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why you struggle at delegating tasks and 8 things you can do about it

why you struggle at delegating tasks and 8 things you can do about it 08/21/2018

The inability to delegate tasks is simultaneously one of the biggest mistakes and challenges that small-business owners must deal with. How do you "let go" when the buck stops with you?

recruiting for the next generation

recruiting for the next generation 08/21/2018

So, how do you find the right talent to sustain and grow your contracting company? We’ve highlighted three ways to help bolster your recruitment efforts so you and your business don’t fall victim to the widening talent gap.

keys to being an apprentice mentor

keys to being an apprentice mentor 08/20/2018

With the opportunity available for contractors to build and develop the next generation of talent through apprenticeships, here are the three keys to being a successful apprenticeship mentor.

how to increase sales in 8 easy steps

how to increase sales in 8 easy steps 08/20/2018

Learning how to increase sales doesn't have to be hard. Here are eight simple strategies to increase demand for your services and get your sales growing.

how to get government contracts small business edition

how to get government contracts small business edition 08/20/2018

Small businesses are essential for a strong American economy, so it's no surprise that the federal government has developed specific goals to ensure small businesses get their fair share of government work.

hiring your first employee

hiring your first employee 08/20/2018

The first employee of a small business is a significant milestone. Approach this crossroad carefully, because a wrong turn can derail your business. If you don't know whether your business can afford to expand, consider these five signs that a new hire may be needed.

exit right

exit right 08/20/2018

As a busy contractor, you're focused on the day-to-day operations of your business, but not business succession planning. But it's important to take time out from the everyday operations to think about what will happen to your business when you get closer to retirement. Here are some steps to help you evaluate your options and choose a transition.

employee appreciation

employee appreciation 08/20/2018

Small contractors work long, hard hours. Finding and retaining valuable employees willing to endure the demands of the job isn't easy, so you need to do everything you can to keep the hard-working employees that you have.

choose the wisest auto investment

choose the wisest auto investment 08/20/2018

Making the decision to buy or lease a commercial vehicle can be difficult for a small business owner like yourself. There are many factors to consider when determining which one will benefit your business without racking up a too hefty of a bill.

build trust and employee engagement with these 4 tips

build trust and employee engagement with these 4 tips 08/20/2018

As a small-business owner, you're sometimes tempted to control every detail of every project. Not only is that impossible, it makes for unhappy workers who feel second-guessed and stifled. In the end, you're unlikely to succeed without an environment of trust and a team of engaged employees.