Here’s a New Year’s Resolution: Sort out your company’s cash flow issues.

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution: Sort out your company’s cash flow issues.

The construction business – more so than many other sectors – requires you to have superb cash flow systems. Here are some tips from an expert. By Mahyar K. Hansotia Before the spring building season heats up is the ...READ MORE
A Tale of Two Foremen

A Tale of Two Foremen

If you are in charge of a job site today, take a few minutes to read this. Then decide which type of leader you would rather be. By Steve Maxwell In the winter of 1989, I was on a ...READ MORE
Hiring Better

Hiring Better

Everybody says, ‘I can’t find good people!’ But there is no shortage of good people – just a shortage of people who know how to go about finding them By Steve Maxwell For as long as I can remember ...READ MORE
Dealing with Demanding People

Dealing with Demanding People

Steve Barkhouse, owner of Amsted Design-Build, Stittsville, Ontario, weighs in on how to deal with challenging individuals By Steve Barkhouse I think many of us can relate to the comfort of working with the known, the reliable, the predictable, ...READ MORE
What’s better, top line of bottom line?

What’s better, top line of bottom line?

By Mike Draper Well – that depends. First, let’s look at what these 2 terms mean. Top Line is the total revenue of your company and refers to the number at the “top” of your Income Statement.  It represents ...READ MORE
Your 30/60/90 action plan

Your 30/60/90 action plan

 By Rob Koci You have a pile of things you need to get to within your business, but what will return you the best bang for your buck? It’s common in all businesses to prioritize initiatives, so here is ...READ MORE
A Myth of Contracting: “I know that, so I’m good!

A Myth of Contracting: “I know that, so I’m good!

By Stephen Ryan There can be a misconception that training is all about telling people things they otherwise don’t know. While that is an element of it, the most productive form of training can be getting people to act ...READ MORE
Fast-growing Canada Needs Housing. Public policy needs to keep pace.

Fast-growing Canada Needs Housing. Public policy needs to keep pace.

“In welcoming these new Canadians, we have an obligation to ensure there is sufficient housing” By Casey Edge To understand rising home prices, it’s important to appreciate that Canada is undergoing some of the fastest population growth in our ...READ MORE
Build loyalty before systems

Build loyalty before systems

By Rob Koci Every construction company needs systems because they allow ownership to step away from the day to day functions of the company to concentrate on running the business. They also allow them to stay in touch with ...READ MORE
The opportunity cost of doing ‘tasks’

The opportunity cost of doing ‘tasks’

By Steve Ryan Like any expense, your time needs to be spent where it returns the maximum value. While it may not be a conscious decision, with each task you take on you are making a judgment: Either you ...READ MORE
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