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6 construction business risk areas you can’t ignore

05/15/2017 at 2:19 pm

Are you a risk taker? Or do you avoid risk at all costs? Chances are if you own, or work, in a construction company you have a greater tolerance for risk than most business leaders. Construction by its nature is a risky business. With slim profit margins and an over-abundance of challenges, the building industry is…


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A new look, a new blog chapter

05/08/2017 at 2:03 pm

Nearly five years ago, we launched this blog to create a conversation with Sage customers, potential customers, and the construction and real estate industry. Since then we have shared some of your stories, covered hot trends, and provided tips and advice on a variety of construction and real estate topics. Along the way, you’ve told…


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Efforts expand to bring construction workers home safely

05/04/2017 at 12:03 pm

Anyone in construction knows this sobering fact all too well: The U.S. construction industry has more worker fatalities than any other industry. It’s a statistic that many construction companies and organizations are working tirelessly to change. That is especially evident as we recognize Safety Week, May 1-5, an industry-wide effort to promote safety best practices…


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Social media in construction: Five basics you shouldn’t forget

04/25/2017 at 11:40 am

A construction business is built on relationships and the referrals they provide. So, it’s not surprising that social media is turning into a popular marketing and sales tactic used by contractors. After all, people like to do business with companies they know and trust–whether that relationship is created offline or online. According to a recent…


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Construction survey helps you benchmark your financials

04/21/2017 at 9:58 am

View your company financials with internal eyes only. Ignore industry best practices. Don’t do external benchmarking. These are all sure-fire ways to stifle continuous improvement for your construction company. Benchmarking, on the other hand, lets you compare your business to your peers, inspiring ideas for improvement and sharpening your company’s competitive edge. That’s especially important…


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Do you look like every other construction company?

04/19/2017 at 2:12 pm

Quick. Can you say what makes your construction company unique in 10 seconds or less? I’ve asked that question many times in my marketing career and, more often than not, I get a 30-minute company description that would make most potential customers yawn with boredom. Too often, companies don’t have a clear reason why someone…


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