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Top 5 Tips: Digital Marketing for Construction Companies

For construction industry marketing strategies, digital marketing is essential. Having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, including construction companies. With the continuing rise of technology, it is crucial to use digital marketing to reach potential clients. With the right preparation and resources, digital marketing for construction companies is easily accessible. Here are the top five tips to boost your digital marketing efforts.

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Topics: Best Practices

How to Ensure Customer Satisfaction in Construction

Customer satisfaction has the potential to make or break your construction business; one happy customer can lead to three more leads who feel comfortable trusting your business - and this boosts your reputation. Alternatively, one unhappy customer can deter potential customers from choosing your business and may even have a negative impact your reputation in the long-term.

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7 Essential Digital Construction Tools

Starting your own business will introduce many questions along the way. In the construction industry, you may ask - “What beginner construction tools do I need?”. Of course, it is important to make sure to have tools like a hand drill, a nail gun, and a concrete mixer handy. However, having the proper digital construction tools can make or break your company’s success.

This guide will detail the essential tools for small contractors that are crucial for your company’s success. Set your company up for success from the start with the right construction software for small builders. By doing so, you can have a more efficient team, reduce legal risks, and win more jobs by setting yourself apart from your competitors.

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Construction Project Scope: What It Is, Why Use It, & How to Define It

Defining a project scope is important for any major project, and construction projects are no different. Because of the multifaceted nature of construction projects, it’s easy to run into problems if you, your client, and your team don’t have a clear picture of everything that is expected out of a project.

This article covers everything you need to know about defining a construction project scope, including what it is, why it’s essential to project management, and some steps you can take to clearly define a project scope, so that your projects and your construction business can be successful.

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3 Foundational Tips for Change Management in the Workplace

The world is changing quickly, which means business practices will need to change with it. It’s not unusual to struggle with change in your business. Every business has to grapple with change at one point or another, and it’s a difficult challenge for us all. 

The good news is that if you’re having to make a change in your company, you’re not alone! There are a few ways to help ease and expedite the process. By adjusting your mindset, embracing creativity, and maintaining clear and constant communication, managing workplace change will become much easier.

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8 Key Components of a Successful Construction Business

Wondering why your construction business is becoming less and less profitable year by year? Or maybe you just want to know some proven ways to maintain your business' success?

Here are some of our best tips for creating a repeatable success in your construction business from our experience working with more than 950,000 construction professionals world wide:

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Best Construction Photo Documentation Practices

In the construction industry, every detail counts. From the initial site work to final touches, documenting the journey of a construction project is essential. Amidst the chaos of heavy machinery, intricate designs, and tight deadlines, photos serve as the eyes that capture every phase of progress.

However, managing these visual records can be a daunting task. This guide will express the importance of documenting photos for construction projects, how to organize them, and other photo management best practices.

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Topics: Best Practices Cloud File Management

The Ultimate Guide to Task Management for Construction Projects

Have you ever been in a situation where the projects you’re managing are consistently falling behind schedule, going over budget, and overall failing due to lack of communication? If so, you know how much damage poor task management can do to your bottom line, and construction projects are no different.

In this guide, we’ll go over how construction professionals like you can use task management to make sure your projects run smoothly; finish on time and under budget; and create more happy clients.

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The Ultimate Guide to Construction Document Management

Between contracts, drawings, safety reports, photos, and the countless other construction documents, there is plenty for construction professionals to have to manage. The way a company manages construction documents and other files and photos is crucial for success. The good news? It’s simpler to manage than it seems. With these five quick tips, construction document control is easier than ever. 

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Topics: Best Practices Cloud File Management

The Complete Guide to Construction Financial Reporting

If you’ve ever been in a situation where your project is steadily going over budget, your reported finances are often inaccurate, or you end up missing crucial financial insights because of unorganized project financial tracking, we don’t need to tell you the benefits of keeping accurate, organized financial data for all of your projects.

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about financial reporting for construction projects, including the importance of reports for construction businesses, some important things to include in financial reports, the best way to manage financial reports, the challenges that come with not using financial reports, and some best practices for creating reports.

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