Al Levi, Author at The 7-Power Contractor

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081 – Checking In vs Spying

By Al Levi / July 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

It’s good to keep a check on your employees, but it’s not good to spy on them. Learn the difference here!

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How You Can Scale Your Business and Live the Life You Want To | Winning on Main Street

By Al Levi / July 8, 2021 / Comments Off on How You Can Scale Your Business and Live the Life You Want To | Winning on Main Street

You can live the life you want! How?

Most business owners are so focused on solving the problems of today that they don’t stop to consult a plan. Al isn’t a fan of 10-year plans, but he does believe having a 3 to 5-year plan is critical.

In Al’s episode on the Winning on Main Street podcast, Al shares with host Gordon Henry how you can scale your business and live the life you want.

Listen to the episode here!

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080 – Finally, All the Great Techs You Ever Wanted

By Al Levi / July 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

Wish you could find all the great techs you ever wanted? You’ll need to learn and implement the five main components of Staffing Power.

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Finally, All the Great Techs You Ever Wanted

By Al Levi / July 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

It was 2 a.m. and I was standing in my office at our family’s plumbing, heating, cooling and now electrical business on Long Island talking to my brother, Richie. In a company of more than 25 Techs, we—the owners—were the ones still there, working late into the night—I mean morning—to fix some issues other people had created.

Richie said, “That guy was the best Tech at their shop? Really? He’s barely mediocre compared to our guys. And can you believe how much money we had to overpay him to come work here?”

To which I replied, in an exhausted and aggravated tone, “I’m sick of it. I’m sick of Techs telling us how great they are in interviews when we hire them or taking the word of others about how great this Tech is.”

It was very frustrating and it went on for years! The good news is we were eventually able to solve it and I’m about to tell you how you can, too.

To fix this problem once and for all you’ll need to learn and implement the five main components of Staffing Power:

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079 – The 3 Column Fast Budget and Pricing Method

By Al Levi / June 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Whether you are pricing based on time and material or, better yet, flat rate, budgeting is the only way to arrive at what the right hourly price should be. Listen in to learn how to budget correctly!

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Staffing Power… Yes, You CAN Find Great Employees!

By Al Levi / June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Staffing Power… Yes, You CAN Find Great Employees!

You asked, we answered! So many of you have asked how to find great employees to train with your new operating manuals. And even if you don’t have operating manuals yet, this recording of a Facebook Live with Al Levi and Tommy Mello will give you a clear overview of what you need to do to find, orient, train, and retain your dream employees.

Watch the video here!

Love this? You owe it to yourself to join The Home Service Expert Facebook Group. There’s more where this came from!

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078 – Employee Feedback Done Right

By Al Levi / June 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Employee feedback is critical to your company’s success. It’s equally important that you truly listen to their feedback. Learn why!

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Employee Feedback Done Right

By Al Levi / June 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

I call them “staffing surprises” and they’re rarely pleasant surprises. You know what I’m talking about. I call it the, “5 o’clock knock.”

Sometimes, it’s where an employee shows up at your doorstep, usually during your busiest time, and asks for more money or special exceptions for them on company policies. And sometimes, it’s actually to dish the dirt about other employees by sharing the whispering that’s going on at the water cooler, the breakroom or parking lot (or more likely these days over text or social media).

This is usually about who is upset about what, how, or who. None of it is good for your business and frankly, it’s not good for your employees, either.

The good news is there are steps you can take to avoid being blindsided by employee dissatisfaction. To keep staff engaged and ultimately from leaving our company, I learned late (unfortunately late) in the game to make the time to walk around and ask them proactively at least once a week the following three questions…

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077 – Selling Quality Assurance Standards

By Al Levi / May 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

It’s not your customer’s job to understand your terminology and technology. It’s your job to help them understand. Learn how to speak to them in plain English!

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Growing and Managing Business Growth | Home Service Leaders

By Al Levi / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Growing and Managing Business Growth | Home Service Leaders

Ready to grow your business while simultaneously managing the growth?

In Part 1, Al Levi shares with Nathan Young, host of the Home Service Leaders podcast by More Leads Online, how get your contracting business growing by getting everything organized and written down. If you feel like you’re fighting the same fires every week in your business, this is the episode for you.

In Part 2, Al returns to talk in-depth about his approach to budgeting and managing growth for contractors.

Listen to Part 1 here!

Listen to Part 2 here!

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