Homecare seminar, Part 2: I am part of the problemby Robert Koci
The biggest resistance to this industry’s growth is the unwillingness to admit it is necessary.
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.
Hand Deliver Your Quotesby 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…
Disability Plans Part 3: What is best for youby 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.
Build Your Brand Part 2: Target your marketby Mike Draper
To figure out where to target your marketing efforts, ask yourself the following questions…
Disability plans Part 2: Accident-Only Plansby Alec Caldwell
They are cheap, but look out for restrictions and limitations
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…
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.
Always Be Marketingby 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…
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…
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…
Wainscot who?by Steve Maxwell
Stile and rail joinery
Who wood have thoughtby Steve Maxwell
Authentic wood grain. Half the price
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…
On losing fingers and staying safeby Alec Caldwell
Were the days with no regulation better?
Craftsmanship Time Warpby Steve Maxwell
Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from Venice #3
To Systemize or Not To Systemizeby 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…
Craftsmanship in Veniceby Steve Maxwell
Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from the canals