Construction Business Owner, January 2007
Today's auction arena provides contractors with the finest selection of used equipment, rolling stock, tools and materials ever known.Outstanding bargains on rudimentary and hard-to-find equipment exist in this dynamic and blossoming industry. Equipment of all sizes, types, vintages and conditions...
Nearly all executives have a different opinion as to what keeps their organization in a leadership position, and these answers can range from innovative products and service to competitive pricing and advertising.But the most important factor in the success of any organization is the people that...
As construction businesses grow, communication becomes even more important.This is especially true when it comes to Requests for Information (RFIs) and other construction documents that can control a project.Failure to manage such documents can limit business growth by increasing workloads,...
When thinking through the many sign options for your construction business, you should ask yourself these questions.When thinking through the many sign options for your construction business, you should ask yourself these questions:What will the sign be used for?How long will it be used?What kind...
Editor's Note:  This is the first in our 2007 series of The Business Owner Toolbox written by our regular columnist, George Hedley.  Each article is written to provide you with practical, immediately applicable business management tools to assist you on your path to building a successful...
Editor's Note: Following is the seventh of our ten part series called "Technology Traps and Mishaps," by Fred Ode, CEO, chairman and founder of Foundation Software. To read part six, click here. To read part eight, click here.Sleep deprived people should never go shopping, especially at 2 or 3 A.M...
Achieving success in today's business environment is an increasing challenge. There are a myriad of pitfalls that can await even the most competent construction company executive-labor issues, supply problems, timely payment, inclement weather and a host of others. How can a construction company...
For the last few years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and other agencies have emphasized cooperation and consultation more than the vigorous enforcement associated with the early 1990s.While no one expects an immediate change in...
While stormwater compliance might be the first federal environmental program that comes to mind in the construction industry, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) other half provides voluntary, "green" building tools and resources.From ENERGY STAR  to Environmentally Preferable...