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Courting capital: Finding the right financing

In a world where the options of working with a capital funding firm are many, it is important to make sure that your company is vetting appropriate partners for your business needs. In order to do this, it’s imperative that …

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Business strategy: Diversify or specialize services?

I learned about a company recently that has proactively developed a niche to physically lift homes to meet current hurricane-proof standards. Based on a federal grant for homeowners, the construction company is tapping a need that has meant growth for …

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Merchants Hospitality buys Z NYC Hotel for $43M

Merchants Hospitality has purchased the Z NYC Hotel in Long Island City, N.Y., for $43 million. The buyer plans to add a 109-unit apartment building to the property, where the late former taxi magnate Henry Zilberman developed the hotel in …

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The right fit: 10 steps to better hiring

You don’t understand what happened. He interviewed so well. But it’s six months later, and it’s obvious. He’s not a good fit. You should have known better. He’s just not detail oriented, and this job requires a lot of repetitive …

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Complementing (not competing) a waterfront scene with lighting

The Newport Marriott in Rhode Island is a showcase property in the brand’s global portfolio. The unique 200-plus room waterfront hotel recently underwent a top to bottom renovation, the most significant in its 27-year history. All of the indoor and …

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Solving the leadership gap in the trade industry

The trade industry is undergoing a challenging transition that’s forcing companies to adapt or die. As millennials enter the trade industry, a new wave of entry-level employees are clashing with older generations that have dominated the field—making teamwork more difficult than …

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How jobsite monitoring can protecting your construction company from liability

Construction companies have more than enough risks to the bottom line. Litigation shouldn’t have to be one of them. From weather delays to workplace accidents, contractors face a host of potential liabilities. All it takes is an aggrieved party, and …

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Delivering safety and security in uncertain times

Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. Orlando. San Bernardino. These names — once known simply as schools and cities — now endure as symbolic reminders of once-unfathomable tragedy. Sadly, these horrific mass shooting incidents are now not only fathomable, they have become …

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The science of dual technology in exit signs

For building and facility owners or managers striving to meet fire and safety codes, new “dual technology” exit signs are combining the efficiency of LED lighting with revolutionary new photoluminescent materials to increase reliability and performance over decades of use. 

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Preserving old-school relationships with new-school solutions

E-commerce solutions for the kitchen and bath industry are becoming a must-have for contractor suppliers. This comes with a mandate that combines the complexity of business-to-business with the ease of consumer simplicity. Ultimately, the right online solution can enhance, develop …

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