- April 26th 2018 at 9:25am
Don't let your finances fall into the background of running your business. While marketing and completing jobs are more immediate or urgent, keeping your monthly expenses and cash flow clear is important. Keeping finances organized is even more important for the first few years of a small business, which are the most likely to involve months without profit, inconsistent revenue, and potential audit triggers. Here are three tips to keep your finances in order:
- April 26th 2018 at 8:54am
Arizona is a beautiful state to live in, and can be a fantastic place to work. However, one of the most painful realities of being here during the summer months is the high temperatures that come along with longer days and more daylight hours to complete construction projects. Combine these factors with summer being a peak season for the construction industry, and you have a recipe for heat exhaustion.
- April 9th 2018 at 9:17am
Finding a good, licensed contractor to do work for you can be a long and difficult journey. Whether you are searching for the first time or fiftieth, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you go through the process.
- April 2nd 2018 at 10:33am
When one thinks of things to do on the weekend in Arizona, most of the time fishing isn't one of the first things that come to mind. Usually it's hiking or trying to stay indoors to get out of the heat. But the Grand Canyon State is home to quite a few lakes and waterways that can be good places to go fishing and escape the heat.
- March 12th 2018 at 12:28pm
The internet has come a long way in the last twenty years in its ability to rapidly distribute information to people around the world. Many businesses have found success in establishing an online presence - with a website, social media accounts, or both - but not every business (contracting or otherwise) feels like they need to do this in order to do well.
- March 6th 2018 at 9:29am
The Smithsonian predicted in 2014 that Arizona had six more years of water before drought, overuse, and low Lake Mead reservoirs would send the state into a hydrological crisis. Vice echoed this dire message towards the end of 2017 by saying that climate change and rising heat, even if not the end of water access exactly, would make Phoenix unbearable before 2050. The bad news keeps on coming, and that might be enough to make you think it's better to get out of Arizona and set up your business elsewhere. But that's not the case.
- February 16th 2018 at 9:53am
Construction is not a reliable source of income. There are not enough jobs to go around. The pay is not good enough. Are these excuses holding you back from considering a job in the Arizona construction industry? Here are three reasons why you should think about getting into it.
- February 2nd 2018 at 10:33am
Summer is coming up, and it may be doing so faster than you want to think about. While the longer stretches of daylight hours may be something to look forward to for many, high temperatures and heat-related illnesses are two tag-alongs that people often dread. If your job requires you to spend much of your time hot, sweaty, and outdoors, here are a few ways to keep extreme summer heat from making you sick.
- January 31st 2018 at 7:52am
Working in the construction industry has received a negative connotation recently. Whether it's because a four-year degree isn't mandatory or because it often falls under the category of 'blue-collar work,' people are often taught to regard the industry as the one you turn to only if you can find work elsewhere. But that negative spin means a lot of people don't know anything about the industry, which gives you a valuable opportunity. Here's how to take advantage of it:
- January 31st 2018 at 7:44am
If you are looking for a new career path and like to work with your hands, one great option would be to become a licensed contractor. There are many advantages that come with being a licensed contractor in the State of Arizona.