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What is your construction company worth?

Every construction company has at least two kinds of value: personal value, or what the business is worth to the owner, and transferable value, or what the business is worth to others. To [...]

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Targeting the “Independent Contractor”

Despite record low unemployment, you finally hired one – a diamond in the ruff. After a 16-hour shift on-the-road, his only question at the end of the day was, “What’s next?” Things are going so [...]

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Improving Contractor Performance (And Profits)

Measure twice, cut once. The most unused tool for most contractors is their accounting system. There are few tools that can help either make more money – or help you to lose it all – more than [...]

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Revisiting Predictions Made About Prevailing Wage Repeal

Measure twice, cut once. The most unused tool for most contractors is their accounting system. There are few tools that can help either make more money – or help you to lose it all – more than [...]

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ABC’s Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

Posts on the Wisconsin Contractor Blog were read more than 48,500 times in 2018, according to a review of website statistics by ABC of Wisconsin. Throughout the year, ABC of Wisconsin uses the [...]

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New Dynamics for Construction Economic Forecasting

“This is not your father’s economy.” That’s the message you will hear from Dennis K. Winters, chief economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Winters presented the latest [...]

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The Hard Truths About Soft Skills

The construction industry relies on the strength of its workers -- not the physical strength -- but strength of character. Employers need engaged employees who put in an honest day’s effort every day.

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Foxconn Announcement Expected Soon

"It could be as early as tomorrow, or it could be three weeks from now, but it's coming." This is the message from Matt Maroney, Director of Strategic Economic Development, with the Wisconsin [...]

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Tax Reform Provisions For Contractors

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017 and it offers substantial changes in the U.S. tax law for both businesses and individuals. Provisions for C-Corporations are [...]

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Revenue Recognition: Why Should I Care?

What’s the Big Deal? “Why should I waste my time reading an article about financial statements? Shouldn’t we be putting a shovel in the ground instead to get some work done?” Your financial [...]

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