5 Effective Strategies for General Contractors to Cut Costs

Strategy Driven

Contractors need to devise ways to cut costs in order to remain profitable. With increased competition, the need to cut costs has become important now more than ever. Eliminating people is not the right way to cut costs. Cost Audit. Actual material costs.

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Everything Has A Cost

Lead Change Blog

On a coaching call this past December with one of my clients, we were discussing his 2014 goals for his business. He is a successful business owner and leader, very much a Type A personality, works long and hard, and loves his family.

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Greatness Comes At A Cost

Joseph Lalonde

Greatness comes at a cost. A cost many people aren’t willing to pay. Greatness will cost you: Your time. Many times people don’t reach the level of greatness within them because they’re unwilling to pay the cost to be great.

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The Cost of Unclear Expectations

Nathan Magnuson

When an entire team is involved, the level of effort, time and cost adds up quickly. This is where the cost really multiplies. And this doesn’t factor in the cost of morale lost in the process! The post The Cost of Unclear Expectations appeared first on Nathan Magnuson. I’m told that one quote preachers try to live by is, “If it’s foggy in the pulpit, it’s cloudy in the pew.”

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Unexpected Costs of Running a Small Business

Strategy Driven

Utility costs can also eat away at your budget. Leased spaces will often include these types of costs as part of your agreement too, so look into those and always make sure that you are getting the best deal. It doesn’t cost a lot to invest in.

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The Cost of Employee Absenteeism

Great Leadership By Dan

The reasons employees may be absent from work are varied and many but the bottom line is, absenteeism has a larger cost associated with it than many people realize. While initially costly, the long-term benefits are well worth it.

The Cost of Distrust

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Cost of Distrust appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. More and more often I find that a centerpiece of leadership training we design for Clients has trust – understanding it and understanding how to build it – as an important component.

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Reducing Your Small Business Costs in 3 Steps

Strategy Driven

To find out how you can reduce your small business costs in only three steps, be sure to read on. Today, using this kind of communicative tool will do nothing but see you pay out unnecessarily expensive annual costs.

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Cut The Costs of Your Business Without Cutting Corners

Strategy Driven

In business, being able to keep costs as low as possible is key to get the maximum return for your business. But what many businesses get confused with, is the fact that cutting costs doesn’t have to jeopardise jobs or quality in your business or product. Reduce Overhead Costs.

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Attrition

Strategy Driven

The staggering cost of employee turnover goes largely unrecognized. There is no financial statement line item, no general ledger entry, and no budget explicitly set aside for this expense that can cost evenly modestly sized companies well over a million dollars each year.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction

Strategy Driven

Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction and gain access to it and the accompanying tool for just $2! All workplace environments have distractions diverting employees’ attention and diminishing productivity.

A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs

Lead Change Blog

Please Don’t Do This. Last week I spoke with a company executive who said, “People are upset, can you help us with some team-building?” ” I replied, “Probably not.”

Alternative Selection – More Efficient Processes Can Increase Costs

Strategy Driven

There is a common misperception that being more efficient necessarily equates to being more cost effective. While seemingly desirable to be more efficient, the benefits may not necessarily be cost reductions.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss

Strategy Driven

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Tips to Reduce Insurance Costs for Your Business

Strategy Driven

However, even though you might appreciate the importance of having various types of insurance to protect your business, you might still be burdened by just how much it costs. Controlling insurance costs is possible in some ways, though, including by following these tips.

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Hidden Costs 25 As a business leader, if you think “costs” are only the ones where you spend real money, think again. Have you ever realized the costs of: having an inefficient leadership team? These are costs too!

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The Most Cost Effective Way To Engage Your People

Lead Change Blog

And for all the note card, bell ringing, and public praise methods, each author agrees on the most simple and cost effective method for engaging their people. Do you remember Bob Nelson’s series of books “ 1001 Ways “?

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Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges. The result is high costs (literally trillions of dollars), poor results, deepening social inequality, and the erosion of public trust.

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts

Strategy Driven

Such occurrences represent large one-time costs associated with court mandated payouts as well as reduced productivity, heightened distraction, and elevated attrition. Buy access to Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts for just $2!

Employee Turnover Costs Millions of Dollars

Chart Your Course

An employee leaving your company costs you in a multitude of ways. You have to find a replacement, of course, but you’ll also find a cost to productivity as other employees make up for the loss as well as possibly fumble through skills or knowledge they don’t have.

