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Contractors, Will Your Use of Subs Land You in Jail?

A contractor can get into serious trouble if he isn't following the rule of law. Recently, a contractor was found guilty of fraud for failing to report payroll to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. More

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Installing Soffit Venting

Installing rigid soffit venting is more difficult than it looks. In this three-part JLC Live video, Peter Heard demonstrates an easier way using wire screen. More

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Demand for Wood Plastic Composites to Hit $6.5 Billion in 2018

Sales of wood/plastic composites, or composite decking, are taking off, set to grow at 10% per year between now and 2018, according to the Freedonia Group, which sees new construction and intensified interest in residential improvement and repair driving the growth. More

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6 Steps for Responding to Negative Online Comments

Small businesses can't hide from negative online reviews. What can be controlled, however, is how you and your business respond to such comments. Use these steps to guide you in responding to complaints and negative comments. More

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The Professional's Guide to Networking

Every business owner networks, but do you do so strategically? These tips will help you make the most of the time and energy you put into networking. More

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6 Avoidable Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Single-minded people can be very successful in business but, not surprisingly, they tend to make the same mistakes, such as failing to build relationships or plan for setbacks. Here are six of those mistakes and how you can steer clear of them. More

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The Five Secrets of Great Bosses

Top-notch leaders do more than drive sales, they create and foster positive work environments that inspire greatness among others through growth, relationships, excellence, accountability, and teamwork. More

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How to Be a Nice Hard-Ass

Effective managers set expectations, define what being "done" means, and are clear on deadlines. They're also adept at taking emotion out of the picture and focusing on results. More

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Millennial-Driven Housing Boom Coming

A Harvard Joint Center study suggests that there are three factors holding millennials back from being homeowners: a week job market, student loans, and tight lending standards. But as the economy turns around, those obstacles are beginning to disappear. More

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The State of the Window Market

Despite a slight turn-down to come, these figures show you can count on the window and door market. More

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