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These days, very little separates success from struggle in the construction business. Thomas Schleifer, a researcher and teacher at Arizona State University, looked into the subject and found that the ten most common reasons for construction company business failures involve flaws in business strategy or mistakes in financial management. There's a lot more to the business than plywood and pickup trucks. What should be in your survival kit? Accounting skills. Management skills. Estimating, bidding, and project control skills. The ability to sniff out and solve cash flow problems. In short, any business skill you don't already have. Here's how and where to get them. Trade Association Courses I've been a trade association junkie for a long time. Many associations devote considerable effort to