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JUNE 2024
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Nationwide Notice in the Evolving Construction Landscape

At Nationwide Notice, we understand the critical importance of staying abreast of the rapidly evolving trends in the construction and supply industries. As we navigate through a period of transformative change, it's imperative that we not only adapt but also...

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Nationwide Notice: Your Trusted Partner in Securing Lien Rights

Are you tired of the hassle and uncertainty that often comes with securing your lien rights on construction projects? Look no further than Nationwide Notice - your premier destination for...

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Streamline Your Release of Lien Process with Nationwide's New Feature

Are you tired of the hassle and confusion surrounding the release of lien process? Nationwide Notice has exciting news for you! We're thrilled to introduce our new release feature, designed to...

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MAY 2024
Strengthen Your Collections Strategy with Nationwide Notice

In today's dynamic economic landscape, businesses face numerous challenges in maintaining healthy cash flow and minimizing risks associated with accounts receivable. With the ever-evolving nature of commerce, it's imperative for companies to equip themselves with...

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Introducing Nationwide Construction Notice's Mass Lien Release Tool: Streamlining Your Notice Process

In the fast-paced world of construction, efficiency is key. Every minute saved translates to more opportunities seized and resources optimized. That's why Nationwide Construction Notice is excited to introduce our latest innovation...

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Understanding Notice of Commencement: A Guide by Nationwide Notice

In the realm of construction projects, understanding the intricacies of legal requirements is paramount to ensuring a smooth and compliant process. One such critical document is...

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APRIL 2024
Understanding Automation vs. Integration in Mechanics Lien Laws with Nationwide Notice

In the complex world of construction projects, mechanics lien laws play a crucial role in protecting the rights of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. These laws ensure that parties involved in construction projects are compensated for their work and materials. However, ...

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Evaluating the Cost of In-House Accounts Receivable Protection versus Outsourcing to Nationwide Notice

In the realm of business management, the decision to keep accounts receivable protection in-house or to outsource it to a third-party professional can significantly impact both operational efficiency and financial health. While internal control may seem appealing, it's essential to...

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Secure Your Lien Rights with Nationwide Notice: Why It Matters

In the complex world of construction and contracting, securing your lien rights isn't just a precautionary measure‐it's a strategic move that can make all the difference in ensuring you receive timely payment for your work. At Nationwide Notice, we understand the importance of protecting your interests, and...

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MARCH 2024
Leveraging Nationwide Notice for Efficient Mechanics Lien Management

In the intricate landscape of construction projects, mechanics liens stand as vital instruments for securing payment. However, navigating the complexities of lien processes can often be daunting and time-consuming for businesses. Here's where Nationwide Notice steps in, offering a comprehensive solution for...

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Protecting Your Business: The Significance of Mechanics Lien Rights in California

In the bustling world of construction, ensuring timely payment for services rendered is paramount. Unfortunately, payment disputes are all too common, leading to financial strain and legal battles. That's where mechanics lien rights come into play, safeguarding your interests and...

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Secure Your Business Assets: Understanding UCC Filings with Nationwide Notice

In the dynamic landscape of business transactions, safeguarding your assets is paramount. One crucial tool for protecting your interests is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing. At Nationwide Notice, we understand the importance of securing your assets, and...

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FEBRUARY 2024
How Construction Companies Get Paid Faster

Time is money in the fast-paced construction industry. Ensuring that your construction company receives payment for services on time is one of your biggest concerns. Late payments can strain relationships with suppliers and subcontractors, impair project development, and...

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Mechanics Lien vs. Notice of Intent to Lien: What's The Difference?

In the construction industry, there are various rules and regulations put in place to protect the rights of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Notices of intent to lien and mechanics liens are two essential legal elements you'll want to understand. You might also need...

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JANUARY 2024
Understanding Terminology in the Construction Notices World

Industry jargon is great for those who are familiar with it, but if you're new to the world of construction notices, you might not understand a lot of what you're dealing with. Fortunately, you're not alone. Several types of documents fall under...

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What Is a Notice to Owner and Why It Matters

A Notice to Owner (NTO) is a document that falls under the category of preliminary notices in the construction industry. Plenty of people have heard of the term, but aren't quite familiar with exactly what it does or why it exists. Simply put, the NTO is...

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DECEMBER 2023
Mechanic's Lien 101 What You Need to Know to Get Paid

Mechanic liens are a powerful tool in the construction industry. They exist to make sure construction project participants get paid for the work done. If you're involved in the construction industry, it's essential...

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Field Management Solutions What You Need to Know

Field management solutions are becoming more popular in a variety of business fields. If you're considering implementing one of these solutions into your company, learning all you can about what they offer is crucial...

