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6 Tips for Expanding Your Construction Business the Smart Way

Harbor America - Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the construction industry, you probably know this has been a good year for growth. In fact, the first three months of 2018 showed a four percent increase in construction projects when compared to 2017. But what about your construction business? Has your construction firm been around for several years but still isn't growing? Then, it may be time to expand your company.

Topics: Construction- tips for construction business owners- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Hiring Seasonal Workers During Peak Construction Seasons

Harbor America - Aug 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Depending on your market, your seasonal peaks for construction may vary. Your workforce availability may be different in your area as well. However, there are a few constants in the construction industry every company can agree upon. One such common ground aspect of the business is the need for additional workers during seasonal upticks. Today, we're highlighting four tips for hiring those seasonal and temporary construction workers.

Topics: Employee Onboarding- Hiring- HR- Save Time and Money- Construction- tips for construction business owners- PEO

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4 Types of Commercial Insurance Your Construction Business Can't Live Without

Harbor America - Aug 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you operate a construction company? If so, you know that your business is more at risk for injuries and property damages than most industries. In fact, on a average day in the United States, two people die from injuries linked with construction sites, and 20 percent of workplace deaths are related to construction work.

Topics: Insurance- Commercial Insurance- tips for construction business owners

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Is Your Construction Business Prepared for Hurricanes?

Harbor America - Jul 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hurricanes can be very destructive, but they are also often predictable, which allows your construction business time to plan and prepare for the weather event. If a job site is located in an area that regularly sees hurricanes, your business should have a hurricane plan in place to prevent any loss at the job site.

Topics: Risk Management- Safety Plan- Construction- Hurricane Season- tips for construction business owners

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Your Construction Business NEEDS a Safety Plan: Here's Why

Harbor America - Jun 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Construction site safety is a hot topic of conversation lately. Everyone seems to have something to say about how to accomplish it, if the number of articles and blog posts published online are any indication. From must-implement procedures to DIY safety plan templates, the spectrum seems to be covered - except for one question.

Topics: Safety- Risk Management- Safety Plan- Accident Prevention- Construction- tips for construction business owners- Workplace Hazards

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The Best Employee Onboarding Tips for Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - May 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Onboarding new employees is often a time-consuming process. Even if you hire workers who have been in construction for years, they still have to learn the specific procedures that are unique to your business. Employees who aren't given time and the proper information to adjust to their new position may struggle to complete their job appropriately or fail to note important procedures that will help keep them safe on the job--and it's even more important that you take the time to properly onboard employees who haven't worked in the construction industry before. 

Topics: Hiring- HR Tips- Construction- tips for construction business owners- Employee Retention- Employee Onboarding

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Does Your Construction Company Have Adequate Commercial Insurance?

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As a construction company, you want to be sure that you have the right insurance to help cover any eventuality. Insurance helps protect you, your employees, and your customers, providing the necessary funds that will cover any problems outside your control on the job site. Accidents happen, both on the job site and off, and you want to make sure that they won't pull your business under. Inadequate commercial insurance can bring your business crashing down around you--but the right types of insurance can transform your success and ensure that your goals aren't derailed by an accident. 

Topics: Tips for Small Business Owners- tips for construction business owners- Construction

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6 Risk Management Tips for Your Construction Company

Harbor America - May 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

 

Your construction company's success and reputation hinge upon your ability to provide high-quality services while simultaneously minimizing risks for your employees. You can mitigate risks for your construction company by investing in the proper training, equipment, and best practices established by leaders in the industry. Here are six risk management tips for your construction company:

Topics: Tips for Small Business Owners- Workplace Hazards- HR- tips for construction business owners

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Compliance Tips for Construction Companies in the Middle of a Hiring Spree

Harbor America - May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction companies around the country are in the middle of hiring booms for a variety of reasons. In some areas, it's a simple case of increased demand for homes due to population increases. In others, it's the need to rebuild following natural disasters. Whatever the case, you want to be sure that your construction hiring and payroll practices are up to standards during that hiring boom. Taking a few extra steps to ensure compliance at this stage of the process will help protect you down the road. 

Topics: Payroll- Hiring- HR Tips- Human Resources- Tips for Small Business Owners- tips for construction business owners

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Habits of Successful Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you own a construction business, you know the various demands and problems that can occur as well as how competitive the construction industry can be. To succeed as a construction business owner, you need to develop certain habits. Here are six habits of successful construction business owners, along with why it's a good idea to hire a PEO (Professional Employer Organization):

Topics: Compliance- HR- Construction- tips for construction business owners- PEO

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