Business

Preparing for the Unknown

Preparing for the Unknown

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How does a business plan for disaster? When a shareholder involved in the operations of a closely held business dies or becomes disabled, how do the remaining shareholders minimize the disruption of regular business operations?

Taking a Stand

Taking a Stand

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Even though the Supreme Court of the United States brought harassment claims to the forefront with two significant 1998 decisions, it seems as though some individuals still don’t get how serious the issue actually is.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

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If a dog is man’s best friend, consider the excavator a utility contractor’s closest confidante. This hard-working piece of equipment helps crews dig into a project and complete their to-do lists with ease and confidence.

New Year, New Congress, New Opportunity

New Year, New Congress, New Opportunity

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Every two years, our great country endures a shift as a result of the November election. Most of these shifts, over the course of our great history, have been incremental and small. Midterm elections largely oppose the President, more so in the second term.

The Online Marketing Toolbox

The Online Marketing Toolbox

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Before we even begin talking about online promotion, it’s important that we define and really understand the meaning and purpose of marketing. What is marketing? Try to define it in one word. Many will answer sales, advertising or branding. However, marketing simply put, comes down to one thing: education.

Hands-On Training

Hands-On Training

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A group of Clemson University civil engineering students stepped outside the classroom recently for some hands-on learning in underground construction thanks to a neighbor who happens to be an expert in the field.Employees of McLaughlin Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of trenchless construction equipment, gave the students a demonstration in identifying and marking underground utilities, vacuum excavation and the use of pneumatic boring tools.