• News for Business Tips

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    It feels like parts of the world keep spinning, while others are set off their axis. You may have projects to complete, while your suppliers are considered non-essential. This can cause backlogs in your work, as you try to find ways to keep meeting client expectations as you can. Here are a few delays you can expect related to COVID-19, now and for several months into the future.Inspections Many ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Member News
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    California law requires sale of only pressure-regulated spray bodies. This change to a more water-efficient product will phase in water savings of up to 25% on spray zones. New installations will be more efficient. Existing systems can be upgraded for lower water bills.Make the change!Work through your old inventory. We will remind you to select the correct product when replenishing. Advise ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    What Kind Of A Company Are You?  One of the most dangerous terms in the industry is "General Contractor." The truth is, the real riches are made in niche markets, not generalities. These days, you will make more money faster when you know who you are, who your target market is, and how to communicate with them.  Maybe you already have a niche, but you have not done a good job articulating it. Or ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    On September 22, 2020, the President signed Executive Order 13950 – Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (EO 13950). The new Executive Order is intended “to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating[.]” To implement that goal, EO 13950 states that the government’s policy is “not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce or in ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Payroll taxes are one thing that you’ll need to pay as part of your contracting business. As of September 1st, the federal government gave businesses the option to decline withholding these taxes from employee paychecks, as long as they meet certain requirements. There are benefits to this program, but also possible drawbacks. Here’s what you need to know.What Are Payroll Taxes? Payroll taxes are ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member News
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Do you blink your eyes and the day is done? Do you often go weeks or even months without taking a day or two to see what’s new? This is a common problem for anyone who runs a small business. It is so easy to get wrapped up in daily tasks that you forget about professional development. However, investing this effort is the best way to avoid becoming obsolete and have a better guarantee of knowing ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    SUSAN WOOD THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 29, 2020 With more than 200,000 American lives taken already, the six-month battle with COVID-19 may also morph into a war of words. A new California law requires businesses report coronavirus cases to their employees. But North Bay law firm specialists say the new rules come with thoughtful intentions but convoluted details. Assembly Bill ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Safety
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    When you work in construction, you’ll need protection in case something goes wrong. This is where insurance can make a big difference. There are a variety of types of insurance for businesses, and some of them are specifically designed for industries like construction. Here are the most common forms of coverage for contracting businesses, and how to tell when you need them.General Liability As a ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Builders Corner, Member News
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