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June 7, 2016 Voice

Victim of “greed and lack of service” while he tries to do his second apprenticeship

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Jordan Beechey says the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program of 15 years ago worked just great. Enter the Ontario College of Trades… and it’s a mess.

June 1, 2016 Voice

“I don’t see what’s wrong with a man getting old pushing a wheelbarrow instead of a pen.”

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Steve Maxwell’s editorial, “Avoiding The Young Contractor Trap,” touched a nerve with one 50-year-old tradesman.

May 25, 2016 Voice

Shell Busey weighs in on contractor referral services

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… including a plug for his own. Good marketing, sir.

May 18, 2016 Voice

Thoughts on Time and Materials versus Lump Sum

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This contractor prefers Lump Sum, saying Time & Materials gives “clients bullets to shoot us.”

May 18, 2016 Voice

New electrical regulations in Ontario… why isn’t the ENTIRE code available as a free download?

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“The ESA is determined to BILL us to DEATH!”

May 18, 2016 Voice

My personal experiences with lead generation services

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Neil Damackine, Construction ND, Terrebonne, Quebec, gives his frank views about paying for leads – and the damage he believes it can do to our industry

May 11, 2016 Voice

“The supposition that this is a grow-op is not a fair one…”

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“Might make some good business out of the mess!”

May 11, 2016 Voice

OCOT award from International Association of Business Communicators: “Thieves and scam bags”

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Mike says that if Obama can get a Nobel Peace Prize, an organization with a “diabolical agenda” can get an IABC award, too…

May 11, 2016 Voice

“Leads come in all shapes and sizes…”

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This contractor warns against judging a book by its cover when clients first contact you, especially if they seem difficult.

May 3, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Beyond Code VIDEO: Morelli Fine Cabinetry, Part 2 of 2

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Elements of a great kitchen – installed clean and true by Andy Burns’ crew at Beyond Code

April 27, 2016 Voice

Mike Holmes lives on ‘Fantasy Island,’ says veteran Calgary GC

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“Whatever Mike Holmes has to say about individuals who actually make money being real-life contractors doesn’t interest me in the least.”

April 19, 2016 Voice

Are you doing these things to care for your customers and employees?

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“How do you care for your customers and employees?” asks Vancouver-based contractor consultant Ronald Coleman

April 19, 2016 Voice

What to consider when buying a business with partners

by T. Paul Thomas

“It is never a question of if the partnership will run into trouble, it is a question of when.”