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The Basics of Construction Notices Preliminary Notice vs Notice of Intent to Lien

Construction notices are an essential part of the construction industry. These legal actions are taken to ensure that contractors receive the complete payments they're owed for projects they complete on properties. Understanding the differences between Businesses everywhere are looking for ways to streamline their processes. You save time and money when you can simplify how your company operates. Technology has evolved tremendously and offers a wide array...

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NOVEMBER 2023
4 Ways for Construction Business Owners to Manage Cash Flow

Let Nationwide Notice, Inc. solve your cash flow challenges. The construction industry can be very lucrative. However, it can also be challenging to manage your company's cash flow. Between slow-to-pay customers, not having the right...

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What Is a Notice of Intent to Lien in Construction

In a perfect world, every customer would pay promptly and in full and there would never be a need for a "Notice of Intent to Lien." Sadly, we don't live in such a world. It's not unusual for construction customers to drag their feet...

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OCTOBER 2023
Missouri Contract Licensing ‐ Basic Requirements and Rules

One of the most critical parts of being successful in the construction industry is being paid on time. However, this can also be a major challenge. Clients don't always want to pay on your schedule, especially if they aren't...

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The Different Types of Capital for Construction Companies

Capital is a vital part of construction companies, from beginning one to keeping it running. There are different types of capital, and it's important to know what they are and what they mean for construction companies.

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SEPTEMBER 2023
How To get Paid in Construction on Time Every Time

One of the most critical parts of being successful in the construction industry is being paid on time. However, this can also be a major challenge. Clients don't always want to pay on your schedule, especially if they aren't...

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Protecting Your Receivables with an Automated Process

Construction and service companies often operate by having part of their projects on credit. Extending credit to clients for completed jobs results in an owed amount known as accounts receivable. However, it's not always...

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AUGUST 2023
Essential Tips for Every Construction Company to Grow

Going from a small construction company to a medium-sized one takes work. Moving forward to being one of the top businesses in the industry is even more challenging. There are lots of things to keep in mind...

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Simplify the Processes of Your Business with a Field Management Tool

Are you looking for a way to boost efficiency, save time, and facilitate communication between team members and management? If so, a solid field management tool does all of the above (and more). It frees up time and reduces complications...

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Tennessee Contract Licensing The Basic Requirements and Rules

As a specialty or general contractor in Tennessee, it�s essential to know the rules and requirements of the state. This is especially crucial in Tennessee, which has six license classifications...

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JULY 2023
Different Ways to Protect Lien Rights: In-House vs. Outsourcing

Lien policies are an essential part of the construction industry. Liens are a great way to ensure that contractors and subcontractors get paid for projects and that no one is hemorrhaging money on projects where people aren�t bothering to settle the bills. ...

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Georgia Contract Licensing: The Basic Requirements and Rules

Georgia has a State Construction Industry Licensing Board that governs contractor licensing and all that it entails. Contractors in this state are required to be licensed by law unless they perform certain trades...

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Lien Waivers in Construction: What to Know

Although lien waivers aren�t new, they�re often complex, and many of the details can get overlooked. Unfortunately, that never ends well for anyone. All people who are involved in construction projects should understand lien waivers and how they work, as well as...

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JUNE 2023
Getting Paid with a Mechanic�s Lien in Construction

Construction is one industry where there are often issues with contractors (and others) getting paid and work getting completed in a timely fashion. If you are one of those who find yourself unpaid, you have a few different options. The main choice, and the most common tool available to you ...

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Texas Contract Licensing - The Basic Requirements and Rules

In Texas, there are different requirements for each type of contractor, but the general rules and processes are fairly similar across the board. Figuring out whether you need a contractor license in Texas depends on your role and the type of work that you do, as well as other factors. ...

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The Basics of Preliminary Notice in Construction

At some point in your contracting or construction career, you�ve probably had at least one experience with trying to get paid in a timely manner. Unfortunately, there are some instances where people just don�t pay, or they take their time paying the bill. The good news is that there is recourse...

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MAY 2023
Improving Cash Flow for Construction Business Owners

One of the most common reasons for a business to crumble is running out of cash. This is a real issue for construction companies who front the project costs before an invoice is sent out. It�s essential...

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The Basics of Invoice Factoring in Construction

Everyone in construction knows just how tight cash flow can be. Sometimes, payments come in slowly, which makes it hard to sustain or grow the business. Thankfully, there are legal options...

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New York Contract Licensing � The Basic Requirements and Rules

If you want to work as a general contractor in the construction industry in New York, you�re chosen a wonderful path. However, regulations and requirements vary from one state to the next, which can make the process a bit confusing. ...

