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Why Offering the Best Warranty Out There Makes You Money

By Al Levi / May 5, 2011 / 0 Comments

It may seem counterintuitive but offering a better warranty than your competition actually makes you money. The reason is you overcome one of the best buying objections a customer has when making a purchasing decision and it separates you from being “just like the rest” to being “above the rest.” How you offer the warranty […]

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5 Rules on How to Go Green and Make Money Doing It

By Al Levi / May 3, 2011 / 0 Comments

The big buzz word is, “Green.” Frankly, I’ve been in the business of saving the planet and I didn’t even know I was doing it. Way back in the 70s when the first oil shock wave hit, my company knew we better get into the energy saving business or someone else was going to lock […]

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Make Money By Exiting The Warehouse Business

By Al Levi / April 28, 2011 / 0 Comments

For years, I’ve traveled around this country working with contractors and if there’s a common mistake it’s that they think they can manage their in-house warehouse and save money. By far, those who have listened and done the proper steps have found that they can save money, time and minimize shrinkage [fancy work for theft!] […]

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Are You Working on the Right Things Right Now?

By Al Levi / April 26, 2011 / 0 Comments

If you’re like most contractors you probably spend the majority of your day putting out the fires that your company set yesterday and the first you put out today are bound to pop up again tomorrow. And here’s the bad news…this pattern is going to continue until you change the way you spend your week. […]

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What You Must Do to Make More Sales

By Al Levi / April 21, 2011 / 0 Comments

Why were my sales so poor at the beginning of my sales career? Here’ are only three of the many reasons: I was trying to make sales call during the day when maybe one decision maker might be home. This is also known as trying to make a “One-legged sale.” When I got too many people […]

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6 Tips On How to Lower Your Rising Accounts Receivables

By Al Levi / April 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

It’s very likely you’re experiencing a cash squeeze and with tough economic times one area that’s bound to be on the rise is your Accounts Receivables. This is a double whammy if sales are falling at the same time. To stem the tide, here are 6 tips to go about lowering your rising A/R [Accounts […]

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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow Now

By Al Levi / April 14, 2011 / 0 Comments

Are you struggling to meet payroll and make ends meet in general? Here are just 4 Ways to get the cash flowing again at your company now: Sell more service agreements, packages or other items that give us recurring income and a potential to visit the customer to make legitimate comfort suggestions. Do more of […]

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4 Things to Do to Make Extended Hours Work for You

By Al Levi / April 12, 2011 / 0 Comments

Providing “Extended Hours” of service is something that I’ve always preached as a key to creating additional profitability at any company. It’s also the right thing to do to serve your customer best. It’s also the only smart way to squeeze all the profit you can out of your business. That’s true in any economy […]

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5 Ways to Rev Up Your Sales in Slow Times

By Al Levi / April 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

Let’s face it: things may be slowing down for you and your company. What’s important now is to develop the ability to make the phone ring. Here’s what I’m teaching my clients to do right now and it’s paying off for them during these recessionary times: 1.         Send a letter to your customers with an […]

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The 2 Most Important Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Your Phone Ringing

By Al Levi / March 29, 2011 / 0 Comments

Hey, has your phone gone dead? I remember when I first started my second career 7 years ago I used to pick up the phone once in awhile because I thought there might be something wrong with it ‘cause it wasn’t ringing! Fact is we all need to be great at marketing. That’s the owner’s […]

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