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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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Contractors, small business to benefit from latest round of PPP funding

Jan 08, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Legislation approving additional and new Paycheck Protection Program loans will provide much-needed relief to many construction firms, says an industry expert. One of the most anticipated aspects of the $908 billion coronavirus relief measure signed by President Trump last week includes $284 billion for a revamped Paycheck Protection Program. The measure — attached to a […]

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16 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Change in the New Year

Dec 31, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history. During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, particularly when […]

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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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Summary of New Contracting Laws that Take Effect January 1

Dec 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

As we make our way into the new year, CSLB would like to highlight some construction-related laws that will go into effect January 1. Pay close attention to these changes, including an extension for seniors’ right to cancel a contract (AB 2471) and the direct authority for the registrar to take disciplinary action for tree […]

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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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Virgin Hyperloop successfully tests human travel

Nov 25, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Virgin Hyperloop announced Sunday that it carried out the first human travel in one of its hyperloop pods. Company co-founder and CTO Josh Giegel and Director of Passenger Experience Sara Luchian were the first two passengers at Virgin Hyperloop’s DevLoop test site in Las Vegas. The two-seater XP-2 vehicle traveled for six seconds on […]

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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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