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  • Legal Adviser: Hiring Your Spouse

    When you hire your spouse

  • Getting Ready for Tax Season

    In the rush to get ready for April 15th, don’t forget these deductions.

  • Choosing a Profit-Sharing Plan

    In a tight labor market, offering a profit-sharing plan will increase employee loyalty, and may tip the scales for a prospective hire. A New Jersey builder tells how he researched and selected the plan that works for him.

  • Structuring a Construction Business

    A tax consultant outlines the pros and cons of the four common business tax structures — sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and limited liability company — and provides guidelines for choosing the right one.

  • Legal Adviser: Moonlighting Madness

    How to steer your employees away from moonlighting

  • Notebook

    New efficiency program guarantees energy costs, AGC adopts pay-if-paid contracts, IBC to replace existing model codes, over-the-counter “green” materials, vent-free fire-place cautions, self-insured medical plans, new pressure-treated wood classifications

  • Q&A: Finding & Keeping Good Help

    Q: We asked a dozen builders and remodelers across the country about their experiences in starting and growing their businesses. Here is their wisdom, gleaned from the school of hard knocks, on everything from hiring and delegating to estimating and charging for design.

  • Strictly Business: Tracking Your Own Labor

    Accounting for your own labor

  • Writing a Company Manual

    Putting clear, consistent policies in writing will benefit both productivity and morale. The owner of a successful remodeling company tells how to go about it.

  • Strictly Business: Three Ways to Keep Good Help

    Keeping good employees