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|November 30, 2020||Is the future freelance?||
From accountants to graphic designers, marketing professionals to the “gig economy,” more and more traditional workers in the US are turning to independent contracting to make ends meet, and wi ...Read more
|September 30, 2020||Market Changes Bring Down Pay for Contractors, But Raise Costs of Doing Business||
Construction costs are down for the first time in a decade due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s cheaper now for companies and individuals to hire home remodelers, paving contractors, and many ot ...Read more
|August 14, 2020||August to Test Limits of Renters, Small Business Landlords||
As the rental crisis worsens and the coronavirus rages -- and federal unemployment checks phased out -- renting workers and small business landlords are both finding themselves without income or fe ...Read more
|December 9, 2020||US Cuts Tariffs on Exceptionally Expensive Canadian Lumber in Half||
The U.S. Commerce Department seems to have followed the age-old adage “measure twice, cut once” in its decision earlier this month to reduce tariffs on Canadian lumber from 20 percent to 9 perc ...Read more
|January 7, 2021||IRS to Increase Small Business Audits But There Are Ways to Protect Yourself||
Despite studies showing that 800 small businesses are closing every day in the US, the Internal Revenue Service is planning a 50 percent increase in audits of small businesses.
“The I ...Read more
|January 16, 2021||A Border Wall Blitz as Future Hangs in Limbo — or Does It?||
Construction of the controversial border wall along the US-Mexico border continues “full steam ahead,” though President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to halt it.
Earlier this month, the T ...Read more
|January 30, 2021||NASPO Conference to Feature Deep Dive on Key Covid Challenges||
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Contract Leads 2021 conference will be discussing challenges and opportunities related to the coronavirus pandemic as well ...Read more
|February 1, 2021||Commercial Construction Will Take a Hit in 2021||
While single-family residential home construction is expected to rise modestly in 2021, other major construction sectors in the commercial sphere like retail, hotels, sports centers and restaurants ...Read more
|February 17, 2021||The Biggest Construction Companies of 2021||
The U.S. is the second largest construction market in the world following China. While commercial construction may be slumping due to the pandemic, some big firms may still have subcontracting oppo ...Read more