7 Misconceptions About The Construction Industry

Regardless of profession or service, many industries are subject to a range of career misconceptions. Be it the untrustworthy” lawyer, or dollar-driven” doctor, myths can create detrimental perceptions about a potential career path, and the construction industry is no exception. While misinformation about the culture, conditions, and career opportunities in the building industry might give it a bad rep, we are here to put the rumors to rest. 

In this infographic, we’ve busted the 7 most common construction myths. Let’s take a look!

An Overview of Small Business Grants: What You Should Know

Starting a small business is exciting, liberating, and unfortunately, expensive. Depending on the industry type and market economy, you may need thousands of dollars in startup money and loans. Starting a construction company, for example, requires one to purchase incredibly expensive tools and machinery before opening their doors. Following equipment, a small business owner must have the funding to hire employees, cover office space, and more. Where can you raise all of this money from?

Some people turn to the federal government. There are many grant opportunities available for small businesses. However, “free” money is never just yours for the taking. These grants are usually offered for companies in underrepresented industries, or supporting specific programs. Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, grant composition can be complicated, and the appeal process extremely competitive.

If you’re considering applying for a small business grant, we’ve provided some information that will broaden your understanding, uncomplicate the process, and ultimately help boost your chances of receiving monetary funding.

Hit the Reset Button on your Company Culture

Company culture is way more than a buzz word. Culture is found in the way your business operates day-to-day. It’s found in how employees, clientele, and investors interact with one another. It even shows up in the innovations or lack thereof you incorporate in your business model. In short, company culture is a driving force that directly relates to the success of your company. If your business is suffering in this area and needs to hit the reset button, here are four ways to do that.

Proptech and Why it’s important for your Homebuilding Business in 2020

Why Proptech is Important for your Homebuilding Business in 2020
Proptech has become a fast-growing buzzword and trend in real estate. The tech in this category is set to not only revolutionize the way real estate functions as a whole but has the potential to disrupt the entire homebuying and homebuilding process outright. Far from a temporary trend, proptech is here to stay and is poised to take over. Why is it so important for your home building business? Here are several reasons.

Authenticity, The True Competitive Edge For Any Small Business

In today’s fast-moving consumer-driven world, customers, employees, clients, and investors alike are looking for one key element in your leadership and your business as a whole: authenticity. As a culture, we’ve moved far away from responding well to impersonal advertising, products, and customer service. Even AI is personalized, often knowing exactly who you are when you call customer service based on your phone number. People want authentic experiences and authenticity as a business or company leader is crucial. Here are three reasons you need to boost your level of authenticity if you want to boost your company.

6 Leadership Books to Read Going into 2020

As a business owner or leader in a company, it’s essential to keep growing on a personal and professional level. One way to continue expanding the way you view your career in leadership is by gaining inspiration & knowledge from influential and successful leaders. Leadership is an ever-growing, ever-changing process and no one knows this better than the men and women who have risen to places of prominent leadership.  Glean their wisdom in these six books as you lead your company into 2020.

The Importance of Creating a Culture of Trust in Your Workplace

If you want your company to run smoothly, function at peak performance, and be a place your team enjoys coming each day, you need to cultivate a culture of trust. Studies indicate that employees value trust more than salaries, benefits packages, days off, or even pay raises! Fostering trust among your team is the most critical thing you can do for the life, health, and vitality of your business. Here are four key steps to cultivate trust in your workplace.