Here’s a Sales 101 story to remember the next time you have to ask anyone for anything, including a customer.
“If you are going to achieve better margins you will need to do more than just increase your mark-up.”
Presentation is everything. Presentation is everything. Presentation is everything.
Nickel N. Dimeless divides his jobs, on paper, into two parts: (1) His real cost to do the job (2) The hoops and hurdles he will have to overcome from government and regulatory agencies.
Popular radio personality contractor Shell Bussey weighs in on the Caruk versus Holmes debate started by Alec Caldwell
A contractor emailed us the comical BS he recently had to go through, all because he wanted to build some porch stairs slightly within a “tree protection zone”
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Markup on direct job costs (labour and materials) to reach One Third gross margin (33 per cent) is 50 per cent.
“My Worksafe BC assessment for commercial refrigeration and A/C is $1.76 per $100. How does that compare?”
We are working on a story on different worker’s comp rates, in different areas of the country (where applicable). We invite you to post your comments and, if you wish, your rates.
One year ago, the Alberta government set up a pair of entrapment houses – one in Calgary and one in Edmonton – to lure contractors onto the premises to try to get them to agree to do illegal work. Seven of 24 contractors who visited the houses were charged.
Obviously, not everyone thinks developers are “greedy scumbag thieves” as one subtrade posted here last week.