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
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
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