15 Ways Field Services Can Build (not Break) Your Customer Relationships

By |2018-12-13T01:21:02+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips, Sales and Marketing Tips|Tags: , , |

Your field service team spends most of their time on the front line with your customers where there is always an opportunity to build or break customer relationships. Happy customers become loyal customers which, in turn, results in profits. How do you create a field services experience that drives revenue and customer satisfaction? Are you investing [...]

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Improving Profits on Construction Contracts

By |2018-12-06T18:45:45+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Improving Profits on Construction Contracts Construction firms are always looking for ways to cut costs while delivering value and improving profits. However, in a competitive market, this is no easy task. Fortunately, there are many tried and true ways for firms to improve profits that do not require too much radical change. There are a few [...]

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Why Training Employees is a Great Investment

By |2018-12-06T03:40:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Branding Tips, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Training is a difficult issue for employers. It is an expense and also takes away from valuable work hours. It is hard to know if the training will stick with employees or if they will immediately forget it. It is also difficult to choose the most effective course. For all these reasons, employers often think twice [...]

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The Top Five Tips to Improve Profits on Construction Contracts

By |2018-12-06T03:56:52+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Tips, Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , |

All businesses look for ways to improve their year-over-year earnings. For the construction industry, though, it's especially prudent to have a consistent plan in place to keep costs low at all times. The construction space is extremely vulnerable to the overall economic health of countries, states, and even individual cities; the ability to weather an unexpected [...]

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What is a “Dimensional Accounting” System?

By |2018-12-06T18:45:50+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Construction Accounting, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , |

Construction professionals know that accounting in their industry is often characterized by thin profit margins and quite a bit of uncertainty. According to Accenture, only 30 percent of firms currently deliver projects on budget and only 15 percent deliver on time. Imagine how improving those percentages for your company would give you a significant competitive edge. Accurate [...]

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How to Improve Profits on Construction Contracts

By |2018-12-06T18:45:53+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Construction Accounting, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Improving profits on construction contracts can help your business succeed and put more money in your pocket. The key to any successful business is correct pricing. There are tips for pricing that can drive more business through your doors as well. This article will look at ways to improve profits on each contract and techniques for [...]

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Dealing with Construction Site Stress On a Schedule

By |2018-12-06T18:45:55+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Stress in the workplace is a concept you hear about a lot but almost all of the advice on the subject is about being polite to each other and learning to relax in the office. For the stress that occurs on a construction site, this couldn't less helpful. When a construction crew is stressed out, or [...]

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How to Save Costs by Reducing Last-Minute Client Change Orders

By |2018-12-06T18:45:56+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Accounting, Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Of all the frustrating costly things that can be involved in a construction project, change orders are by far the most problematic. While some change orders can't be avoided, as the project reveals a necessary change in plans to reach completion, an unfortunate and problematic number of last-minute changes come from the client themselves. They realize [...]

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Construction Estimating Process

By |2018-12-06T18:45:57+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips, Construction Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

With the internet and the increasing number of projects that are open to bid, contractors are looking for technology to help them expedite the estimating process. They need a standardized, accurate, formulaic method to estimate the costs involved in projects. They need to understand the local labor regulations, expenses and supply costs. They also need to [...]

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Construction Estimating: 4 Tips to Speed up the Process

By |2018-12-06T18:45:58+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Construction Business Tips|Tags: , , , |

Creating estimates is often a necessary part of the job as a contractor or construction company, and this process can take time. If you write out a custom list for each job you could spend hours of time researching the cost of materials, figuring out labor costs, and formatting your estimate so that it looks professional. [...]

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