Be the Yoda of networking and contacts

Be the Yoda of networking and contacts

by T Paul Thomas During a recent CEO Peer Group meeting, one of my CEOs asked if I knew anyone that could help with some specialty financing and leasing programs.  I mentioned that I did and would make an ...READ MORE
Succession planning for success

Succession planning for success

April 19, 2016 by Steve Maxwell Every young contractor I’ve ever met figured he was as tough as new rebar. Strength, independence, a big truck and a cowboy attitude serve these young bucks well for years. But eventually, without ...READ MORE
Employee retention

Employee retention

Employee retention Where have all the people gone? By Ronald Coleman Many contractors are asking these questions: Why can’t we retain our people? Why won’t new people come and work for us? I remember doing a consulting assignment in ...READ MORE
Work in Progress – Progress Billing

Work in Progress – Progress Billing

Work in Progress – Progress Billing By Ronald Coleman Many contractors have difficulty assessing the value of work in progress at the end of each month (accounting period). This is because of the tenden­cy to over-bill jobs to improve ...READ MORE
Understanding your 1,2,3s

Understanding your 1,2,3s

Understanding your 1,2,3s By Ron Coleman The key reason for being in business is to make money. If you don’t make money all the other reasons pale in comparison. Talking of comparison “do you?” Do you compare your numbers ...READ MORE
Role of a project manager

Role of a project manager

Role of a project manager By Ronald Coleman Here’s the deal: I need a project manager for a very exciting project. This is an awesome job paying a gazillion dollars working on one of the most high profile jobs ...READ MORE
A buddy system for your business

A buddy system for your business

Taking part in mentor/peer programs By Ronald Coleman It is a cold and wet spring morning, and you have a tee-off time at 6:30 a.m.: 1. Your golf buddy has cancelled and you’re considering going on your own, or ...READ MORE
Little Things Mean a Lot

Little Things Mean a Lot

How do you care for your customers and employees? By Ronald Coleman “Small improvements in your business processes can generate measurable improvements in your profitability. Small improvements in relationships with your employees and your customers are the foundation of ...READ MORE
How to avoid costly hiring mistakes

How to avoid costly hiring mistakes

By Victoria Downing Did you know that employers pay, on average, $4,000 to recruit, hire and train a new employee? That’s a lot of money to be spent on a bad hire. Sometimes you may hire someone who can ...READ MORE
How does WCI affect the small employer?

How does WCI affect the small employer?

How does WCI affect the small employer? Workers compensation insurance regulations differ provincially and can vary depending on the number of employees. As a contractor or employee, you need to understand the rules, especially as your business grows, or ...READ MORE