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New Exoskeleton Vests Makes Repetitive Tasks and Overhead Work a Breeze

Jan 15, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Tool and Equipment Insurance protects high-value, moveable equipment. It is ideal for contractors and other businesses that take their own tools to work sites.

Ekso Bionics has been making exoskeletons since 2005.  Originally designed with the military in mind, but then later shifted to physical therapy.  In more recent years, they have begun targeting more physical professions, especially those with repetitive tasks or a lot of lifting. One of their most recent products is called the EksoVest. The EksoVest […]

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5 Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing – and 3 Lessons to Learn

Dec 15, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Sam Walton. George Soros. Kevin Plank. Jan Koum. What can these successful entrepreneurs teach you? It’s not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who used the wealth they made from a previous endeavor to build a thriving new startup, or about seasoned business owners who took over a decades-old franchise and transformed it into something new. […]

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[Business Tax Tips] Claim Immediate Tax Deductions for Qualified Assets Including SUVs Over 6,000 lbs

Dec 03, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

With 2020 coming to an end, now is a great time to make some easy and smart tax moves to help lower your tax bill and increase your tax refund when you file.  We spoke to Betty Kim at Encore Partners, one of our favorite CPAs,  about some of the best business tax strategies you […]

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7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

Nov 19, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Some people just seem to bounce back from anything. Here’s what they have in common. Success is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves many detours and dead ends. It takes tenacity and determination to keep going, but those that do will eventually reach their destination. Most of us have heard before that Thomas […]

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10 Lessons from America’s Greatest Military Leaders

Nov 11, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

In Afghanistan, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal was focused on one thing: devising the best plan of attack. But he knew he couldn’t do it alone. So like any good leader, he assembled a core team of trustworthy people who believed in his vision and relied on them heavily to get the job done. “Even […]

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Contech firm Icon to develop 3D-printed buildings for moon

Nov 06, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

The Austin, Texas-based construction technology developer is working to create a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the moon. A group of U.S. and European design and construction firms are aiming for the moon — literally — with their newest 3D-printing project. Icon, an Austin, Texas-based developer of construction technologies, received funding to research […]

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The Dotted Line: Taking over construction mid-project

Oct 29, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Circumstances can change quickly in any business environment, construction included. Contractors can take on a project that looks profitable on paper but ends up being a time and money pit because of something they overlooked during the bid process, unanticipated material increases, skilled worker shortages or other trades falling behind — the list goes on […]

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5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

Oct 09, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran has a truly inspiring rags-to-riches story. You may know her as a multi-millionaire investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, but New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran didn’t become one of the highest-paid female investors in the world overnight. Like many other entrepreneurs, she climbed her way to the top from nothing. […]

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Sacramento, California, contractor buys naming rights for sports-conference center

Oct 01, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Brief: One of the largest general contractors in the Sacramento, California, area is making its mark along the lines of SoFi, Allegiant Air and Globe Life by putting its name on a local sports venue. Roebbelen Contracting has purchased a naming rights sponsorship for the Placer Valley Event Center, part of the $47 million transformation of @the […]

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Construction scores a hat trick: Starts, jobs, backlog all rise

Sep 24, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: New data turned heads last week when new construction starts, jobs and backlog all notched solid gains to provide a glimmer of hope for the industry, following a summer of worrisome trends that emerged in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonresidential building starts rose 16%, while nonbuilding construction — which includes infrastructure projects […]

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