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  • Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4—According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment expanded by

  • 8 Budget Types for Businesses

    EVERY BUSINESS, WHETHER small or large, needs a way to track its expenses, revenue and profits. "Budgets are really important for both internal and external (reasons)," says Joseph

  • Let’s paint the future together – the AkzoNobel startup challenge begins

    Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators! The first edition of Paint the Future – the AkzoNobel startup challenge is now open and ready to discover new and revolutionary

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    For a variety of reasons, things may be somewhat combative or at least not always harmonious between union and merit labor. It is important to realize that the paint and coating application

  • Improve Billing & Collections

    Contractors take on tremendous risk when they perform work. However, more contractors go out of business due to poor cash flow than lack of profitability. Why? Is there as much emphasis

  • What to Do Before OSHA Comes Knocking

    Every year, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspects workplaces around the country for safety and occupational hazards. In 2017 alone, OSHA conducted 32,408

  • Positive Work Cultures are More Productive

    Becoming a breakthrough organization is achievable for any small business and/or leadership team willing to invest in designing a positive team workplace. Creating work that is both

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    As 2018 moves to closing time, keep the pedal to the metal. Get projects complete, finish the quarter and the year strong. Since the economy is humming along, consider being more selective

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    Long recognized as home of the iconic Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, has garnered national attention for the city’s newest landmark consisting of three intersecting, spherical-shaped

  • Rising Compensation

    Construction activity is one of the major drivers of architectural coatings demand, and U.S. statistical agencies track several indicators of the health of the construction sector.

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  • Existing Home Sales Decline Sharply in December

    Total existing-home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, decreased 6.4% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.99 million in December, after two consecutive months of increase. Compared with a year ago, sales decreased 10.3% in December, the lowest level since November 2015. Total existing home sales include...

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  • Remember To Update Your Google My Business Hours and Info

    In May of 2018, Adam Zobel wrote a blog explaining all about Google My Business. He also made it clear that it is not the same as Google+. Please take......

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  • Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2019

    We took a look at what designers and trade publications are predicting and selected the five biggest trends you can expect to see in 2019....

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  • Q4 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as youd like it to be: Review your progress How has your business performed in the first 3 […]...

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  • Are you using a Cascading Planning Process to be ready for 2019

    By this time in December, we at the Nolan Consulting Group have worked with our clients using our Cascading Planning Process (CPP) to make sure the answer is a resounding YES! The CPP starts with your long range vision and ends with every employee having a line of sight to that vision. Lets discuss how: Check your...

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