Canadian Contractor


May 27, 2015  

How much are renovation workers making, south of the border?

They are making everywhere from $58,230 in D.C. to $19,316 in Montana, Remodeling magazine tells us…

May 13, 2015  

How to manage your contracting business using the 3 M’s

“Measure, Monitor and Manage.” These are the 3 M’s. They are incredibly useful in analyzing the key performance indicators of a professional renovation business.

April 30, 2015  

Under-the-table residential construction worth $12-billion a year: StatsCan

Residential construction is 28.3 per cent of the total $42.4-billion underground economy in Canada

April 14, 2015  

The Top 3 accounting methods and the lies they tell to contractors

Should you run your contracting firm on the Cash Method, the Billings Accrual Method or the Completed Jobs Accrual Method? Take 4 minutes to read this, and you will probably know.

April 13, 2015  

“Why does a contractor need a deposit at all?”

“Perhaps the business owner is not managing the cash well enough. If the business can’t manage cash, will the contractor be able to manage the tasks, the timelines along with the sub trades?”

April 1, 2015  

39 per cent of Salary Survey contractors expect a better year in 2015

That’s an almost “glass half full” situation. But you are slightly more optimistic, overall, than you were at this time last year.

April 1, 2015  

14 per cent of our Salary Survey contractors earned six figures last year

It’s not quite the 80-20 rule, which would say that 20 per cent of the contractors make 80 per cent of the money. But it’s close.

February 20, 2015  

“Mike Holmes’ comment about no good contractor needing more than a 10 per cent deposit hurts our industry.”

Dave Anderchek, JABA Construction, Saskatoon, says that, with totally inaccurate comments like this in the national press, it’s “time for Mr. Holmes to leave” our industry.

February 12, 2015  

What are your thoughts on: “No good contractor needs more than 10 per cent to start a job”

Mike Holmes’ has put another one of his memorable re-quotable quotes out to the public. This time that no one should pay more than a 10 per cent down payment on a renovation.

February 5, 2014  

Give us a few numbers on your business – and you could WIN AN iPAD!

If you take 5 minutes to tell us, anonymously, what you are making – and how – we’ll enter you in a draw to win an iPad

November 13, 2013  

The value-add: Help clients understand ways to finance home renovations

I’m sure you’ve all been there. A client asks

November 4, 2013  

Protecting cash flow

Learning to manage cash flow is one of the

May 7, 2013  

VIDEO: What contractors earn – Outrank Salary Survey

Almost a quarter of all renovation contractors who responded to our survey are making six figures.

May 2, 2013  

Home inspection: a new revenue stream for you?

Home Inspection is a growing industry for which renovators are well suited

December 3, 2012  

What will it take to beat the cash economy?

With the punitive costs of HST/GST, income, corporate and payroll taxes, workers comp payments and insurance, it seems like there’s an epidemic of contractors working for cash. Can you compete with them? Or should you join them?

September 24, 2012  

Getting paid

As a contractor, you work way, way too hard to let yourself get stiffed for money you have fairly earned. A primer on the ins and outs of collecting what you’re due.

August 7, 2012  

Jump start your reno business with seminars in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg

Are you ready for your renovation business to deliver

March 30, 2012  

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