How manufacturers can prevent cyberattacks

Malicious hackers target all types of businesses. But manufacturers that rely on automation, robotics and connected networks are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks. Here’s what you can do to protect your manufacturing business. Know your risks It’s only natural that manufacturers fear data breaches — and unfortunately hackers often can use that fear to cripple organizations… Read more »

Your Contractor’s License: Don’t Leave Home Without It

The notion of starting work on a project without a license may seem unthinkable. But many contractors have run afoul of licensing issues. This article explains how it can happen, including a summary of an actual court case related to construction licensing. Snider v. Dickinson Elks Building, LLC, 907 N.W.2d 397 (ND 2018) The notion… Read more »

Don’t Put Off Creating A Well-Crafted Buy-Sell Agreement

The thought of creating a buy-sell agreement may strike a certain amount of trepidation into the hearts of some contractors. But putting off the creation of a well-crafted buy-sell can put a construction company at risk if unexpected circumstances arise. This article explains the purpose, as well as some of the ins and outs, of… Read more »

National Manufacturing Outlook Survey

With 2019 just a few months away, we are offering you the opportunity to participate in our annual YHB-LEA Global National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. This project is part of our efforts to serve you as a true strategic business advisor. Your participation will help us help you. This survey is being conducted in association with leading… Read more »

Business interruption insurance can help mitigate disaster

A natural disaster could stop any construction company in its tracks or even put it out of business. For this reason, it’s a good idea for contractors to at least consider business interruption insurance. This article discusses how the coverage works and suggests some good questions to ask when shopping for a policy. Business interruption… Read more »

Should C Corporations be Revisited?

With the recent changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and C Corporations seeing significant benefits, many have begun to circle back on their entity status. Why were tax rates reduced for C corporations under the new law? To put it simply, they wanted to incentivize the ‘big boys’ who chose to operate overseas… Read more »

Construction Industry Quarterly Update | Q2 2018

It’s hard to believe that we are more than half-way through 2018. Summer projects are in full-swing and most contractors are entering the busiest time period of the year. Thanks for taking a few minutes to join us for YHB’s second quarter construction industry update. In this edition, we’ll take a quick look at construction… Read more »

Contractor controlled insurance can benefit some growing companies

Most business owners aren’t content with running a small company. They want to see that operation grow and grow to become a major player — if not the dominant player — in their markets. This certainly holds true for construction companies. Most general contractors aren’t satisfied jumping from small job to small job. They want… Read more »