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September 24, 2019
The first rule of holes: Stop digging

September 23, 2019
People are not things, and knowing how to handle things does not prepare you for handling people

September 17, 2019
Canadian home sales edge higher in August, says the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

September 16, 2019
More on what you pay your Project Managers: David Litwiller, Litwiller Renovations and Custom Homes Ltd., Calgary, AB

September 16, 2019
More on what you pay your Project Managers: Evolve Builders Inc.

September 11, 2019
Systems are good, but build loyalty first

September 10, 2019
We asked our RenoFocus contractors how much they paid their project managers. Here’s one Toronto contractor’s response

September 10, 2019
Myths of contractors continued: I save money by doing chores myself

September 3, 2019
“Heavy upfront deposits help cash flow. We take 25% on acceptance and another 25% one day prior to starting.”

August 23, 2019
In 2020, the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation business will have new standards to meet

August 23, 2019
Negotiating stories to learn from

August 22, 2019
Everyone gets paid once the client pays

August 19, 2019
Grow your sales, blow up your business

August 19, 2019
How to enjoy being a struggling renovator by bringing Future You back here

August 17, 2019
Code changes that could save thousands Part 2: The need for innovation: slab on grade

August 13, 2019
Markup and Margin: Where renovation companies go to die

August 6, 2019
How to get the most out of your accountant from starting up to getting out

August 5, 2019
YOUR VOICE: A $15/hour minimum wage would be good for the construction industry

July 30, 2019
YOUR VOICE last week: Only women need apply. What you said about hiring policies based on gender

July 29, 2019
YOUR VOICE: Topic: Does Canada over-regulate, under-regulate or well-regulate the building industry?

July 25, 2019
Municipal Policies Rooted in Appropriating Private Property

July 23, 2019
YOUR VOICE: Topic – Marketing your renovation company as a “female only” employer

July 19, 2019
Let’s talk about your lead tracking and your sales and marketing strategy. Like, really talk…

July 17, 2019
What I did on my summer vacation; what stayed behind, what came with me and what I got to know

July 16, 2019
The Myths of Contracting Part 4: An email change order is good enough

July 10, 2019
The Myths of Contracting Part 3: If I build a house and live in it for a year, I can sell it free of HST/GST or capital gains tax.