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Using a Simple Timecard to Collect Labor History

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  • How Small Jobs Killed My Business

    Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting as much rebate with as little out of pocket as possible, resulting in small jobs and mediocre performance improvement.

     
  • November 2014 Letters

    Emailing proposals; strapping ceilings; caulking fiber-cement joints

     
  • A second option that reduces the length of Mikes workweek is to train his employees in the lead carpenter system and delegate project management responsibilities to them.

    Tracking the Owner's Time (Subscriber content)

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

     
 

Money

  • How Small Jobs Killed My Business

    Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting as much rebate with as little out of pocket as possible, resulting in small jobs and mediocre performance improvement.

     
  • A Fight for Skilled Labor

    Construction workers are in short supply in oil boom states where they can make more by working for oil companies.

     
  • 5 Success-Limiting Actions Contractors Should Avoid

    If you plan to grow your construction business deciding how you will address these five actions can set you on path that is more likely to support your long term professional and personal levels of success.

     
 

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