article is the last in a series of twelve to lead you toward entrepreneurial excellence by our regular contributor George Hedley, owner of Hedley Construction and Hardhat Presentations. Select which reason you think most construction company owners go into business:___ They...
How well do you know the tax law?The "loopholes" of the past have been closed, and it's harder to find "breaks" in the tax law. However, if you have a good accountant, and you plan strategies with their assistance, there are still some opportunities for deductions and deferrals."New" Deduction...
Dear Jayme:I know that a business needs a leader, but I don't know what that really means. What does a leader do and how does he act?Carlton Dear Carlton:First, let's start by understanding that leaders are made, not born. Occasionally, an extraordinary person comes along who can inspire...
When it comes to green building, contractors, owners and architects alike are cleaning up their act. According to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), sustainable building practices can be credited with reducing operating costs, cutting absenteeism and promoting knowledge retention in...
Do you remember when "the wireless" referred to a transistor radio?Or maybe you are a member of the generation that associates "wireless" with a cellular phone? Well, thanks to the constantly evolving nature of technology, this word has taken on an entirely new and different meaning. Now, when you...
As a business owner, you are concerned about numerous issues not limited to maximization of profits, employees, succession planning, business risks, customers, partners and that large bid you and your estimator just submitted.On top of this, you want to have a better personal life, and in the back...
Editor's Note: Following is the sixth of our ten part series called "Technology Traps and Mishaps," by Fred Ode, CEO, chairman and founder of Foundation Software. To read part five, click here. To read part seven, click here.State-of-the art Techno Pro XP:  $5,000EIght hours of Techno Pro XP...
Put yourself in the shoes of your human capital manager. A project has just come in for a hotel, and you need to hire or allocate 200 people in a month. Many of these people are finishing other projects, and the most qualified people, while willing to relocate, need as much advance notice as...