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Renovators in Canada: Happy New Year!!

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January 5, 2013 by Robert Koci

There is no good reason to start a new year in January but there are a few very good ones to do it in July. The weather, for one, would make New Year’s celebrations easier to walk or drive to, and less likely to end up in s snow drift. We could do a languid midnight swim to welcome the new year instead of a polar bear icebreaker on New Year’s Day. Because we are busiest in the summer, each year’s first quarter financial statements would look fabulous.

But it’s January, and we are (hopefully) doing inside work, and keeping our guys busy and lining up at the permits office for work that will begin as soon as the frost leaves the ground.

Financially 2013, according to best forecasts, should look a lot like 2012 providing the US figures out how to make their political system work and our governments figure out how to wean this country off US consumption and on to emerging economies in the east and south. It would also help if environmentalists would relent a bit and allow that commerce, well managed by reasonable people, is as important as well intended but misguided environmentalism.

This year, I hope to get out of the office more and meet you where you live. as we did in Calgary and Vancouver last year with our two Reno Summits. Our coming seminars will focus on differentiating your work from the guys doing cash work. As well, we’ll show you how to eliminate the cash work you think you need to do to make ends meet. We’ll help you turn your hard work into a legitimate business where you can build equity for your retirement.

That will be our number one priority. It’s a tall order, but if we can’t do that, we are not doing our jobs, so keep our feet to the fire by letting us know what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong. Your comments are only a click away, and they are invaluable to us as they help us and our advertisers know you are out there reading and listening to our community of builders, writers and manufactures.

Rob Koci

January 5th, 2013.

Robert Koci

Robert Koci

Rob Koci is the publisher of Canadian Contractor magazine. Tel. 647-407-0754

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