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The Challenges of Working Capital for Small and Mid-Size Construction Businesses

Record inflation, rising interest rates, and myriad supply chain issues are an amalgamation of challenges for any business in today’s climate. For small and mid-size construction companies, any of these issues are difficult to manage, let alone face all three. Throw widespread labor shortages into the mix, and the situation doesn’t get any easier.   Raising Read more

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