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August 7, 2012 Voice

Cats on a hot tin roof

by Steve Payne

Finding roofing crews is easy in residential neighborhoods. You can see them from miles away, often bouncing around up there without safety harnesses. Until somebody takes a fall. Then, it’s time for the Ministry of Labour to investigate. In Ontario,

August 6, 2012 Voice

Breaking my nails

by Robert Koci

What’s with the quality of nails these days?

August 6, 2012 Voice

The Hammerati guys

by Robert Koci

Do we need another contractor finder online?

July 23, 2012 Voice

Call backs an opportunity to prove your worth

by Alec Caldwell

How are you judged?

July 23, 2012 Voice

Are you running your reno business, or is it running you?

by Mike Draper

The implementation of clear and simple systems and procedures for tasks that come up again and again is essential if you want to grow your business

July 23, 2012 Voice

Opinion: A failure of regulation? Or just a fail.

by Robert Koci

When bad things happen, get it fixed and move on

July 9, 2012 Voice

Opinion: Unions destroy jobs

by Robert Koci

It’s time to push back on unions and the political parties that protect them

July 2, 2012 Voice

Need more sales?

by Mike Draper

Are you sure? Then act like it!   Over 75% of our clients tell us they want more sales. What we show them is how to improve their customer’s overall experience in such a way that they get more referrals

June 28, 2012 Voice

Build Your Brand Part 3: Now build the brand!

by Mike Draper

The most important thing to understand about branding is that it’s not about getting your target client to choose you over another contractor.

June 25, 2012 Voice

Homecare seminar, Part 4: A pinpoint of light

by Robert Koci

Here’s one good reason we need a Homecare Renovators Association

June 25, 2012 Voice

Homecare seminar, Part 3: The March of Dimes

by Robert Koci

The biggest limiter to renovators seeing this industry segment as viable is the fact that most of the people who need home modification are poor.

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