10 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sales Pipeline

Every construction owner strives for winning more jobs with the highest margins possible. Unfortunately, many contractors are busy working on building projects and often put sales as their second priority. While many contractors fail to realize is that a steady sales pipeline and more profitable work require you to make a commitment to working on sales related tasks.  Read more “10 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sales Pipeline”

Top Tips For Business Profitability and Performance: How to Operate a Theft-Free Construction Zone

Your construction team is up against a firm deadline, and you’ve got several full days of work in store to stay on track. When your team arrives at the construction site in the morning ready to get started, you discover that several of your most valuable, essential pieces of equipment have been stolen. Read more “Top Tips For Business Profitability and Performance: How to Operate a Theft-Free Construction Zone”

Construction Pros Guide to Calculating Equipment Lifecycle Costs

When calculating the cost of a piece of equipment, you have to take into account more than just its purchase price. This is just one component of that equipment’s overall lifecycle cost. You also need to consider the cost of fuel and other liquids, the cost of repairs, and any maintenance costs. Read more “Construction Pros Guide to Calculating Equipment Lifecycle Costs”

4 Cutting-Edge Communications Tools to Increase Efficiency and Profitability

Communication is the key to everything from a great personal relationship to a profitable business. Encouraging and establishing successful communication is the key to completing projects on time, improving your relationships with customers and partners, and understanding your employees. Read more “4 Cutting-Edge Communications Tools to Increase Efficiency and Profitability”

Business Management: The Full Run-Down On Succession Planning

When your business is running smoothly, and you don’t anticipate any issues, you’re very likely to put off any type of preparations for the future. Why put time and energy into succession planning when it doesn’t look like you’ll need it any time soon? Read more “Business Management: The Full Run-Down On Succession Planning”

Backlog or Backlash? How Contractors Can Identify and Manage Backlog Risks

One of the most stressful parts of being in the construction industry is that work is never certain. You’re a contractor, and that means you bid on jobs. If you lose ten or more bids in a row while your other jobs are wrapping up, it may seem like you’re about to have no work at all. Read more “Backlog or Backlash? How Contractors Can Identify and Manage Backlog Risks”

Equipment Upkeep Tips for the Strategic Contractor

Keeping your equipment in great shape is undoubtedly essential to the success of your building business. The costs of upkeep are often much less than the cost of purchasing a new piece of equipment, especially for heavy machines and new technology. Read more “Equipment Upkeep Tips for the Strategic Contractor”