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Since being founded in 2005, YouTube has changed the marketplace with 5 billion videos being watched daily. For a contractor, YouTube has two purposes—training and recruiting. We have found success in creating videos, and you might too.

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We talk to a lot of contractors on a regular basis, and we like to find out what challenges them. We are not trying to stir the pot and make them think of something annoying, but to see if we can help. Contractors repeatedly tell us scheduling is the most frustrating aspect of their job. This is what Jesse Aguirre, president of Millennium Interiors in Pottstown, Pa., told us: “As a subcontractor, there is a demand to be ready when the job is ready for us. This is such a big challenge. Because if a schedule is behind, we are the ones who have to play catch up. We have to rearrange other projects to fit something else in. It happens all the time.”

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 Busy and rushed sums up most of our lives, and as hard as we try, details sometimes can slip through the cracks that leave us vulnerable. The potential for litigation and lawsuits is one area in which one may be exposed in the rush. Adam C. Carter, a partner at Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, sometimes is left…

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 Auto insurance rates have been wreaking havoc on some business budgets in certain areas of the country for years. 2019 is following that trend. “For the last year, the auto insurance market has been an area of concern for many insurers,” says Steve Davis, CPCU, ARM, senior vice president and director of Construction Risk Services,…

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“The ability to learn effectively might be the most important skill in life. It’s like the anti-Kryptonite. It gives you the almost magical power of being able to succeed in ​any field.” Ulrich Boser, the researcher behind this belief, is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of “Learn Better.” Boser’s book offers different theories about how people learn.

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In the United States, unemployment is at 3.7 percent with a reported 7 million jobs left to fill. The construction industry has been filling jobs at a faster rate than other sectors with 315,000 more construction workers employed now than a year earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department also reported there were only 273,000 open construction jobs as of fall 2018.

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We know a contractor whose advertising campaign consists of his company name on his work shirts and the solid reputation that follows him. For this contractor, his reputation has been enough to keep himself and a small crew busy for five years.

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The Equifax data breach this spring left millions of people vulnerable when personal information was stolen. Experts sought ways to prevent identity theft or minimize its effects, including by freezing credit. This action prevents accounts from being opened in your name.

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Your quality craftsmanship keeps you ahead of the competitors, but running a truly successful business means staying connected and informed. Flex-Ability Concepts would like to help you do that.

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You are a master in your trade, but does the thought of building a website stop you from having one? It is very common for small businesses to avoid website marketing, but there are so many tools available today to make website design affordable and easy.

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