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Category Archives: Contract Bonds

Articles on all contract bond types including performance bonds, bid bonds, subdivision bonds, etc.

17
Mar
2014

AGC’s 95th Annual Convention Addresses Two Issues for Contractors

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) held their 95th annual conference (March 4 – 8) in Las Vegas and gathered close to 2,800 attendees. While the general mood of the convention was optimistic, the Association addressed two serious issues for contractors: the lack of skilled workers and the declining infrastructure funds. According to Ken read more »




26
Feb
2014

How Do Bonds Work?

How do bonds work? This is a vague question that can be referring to many unrelated bond types. However, if you’re looking for a guide on how surety bonds such as license and permit, contract and court bonds work, or are looking for an explanation of how fidelity bond insurance works, you have come to read more »




18
Feb
2014

What Does It Mean To Be Bonded?

“Bonded”, “licensed and bonded”, and “bonded and insured” are all phrases you might see on the side of a contractor’s truck or on an auto dealer’s billboard. Business owners use these phrases for a marketing advantage over their competitors to show they are safe to do business with, but they all don’t necessarily mean the read more »




12
Feb
2014

How to Start a Profitable Cleaning Business with Minimum Hassle

There is a subtle trick to running a successful cleaning business. It might be easy to launch a company – but not so easy to keep up with it. The key to staying on top? Make sure your quality of your service stays high, despite the increased demand.  Naturally, all you really need is individual read more »




16
Jan
2014

Contractor license bonds: a beginners’ guide

Surety bonds can be a puzzling subject to many people. Then again, there are a few simple distinctions that can help you greatly when you start operating as a contractor and need to obtain specific bonds for specific purposes. Let’s tackle contractor license bonds. It’s very easy to confuse contractor license bonds with contractor bonds read more »




30
Dec
2013

Built to last: Online branding tips for contractors

When you develop your business in the construction field, it’s often easy to slip into the illusion that you don’t need to do much in terms of online representation as the essence of your work is outdoors and a very practical one. The reality of today’s interconnected world is that this is not true. Even read more »