What You Need To Know
The articles in this section provide a basic rundown of skills and technology critical in the construction industry. With subjects ranging from communications to staffing, the answers to your most important questions start right here.
- Communications & Technology
Construction workers need to be ready to move from one job site to the next in a moment's notice. For this reason, reliable technology and communication tools are critical to a successful business.
- Sales and Marketing
Today's construction companies need high-power marketing strategies to build business in a thriving industry. From radio and television commercials to online advertisements, professionals in the field continue to hammer away at unique marketing approaches.
- Customer Service
Crackerjack technology, brilliant marketing strategies and skilled, reliable staff work together to build an organization - but that's only part of the process. An operation is only as solid as its customer base.
- Staffing & Employment
A range of different functions make up the foundation of the construction industry. As such, staffing and employment needs can vary widely across disciplines, particularly when the company is small.
- Billing and Accounts Receivable
Even when times are good, many small to midsize construction firms continue to struggle with getting their share of this bounty in a consistent fashion.
- Vendor Relations and Purchasing
To keep projects on track, construction professionals seek material vendors capable of fast turn-around time and flexible delivery. A number of simple strategies can help guarantee a smooth, cost effective system.
Building sites are teeming with risks, all of which require the protection of a good insurance policy. But aside from standard coverages such as general liability and worker's compensation, construction professionals need to consider other equally important options.
- Social Media Best Practices & Applications
Today's social media tools can help establish and enhance a professional brand, share knowledge and increase a construction company’s visibility to current and potential customers.