Management http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6635/more en Basics of Accounting for Small Contractors – Benchmarking Your Business http://contractormag.com/best-practices/basics-accounting-small-contractors-benchmarking-your-business <div class="field-deck"> The process is similar to keeping score in sports, except you’re tracking dollars instead of golf strokes or batting averages </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Benchmarking is the process of comparing your performance to that of a standard, goal or “benchmark” (number). The benchmark can be an “average” or it can be “the gold standard” (the best). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/basics-accounting-small-contractors-benchmarking-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/basics-accounting-small-contractors-benchmarking-your-business#comments Best Practices Registered User Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:35:00 +0000 409301 at http://contractormag.com Aquisition brings Direct Energy new customers http://contractormag.com/management/aquisition-brings-direct-energy-new-customers <div class="node-body article-body">The purchase of an appliance rental company will bring Direct Energy nearly 14,000 new home services customers. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/aquisition-brings-direct-energy-new-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/aquisition-brings-direct-energy-new-customers#comments Management Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:00 +0000 409291 at http://contractormag.com Lochinvar celebrates winning VIP contractors at CMA Fest http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/lochinvar-celebrates-winning-vip-contractors-cma-fest <div class="field-deck"> Top contractors receive VIP treatment during Nashville Experience trip </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lochinvar recently hosted 16 of its top VIP Contractors and their guests for the annual four-day Nashville Experience. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/lochinvar-celebrates-winning-vip-contractors-cma-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/lochinvar-celebrates-winning-vip-contractors-cma-fest#comments Plumbing Contractor Management Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:30:00 +0000 409281 at http://contractormag.com Legionellosis standard provides guidance on risk management requirements http://contractormag.com/plumbing/legionellosis-standard-provides-guidance-risk-management-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Long awaited industry guidance on legionellosis is now available in a new standard from ASHRAE. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/legionellosis-standard-provides-guidance-risk-management-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/legionellosis-standard-provides-guidance-risk-management-requirements#comments Best Practices Plumbing Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:01:00 +0000 409271 at http://contractormag.com Is running a contracting business still fun? http://contractormag.com/management/running-contracting-business-still-fun <div class="field-byline"> BY ED O&#039;CONNELL </div> <div class="field-deck"> Contracting requires passion. What to do if, as B.B. King sang, the thrill is gone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you're a smaller company owner that reads my stuff, you may remember I ended my last oh-so-incredible article with the seemingly throwaway blurb, “… if you ain't havin' fun, remember — the guy down the street might just be lookin' for a high-paid manager.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/running-contracting-business-still-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/running-contracting-business-still-fun#comments Management Registered User Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:03:00 +0000 409211 at http://contractormag.com Clean Air Council sues the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over building codes http://contractormag.com/management/clean-air-council-sues-commonwealth-pennsylvania-over-building-codes <div class="node-body article-body">The Clean Air Council has filed suit against the Commonwealth of Pa. for refusing to adopt the latest plumbing codes. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/clean-air-council-sues-commonwealth-pennsylvania-over-building-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/clean-air-council-sues-commonwealth-pennsylvania-over-building-codes#comments Best Practices Management Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:01:00 +0000 409201 at http://contractormag.com Star Tribune names Uponor North America a 2015 Top Workplace http://contractormag.com/management/star-tribune-names-uponor-north-america-2015-top-workplace <div class="node-body article-body">Uponor North America has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/star-tribune-names-uponor-north-america-2015-top-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/star-tribune-names-uponor-north-america-2015-top-workplace#comments Management Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:26:00 +0000 409131 at http://contractormag.com Why mobile website optimization is critical for plumbing & HVAC businesses http://contractormag.com/technology/why-mobile-website-optimization-critical-plumbing-hvac-businesses <div class="field-deck"> Mobile search continues to rise – is your website ready? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a look around a crowded restaurant sometime or pretty much anywhere else for that matter, because it’s everywhere — people literally engrossed in their mobile phones … seemingly oblivious to the outside world. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/why-mobile-website-optimization-critical-plumbing-hvac-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/why-mobile-website-optimization-critical-plumbing-hvac-businesses#comments Marketing Plumbing Technology Registered User Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:24:00 +0000 409111 at http://contractormag.com Chart of the week: NY leads U.S. construction comeback http://contractormag.com/business-development/chart-week-ny-leads-us-construction-comeback <div class="node-body article-body">Few states suffered more during the economic downturn than New York. However, since 2013, the numbers have been turning around. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/business-development/chart-week-ny-leads-us-construction-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/business-development/chart-week-ny-leads-us-construction-comeback#comments Business Development Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:10:00 +0000 409061 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Integrated Project Delivery allows contractors and their teams to join forces http://contractormag.com/best-practices/integrated-project-delivery-allows-contractors-and-their-teams-join-forces <div class="field-byline"> Elyse Widin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the mechanical contracting industry, common practices and tools are constantly evolving. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/integrated-project-delivery-allows-contractors-and-their-teams-join-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/integrated-project-delivery-allows-contractors-and-their-teams-join-forces#comments Best Practices Software Management Registered User Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:23:00 +0000 409031 at http://contractormag.com