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Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Feb 20, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law that went into effect this year. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” […]

5 Ways Childlike Curiosity Can (and Should) Inspire the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Jan 31, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound company culture, successful team-building and personal mental health.     Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound company culture, successful team-building and personal mental health. Since children are the trailblazers […]

Venture capitalists inject $1B into construction technology startups in H1 2018

Aug 14, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

In just the first half of the year, investments in construction technology have surpassed last year’s total amount by 30%, according to a Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. report released today. Spending in the segment is outpacing overall tech startup investment growth in the United States, the report found. “It’s no mere accident that this uptick […]

What construction companies should know about post-disaster FEMA contracting

Oct 20, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

So far this summer, the United States has seen what many would consider to be more than its fair share of natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston on August 25 causing an estimated $198 billion in property damage. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Irma made its way through Florida and into the […]

What contractors need to know about OSHA’s new silica rule

Aug 25, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

After a few legal fits and starts, as well as extra time for review and input, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard for construction is scheduled to go into effect about a month from now, on Sept. 23. What that means is contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust — […]

CA developers float idea of $250M Queen Mary entertainment complex

May 25, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Brief: Operators of the Queen Mary hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, CA, are hoping a 65-acre, $250 million Gensler-designed entertainment complex will generate enough cash to pay for an estimated $289 million, five-year upgrade and maintenance plan for the iconic ship, according to The Los Angeles Times. Urban Commons, which leases the ship […]

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

May 18, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it. Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are certain new and innovative strategies you can employ to make your business stand out from the rest. Here are six different strategies […]

What’s cooking: The trends shaping kitchen design today

May 04, 2017 (0) comment , , , ,

Some home repair and renovation projects are inevitable — pipes corrode, window trim warps, roof shingles buckle and curl. Others require more of a push, such as a living room addition to keep up with the space needs of a growing family, a new patio or deck to extend that area outdoors and even the installation […]

5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Schedule Their Day

Mar 16, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Maximize productivity to accomplish as much as possible. Entrepreneurs are busy people. Chances are, they got to be successful because of how much they work. However, that kind of busy is different than the random, chaotic busy we can all feel from time to time when we just have too much on our plate or […]

Houzz: These 6 kitchen trends are expected to heat up in 2017

Mar 09, 2017 (0) comment , , , , ,

Credit: Studio McGee, original photo on Houzz Keeping up with kitchen trends isn’t quite like peeking over your neighbor’s fence, but it’s close. Houzz caught up with designers Jane Lockhart and Gail Drury for a preview of how homeowners will design their kitchens in 2017. They’re confident these trends will rule the cooking sphere this year. […]

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