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How To Grow Your Local Contracting Business

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Newsletter How To Grow Your Local Contracting Business How to Grow Your Local Contracting Business Looking for some tips to grow your contracting business? Here’s six you can put into practice today to attract more local customers and grow your business: Expand your services If your company is focused on just one service or set […]

Cost And Productivity KPIs For Contractors

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Newsletter Cost And Productivity KPIs For Contractors Cost and Productivity KPIs for Contractors KPIs, or key performance indicators, help contractors measure how well their business is doing. When compared to the goals of the company, they can help management know where the problems are and what needs to be addressed. Contractors can choose to monitor […]

Investments In Training Lead To Additional Profits And Resiliency

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Newsletter Investments In Training Lead To Additional Profits And Resiliency Investments in Training Lead to Additional Profits and Resiliency While investing in employee training provides immediate results like gaining skills or increasing efficiency, it can also affect employee retention and a company’s bottom line. According to a study released in February 2023 by McKinsey, building human […]

Heat Acclimatization: How To Work In The Heat

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Newsletter Heat Acclimatization: How To Work In The Heat Heat Acclimatization: How to Work in the Heat With the temperatures skyrocketing to mid-summer levels, employers need to know how to protect their workers from the effects of extreme heat. We all know that workers need to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks when it gets […]

April Is Stress Awareness Month

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Newsletter April Is Stress Awareness Month April is Stress Awareness Month We all know stress is bad for us, and the links between our physical health and stress levels are well documented. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have resources to help you and your employees identify and […]

Women In Construction (WIC) Week Highlights Role Of Women In Construction Industry

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Newsletter Women In Construction (WIC) Week Highlights Role Of Women In Construction Industry Women in Construction (WIC) Week Highlights Role of Women in Construction Industry As the industry labor shortage continues to drag on, many are looking to historically underused populations, like women and minorities, to fill critical jobs. Since 2016 there has been a […]

2023 Filing Deadlines For Oregon And Washington Contractors

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Newsletter 2023 Filing Deadlines For Oregon And Washington Contractors 2023 Filing Deadlines for Oregon and Washington Contractors With a new year comes new deadlines to file, send, and post forms related to taxes and OSHA requirements. Here’s a list of important dates for the coming year. January 31, 2023 It’s already passed, but if you […]

OSHA Citation Changes Target Employers

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Newsletter OSHA Citation Changes Target Employers OSHA Citation Changes Target Employers OSHA is cracking down on employers who put profit ahead of employee safety. In January, the administration announced that it would give directors the ability to cite certain violations instance-by-instance, instead of grouping violations. This could lead to larger fines for employers that have […]

How To Use QR Codes In Your Marketing

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Newsletter How To Use QR Codes In Your Marketing How to Use QR Codes in Your Marketing QR codes, or quick response codes, are square bar code designs that can be used to direct users to a webpage, video, document, or phone function. Users access the content by scanning the code with their smartphone or tablet camera. To use a QR code, customers simply point their phone camera at the code and the webpage or phone function will open automatically. Some phones may require a QR code reader app, which can […]

Networking 101 For Contractors

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Newsletter Networking 101 For Contractors Networking 101 for Contractors Does the word “networking” make you cringe? If you hate the thought of trying to make connections to improve your business, or don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a short guide to help make networking at events simpler and easier. 1. Know your audience […]