April 2017
How to use your results to strategize for greater success
It is essential for every leader. It cannot be bought. It cannot be delegated. It is recognized across all cultures, races and eras. It is wholly unassociated with economic status. It is the ultimate measure of a leader. Although many people struggle to define integrity, most...
The organization's BUILD space offers industry startups an environment for innovation
Every business owner knows that to be successful, you must always be on the hunt for advances in technology and innovations that help you run a better business. However, an idea is no good without the resources necessary to bring that idea to fruition as a real, usable solution. The team at...
Harness the power of video telematics for improved fleet management
As a business owner, you are sending jobsite vehicles on the road every day, and each time they leave your parking lot, they face unforeseen risk. If there is a collision, there is risk of injuries to the driver or others, damage to your vehicles and the possibility of a diminished reputation. A...
The new age of employee supervision
Unlike employees in other industries, who increasingly can do their job from any place with an internet connection, construction workers still need to be in a certain place at a certain time to complete their work. In that way, the industry is still largely the same as it always has been. And yet,...
AIA Architectural Billings Index, Annual Value Update & more
Each month, the Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics from several different sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry. The...
Gaining direction with data
The words “data driven” trigger a certain cringe factor. From the transparent e-commerce site that matches your favorite authors with new authors you might like to the businesses that capture your clicks, businesses are continuing to mine the available treasure trove of data to further their...
Factors to consider when making buying & maintenance decisions
Maximizing uptime and reducing costs are fundamental drivers of construction fleet management decisions, but a firm’s diverse range of equipment can make life cycle optimization challenging. An optimized life cycle strategy based on specific operational needs and an understanding of maintenance...
Why your business might be worth more without you
Usually, business owners start their companies on their own or in a partnership. The foundation of the business lies in the ingenuity and creativity of the owners. The value that the owner brings to his/her business eventually fades, but it’s not always for the reasons you might think. A few...
Protecting employees & your jobsite from the threat of an active shooter
In Part 1 of this series in CBO’s March issue (read it here), the scenario involving your employee, Jennifer, took place inside your office, threatening your other employees. However, what are your responsibilities to your employees when they are outside of your office and at one of your jobsites...
Improve your bottom line with mass communication software
Successfully operating your construction business means keeping a keen eye on every aspect of your operations, especially the way you and your team communicate around critical events. A strong communication plan, coupled with the right collaboration technology, can improve four major areas of your...
Workwear Innovations
The health and safety of your workforce is of the utmost importance to completing a successful project and to the overall success of your company. In a world where jobsite safety once placed second to getting the job done, our changing construction landscape has put an industrywide emphasis on...
Educating equipment operators on proper operation & maintenance
Although recent technological advancements make it easier to operate compact equipment, that does not mean these technologies can replace proper equipment training for your operators. Educating your employees is an important first step to ensuring everyone stays safe on the jobsite, while also...
What emerging technology should business owners invest in to improve jobsite safety?
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Defining the company principles that matter most to you
Have you ever had an employee with a bad attitude who constantly complained about your company and its managers? Have you been part of a crew with a person who didn’t work as hard as the rest of the team? Have you worked for a company in which one old-timer is not required to follow the rules or...
When to build on candidates' positive attributes & when to let them go
Perfection is the absence of flaws and defects. Perfection has no gaps. Perfection needs no renovation. But perfection also lacks stability because it assumes that someone or something was always free of errors. It fails to recount the point at which that someone or something became perfect. And if...