May 31, 2018

I get this question often from civil engineers who understand that in order to progress in their careers, they’ll need to take on more client communication, but are not sure how to prepare for...
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March 23, 2017

For many entrepreneurial engineers, failure is part of the business. Forbes estimates that 90 percent of startups fail, many of them before the business even has the chance to fully launch. While...
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December 15, 2016

I recently got an interesting question from a civil engineer who owns a small civil engineering company. I will call him Joe to keep him anonymous and let you know that his business consists of only...
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November 16, 2016

Yes, every civil engineer should learn about business development. That concludes this post… Just kidding. First of all, let me define business development for those civil engineers who are...
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August 23, 2016

A 2015 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor finds that 27 million working-age Americans, nearly 14 percent, are starting or running new businesses. While more and more businesses begin...
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September 2, 2014

I prefer to collect as much information as possible before making plans and decisions. Most engineers are data fiends when it comes to their technical projects. I was surprised then when I started...
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August 7, 2014

The most dreaded transition in most engineers’ careers is bearing down on me - soon I will be equally responsible for bringing in work as in executing projects. The two roles seem at odds in many...
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