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  • When a Customer or Supplier Goes Bankrupt

    There you are, just trying to make an honest living as a contractor, when all of a sudden somebody you're doing business with declares bankruptcy. How will this affect you?

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  • Increasing value by smart management

    With the nationwide average vacancy rate at a three-year low of about 5.8% (see page 22), apartment owners and managers are likely to be eager to realize some increased income after several years of high vacancies and widespread concessions.

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  • Letters

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  • Attitude Adjustment: How to Think Like a Company

    How to think like a company; protect yourself from employee theft

  • Protect Yourself With a Job Journal

    In 1988 I went to work for a large commercial-residential electrical contractor. One of the first projects I worked on was a program to document what was happening on site.

  • Protecting Your Retirement

    Contractors who have spent years trying to make money often fail to think about how they will protect their assets once it's time to sell or close down the business.

  • Overtime Pay Laws

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