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How to Buy a Business

Becoming an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean starting a business from scratch. In some cases, buying an existing business can be a much more appealing option. While the up-front costs of…
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What is BIM?

Modern construction is increasingly complex, and effective communication among different engineering teams on a construction project is critical. Communication must be efficient, accurate, multi-directional and collaborative. BIM can offer a…
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How to Become a Mental Health Technician

Mental health technicians are at the forefront of a rewarding field. They are responsible for the day-to-day health and well-being of patients, many with significant needs. Compassion, patience and a…
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How to Create a Successful Rebranding Strategy

A company’s brand influences how people perceive the company, how it interacts with customers and what values it emphasizes. But brands are not static; they can evolve over time. When…
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The New Manager Checklist: A Guide for New Managers

If you’ve recently been promoted to your first management position, you know how exciting — and overwhelming — it can be. As a new manager, you have more influence and…
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What Does an Accountant Do?

Accounting is well-known to be a lucrative profession, but for those interested in business, it can be unclear what the role actually entails. Broadly speaking, an accountant helps ensure that…
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How to Create Effective Focus Group Questions

Focus groups are an important part of understanding how to make your product appeal to potential customers and how to communicate its appeal to them. A focus group is a…
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Construction Robotics: How It’s Changing the Industry

The construction industry is booming. For example, in the construction of apartments alone, the number of projects increases every year. In 2017, around 560,000 units are under construction, up from…
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How to Become a Construction Manager

Construction projects require the coordination of a vast number of people, materials and logistics. Behind every successful construction project is a construction manager: that is, a person who coordinates and…
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The LEED Exam: A Study Guide

As sustainable housing becomes more popular, getting the right certification becomes increasingly important for construction managers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is recognized as an industry-wide standard…
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Sustainable Home Design Basics

As the United States seeks to rely less on finite energy sources, sustainability is becoming more important. According to a McGraw Hill report, an estimated 40 percent of the housing…
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How to Become a Mental Health Counselor

In the United States, approximately 18 percent of the adult population has some kind of mental illness, such as depression or anxiety. While there are a number of treatment models…
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