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The Pros and Cons of Becoming an ESOP

October 27, 2017

An ESOP is not the only way for employees to own a company, but it is by far the most common. Although the concept was almost unknown until 1974, by 2014, about 7,000 companies had ESOPs covering 13.5 million employees,… Read More…

How to Make the Most of a 30-Minute Phone Interview

October 11, 2017

Hiring good people can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. If you’re in a constant cycle of hiring, I don’t have to tell you about the time warp it can cause — but what about the cost? The more interviews you… Read More…

Succession Planning: How to Ensure Your Business Will Thrive Without You

August 29, 2017

When you begin planning your exit from the company you founded, these eight tips will help you smooth the way. Succession planning can seem daunting, maybe even depressing for some. After all, planning for someone else to take over after… Read More…

How to stay current in the modern construction environment

August 4, 2017

Incorporated into personal life with tech like Facebook and iPhones, technology is now making its way into business. And the benefits are vast—increased productivity, organization, fast and mobile communication, instant transactions, automated processes and more knowledge and transparency—do I need… Read More…

6 Tips to Conquer the Skilled Labor Shortage

July 20, 2017

Are you having trouble finding the employees you need to meet customer demand and effectively grow your business? If so, you’re not alone. America is experiencing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage — and it’s preventing a number of home improvement… Read More…

General Contractor Fined $250K for Sub Contractor Wage Theft

July 11, 2017

The California Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. Contractor held liable for drywall subcontractor’s wage theft. This is the first time that the… Read More…