7 Invoice Mistakes That Waste Time and Money
Submitted by Construction Dive's writer, Kim Slowey.
Submitting an invoice for completed work and then getting paid is about as straightforward as the construction business gets. Or at least it should be. Getting paid on time is the lifeblood for contractors, but many consistently make the same mistakes over and over when handling...
It’s Almost the Fourth Quarter, What Should You Be Thinking About?
Written by Kathy Dise & Cheryl Coyle, BudgetEase
It’s nearly the fourth quarter and year-end is just around the corner. A lot of small business owners wait too long to get their financials in order. Closing the books for the year doesn’t have to be a race to the finish, it can be a jog."
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ACE Mentorship Program - The Impact of Mentorship
The positive impact of mentorship in a young adult's life is invaluable. Become a mentor, be the change in a student's life.
New ACE Mentor Information Session:
RSVP for August 29
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The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland invites individuals with an interest in mentoring Cleveland...
4 Steps to Motivate Your Workforce to Perform Their Best
By George Hedley, ForConstructionPros.com
Your job is to discover each employee’s differences, what makes them tick and help them achieve their goals in order for you to reach your business goals. To motivate your workforce, you've got to give them a reason to be motivated. People are motivated for their reasons, not...
Steer Your Personal Brand in the Right Direction
By Dear Sam, Expert resume, interview and job search advice on Cleveland.com
At a recent career fair, I sat and reviewed resumes from several job seekers. I was really shocked to see old practices rearing their heads again in the form of objective statements, a focus on responsibilities versus achievements, lackluster...
Making Strategic Investments In Employee Development Is Crucial For Success
By William Craig, Contributor, Forbes.com
The pressures of everyday business weigh on shoulders of all professionals, and leaders feel like they can’t afford to invest in their employees as much as they’d like — it’s just not realistic. When employers take this viewpoint, they fail their employees and...
Don’t Wing It: Improve Your Processes With Better Controls and Checklists
Written by Chrissy Walters, CPA, MBA, Skoda Minotti
When it comes to running a business, what key processes benefit from standardizing a multi-step process? Checklists are common for month-end close, setting up new vendors and onboarding employees. There are controls in place that you don’t want to forget and you want...
Video Game-Like Tech Draws Younger, More Skeptical Workforce to Construction
By Construction Dive's author, Jenn Goodman
Mittie Cannon, founder of an Alabama nonprofit construction training program for girls, knows that a job in the trades offers many perks: good pay, job satisfaction, the ability to work as part of a team and opportunities for advancement. But those incentives are not always enough to...
Students in ACE Mentor Program Eye Bright Future
By Sylest Lofton, The Real Deal Press
The future is bright, as shown through the ambitions and creative visions of ACE Mentor Program students.
This message was evident to an audience of ACE Mentor Cleveland Program supporters, teachers, mentors, and family members who gathered on May 9th at the annual ACE Banquet to recognize the...
Lowe's has come out Swinging in the war for Talent with a new Campaign to fill Millions of Skilled Trades Jobs
By Áine Cain a reporter for the Business Insider.
Lowe's wants to make plumbers, electricians, and mechanics cool.
The home improvement retailer is spearheading an organization called Generation T — "T" as in trade skills — that's looking to solved the skilled trades labor gap. Businesses and...