A Thousand Decisionsby Steve Maxwell
Quality really boils down to a whole bunch of small decisions pointing in the direction of quality.
Best Way to Profitby Robert Koci
Almost all contractors and sub trades are looking for ways to make more profit. One of the best ways to do so is to reduce your cost. Sounds simple enough, yet everyone struggles with how. Here is one secret….
Are you conservative?by Robert Koci
Most small business owners are, but what does “Conservative” mean? What does “Liberal” mean, for that matter. Put your hammer down for a minute, and chew on this.
Being a MOLby Alec Caldwell
After my close shave with the Ministry of Labour (MOL), I contacted them to compliment their inspector. You might think I’ve a screw loose doing this.
Win more businessby Mike Draper
To win more proposals you have to be looking at your proposal from the eyes of the homeowner.
The Profit Series Part 2: Markup and Marginby Robert Koci
Knowing the difference between Markup and Margin can make or break your profit strategy
How can you compete against this?by Alec Caldwell
You run a professional business. With the overheads you have, how on earth do you compete?
Home show strategiesby Mike Draper
For renovators, home shows are a must
How do you fire a client?by Robert Koci
You ever have a client you just can’t work for any more? How do you end the relationship?
Union bully boysby Robert Koci
Let’s learn how to protect ourselves from union bullying before the fight starts
The Passive House continuedby Robert Koci
Reno Coach Reiner Hoyer’s Passive House gets a new fan in Canadian Contractor Tools Editor Steve Maxwell
Meetings…what a waste!!by Victoria Downing
Actually, meetings are critical to work flow and morale. Here’s how to make them productive.
Crash!by Robert Koci
Is it the 90s crash all over again?
Reliably Dry: Best practices for keeping water out of basementsby Steve Maxwell
There are three main categories of features that work together to make a basement reliably dry.
Underground truthsby Robert Koci
We must deal with the underground cash economy, but it’s not all our responsibility
Showing offby Robert Koci
Helping your local big box or hardware store put on Saturday morning seminars is a great way to get in touch with your market
The 3 million dollar road Part 1: The eight steps to growthby Mike Draper
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 roadby Mike Draper
The following is the second in a four-part series that will examine the road to a $3 million business. By Mike Draper Now that you have mastered the $300,000 annual sales level it is time to set your sights on…