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Other stories by Melanie Hodgdon

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    Experts Melanie Hodgdon and Tim Faller offer tips on how to make this transition as smoothly and effectively as possible.

  • QuickBooks Pro vs. Contractor: Which Is Better?

    The answer, says a Maine business-systems consultant, depends on whether you like packaged reports or prefer to customize the program to match the way you do business.

  • In the News

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  • In The News

    Right-to-repair laws, new water heater standard, tougher shingles, award-winning basement

  • In the News

    New coastal window codes puzzle builders, court cuts mold award, selling surplus material for charity, new nailgun rules, more

  • Notebook

    Liability insurance crisis, construction defects arbitration decision, Roof Tile Institute installation guide, fire resistance of outdoor decking, Business Tune-Up, more

  • Office Spaces that Work

    With careful design, your office can accommodate your staff, clients, and occasional crew members — and still allow you to get some work done.

  • Organizing the Small Construction Office

    Does your office look like a tornado just blew through it? This simple method improves efficiency by putting everything where it belongs.