Oct 24, 2013
During a recent client visit, I had the opportunity to speak with the company’s equipment manager. This company self-performed heavy highway construction work, including large dirt and paving...
Oct 24, 2013
During a recent client visit, I had the opportunity to speak with the company’s equipment manager. This company self-performed heavy highway construction work, including large dirt and paving...
Oct 3, 2013
There certainly isn’t a shortage of apps for smart phones and tablet computers. From useful ones for mapping or task management to entertainment like Draw Something and other games, you can find an...
Aug 22, 2013
A friend was recently telling me about his trip through some rural parts of the country and how at a ranch he was visiting, he watched some cattle being herded. As they moved through a gate, just...
May 31, 2013
It wasn’t that long ago that mobile phones were nearly a foot long and weighed more than a pound. So in comparison of today’s ultra-thin, light and much smaller designs, we’ve come a long way with...
May 16, 2013
As the construction industry comes out of some tough times, business development is playing a larger role in the day-to-day activities of construction companies. Now that we’re seeing signs of life,...
May 9, 2013
When it comes to project management software, contractors have numerous options, from spreadsheets and generic applications to software designed for the construction industry. I recently read an...
May 2, 2013
To paraphrase a popular phrase, “Change is the only constant.” As a company, we’ve been going through a number of changes ourselves. Last week we wrapped up our 17th Annual Users’ Conference, and I...
Apr 18, 2013
I’m not sure if you heard it this week, but CPAs across the country breathed a sigh of relief with the passing of the April 15 tax filing deadline. I know I haven’t seen many of my CPA friends since...
Apr 4, 2013
Information is everywhere, and I don’t just mean that there’s a lot of it. I mean that it’s stored everywhere – in the cloud, on hard drives, on any number of other various storage devices. For...
Mar 28, 2013
I remember the day my son came home very excited about a car. It was not long after he received his driver’s license, and of course it’s no fun for a 17 year old to ask to borrow the family-mobile (...
Mar 21, 2013
If you’re like me, you barely have enough time to do the things you need to do, let alone the things you want to do. Things that don’t fall into the “need to” category get added to a growing list...
Mar 14, 2013
On a recent road trip to visit a client, I noticed all of the fast food restaurants along the interstate. I’m not much of a fast food eater, but over the years, I have learned that the restaurants...
Mar 7, 2013
Over the past couple of years, food trucks have popped up all over Seattle. A local magazine recently featured an article about the “top 45” food trucks in our city, so one Saturday afternoon my wife...
Mar 4, 2013
It seems like nearly every week I read about a new tablet offering of some sort – whether it’s a new version, a mini-version, or a brand new tablet. Along with the product announcements, I usually...