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Self-Taught MBA: Agreeing to Agree

Self-Taught MBA: Agreeing to Agree

You may not want to jump straight into a partnership any more than you would jump into a marriage without a period of engagement. A Letter of Intent can function as a kind of business “engagement” before a formal marriage.

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IBS 2015: Five Stops On a Contemporary Home Tour

IBS 2015: Five Stops On a Contemporary Home Tour

Some of the best-selling communities in Las Vegas these days feature contemporary homes. Here are five worth visiting

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News from the International Builders Show: Economists Probe Deeper To Explain Lackluster Housing Market

News from the International Builders' Show: Economists Probe Deeper To Explain Lackluster Housing Market

Economists will trot out theories for housing's lackluster growth at this year's IBS

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Self-Taught MBA: Between a Handshake Deal and a Formal Partnership, Theres an MOU

Self-Taught MBA: Between a Handshake Deal and a Formal Partnership, There's an MOU

How a Memorandum of Understanding can provide a useful tool when you need to bridge the distance between good intentions and formal legal relationships.

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Great Collaborations

Great Collaborations

What fosters great collaborations?

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Self-Taught MBA: The Rebirth of Mr. X

Self-Taught MBA: The Rebirth of Mr. X

An update from the author of the anonymous blog, “How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage.” Hint: He’s a green-building entrepreneur again, and successful.

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Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One

Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One

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To become a competent general contractor, it helps to know a little about a lot.

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The Joys of a Road Trip

The Joys of a Road Trip

An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored

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New Home Sales May Be Stalled Because Prices Are Too High

New Home Sales May Be Stalled Because Prices Are Too High

The gap between new and existing home prices has widened to a record margin. No wonder new home sales aren't recovering.

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Self-Taught MBA: Bulldogs and Double Agents

Self-Taught MBA: Bulldogs and Double Agents

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The martial art of learning from and leveraging customer complaints for constant improvement.

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A1 Automate Garage

A1 Automate Garage

A1 automate are professionals in fitting garage doors andsupplying remote controls. They also provide emergency repair breakdown service for domestic and industrial garage doors. For more...

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Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits

Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits

To induce my employees and subcontractors to remain on the lookout for cost savings, I offer to split the money.

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Self-Taught MBA: One Picture Saves a Thousand  (Written) Words

Self-Taught MBA: One Picture Saves a Thousand (Written) Words

Keeping accurate job site field logs can become a fulltime job, but technology makes it easy.

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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Beyond three hats, I have always separated my workspace into three administrative centers, each with its own files and a separate desk.

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How to Finance a New Home

How to Finance a New Home

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Here are a few key things to know about the new world or mortgage lending.

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Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Developing methods to collect accurate data on your company’s construction costs will improve your bids as well as your operations.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

An ingenious app that makes it easy to share plans, markups, photos, and reports electronically with the entire project team on tablets and smartphones.

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Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler

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Job-site communication styles don’t readily translate to the office environment. I almost lost my job learning this important fact of life.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time.

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