Top 10 Contractor Mistakes

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The most common contractor errors and how to avoid them to keep your construction projects safe, productive and profitable. The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. Let’s explore 10 of the most common mistakes made by contractors with the best way to avoid the worst. Accidents will happen, but the more organized and prepared contractors and crews are, the better the chances of reducing such tragedies.

Contractor Website Best Practices

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction Marketing Association sponsor Modern Marketing Partners (MMP), will share contractor website best practices , along with a Contractor Website Checklist , several diagnostic tools, contractor website examples, and a couple of website package options.

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Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

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From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables.

Bookkeeping And Accounting Solutions For The Busy Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

The calls, emails, messages, and walk-ins that our company deal with every day come from construction contractors, spouses or significant other, construction bookkeepers, advisors, students, and financial planners among others. You are not alone; many contractors feel the same way.

Paperwork Processes Particular To Construction Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Most contractors go from one extreme to the other. One of the biggest struggles contracting business owners deal with is the overwhelming amount of paper they have to organize as part of their everyday tasks.

Bringing Industry Expertise to Your Doorstep: A Peek at Viewpoint’s 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow Speakers

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We’re gearing up to launch our 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow series and we are thrilled! Last year , we visited more than 20 cities and enjoyed networking and learning about construction industry trends and challenges with over 600 contractors across the United States.

Contractor Tactics On How To Avoid Payment Problems

Contractor Bookkeeping

The most popular method designed by investors and developers and shrewd business people who understand the concept of divide and conquer is for contractors to get little or no down payment for a construction project, do all the work, including change orders and then try to collect their money.

Incentives for Contractors to Train and Modernize

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There are a number of tax incentives available to contractors for training and educating workforces. The post Incentives for Contractors to Train and Modernize appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor.

Free Offline Marketing Ideas For Brand New Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you’re a seasoned contractor and just want to do more networking in your spare time, this can also work for your company. Yes, I know, as a Web Content Developer and Fast Easy Accounting’s resident Webmaster, this blog post could come quite a surprise to you but bear with me on this.

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Contractor Bookkeeping: Outsource Or Do It Yourself

Contractor Bookkeeping

QuickBooks For Contractors Construction Bookkeeping QuickBooks Setup Do It Yourself QuickBooks Construction Accounting Assisted Do-It-Yourself Contractor BookkeepingI would like to start my blog post by asking you to reflect on your WHY.

A Busy Contractor’s Guide To Xero

Contractor Bookkeeping

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3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

Here are three examples of when you should reach out to your commercial construction general contractor. Often a commercial general contractor isn’t tapped for a project until the specific site is already locked in.

New Construction Technology Worth Contractors’ Attention

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In an effort to improve operations, efficiency and productivity on jobsites, more contractors than ever are trying out cutting-edge technology. Perhaps not surprisingly, drones are the most common new technology used by contractors. More and more contractors are using drone technology.

5 Common Security Questions Contractors Ask Before Hiring Our Service

Contractor Bookkeeping

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3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Expand to New Markets

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There’s plenty of work out there for contractors, which means they’ve been hurrying to hire. Contractors can expand their businesses organically by offering expanded services.

5 Reasons to Attend a Digital Contractor Roadshow in Your City This Year

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5 Reasons to Attend a Digital Contractor Roadshow in Your City This Year. Every year, we look forward to having contractors from all over the country visit our beautiful home in Portland, Oregon for the Viewpoint Collaborate Conference. Network with other contractors in your area .

Episode 6 – Planning for the Future: Succession Planning for Contractors

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Episode 6 – Planning for the Future: Succession Planning for Contractors. How well contractors manage this process can significantly impact both the short- and long-term success of the company. A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry.

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Opportunities Abound with International Retailers…for the Right Contractor

Commercial Construction

I’ve been a national commercial contractor for more than 20 years, and believe me, I’ve seen it all. This has been a boon for the best retail contractors like Englewood Construction Company. International retailers are eyeing the U.S.

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What do mechanical contractors do?

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The term “contractor” is a very broad one — it covers anyone who does any contracted work for a company. Today, we’re going to focus on just one of these categories: mechanical contractors. What are mechanical contractors, what do. Guest posts contractor vs subcontractor contractors general contractor mechanicalIt can be further broken down into more specific categories — general, electrical, finishing, HVAC, mechanical.

The 10 traits successful contractors have in common

Construction Dive

In a crowded AGC convention session, a seasoned consultant listed the top traits among the industry's fastest-growing and most profitable contractors

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Top 20 contractor magazines

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Especially, Construction building magazines construction industry construction publication contractor magazinesConstruction is rapidly changing and new interesting trends and technologies are emerging on a constant basis.

