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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

May 5, 2012 Voice

Contracting in the City of Canals

by Steve Maxwell

Tools Editor Steve Maxwell reports from Venice

April 30, 2012 Voice

The Great Untouched Renovation Market!

by Alec Caldwell

It’s coming. Don’t miss it

April 30, 2012 Voice

It’s definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

April 30, 2012 Voice

It's definitely about the lawn sign

by Mike Draper

Get them out there. Make them visible

April 23, 2012 Voice

Stop trying to be a business

by Robert Koci

There is another way

April 15, 2012 Voice

Maybe You Need a Different Perspective.

by Mike Draper

Ever wonder why so many homeowners seem to take the lowest price? The reason is actually pretty simple. They perceive construction to be a commodity. We all know that is not the case and that there are good quality contractors

April 14, 2012 Voice

Getting the pulse from Home Renovation Contractors in 2012

by Alec Caldwell

Four questions you know the answer to…

April 9, 2012 Voice

Lead Follow-Up

by Mike Draper

  With the warm weather this Spring, the renovation season is starting a little earlier this year. There is already one complaint from Homeowners which I have heard too often.  You guessed it – homeowners are contacting contractors, leaving a

April 5, 2012 Voice

Working for a pay cheque or building a business?

by Alec Caldwell

Your knees are shot, your back and shoulders are mangled. What are you going to do?

April 4, 2012 Voice

Where’s Personal Responsibility?

by Steve Maxwell

A roll of PEX pipe I ordered a while back arrived in a carton that makes me worried. A 15 word warning is the reason why. It highlights a creeping menace that’s making it harder for risk-takers to make things

April 4, 2012 Voice

Where's Personal Responsibility?

by Steve Maxwell

A roll of PEX pipe I ordered a while back arrived in a carton that makes me worried. A 15 word warning is the reason why. It highlights a creeping menace that’s making it harder for risk-takers to make things

April 3, 2012 Voice

Tired of working 60 hours plus a week?

by Mike Draper

If you are like so many contractors, then you are working 60 hours plus a week and feel tired every night.  Maybe even a bit sore too. In this industry, it is all too common.  You know that if you

March 30, 2012 Voice

Ontario WSIB truth

by Robert Koci

In Ontario, you don’t have to be WSIB covered if…

March 30, 2012 Voice

The Federal budget for renovators

by Robert Koci

Steady as she goes, with help for the private sector and a Conservative twist to our fiscal direction

March 27, 2012 Voice

Sell More at Trade Shows

by Mike Draper

Last week I was at  the Spring Home Show.  As well as having a booth there to generate leads for our Renovantage Certified Contractors, I wanted to get a sense as to how the industry was performing and to get

March 24, 2012 Voice

A close shave

by Alec Caldwell

Remember, just because you’ve never had a guy wearing a blue hard come up to you on your renovation site all those past years you’ve been in the business doesn’t meant it won’t happen to you today.