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SEPTEMBER 2022
Lien Law Requirements in States Other Than Florida

Mechanic lien rights are a unique element of the construction industry. These rights are given to construction project operators to allow them to file a mechanic’s lien if they aren’t paid for their services. However, it’s important to...

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Alternative Options in Protecting Lien Rights: In-House vs. Outsourcing

You have two choices when it comes to serving lien and payment notices as an owner of a construction company. You can choose to complete the process in-house or manually, or you can outsource the work. They're very different options,...

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Increased Costs in Construction Motivates Companies to Secure Their Lien Rights - Tips

If you work in construction accounts receivable, it can be stressful if you don’t approach it the right way. While it’s easy enough to give out credit to anyone who asks for it, it can quickly become hard to collect those payments. However...

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AUGUST 2022
Have a Construction Business? Here's How to Improve Cash Flow

Cash flow is the relationship between money coming into and money going out of a business. Most people are probably familiar with the importance of managing cash flow, especially if they run a business of their own...

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Knowing the Different Subcontractor Types

When it comes to the construction contracting trades, many different skill sets play integral roles in helping to bring a project to completion. It's very rare that a lead contractor or general contractor brings a project from start to...

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How a Mechanic’s Lien Gets You Paid - The Basics

No business likes facing a delay in payment for services rendered. Progressing or completing a construction job can’t be done without purchasing resources or building materials...

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JULY 2022
Requirements and Rules for Florida Contractor Licensing – What to Know

Becoming a licensed contractor could be the gateway to a rewarding career, serving other people and earning a living while being your own boss. Building trades are struggling to find good workers at all levels...

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Construction Lien Waivers: An Ultimate Guide

In the construction industry, it’s important for contractors to be assured that they will be compensated for their services. In order to help incentivize their customers to make sure their invoices are paid in a timely manner, most states afford contractors the right to place a construction lien on a property, if...

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Rising Prices and How Contractors can Deal with Them – Construction Costs

Inflation seems to be the running theme of 2022, and everyone is feeling the effects of it. Whether you are a consumer or a business owner, you are being impacted by rising costs in every market space in the economy...

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JUNE 2022
Protect Your Receivables and Utilize a Lien Software

Are you in the construction industry and struggling with being paid in a timely fashion? Are you at a loss about how to reverse the trend and keep yourself solvent while still accepting new contracts?...

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The Difference Between Collections and A Mechanics Lien

In some states, a construction lien is also called a mechanics lien. In the construction business, a mechanics lien is used to help ensure that you receive payment for work you performed on a construction project...

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What to Know About Preliminary Notice in Construction

If you are in the construction business, it's essential to understand a preliminary notice and why you need to file one. Professionals who overlook or skip this part of the process risk facing non-payment for services rendered...

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MAY 2022
How to Get Your Business Paid on Time in Construction

If you own a construction business, you likely are aware of the hardships involved in getting your payments on time. Learn these tips for how to get paid faster...

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What is a Mechanics Lien and Why is it Important?

A mechanic's lien is a legal document that contractors, builders, or construction firms can use to guarantee receipt of payment for their work on a project...

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What are Lien Waivers and Why are they Important

If you're in the construction business, you've likely come across the idea of a lien before. However, if you know about liens, you must know about lien waivers as well...

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APRIL 2022
How does a second - tier subcontractor protect their receivables when there is retainage?

Regardless of what rung of the ladder you're on during a construction project, it’s important to understand how you protect your receivables or how much you’ll get paid...

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Deadlines for Filing a Preliminary Notice In Florida

When you're a contractor working on a construction project in Florida,you're required to send a Notice To Owner to keep your mechanics lien rights intact to protect against any form of non-payment...

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When Can an Attorney Be Contacted to Protect Lien Rights

When it comes to being paid for a construction project, it's important that you have the services of an attorney.However, even an attorney isn’t allowed to break the chain...

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MARCH 2022
Manual or in - house process for construction notices revised

When it comes to construction notices, all of the language and terms within each document must be formatted perfectly and filed in the proper manner...

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The differencet stages of a construction project and why it matters

If you’re in the construction business or are planning on becoming involved with any type of larger commercial real estate project, you must have a firm understanding of every arm of this industry...

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Subcontractor Types in Construction: The Importance of Knowing the Differences

There are several working parts of any large construction project. A general contractor is normally the “construction” company that’s in charge of the project...

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FEBRUARY 2022
Can Lien laws protect your customer relationships

The short answer is YES!! However, filing a mechanic's lien is a serious step in business. When you’re chasing money that’s owed to you it’s important to remember that filing a lien against real property can...

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HOW MECHANIC LIENS WORK

One of the most effective steps for receiving delinquent payment for rendered services in the construction industry is to file a mechanic's lien. This is the final step, short of foreclosing a lien, and on many occasions and is often the most effective...

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What Happens When a Project Owner Loses Funding?

When you're working on a sizable project, one of the most important elements is ensuring funds are available throughout the entirety of the project.Large construction jobs require a constant influx of money, as the bills can pile up very quickly...

