We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility
Take a look at what Santa left in this neighbourhood
Helping your local big box or hardware store put on Saturday morning seminars is a great way to get in touch with your market
One contractor's opinion on home sales and renos
We asked yesterday how changes in home sales affect renovation activity. Here is one contractor’s reply.
Does it matter to renovators when housing slows?
When housing slows, is it better or worse for renovators? There are good arguments on both sides.
The 3 million dollar road Part 1: The eight steps to growth
Most renovation companies gross under $1 million in annual sales. That’s small, but Mike Draper, consultant to renovation contractors, says it doesn’t have to be that way. In the next four issues of Canadian Contractor, Draper, vice president coaching at Renovantage Inc., will explain how his company helps contractors grow their business from startup status of less that $300,000 to the heady success of $3 million and more.
The 3 million dollar road Part 2: Along the $3 million road
The following is the second in a four-part series…
The 3 million dollar road Part 3: Beyond your first million
In the last issue of Canadian Contractor Magazine we took a look at how important cash flow is for a $300,000 business growing to $1 million. The following is the third in a four-part series that will take you on the road to a $3-million business.
Profit is not a dirty word
In 2012, you’ll finally make a profit
The 3 million dollar road Part 4: $3 million and beyond
Before growing from $2 million per year to $3 million and beyond, a contractor needs to make sure his business is running at a very profitable level.
The Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer has some tough words for the contracting industry.
To profit, specialize
you need to do one thing well
By Steve Greer
Illegal immigrants in construction need a break
The underground gets worse when you don’t let good, experienced trades from other countries work here legally.
Contractor Roundtable, Part 2: Regulations and the underground
In April of this year, six contractors from across…
The right price
There is a right price, and you need to charge it.
Canadian Contractor Salary Survey is LIVE
For the fourth year now, Canadian Contractor magazine is…
A new way of selling to homeowners arrives
As if there were not enough ways for consumers…
CMHC Housing Report Q4, 2011
It looks like Canada won’t hit 200,000 starts this year,…