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Construction Best Practices Manual

Portland- and Seattle-based contractor Hammer & Hand provides construction best practices for high-performance building.

Why Germany is So Much Better at Training its Workers

While 9.3 million Americans remain unemployed, there exist 4.8 million jobs standing empty because employers can't find the skilled people to fill them.

How to Defend Your Business from a Bad Yelp Review

Staying polite and courteous is always the rule. Here are the best ways to deal with rude online reviewers.


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