10 questions to ask a general contractor

Geniebelt

Finding the right general contractor for your project isn’t easy. Construction Industry construction disputes construction industry general contractor main contractor

Survey Says: Contractors Committed to Tech, Industry Still Faces Hurdles

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Contractors are Buying into Idea of New Tech…But Not Necessarily Funding It. More contractors are moving toward dedicated construction technologists, but the bad news is their IT budgets are still limited, this year’s report notes.

3 Secrets to Serving Up Restaurant Construction Success from a Top Restaurant Contractor

Commercial Construction

Earlier this month, the Englewood Construction team was honored to be recognized as one of the Best Restaurant Contractors in Chicago by Chicago Architects. This recognition also got me thinking about what sets a really great restaurant contractor apart from a general construction firm.

The Home Improvement And Repair Contractor Success M.A.P.

Contractor Bookkeeping

Which goes to show you that almost any home improvement contractor can generate enough cash flow and profits from their business to turn their contracting company from a people-dependent money pit into a process-dependent cash cow, and have the freedom they dreamed of when they started contracting.

What do mechanical contractors do?

Geniebelt

The term “contractor” is a very broad one — it covers anyone who does any contracted work for a company. Today, we’re going to focus on just one of these categories: mechanical contractors. What are mechanical contractors, what do. Guest posts contractor contractor vs subcontractor general contractorIt can be further broken down into more specific categories — general, electrical, finishing, HVAC, mechanical.

The Carpenter Contractor Trust An Introduction

Construction Marketing Blog

The Carpenter Contractor Trust (www.CCTNetwork.org), or simply “The CCT,” is a labor management trust formed in 2001. It would also smooth out any possible rough edges between union carpenters and contractors. It also needed contractors to complete the circle. It’s all marketing.

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How To Select A Contractor For A Project

Construction Marketing Blog

The key to a successful project is hiring the right contractor. Whether your construction is a simple house upgrade or a commercial remodeling, a wrong contractor can frustrate your efforts and waste a lot of time, money and energy. Consider The Contractors Experience.

6 Ways Contractors Can Save Money with Technology

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If there’s one thing all contractors are interested in, it’s cutting costs. Construction projects all too easily run over budget and behind schedule, and in an industry with thin profit margins, that can be a big problem.

Inbound Marketing Methodology For Trade Contractors, Turning Your Challenges Into Opportunities

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a Trade Contractor, you are no longer confined to your own neighborhood and push services directly to them, your online presence enables you to reach out and pull qualified leads towards your company.

3 Keys for Contractors to Navigate New Revenue Recognition Standards

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To help contractors prepare, Viewpoint recently hosted a webinar on how contractors can get ready for the new standards. The webinar, presented by Tim Wilson, national industry partner for BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group , and Geoffrey Falk, product manager for Spectrum Construction Software , walked contractors through the details of the changes, example scenarios and practical advice for moving forward confidently. So where should contractors start?

Contractor: The role and duties

Geniebelt

Who is a Contractor (definition)? In construction, a contractor is an organisation (or sometimes a person), hired by the client to carry out the work that is required for the completion of a project. ConTech construction construction manager contractor

Project Readiness Quiz: Is Your Company Prepared?

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Note: This quiz was originally created for contractors in the Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific markets. If you have interest in learning more about how Viewpoint can help North American contractors, please call +1.800.333.3197 or visit Viewpoint.com.

Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It’s Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

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Considering contractors face ongoing high pressure to perform and operate with razor-thin profit margins, there’s no doubt: construction is a challenging industry. Here are 6 reasons contractors have told us they love our Spectrum Business Intelligence tool.

Why Are Contractors Using Fewer Software Applications?

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percent of contractors reported using six or more solutions. Let’s take a closer look at what this could mean for the industry, as well as where contractors might go with software in 2018. Compared to other industries, construction tends to be slow to go digital.

Contractor vs Subcontractor: What is the difference?

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Both contractors and subcontractors are indispensable for the development and completion of a construction project. Construction Industry contractor contractor vs subcontractor geniebelt contractors geniebelt subcontractors subcontractor

FMI advice for Contractors- Digital Dryshack #96

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I never pass up a chance to [ ] The post FMI advice for Contractors- Digital Dryshack #96 appeared first on Cassell Consulting - Construction Operations Consulting. The 2018 Viewpoint Collaborate conference in Portland provided the opportunity to get out of the office routine and interface with clients, vendors, and peers ,which I always find worthwhile.

Contractors Gave Back in 2018

Contractor Magazine

In ways large and small, contractors and tradespeople all over the country have been lending a helping hand

Unique App For Construction Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Click to download the Contractors APP f rom App Store or Android Store. Smartphone App Construction Contractor App Construction Accounting App iPhone app for construction contractors Android app for construction Contractors Android app for small business accountingIt’s landed! The Brand new App from Fast Easy Accounting!

Managing from the Mother Ship: How a National Commercial Contractor Operates

Commercial Construction

The other day I was talking with a Chicago-area client who didn’t realize Englewood is a national general contractor that manages national commercial construction projects across the country.