How Charge Cards Will Help a Contractor Complete Jobs On Time and On Budget

A Midwest contractor is about to do something that most business owners would call crazy: They’re giving charge cards to every one on their staff. Not just site supervisors and foremen. Not just full-timers. Everyone. Even the apprentice carpenter and summer intern. Counterintuitively, having all these cards in circulation will make it easier, not harder,…

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How To Effectively Incentivize Your Contractors

Employee reward programs to give you a competitive advantage While once it was common for employees to retire from the same organization in which their careers started, now it’s more likely that individuals will make several switches between organizations through the course of their careers. Once, people may have only looked for paid time off,…

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Managing Per Diem Workers for Clean Energy

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Tips For Hiring Per Diem Workers Hiring per diem workers is often the norm in companies that install and service solar energy, wind turbines , natural gas and other forms of clean energy. However, contracting as-needed workers can also lead to some challenges – a big one being expenses. These employees need a way to…

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Top Contractor Software Apps for 2020

It’s no secret that technology is becoming fully integrated in new and exciting ways into every business sector – and the contracting and construction industry are no exception. Software apps designed specifically for contractors have simplified timekeeping and project management, from early planning phases to project completion, increasing efficiency and productivity. As listed by Software…

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Learn How To Efficiently Delegate Work as a Construction Business Owner

Construction business owners get accustomed to having to do it all. When your business is small and there’s no choice but to stay lean, you become your own bookkeeper, HR specialist, VP of sales, project manager and chief marketing officer.  That roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done approach is part of what makes owning your own business exciting. But as…

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Contractors: Simplify Your Finances With Prepaid Cards

If you are a contractor and work with subcontractors, leveraging a prepaid expense management solution can seriously simplify your financial process. Prepaid Cards for Contractors give you the ability to make supply purchases using only the funds made available on the prepaid card, eliminating the need for you to go to the store or deal…

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Turn Your Field Service Techs Into Biz Dev Champs — Without Breaking the Bank

Until recently, field service was largely overlooked as a necessary (and expensive) requirement for companies that made physical products, from residential HVAC units to complex medical equipment and everything in between. Machines break, and companies needed to be able to dispatch field service teams to fix the problem. But that mindset is changing. Nowadays, companies…

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Managing Remote Workers (and Their Expenses) in the Field

Hiring remote workers can be a great way to expand your talent pool — and it's unavoidable in industries like field service — but they often lead to tricky challenges. A big one? Expenses. Remote employees need a way to pay for the inevitable costs of doing business when they are out in the field,…

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