Is the Trade War with China Causing Problems for the Construction Industry?

After the political back-and-forth between the United States and China, the current tariff rate sits at 25% on $250 billion in Chinese products according to Kim Slowey of Construction Dive. We know that tariffs increase cost, but what does that mean for those in the construction industry? Ken Simonson, the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, (AGC) said it best: ā€œSometimes just the threat of an increase…  Read more


Tips for getting rid of slow moving stock

Stale inventory is a costly nuisance for any business owner. Ideally the rule of thumb is to sell the goods taking up space on your sale floor within 90 days; after the three month mark stale inventory becomes dead inventory. Products are much harder to move and nearly impossible to get top dollar for. Fortunately there are a number of ways to recoup at least part of your investment on…  Read more


9 Steps to Leading People Successfully through Major Organizational Change

Change in business is almost always a good thing, but often poor management means that the workforce becomes disengaged and the change processĀ painful. In the worst cases, this results in irreparable damage being done. It doesn’t need to be this way. Follow these nine steps and empower yourself to successfully lead your people through major organizational change. Understand the change Make sure you understand exactly what is changing and how…  Read more