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Expanding Your Business in 2017

Part 1: 7 Ways to Grow Your Business this Year You’ve weighed the pros and cons of expanding your business. After careful consideration of the risks and rewards, you have decided to forge ahead. But what are the best ways for expanding your business? Every market and each business presents unique opportunities for growth. As the business owner, only you can determine the best course for your enterprise. Here are a few suggestions that may help spark ideas for expansion.… Read More

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How to Know When to Expand Your Business

Comparing the Risks and Rewards of Business Growth As a new year dawns on a thriving enterprise, you wonder whether it is time to expand your business. Always enthusiastic, entrepreneurs sometimes tend to lead with their hearts instead of their heads. Jumping too quickly into new business growth may put your entire operation at risk. Conversely, more conservative business owners may delay enlarging their business to avoid risk and miss great opportunities for increased revenues. So how do you know… Read More

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Startup Business Ideas for 2017

Part 2:  75 New Businesses to Start this Year If you have been dreaming of becoming your own boss, but do not have a specific enterprise in mind, check out this list of startup business ideas. Some will involve specific skillsets and training; other business endeavors require little previous training. Many entrepreneurs already have vision for a product or service, based on their own ideas, talents, and experience. The objective is to find the business startup most compatible and exciting… Read More

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Starting A New Business in 2017

Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur? Have you been thinking about starting a new business this year? Many people dream of being their own boss and becoming financially independent. Are you simply wishing for an easier life, or do you actually have what it takes to succeed as a small business owner? Small Businesses, Big Impact According to the Small Business Association (SBA), there are over 28 million small businesses in America. These mighty mini dynamos… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Tires Stores

Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Construction Why do the owners of tires stores overwhelming choose pre-engineered steel buildings to house their businesses? Because prefabricated metal buildings provide the best structure at the best price. You can talk benefits all day long, but the real test of any product is it’s actually use, also known as “when the rubber meets the road.” A quality-made pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) not only promises great value, it also delivers on that promise.… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Auto Parts Stores

10 Reasons Auto Parts Store Owners Love PEMBs A pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) provides the benefits owners of auto parts stores require. Like all retailers, auto parts storeowners desire quality construction at an affordable price. PEMBs meet those criteria easily. Steel buildings deliver a low cost-per-square foot for framing materials and fast building erection. But as any savvy retail merchant knows, the initial cost is only one part of the equation when choosing a new building. To keep profit margins… Read More

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Preventing Holiday Fires

Tips for a Safer Holiday this Year Festive celebrations end in tragedy when holiday fires erupt. Following a few simple, sensible precautions can keep your holiday revels safe, merry— and fire free. Holiday Fire Facts Before you peruse our holiday safety tips, let’s look at a few serious statistics on holiday fires: Structural fires increase dramatically over the winter months. Of the five most dangerous days of the year for fire, four are over the end-of-the-year holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas… Read More

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Metal Building Construction Loads 101

Part 2: Understanding Environmental Loads Part one of this series on construction loads covered the basics of dead loads and live loads. Now let’s look at the additional loads old Mother Nature inflicts on structures. Planning for nature’s violent vicissitudes is tricky. No one knows exactly the strength hurricane-force winds will blow. Who can guess how much snow can accumulate during back-to-back snowstorms? And multiple variables determine the damage inflicted by seismic events. Building code officials calculate required loads based… Read More

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Steel in Construction and So Much More

The Many Ways Steel Is Used Today- Part 3 PART 1 of this series on steel in construction and in other products covered steel’s uses in agriculture, food packaging, infrastructure, and transportation. PART 2 focused on steel’s many uses in our homes, the energy industry, medicine, and the military. Of course, as the owner of a pre-engineered steel building company, my livelihood comes from the use of steel in construction. Why Steel Dominates the Construction Market Buildings with skeletons of… Read More

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Metal Buildings and So Much More

The Many Ways Steel Is Used Today- Part 2 In PART 1 of this series on metal buildings and other steel products, we looked at steel’s uses in transportation, agriculture, food packaging, and infrastructure. Now let’s look at some of the other ways steel frames our lives. More Steel Products Our search for the uses of steel continues… ENERGY INDUSTRY: How could the power-generation and oil and gas industries function without the strength of steel? Steel creates electrical towers, gas… Read More

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