Construction Business Basics exists to help business owners in the building trades MANAGE BETTER.

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About You

Let’s take a guess at what your typical day as a construction professional is like.

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What's Going to Change?

If you invest your money, and (more importantly) your time with us to step up your management game, what’s that going to do for you?

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Exciting change is coming to Builder Licensing courses at MMI

MMI Professional Services is excited to partner with Algonquin College Corporate Training (ACCT) to bring enhanced education options to Ontario contractors.  In addition to the broad range of training ACCT offers the building industry, the college will now join with MMI in providing certification training for Ontario builder licensing. The same MMI courses and instructors that have helped hundreds of builders achieve their HCRA/Tarion licenses over the years will now be supported by the resources and professional team at Algonquin College. Among the many benefits of this partnership will be an expanded range of courses including all seven of the required courses for builder licensing with HCRA (Ontario’s Home Construction Regulatory Authority).

As always, we welcome your messages and inquiries so feel free to contact us directly to find out more.


CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TARION REQUIREMENTS, Monday, January 16 – Tuesday January 17, 2023

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, (Half-days) Monday, January 23-Thursday, January 26, 2023

BUSINESS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, Monday, February 6-Tuesday, February 7, 2023

For details on all HCRA licensing courses go directly to the enrollment portal of Algonquin College at:

Gold Seal Professional Development courses


Managing Construction Job Costs:

Managing Residential Warranties and Tarion Involvement:

Follow this link to the Construction Institute of Canada for dates and details on all Gold Seal courses.

Note that these are professional development course for all branches of the construction industry.  The course earns credit toward Gold Seal certification but it is not part of core competency requirements for builder licensing with the HCRA of Ontario. For information or to enroll follow the link below to The Construction Institute of Canada.


This site is for contractors from all building trades.   We exist to help you get past the distractions of business administration and back on the job of getting things built.  We teach the basics of running a business in quick, common sense courses that focus on the particular needs of the building industry.  We do that because whether you are builder, a general or a specific trade contractor, the demands of general management can hold you back.  You lose time on confusing and unfamiliar tasks instead of adding value with the skills you know best.

The complexities of running a business are here to stay and they are more demanding for the building trades than for most other industries.  You can’t simply ignore them, but to tackle them you might need common sense answers to some straightforward questions.  Construction Business Basics is a short path to understanding the business side of the construction industry.  We help you get those common sense answers while focussing on the one question that matters most:

How does your company benefit from any of it?

Because ultimately this is only a business when something is being built, and not too many buildings have gone up by pushing more paper around.

We invite you to look over the material on this website.  See what works for you and when you really want to get down to business look into the available courses.  If you have questions or comments please let us have them.  We will get back to you, but we promise you this:  We’ll only contact you if you ask us to.  We don’t track visitors to the website.  We don’t share any information about you.   We don’t put you on newsletters, email blasts or any other distribution lists.  So feel free to look around and see what you can accomplish