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JANUARY 2022
How to Make the Transition to Lien Rights Software From Spreadsheets an Easy One

When you get new software, the most intimidating part can be transferring your data. This article hopes to guide you through the processes and offer some tips to make data transfer absolutely seamless...

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FAQs - Notice of Intent to Lien in Construcion

Do you have a question about Notice of Intent (NOI) to lien in construction? Or have you received one, and would like to understand what this letter is detailing? Then this article is for you...

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What to Know About Lien Waivers in Construction

Like in every industry, a construction business wants to make sure that they get paid. This is particularly vital in service industries where it’s not just resources or a product lost by a failed payment, but hours of time and hard labor...

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The Ultimate Guide to Overhead Costs in Construction for Contractors

Construction accounting can be a little intimidating, even for those familiar with accounting because the purpose of bookkeeping changes slightly when dealing with a construction business...

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The Mechanics Lien - A Brief History

The mechanic’s lien and the right for ownership and payment are actually quite interesting, and the creation of these liens as we know them, today, lies right alongside the rich history of the founding of the United States of America...

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The Basics of Back Charges in Construction

Sometimes the worst thing happens: a subcontractor or even a construction company is unable or simply does not do a satisfactory job fulfilling the work they were contractually obligated to complete...

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DECEMBER 2021
Challenges When Using an In-House or Manual Process for Your Notices

When you own a construction company, you have two choices when it comes to serving lien and payment notices. You can choose to complete the process in-house or manually, or you can outsource the work...

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Different Ways to Get Paid By a Lien - How Mechanics Liens Work

Have you ever invested time and money on a construction project and didn’t get paid? If you have, then you understand how frustrating this can be. One unpaid construction project can be a disaster for a start-up or small...

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Everything You Need to Know - How to Get Paid In Construction

Most people would assume that construction projects are easy to get compensation for, considering their high amounts. However, construction companies get stiffed just as easily as companies that sell small-ticket items...

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Preliminary Notice in Construction - What to Know

When you wish to file a lien in the construction business, you must follow the proper steps and file the paperwork properly. Sending a preliminary notice is one of the most important steps in the lien process...

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The Process of Removing a Lien

No contractor ever wants to file a lien against a property owner. However, when payment isn't prompt, business owners must take steps to protect themselves. However, once payment is received, a property owner needs to be able to remove that lien...

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Tips Every Construction Company Should Know to Grow

Becoming the owner of a successful construction company is a huge accomplishment. It takes years of hard work and dedication to build a stable foundation for even a small construction company...

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NOVEMBER 2021
Construction Companies Doing Business with Lien Software is the Future

Many construction business owners handle the lien process manually by doing the research, printing out the forms, and mailing them out themselves. While this is the way...

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How to Protect Your Lien Rights as a Supplier or Subcontractor in Florida

If you're a supplier or subcontractor in Florida, you’ve probably experienced not getting paid for a project you finished months ago. This is by far one of the most frustrating parts of the construction industry...

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Improving Cash Flow and Getting Capital

If you’re a contractor, you know how long it can take to get paid for a job you did. Oftentimes, you won’t receive a penny for the work you’ve done until after many months have passed since the completion of your project...

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What Contractors and Suppliers Can Do When Their Invoice is Rejected

As a contractor or supplier, you know what it’s like to spend weeks waiting for a payment that never arrives. With payments taking an extremely long time to go through in the construction industry...

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What is a Lien and How Long Does It Last

Liens are legal claims against a piece of property that are recorded with the local county. Mechanics liens are claims made against a property by a contractor or subcontractor who hasn’t been paid...

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What You Need to Know to Get Paid

Contractors who own a construction business know how difficult it can be to get paid on time. With many property owners choosing to delay or forgo their payment obligations altogether, it is important to know what legal recourse you have when this inevitably occurs...

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OCTOBER 2021
Different Ways a Lien Gets You Paid

Contractors who have been in the business long enough know that getting paid isn't always a guarantee. Maybe you’ve been in a situation where the job was completed, but payment was never received. In this scenario, it might start looking like you will never be paid...

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Florida Contractor Licensing - A Rules and Requirements Guide

If you've been thinking about becoming a contractor in Florida, you might be wondering what the licensing requirements are. All contractors working in the state will need a contractor license to work legally...

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Lien Waivers in Construction - The Best Guide

General contractors in the construction industry have most likely encountered lien waiver documents, however more often than not, these complex yet important forms are overlooked...

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Negotiating Government Construction Contracts - Tips

If you're a contractor getting ready to oversee a government construction project, you might be wondering how to negotiate the best contract for your company and employees. Negotiating government construction...

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The Basics of Getting Paid in Construction

If you've been in the construction industry for a while, you’ve probably experienced having clients who refuse to pay for the services you provide. This can be one of the most frustrating things that can happen as a contractor...

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What is the Difference - Line of Credit vs. Invoice Factoring

If you're a general contractor looking for business financing, you’ve probably found that there are a variety of options available to you. Two of the most popular products available are either a line of credit or invoice factoring...

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