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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
Proper delegation requires letting go

Proper delegation requires letting go

When growth comes, letting go is often the hardest thing to do for the owner of a renovation company. NextLevel Renovators Inc., a coaching and consulting company in Toronto, recently conducted a round table meeting with six renovators across ...READ MORE
Here’s a 10-Question Diagnostic for the Financial Health of your Business

Here’s a 10-Question Diagnostic for the Financial Health of your Business

By Steve Ryan An ability to understand your numbers and use them to make better decisions is no luxury.  It is a key to success. If you think it’s time to take your financial management up a notch, These ...READ MORE
Doing ‘favours’ for clients: Look before you leap

Doing ‘favours’ for clients: Look before you leap

Ever heard the expression “no good deed goes unpunished”? It’s really important that renovation contractors understand the risks of doing extra favours for clients. By Rob Koci It’s natural to want to be generous. As nice as it is ...READ MORE
Job cost tracking for residential contractors

Job cost tracking for residential contractors

Here is a no-nonsense primer on the most important number crunching you will ever do. You probably understand very clearly that your contracting business, like any other, must sell its products for more than it costs to make them. ...READ MORE
Young talent shines at the 2019 Skills National Competition

Young talent shines at the 2019 Skills National Competition

There is a bright future for the trades in Canada By John Bleasby The 2019 Skills Canada National Competition, held May 28 and 29 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, closed out after two days of intense competition in 44 skill ...READ MORE
Mortgage test adds stress, not affordability

Mortgage test adds stress, not affordability

It is estimated the stress test has reduced home buyers’ purchasing power by 20 percent By Casey Edge New Canadian mortgage rules came into effect on January 1, 2018. Under the new rules, all Canadian home buyers must undergo ...READ MORE
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