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December 13, 2012  

Free: a ‘sales process’ document to help you get more work

The Sales Process document contains all the steps you need to close new renovation business.

Canadian Contractor
December 13, 2012  

Free: a 'sales process' document to help you get more work

The Sales Process document contains all the steps you need to close new renovation business.

Canadian Contractor
December 11, 2012  

Moving faster than cracking an egg!

It can take just seconds for you to die, if you fall off a ladder more than 10 feet high. In fact, 60 per cent of all such falls are fatal.

Canadian Contractor
December 4, 2012  

Four steps to problem solving

Yesterday, I was helping a client solve a customer

December 3, 2012  

Maxwell’s pick for cordless drills

Cordless drywall screw driving has come a long way. This Makita is proof.

Canadian Contractor
December 3, 2012  

Maxwell's pick for cordless drills

Cordless drywall screw driving has come a long way. This Makita is proof.

Canadian Contractor
November 27, 2012  

Canada gets Square

The Square card reader system allows you to swipe your customer’s credit cards on your phone, at the jobsite or at their home, and have the money deposited into your bank account the next day.

Canadian Contractor
November 19, 2012  

Lurking in the shadows

The Ministry of Labour inspector was wearing a blue hat. He was in attack mode.

Canadian Contractor
November 18, 2012  

Are you the next Bryan Baeumler?

Don’t know if Bryan knows it, but this casting company is looking for the next one of him.

Canadian Contractor
November 15, 2012  

30 great renovation tips in 30 minutes

Random tips from 12 years of Canadian Contractor and 20 years in the field.

Canadian Contractor
November 13, 2012  

Margin versus Markup: One more time on this critical lesson

If you don’t understand the difference between Markup and Margin, you have almost no chance of making good money as a renovation contractor.

Canadian Contractor
November 6, 2012  

Holiday rush renos: risk and opportunity

With the holiday season only seven weeks away, renovation customers have one major preoccupation and it’s not price: They want you out of their house, job completed.

Canadian Contractor
November 6, 2012  

Three in the bed

As a self-employed renovation contractor, you might enjoy your independence, as you should. But you’re still “three in the bed.” You’re in there with the WSIB (in Ontario, or its equivalent in other provinces) and your provinces Ministry of Labour.

Canadian Contractor
October 29, 2012  

Asbestos: the nearly invisible killer

Asbestos, which we all know can kill you, can be breathed in simply from sanding down a wall in an older home.

Canadian Contractor
October 29, 2012  

Renos 2013 by the numbers

I just sat through a presentation at the Hardlines

October 29, 2012  

Battening down your jobsite for “Frankenstorm”? Share your tips

Easterners could use some good advice from Prairie contractors that deal with Frankenstorms all the time

Canadian Contractor
October 29, 2012  

Battening down your jobsite for "Frankenstorm"? Share your tips

Easterners could use some good advice from Prairie contractors that deal with Frankenstorms all the time

Canadian Contractor
October 28, 2012  

And now, Mike Holmes reconsidered…

“I think the point that most of you are missing is the reason he started doing his show.”