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    Cybersecurity In The Construction Industry: Common Concerns And Solutions

    Posted by Justin Havre on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Justin Havre

    The construction industry has long been a target of criminal activity. The theft of tools, equipment, and supplies is an issue both large and small companies need to deal with in some way. Many construction companies have responded with greater on-site and perimeter security, equipment tracking devices, video cameras and more. But what can these businesses do when the target of criminal activity isn't the physical job site?

    Like other industries, construction companies are now facing the increasing threat of cybercrime. Why are construction companies being targeted? Why are some companies more vulnerable than others? The following information can help shed some light on these issues, give examples of cybersecurity threats, and outline the steps that can be taken to make a construction company more secure.

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    Topics: Contractor, Contractor Operating Tips, security, cybersecurity, data protection

    How To Prepare Your Construction Business To Go From Local To Regional Scale

    Posted by Kristin Savage on Fri, Mar 22, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Kristin Savage

    The construction industry offers a lot of opportunities. Entrepreneurs developing a construction business have an insatiable desire to grow and expand. Even though this domain offers a lot of opportunities, it brings also a lot of challenges in the same package. Therefore, when you decide to expand your construction company from local to regional, there are a lot of things you need to consider. This article is going to show which strategies you can apply to have a successful transition.

    First, you should understand why you need to expand your construction in another city. Below you can find a list of questions you should answer before deciding if you are prepared for this move.

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    Topics: Profit and Growth Strategies For Contractors, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    Ten Tips For Project Management Success

    Posted by Marry Madyson on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Marry Maddyson

    On the surface, project management is a straightforward task.  You set requirements for a project, get the right people, monitor the work and everything gets done on time. Well, it is more complicated than that and in reality, most projects managers are harassed a lot. Many things that can go wrong do go wrong leading to delays and budget overshoot among other problems. But businesses and project managers can avoid all these hitches through simple and effective management strategies. If you are a construction contractor, a student looking for “someone to do my homework,” on project management success, or a newly-hired project manager, the following tips will help you a lot.

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    Topics: Contractor, Project Management, Contractor Operating Tips, Project Management For Construction

    How To Manage Late Payments For Builders, An Expert Guide

    Posted by John Dela Cruz on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From John Dela Cruz

    One major headache for builders are the late payments of invoices. Builders seldom get the payment for their completed construction work at the right time and date. Professionals have recorded multiple payment cases and the slow paying issues are at the top of it. The unacceptable idea is that contractors seem like the last person to receive the reward for their hard work. Can you imagine finishing a building work without receiving a penny? Disappointing, isn't it?

    Cash flow is king! Numerous startup builder companies are depending on paid invoices of clients. These payments are the bloodline of the entire business. Therefore, unpaid invoices can affect the production of work.

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    Topics: Payment Collect, Contractor, Contractor Tips, finance, Contractor Operating Tips

    Effective Marketing Strategies For Your Construction Company When You're On A Tight Budget

    Posted by Ellen Lawton on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Ellen Lawton

    To market your contractor services, it would take a lot of time, commitment and money in order to make it effective. While putting in a ton of money probably isn’t an option, more time and effort is. Especially if you prioritize it on your list.

    The strategy offered below serves to eat up the least amount of your budget while still allowing for amazing results.

    To plan a great marketing campaign, here are some things that you need to know:

    • Define your goals - What do you want to achieve with your marketing campaign?
    • Research the audience - What is the audience looking for in a contractor?
    • Build a recognizable brand - Website design, logo, brand voice etc.
    • Use social media - do this heavily to get noticed

    This way, you can define how much budget you would need for ultimate results. Next, here are some practical tips on making sure that budget stays on the low side while still excelling at marketing and getting conversions from your marketing efforts.

