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June 25, 2012 Voice

Homecare seminar, Part 2: I am part of the problem

by Robert Koci

The biggest resistance to this industry’s growth is the unwillingness to admit it is necessary.

June 25, 2012 Voice

Homecare Renovations: Where are you?

by Robert Koci

A one day seminar being held today in Toronto is ground zero for a new, profitable industry.

June 22, 2012 Voice

Hand Deliver Your Quotes

by Mike Draper

One of the most common complaints I hear from my renovation contractor clients is that they spend so much time quoting jobs.  They go see a homeowner, measure up the job, clarify what the homeowner is looking for, when they

June 22, 2012 Voice

Disability Plans Part 3: What is best for you

by Robert Koci

Over a past few weeks we spotlighted Accident and Accident and Sickness Plans and this week is our final article on the subject.

June 22, 2012 Voice

Build Your Brand Part 2: Target your market

by Mike Draper

To figure out where to target your marketing efforts, ask yourself the following questions…

June 18, 2012 Voice

Disability plans Part 2: Accident-Only Plans

by Alec Caldwell

They are cheap, but look out for restrictions and limitations

June 11, 2012 Voice

To Blog or Not to Blog?

by Mike Draper

All one seems to hear lately is that you have to blog to get more business.  So I want to start a discussion here to get your views on blogging, both positive and negative.  I want to hear your comments

June 11, 2012 Voice

Got a plan?

by Alec Caldwell

Disability insurance can save your business, but you need the right plan. Over the next weeks, we’ll explain what you need to know.

June 3, 2012 Voice

Always Be Marketing

by Mike Draper

As the summer approaches and construction is in full gear, you have to continue to market your company.  Even when you are working 14 hour days and 6 or 7 days a week, you have to continue to market your

May 29, 2012 Voice

Everything was going fine, until…

by Alec Caldwell

Everything was going fine until….. Until…. you felt a lump behind your left knee and found out later it was cancer and you’re only 46? Until…… you experienced sudden chest pains and discovered later you were in the middle of

May 27, 2012 Voice

Working too many hours at the moment?

by Mike Draper

Are you running your business 
…or is it running you? Training is an ongoing, routine part of business. It’s not something done once when a new hire is brought on. It’s a process of employee development that will help in

May 24, 2012 Voice

Wainscot who?

by Steve Maxwell

Stile and rail joinery

May 23, 2012 Voice

Who wood have thought

by Steve Maxwell

Authentic wood grain. Half the price

May 18, 2012 Voice

Trouble Implementing Contractor U Ideas?

by Mike Draper

For over a year you have been reading in Contractor U about different ways to improve the business aspects of your renovation company so that it can deliver the life that you wanted from your business.  If you have struggled

May 18, 2012 Voice

On losing fingers and staying safe

by Alec Caldwell

Were the days with no regulation better?

May 8, 2012 Voice

Craftsmanship Time Warp

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from Venice #3

May 8, 2012 Voice

To Systemize or Not To Systemize

by Mike Draper

With all the articles lately on systemizing your business, you might be feeling like all the creativity of building is being removed.  In fact, it should be more fun.  You should be able focus more on creating and building your ideas than worrying

May 7, 2012 Voice

Craftsmanship in Venice

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from the canals