DO YOU KNOW WHAT ERS MEASURES?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ERS MEASURES?

By Steve Maxwell “Can you improve our ERS?” That simple question might be right up there with “Can you work for cash?” and “Can you get this done in two weeks?” when it comes to questions renovation contractors are constantly ...READ MORE
HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS

By Patrick Flannery It seems like the federal government has been introducing a new program every week in an attempt to help small businesses and their employees. The effort is welcome, but the sheer proliferation of programs can be ...READ MORE
MAXIMIZING CASH FLOW UNDER THE COVID-19 SLOWDOWN

MAXIMIZING CASH FLOW UNDER THE COVID-19 SLOWDOWN

Protecting yourself from the virus is one thing. Here are some tips for taking a strategic approach to keeping your business afloat until business-as-usual returns. By Steve Ryan Like any rational person, you are probably concerned about the impact ...READ MORE
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONTRACTORS

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONTRACTORS

The Canadian Construction Association has issued an excellent summary of recommended safety procedures for all contractors By Steve Payne Let’s start with the obvious: COVID-19 has upended all of our lives. As a contractor, you don’t need us to ...READ MORE
HOW ONE CONTRACTOR FOUND SUCCESS BY GETTING OFF THE TOOLS

HOW ONE CONTRACTOR FOUND SUCCESS BY GETTING OFF THE TOOLS

By Steve Payne He’s a multi-million-dollar renovation contractor now, but there was a time when Andrei Sosnovsky didn’t have enough money to buy food. Andrei, owner of Sosa Inc., a Vaughan, Ontario renovation firm – one of the most ...READ MORE
RENOVATORS AND DESIGNERS BULLISH ON 2020, HOUZZ REPORT SAYS

RENOVATORS AND DESIGNERS BULLISH ON 2020, HOUZZ REPORT SAYS

Houzz, which bills itself as the leading online platform for home renovation and design, has published its annual survey of the North American renovation market – and the numbers are encouraging to Canadian contractors. Renovation contractors – at least ...READ MORE
8 STEPS TO A BETTER CONTRACTING BUSINESS

8 STEPS TO A BETTER CONTRACTING BUSINESS

By Mike Draper, President, Renovantage Inc. STEP 1: Adopt a strategic focus, not a day-to-day one Face reality! If you are working too hard in your contracting business and you are still not making enough money, you must first ...READ MORE
TERRA VIEW HOMES LAUNCHES BOLD ‘NET ZERO NOW’ PROJECTS

TERRA VIEW HOMES LAUNCHES BOLD ‘NET ZERO NOW’ PROJECTS

The federal Liberals have pledged to make Canada a “net-zero” emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050. “That means not putting any more carbon pollution into the air than we take out,” then-environment minister Catherine McKenna said last year. McKenna ...READ MORE
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
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