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  • 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

    What you need to know about the new overtime pay laws

  • Know When To Walk and When Not To

    Just as it sounds, "breach of contract" means that someone has not done what he contractually promised to do. But a breach of contract does not automatically mean that the contract is dead — that is, unenforceable.

  • Why Operate Legally?

    It's hard to be competitive when you do everything you're supposed to, yet know the system is rigged against you if you don't.

  • Interview Getting Into Insurance Work

    Insurance work may look like a gravy train of good-paying remodeling jobs, but there's a lot more to it. An adjuster-turned-restoration specialist explains the ropes.

  • WIP Your Company Into Shape

    How often has this happened to you: After what looks like a really good month, you go out and buy an expensive piece of equipment, like a truck. Then the following month is a really bad one, and you wish you hadn't.

  • In The News

    Supreme Court to hear eminent domain case; another deck collapse; guarded optimism about prices; a "pay when paid" contract is challenged in Massachusetts; more

  • What Happens When You Go to Arbitration?

    The ins and outs of arbitration

  • Business

    Moving the schedule from paper to the computer; taking credit cards; protecting against plywood and lumber price spikes