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  • The live-streaming video feature is versatile and packs a punch, combining the popularity and ease of Facebook with consumers’ favorite type of media: video.

    For small business owners, Facebook remai

  • Step 4: Rebalancing Strategically

    Once you have determined which securities you need to reduce and by how much, decide which underweighted securities you will buy with the proceeds from selling the o

  • Beautiful design and fast loading times are essential for your small business website. However, features that go beyond basic requirements help you stand out above the competition.

    There are approxim

  • Little recognized in all the hubbub over President Trump’s trade policies involving punitive import tariffs is an implicit new exchange rate policy imbedded in the trade policy. This appears truly a c

  • Retirement savers as a form of insurance against superannuation—the technical term for outliving one’s income. 

    One of the key benefits annuities offer is their ability to provide a guaranteed monthl

  • It’s easier than ever to run your small business from anywhere. Before moving out of your brick-and-mortar location, consider the benefits and challenges of a virtual office.

    From time to time, Karen

  • Having the right information on your website helps connect with customers and rank higher on search engines. Aa a small business owner, you can put your best foot forward by investing in a strategic,

  • These VII Capital Funds tips will help you decide how to best use Yelp to market your small business.

    Yelp may be the most polarizing site out there for small business owners. 

    Love it or hate it, s

  • When the unexpected happens, it’s important to protect your business with insurance coverage tailored to your specific industry.

    Even small businesses can run into major problems from time to time. 

  • Is your small business getting the most out of LinkedIn? Learn how to use the business networking site to boost your profile and get more customers.

    If you are not using LinkedIn to get referrals for

  • Having a home office is great. Research shows that people who work from home feel more productive and believe their environment is healthier. Couple that with the joys of owning your own business, and

  • Here are the four areas that are critical to building a positive reputation with customers.

    You may be wondering, “What is my business identity?” Simply put, your business identity is your company’s

  • Use Ad Extensions

    AdWords released ad extensions years ago, but many brands still fail to use them, causing them to miss out on click-through traffic. Ad extensions not only make your ads stand out f

  • The right paid search ad can generate sales overnight. But a poorly executed campaign will result in wasted ad spend and zero results.

    One of the quickest and most effective ways to drive qualified b

  •  A technique that reduces risk by allocating investments among various financial instruments, industries, and other categories is called Diversification. It aims to maximize return by investing in dif

  •  How to Remove Duplicate Listings

    Businesses can contact Google My Business support by phone, by email, by chat, or through Facebook or Twitter to get rid of duplicate listings.

    We recommended these

  • To easily manage your business listing, reviews, photos and location on Google search, Google Maps and local search, Google My Business is one of the most powerful tools available to help you rank hig

  • Is your technology customer-focused 

    Your small business can improve communications, boost efficiency, and enhance the customer experience.

    It doesn’t matter whether your clients like to call, text,

  • The new year is a great time to take the first step toward starting your own business. These tips will help you decide if you’re ready.

    In 2017, it was almost as common for people have a side gig or

  • The occasional unhappy customer comes with the territory. These tips will help turn an unpleasant situation into a win for your small business. At one time or another, you will find yourself dealing w

  • If you run a business that provides home services, you probably spend most of your time working in or around client’s houses. 

    While you are primarily there to provide a service, it is important not

    • Tele-operated humanoid robot, RoboMiner, could soon be mining areas deemed unsafe for human exploration, reported ZDNet. The automated robot miner, developed by Enaex and SRI International, can be c
  • Nearly three-quarters (72%) of U.S. construction executives say the industry is not functioning at a rate of productivity suitable for infrastructure projects, according to a report from KPMG. 

    Almos

  • A buy-sell agreement can be between shareholders of a corporation, partners of a partnership, or a key employee and a sole proprietor. The agreement obligates the surviving business owners, key employ

  • UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste

  • Does your small business need A Marketing Plan?

    The answer is yes.

  • Whether you chose to use one of these platforms or all three, getting your contracting business onto social media is undeniably a step in the right direction. 

  • For contractors, Instagram is all about getting noticed. With Instagram, contractors can easily connect with local business and customers through highly compelling visual content. 

  •  Pinterest is vastly underrated, considering that 87% of Pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest.
    But more than that, Pinterest is an inspiration aggregation site.

    What this means is th

  • Opening a Facebook page, like all other social media profiles, allows you to connect with thousands of new and prospective clients.  Facebook is used by 79% of internet users. It’s a great option for

  • Contractors should and can create online portfolios of their work and connect with clients on social sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

  •  Thousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they should, and the reason is rather unexpected. A quarter of those interviewed were judged to be no better than if a m

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    Many UK non-domestic buildings often use twice as much energy and emit twice as much carbon dioxide as the professionals who designed them predicted.

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     Uponor, a Finland-based system provider for drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and infrastructure, is set for growth in the Asian markets.
    The first manufacturin

  • For the tough Myanmar terrains, Yangon based Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM) relies on Terex Trucks to transport earth, rock and jade.
    Terex' new partner allows the Western construction equipment provid

  • In the Canadian province of Manitoba, the 695 MW hydroelectric Keeyask Generating Station is under construction on the Nelson River. 

  • One of the main challenges of water treatment is to desalt sea water, so to give more potable fluid to those countries that have little of it, but plenty of the other resource. 

  • As in the previous year, the European market outperformed most regions of the world, and ranked third in growth numbers, behind only China and India. 

