Up With Local Leadership

I swear if I read another blog about the leadership lessons of some famous leader, I’ll gag. I’d much rather read about real leaders...

Mass Miscommunication

You fiddle with your smartphone under the table during an important meeting. You type an (error-ridden) email to a client while talking (distractedly) on...

Do You Have Obamacare Paralysis?

Whether your politics are deep red, deep blue, or somewhere in between, the Affordable Care Act is making your life more difficult—or at least...

A Guide for Leasing Equipment

When you need additional equipment for your business, there are numerous financing options out there. From loans to leases, the options can sometimes seem...

In Good Standing

Now more than ever, running a successful business requires establishing and maintaining healthy credit. This is especially true in the highly competitive and unpredictable...

The Art of Influencing People

As a construction contractor, your experience has likely taught you that you need much more than construction expertise to achieve success. Communication and "people...

Building Better Solutions for Contractors

As the national sales manager for Builders and Contractors Trust (BCT), one of the original pioneers in the sponsorship of tax-advantaged Supplemental Unemployment Benefit...

Death, Taxes … and Changes

Benjamin Franklin was once quoted saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It is obvious that...

Speaking the Same Language: Part 2

AEMP has been talking about performance metrics and the development of consistent standards for many years, beginning in 2005 when Gregory Kittle was the...

Speaking the Same Language: Part 1

Machine to machine, process to process, result to result. In almost every business or industry, meaningful comparisons and evaluations can make the difference between...