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    Topics: Marketing, Contractor, Contractor Tips, Contractor Operating Tips

    5 Ways Drone Technology Is Revolutionizing The Construction Industry

    Posted by Parth Mavani on Fri, Mar 08, 2019

    Today's Guest Article Is From Parth Mavani

    Technology is shaking almost every facet of our personal and professional lives. Whether you are a tech enthusiast, a tired engineer or a corporate cog who loves the status quo, you can barely live without technology today. Automation, construction accounting software & accounting software, computerization, and artificial intelligence are now the order of the day.


    Then there is the drone technology. Initially, drones were used for aerial photography. But today, drones are finding broad applications in the construction industry. They are changing the way project managers operate a product. Drones make things accessible across different sectors of building development and infrastructure.

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    Topics: Contractor, Project Management, Contractor Operating Tips, Drones

    Employment Opportunities In The Construction Industry

    Posted by Samantha Jones on Tue, Mar 05, 2019


    Today's Guest Article Is From Samantha Jones

    From designing to planning and project management to creation, construction jobs play a significant role in building a site. Construction is involved in various things such as skyscrapers, bridges, houses, hospitals, railways, airports, and more. Generally, construction experts and professionals make sure that the projects they build are attractive, secure and sustainable. They also ensure that their projects are finished within a given time and budget.

    The career opportunities in the construction industry are great for people who like doing a physical job and like to work with their hands. Here, you will also read about the primary and top employers in the construction industry. The employers in the construction industry play a significant role in hiring the construction workers from lower level skilled workers to higher level construction officers. Here, you will find about the top employers and job opportunities in the construction industry.

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    Topics: Hiring Employees, Contractor Sucess, Contractor, successful contractor

    Why Trade Shows Are Valuable To Your Construction Business (Featuring Seattle Home Show Spring 2019)

    Posted by Norhalma Verzosa on Fri, Mar 01, 2019

    Organizations and industries, no matter the career discipline, is fully invested in coordinating and taking part in conferences, summits, expos, and exhibits. Industry trade fairs are remarkably relevant to construction company owners because it leverages traditional marketing practices without being intrusive (because your target market comes to you), fosters real, solid relationships, and promotes camaraderie among your associations.

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    Topics: Construction Strategy, Relationships, Contractor, Contractor Tips, successful contractor, Seattle Home Show, Trade Show

    Top Everyday Project Management Practices For Success

    Posted by Kirsten Pike on Tue, Feb 26, 2019


    Today's Guest Article Is From Kirsten Pike

    Are you happy with the current progress of your construction projects? Do you successfully finish your projects ahead of schedule and under assigned budget?

    Just like most professionals, your answer will most probably be “no”.

    Good project management skills are essential for any project manager. In fact, it’s often the secret of success for many organizations regardless of their structure.

    No matter what industry you work in, there is always some project management best practices imperative for your organization’s success. These practices allow smooth flow of operations, mitigate stress, enhance workflow, develop professional skills, and ultimately help you get rewarded for all your hard work.

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    Topics: Contractor Sucess, Contractor, successful contractor, Project Management For Construction

    Online Quiz: How To Create A Lead Generation Tool That Drives Traffic And Engages Your Audience

    Posted by Allie Bloyd on Tue, Feb 19, 2019


    Today's Guest Article Is From Allie Bloyd

    Quizzes are one of the best ways that home improvement or remodeling businesses can grow their email lists, engage their audience, and add a little fun to their social media or web assets!

    A quiz will do 2 things:

    1. Allow your audience to self identify as a potential customer by simply taking the quiz
    2. Allow you to diagnose and prescribe a solution for your prospect's problem on a personal level.

    Both of these help your online marketing efforts substantially.

    The question I often get asked is, HOW would I go about writing a quiz? It seems complicated and time-consuming. Is it really that difficult?

    The answer is NO! It's not that hard if you have a plan going in. Quizzes are hugely beneficial, but if done the wrong way, you'll waste your time, so I'll cover the 6 easy steps you can take to create an engaging quiz in no time at all!

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    Topics: Contractor Sucess, Contractor, successful contractor, Construction Software Tools, Quiz For Your Construction Company

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