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    Without a road map, it’s tough to know where your company is headed or how to get there. A home builder and business consultant describes how to chart your course.

     
  • Carpenters of Invention

    Have you ever dreamed of making millions on a work-saving invention? Here’s a look at four who took the leap and are bringing their better mousetraps to market.

     
  • Contractors' Discounts

    If you don’t ask for discounts, you won’t get them. This report describes who to approach and how to negotiate your best price.

     
  • High-End Remodeling: Building on Customer Satisfaction

    Remodeling veteran Deva Rajan tells how his business has succeeded through careful management of customer concerns.

     
  • A Plain-Language Construction Contract

    A good contract can help you get paid on time and stay out of court. Two lawyers specializing in construction law walk you through a sample contract.

     
  • Sub or Employee?

    As skilled labor grows scarcer, reliance on subs is increasing. To protect yourself from legal liability and tax penalties, make sure you follow these guidelines.

     

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