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APRIL 2023
Protecting Lien Rights - When to Consult an Attorney

As a contractor or construction company, you may have certain rights regarding property liens. This is designed to ensure that you get paid for your work and that people cannot shirk their debts...

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Florida Contract Licensing - The Basic Requirements and Rules

Florida, like all states, has its processes for contractor licensing and certification. The state requires contractors to hold a Florida Contractor License to serve as a guarantee that they are qualified to do the work and that they have the necessary insurance and licensing in place. ...

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Notice of Intent to Lien in Construction - What to Know

As a contractor, one of the most important parts of the job is getting paid. That usually seems a lot easier said than done, but it's good to know that contractors have the resources to assist them in getting the money they are owed. One of the ways that you can make sure you get paid ...

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MARCH 2023
Switch to Lien Software to Protect Your Receivables

Today, a lot of construction companies are still processing liens and notices manually. This means they are handling the research, printing out all of the information and forms, and taking care of the mailing all on their own. While this may be feasible...

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Challenges to Look Out for: Manual or In-House Process for Notices

While no one likes to send lien notices, it is often a fact of life when it comes to asserting your rights, ensuring payment, securing receivables, and more. Of course, the entire process of sending out notices can be difficult...

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Post-Pandemic Construction Project Delays and Cancelations

When you supply the labor or materials needed to build or improve a property, you expect to get paid. However, we all know that this doesn�t always happen, so you may find it necessary to file a...

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FEBRUARY 2023
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry and Contractors

The construction industry faces a host of challenges, but few things have caused as many problems as the COVID-19 pandemic. The arrival of the pandemic changed things for everyone. Most companies weren�t prepared...

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Construction Costs and the COVID-19 Pandemic � Cost Inflation

COVID-19 affected the world in countless ways. It changed the way people work and how businesses run, how people interact with one another, and how big projects get done. Everyone is still feeling the effects of the pandemic...

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Post-Pandemic Construction Project Delays and Cancelations

COVID-19 might've reared its head in 2020, but we can all agree that its effects continue to be felt. It is likely that we will be dealing with the repercussions for years to come. Individuals and businesses alike are still...

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JANUARY 2023
The Importance of Lien Waivers in Construction

Construction is a business of relationships. The contractor establishes a relationship with the client and with subcontractors and suppliers. Relationships are built on trust, but in construction...

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Construction Notices Basics: Preliminary Notice vs. Notice of Intent to Lien

People who spend time in the construction industry have likely heard the terms preliminary notice or notice of intent to lien. Often, both terms are referred to as a notice which can confuse...

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Back Charges in Construction: What to Know

In the perfect construction scenario, money flows down the supply chain from the owner to the general contractor to subcontractors and suppliers. However, an ideal construction project doesn't exist...

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DECEMBER 2022
Know to Grow � Tips for Every Construction Company

There is an old saying in business: "If you're not growing, you're dying." While that is a little too simplistic, growth is necessary no matter the business. If you are looking to take your construction company to the next level ...

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Lien Laws Update: Grorgia

A lien is commonplace both for residential and construction properties. For the latter, it is a claim that is made against that property, either by the contractor or subcontractor...

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Lien Laws Update: Texas

Texas passed a litany of new lien laws back in March of 2022. Knowing more about those lien laws and how they can impact both contractors and owners is a crucial part of the construction process....

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NOVEMBER 2022
Lien Laws Update: Arkansas

In 2021, the state of Arkansas made sweeping changes to the statutes concerning public and private bonds. These changes affect contracts that started in April 2021 and involve multiple types of notices and deadline requirements ...

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Lien Laws Update: Missouri

For those who work in construction in the state of Missouri or are involved at some level of the construction process as a contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or material supplier, recent updates to ...

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Lien Laws Update: Tennessee

If you are a construction worker in the state of Tennessee 2020 updates to the state lien laws may affect you. Whether you're serving as a contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or material supplier...

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OCTOBER 2022
Mechanics Lien In New York � FAQs and Guide

A mechanic's lien is a security interest in the property title for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. Mechanics liens protect general contractors ...

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Invoice Factoring in Construction � How it Works

Cashflow is a pain point in the construction industry. Invoice factoring can help construction companies facilitate better cash flow and business practices...

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Common Problems and Solutions: Managing Cash Flow in Construction

Cash flow is a pain point in the construction industry. The construction industry is riddled with late, slow, or partial payments for services rendered. Without taking steps to prevent cash flow issues, construction companies can easily find themselves in a bad position...

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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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