How to Integrate Mobile Employees into Your Company Culture

Mobile workers have been an important part of the U.S. economy long before “telecommuting” and “remote working” became fashionable. Businesses have long depended on employees who spend time working at various job sites, such as manufacturing and construction firms, home and commercial cleaning companies and home health care services.…

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How to Find Investors for Commercial Construction

If you’re a young construction company, it can be tough to find an investor. After a record year of financing for construction tech startups in the first half of 2015, a year later funding plunged by 26 percent.…

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Tips from Entrepreneurial Giants for Small Business Growth

Everyone has an opinion about how to get things done faster and more effectively. There’s certainly more than one way to do things and what works for one person might fail for the next. That said, motivated managers need to be constantly looking for ways to improve – drawing on the experience and advice of other successful people. Start by getting a variety of opinions from different people and deciding what is likely to work for you and your team.…

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Resolve to Retire the Manual Punch Clock

With the new year approaching, looking for a way to keep your bottom line from shrinking is always a smart resolution. Taking inventory of your employees is a good place to start. Uncomfortable as it may be, time theft is a big problem and business owners are paying the price. Punch clock abuse is an all too common and very costly offense. Whether an employee is asking a co-worker to clock him in early or for an unscheduled shift (also know as known as "buddy punching") or he's rounding off and inflating his own hours, your business is taking a major financial hit. In fact, 43% of surveyed workers admitted to exaggerating their hours at least once.…

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The Benefits of Geofencing in Your Business

As it increases in popularity, the use of GPS geofencing technology is on the rise in a variety of different sectors as company leaders come up with new ways to use it. Utilizing GPS on any smartphone, a geographical boundary is set up by a company and when the device enters (or exits), a geofence alert is issued. Among many other things, businesses are using geofencing to connect with customers, safeguard valuable assets, improve workplace management and as an app to track employees.…

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Bay Area Pizza Startup Uses Robots to Slice Time

In a world of super cool startups, Zume Pizza might take the cake. Or, in this case, the pie. CNN Money recently featured this Silicon Valley business, where robots and humans team up in the kitchen to serve the on-demand economy.…

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12 Notions about Managing Employees at a Startup

Startups are definitely the cool kids on the block. With a decidedly relaxed environment and plenty of perks to boot, startups are putting the traditional office to shame. "Casual" is not reserved only for Friday's dress code and scooters are often the preferred method of hallway travel. However, if startup founders want their companies to stick around, laid-back and hands-off can be a risky approach.…

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BYOD for Time Tracking

No longer just fun and games... Construction workers are now using their mobile devices for everything from time tracking to project management. While the construction industry has been notoriously slow to embrace technology, their paper-based processes are being phased out and crews are gravitating towards mobile apps for managing all phases of their workday.…

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