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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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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Be Relentless Like Michael Jordan

Sep 17, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Michael Jordan’s success offers valuable lessons about entrepreneurship. Tim S. Grover, known for his work with elite champions, wrote a book aptly titled Relentless, chronicling his training career and how he took legends like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and others, from good to great to unstoppable. In the book, Grover describes the workout regimen, both physical […]

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Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe

Sep 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix. On any given day, Central Concrete, in San Jose, Calif., does what concrete companies have been doing for centuries: combining sand, gravel, water and cement to create the […]

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Tesla Begins Construction Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Facility

Aug 13, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Concept drawing of Tesla’s 1-gigawatt hour (GWh) megapack battery facility. If operational an energy storage system of this size could power every home in San Francisco, CA for up to 6 hours. Credit: Tesla Tesla and PG&E recently broke ground on a record-setting energy storage system in Moss Landing (Monterey) California that, once complete, will […]

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11 Quotes on Kindness That Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

May 29, 2020 (0) comment , ,

Benevolence can be good business.  The business world is often portrayed as a highly competitive ecosystem in which you need to fight to get ahead. To a good extent, that’s very true. Entrepreneurs need thick skin, drive and intense focus to succeed. But it’s also important for entrepreneurs to remember the value of kindness. Take […]

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A look at other ways the CARES Act can help your business

May 14, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Let’s take a look at another way the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help your business. The new act eliminates some of the tax-revenue-generating provisions included in a previous tax law. With the rules for claiming certain tax losses being modified it can provide businesses with relief from the novel coronavirus […]

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7 tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

“Every business is a startup in times like these, so you should focus on cash flow—not profits. The decisions you make today will have enormous ramifications for the future of your business. ” Thomas Ulbrich, Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation UB School of Management “Firms that have retained their employees will have a […]

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