  • AS50e and AS30e battery-powered rammers from Wacker Neuson, manufacturer of construction and compact equipment, has increased by 50 percent. The smaller AS30e model is a special rammer for compacting

  •  In the United States and frequently referenced in macroeconomics. Inflation refers to the rate at which prices for goods and services rises., interest rates are determined by the Federal Reserve (som

  • National Capital Region

    • Quarterly leasing almost doubled with Gurgaon continuing to lead leasing activity in the NCR, constituting a share of 61% 
    • Rents across micro-markets remained stable with t
  • More than 31,000 participants and 647 exhibitors – of which 57 percent were international companies – from 30 countries came to bauma Conexpo India, the fourth International Trade Fair for Constructio

  • The renminbi shake-up last year in China has sent mainland investors to accelerate their acquisitions of property assets in both Hong Kong and further afield in the United States, where the value of r

  • UAE prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid has approved construction of a new AED500m (£109m) link road.

     The 12km road linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road involves the construction

  • RTPI has published a guide for planners working internationally.

  • Pipeline Crossing Technology Poland

    In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geolog

  • Ortega has pinned Nicaragua’s fortunes on a Chinese-built, $50bn transoceanic canal that would make it a global shipping node to rival Panama, while, for China, Taiwanese sovereignty is a thick red li

  • Built-in security sensors for several window, patio door, and entry door lines, giving homeowners peace of mind without detracting from the units' appearance is what Pella is promoting. 

  • The latest in Millennial research related to homebuying and remodeling has released findings from tracking trends in attitudes and behaviors of U.S. homeowners, this time with a specific focus on Mill

  • Permits to build new homes, an indication of future construction, fell by just 0.2% in December from a month earlier, according to the seasonally adjusted numbers in the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. De

  • All the mainstream advertising is pitched toward 20 and 30 somethings.

  • The Western Australian Building & Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 updates and changes for 2017

  • The Tallest Turbines to be erected in China, 137m goes out to bid and the winner is Vestas

    Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. Founded in 1898 as a blacksmi

  • From the International Ethics Standards Coalition for Construction, it has published a set of Principles for Professions in the construction industry 

  • Alstom’s concrete slab track system has been approved by The German rail authority for both high-speed and conventional rail services.

  • Oil fell 1 percent on Wednesday on growing doubts that OPEC would cut production enough to drain a global glut, although prices bounced off session lows, with Brent returning above $50 a barrel after

  • Liebherr has released aerial footage from the construction site of the world’s largest airport in Turkey.

    The Istanbul New Airport, currently under construction in the European side of Istanbul, is u

  • According to a new report, India’s is the only national market in Asia currently experiencing growth in construction machinery sales.

  • As the U.K. responds to voters' rejection of the European Union, the U.S. presidential election comes to a head and other disputes play out across the globe, uncertainty is at a record high in 2016, a

  • Spanish-based contractor FCC has recorded revenues of €4.38 billion for the first nine months of 2016 – an 8.6% decrease from the same period a year ago.

  • Caterpillar released its financial results for the third quarter of 2016 this week, showing minimal signs of a recovery in the construction market.

  • PANAMA CANAL/PANAMA, 2016 – The expansion of the second most important waterway in the world is finished. Since the end of June 2016, large container ships can now also pass through the around 80 km l

  • The Commerce Department revised May and June figures to show gains rather than declines, with May up 0.1% and June up 0.9%. Stronger growth in construction spending in July was once again held back by

  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the construction of two national highway projects worth INR16.46bn ($245.4M) i

  • Ibn Battuta Residences will feature 531 luxury apartments — 395 two-bedroom and 136 three-bedroom apartments — with access to over 400 shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. 

    The two 48-flo

  • The total number of residential construction firms in the country (single-family builders, multifamily builders, and residential remodelers) dropped to around 689,000 in 2012, 12% lower than in 2007,

  • Every small business owner knows how valuable word-of-mouth marketing is. But did you know that online reviews can be the digital equivalent? According to a survey, 80% of customers trust online custo

  • Custom home building registered declining market shares across all regions of the Unites States in 2015, except the New England and East South Central division where the custom home share of new singl

  • An analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that 57% of all new single-family homes started in 2015 were built on slab foundations, 27% had a full/partial basement, and 14% had a crawl space

  • Bob Bryan,  June 30, 2016, There aren't enough homes in America retrieved from The Business Insider 

    The supply of houses simply can't keep up with the booming demand, and as we've noted, this is dri

  • Housing Markets and Stable Growth 

    Historically, the housing market isn’t nearly as volatile as the stock market is. But housing bubbles eventually burst and as we’ve seen in recent years, recovering

  • Distressed Properties Differ from Distressed Neighborhoods

    Target lenders that fund transactions addressing the needs of both

    A distressed property differs from a distressed neighborhood. Commercial

  • The dust caused by the housing crash has finally almost completely settled and cleared, allowing us to get the clearest picture in quite some time (free of all the boom and bust ramifications) of wher

  • The dust caused by the housing crash has finally almost completely settled and cleared, allowing us to get the clearest picture in quite some time (free of all the boom and bust ramifications) of wher

  • The residential construction industry's recovery has moved along a slow and steady path as the housing market struggled to find its footing after the crash eight years ago.

    Despite the lack of growth

  • The multifamily sector has been sizzling in recent years, with rental demand skyrocketing after the recession. "It has really led the residential construction industry in the recovery," Dietz said. He