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How Employers Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

HR Digest

Those healthcare costs most times are too high for lots of small businesses and organizations. Hence there’s a need for employers to seek strategies to reduce healthcare costs, as it is crucial to both employers and employees. Here are five tips on how employers can reduce healthcare costs. Use cost tools to your advantage. To ensure that healthcare costs are reduced in an organization, employers should be certain that Health care costs are clear to their employees.

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The Shocking Costs of Hiring Mistakes … And The Secrets to Avoiding Them

The Empowered Buisness

One steep costly blindspot that I have observed in working with leaders is the unconscious avoidance, denial and/or toleration of under-performing employees. Shocking costs of hiring mistakes. More commonly known as the cost of a mis-hire.

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How Not Looking out for the Small Costs in Business can Stack up Against You

Women on Business

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Promoting Your Business like a Pro: 5 Press Release Writing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Strategy Driven

A well written press release can earn plenty of valuable exposure for a business or other organization. Unfortunately, many press releases feature faults that make them less effective than they could be.

“10Minutes on sustainable cost reduction” from PWC

First Friday Book Synopsis

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire A Private Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Strategy Driven

If you are charged with a crime, then you would definitely need a defense lawyer. Defendants, who don’t qualify for any public defender, need to find as well as hire their own private lawyer. To hire the services of a competent lawyer requires you to pay fee to them.

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No Cost and Low Cost Reward & Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance Webinar

Chart Your Course

No Cost and Low Cost Reward & Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance. During this fast-paced webinar you will learn about many no-cost and low-cost reward and recognition techniques. Tue, Dec 6, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Cost: $99.

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Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big

Leadership Freak

The unimaginative and uncommitted blame lack of money for lack of action. But you don’t need money, position, or resources to make a positive difference where you work. All you need to bring… Continue reading → Leading

Hertz Franchise Cost Profit Opportunity: What To Consider When Getting Into This Franchise

Women on Business

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Email Marketing Blunders Your Business Should Avoid At All Costs

Women on Business

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6 Proven Ways to Reduce Costly Employee Turnover

Women on Business

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Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

Chart Your Course

What is employee turnover costing you? A successful business is always looking for ways to cut costs and increase revenues, so they can grow their profits. Employee retention is important because employee turnover costs time, money and productivity. The cost to replace new staff can be as high as 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary, SHRM reports. There are many tasks involved in running a successful business.

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Cost of Bachelor’s Degrees Across the Globe [Infographic]

Women on Business

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Is Amazon Prime Still Worth The Cost?

Joseph Lalonde

The cost was right and we were also given free 2 day shipping with any purchases fulfilled by Amazon. There are many low cost items that used to ship free with Amazon Prime. These low cost items will ship free, but only with an order of $25 or more.

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Are the Costs Worth It?

Women on Business

Was it worth the costs?’ So here are the four questions I think you should ask yourself to determine if the costs of being an entrepreneur are worth it to you. If the answer is no, the costs are going to be too great for you. If the goal is to get rich the cost may be too high because starting a business usually costs more than it makes the first go round. Being an entrepreneur is hard and the sacrifices you will make will grow as the company does.

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Alternative Selection – Total Cost of Ownership

Strategy Driven

All too often, executives and planners focus on the cost of implementing a project and omit recognition of the other associated costs accompanying the resulting outputs once the project is completed. Many project costs often go unrecognized.

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Sussing The Biz Costs And Paying For Success

Strategy Driven

Spending and costs are important factors to consider when you set up your company. Starting at the very beginning, we need to look at the overall costs of a new company in year one. On average it costs around 30K to get a new company up and running. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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The Cost of Low Performers

Sales Wolf Blog

Copyright 2007-2010 - Chris Young Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter « The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week | Main | Possibility Maximizer: Fear.less » May 25, 2010 The Cost of Low Performers How much are your low performers costing you? 

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13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Leadership Freak

Disrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increase sick days, slow downs, and paybacks. Nearly 80% of… Continue reading → Taking others higher Motivation Encouragement Leadership Development Leadership organizational success

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What Does Roaming Cost Your Business?

Women on Business

If you have a BlackBerry or a smartphone of some sort then you’ve got everything you need when you’re away but at what cost? A BlackBerry or MiFi rental should cost around £100 for a bundle between 1GB and 15GB (1GB would do for around 10,000 emails).

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3 Ways to Effectively Advertise Your Business at Low Cost

Women on Business

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3 Ways Your Old PCs Cost Your Business and How to Fix the Problem

Women on Business

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How High Obesity Rates Affect Workers Compensation Costs

Women on Business

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