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    January 9th 2018 at 1:46pm
    At one point or another most people wonder what it would be like to be self-employed. However, people often do not seriously consider self-employment either because they fear failure, or simply because they do not realize how beneficial being self-employed can be. Whether or not you have ever considered working for yourself, here are just a few of the benefits you could gain from being self-employed.
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    November 15th 2017 at 1:56pm
    Want to start your own business? Here are some common myths to get out of your head.
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    October 9th 2017 at 2:42pm
    Many Americans have a perception that going to college and a tech job is the best path for their children. So, starting in middle school and high school, children are encouraged to avoid classes like woodworking and small engine repair, and focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). It is these classes that many believe will give students the best opportunity to graduate from college and start careers in related fields. However, Elizabeth Ames of Mashable believes the push for this type of education is not about helping students to eventually win high-paying jobs. The goal is to create an abundance of tech workers and push down wages.
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    September 22nd 2017 at 2:57pm
    When you think about being self-employed, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the freedom to be your own boss and control your destiny? Or is it the overwhelming fear of everything you would have to do to make it happen? Today we are dispelling some of the more common myths of being self-employed.
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    September 11th 2017 at 12:00am
    One of the realities of construction industry is that workers go where the jobs go. While there are numerous opportunities to work here in Arizona, the state of Utah is in the middle of a construction boom, especially in the higher education and healthcare specialties. A recent Utah Business news article listed some of the more high-profile projects currently under construction.
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    August 18th 2017 at 9:00am
    So you are getting ready to take your contractors exam and you are looking for tips on how to study. Well, you have come to the right place. As a contractor license center, we can give you the tools you need for success. Let's take a look at how purchasing your books can help you study for your open book contractors exam.
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    August 10th 2017 at 7:00am
    Are you tired of working for someone? Do you want to get out on your own and start your own contractor business? If you answered yes, you will want to consider getting your contractor license. Let's take a look at why that is below.
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    August 3rd 2017 at 2:00pm
    Things happen on construction sites. It's why insurance is a must-have item for contractors these days. Like many other places, the state of Arizona requires a contractor to submit proof they have general liability insurance (GLI) as part of their registration. While you may think GLI is all you need, there are other types of insurance you should consider if you are in the construction industry.
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    June 15th 2017 at 3:09pm
    Many people do not understand the differences between a contractor bond and contractor insurance. On the surface, they appear the same. Although they do serve similar purposes, bonds and insurance protect opposite sides of the contract. Bonds protect the consumer from any breach of the contract while the insurance protects the contractor against potential losses.
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    May 11th 2017 at 12:00am
    When people talk about entrepreneurship, the construction industry does not often come to mind. Entrepreneurs are often talked about as tech innovators, creating the next social media website or building rockets to Mars. However, most entrepreneurs are more realistic, looking to invest their money within new or expanding markets. As the construction industry continues to grow, there are many opportunities. Consequently, entrepreneurs are turning to construction businesses in droves.
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