5 Ways to Improve the Profitability of Your Home Improvement Business

Does it seem like you get a lot of calls, but just don’t make the kind of profit you expect?  Focusing on improving your profitability can pay dividends for your business. Whether you’re a general contractor, an HVAC contractor, or an electrician, these five tips will help make your company more profitable: 1. Focus on […]

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How To Make Sure Every Job is Profitable

Taking on unprofitable jobs undermines your business and sets poor customer expectations as clients will expect you to continue to take on unprofitable work. Whether you’re a painter or an electrician, if you’re in the home improvement industry, you need to make sure that every job is profitable.  That’s where job costing comes in. Accurate […]

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How to Better Manage Your Service Crews

Landscapers, Plumbers, HVAC firms, home renovation contractors, and many other businesses in the home improvement industry have large service crews with many members who are all out working on different jobs, in different locations at any given time. Logistically, it can be a challenge to keep track of who and what is happening at each […]

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COVID-19 Programs To Help Canadian Small Businesses

2020 has been a challenging year.  I’m pretty sure that everyone can relate to that statement.  With the pandemic, lockdowns, juggling kids and school closures, and even managing the emotional health of family, friends and employees.  In some way, shape or form, both you and your business has likely been impacted by the pandemic.  I’ve […]

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How Small Business Reduce Paperwork, Save Time, and Make More Money

When it comes time to send an invoice, do payroll, or complete your taxes, are you shuffling through paper? There’s no reason to be wasting your time with actual paper records. You can forget the paper files and even reduce the time that you spend on each of these essential tasks by using digital tools […]

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Three Decisions in E-Commerce That Are Difficult to Make Without a Bookkeeper

Congratulations! Your e-commerce business is a success! Now what? In many ways, companies are like sharks; they must keep moving forward. How do you make those moves strategically and allow your business to grow and thrive? The first step is having access to up to date complete financial information so that you can make better […]

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Canadian Business E-Commerce Guide to Sales Tax

The beauty of e-commerce is that borders become irrelevant. Customers can buy your products no matter where they reside, but with that expanded marketplace comes expanded tax complications and liabilities. If you’re selling products in the US, for example, you may need to file state and/or federal taxes. Thankfully, determining your tax responsibilities can be […]

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