The 7-Power Contractor® Radio

Information and insights for plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other service contracting business owners direct from your host, contracting business consultant and former contractor, Al Levi. All episodes are 10 minutes or less.

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071 – Why Most Family Businesses Don't Work

Family businesses can be a great thing, but they're not without challenges. An organizational chart, a master project list, and planning for the inevitable “5Ds” are the keys to success.

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070 – The Goal Writing is on the Wall

Want to achieve your goal? Start by writing it down. It will be the motivation you need to carry you through to completion.

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069 – Marketing Information, Not Scare Tactics

Contractors often struggle to put marketing together that communicates in an informative way and doesn’t scare people. To be able to hire you, they shouldn't have to learn your trade. Stop! Provide marketing information instead.

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068 – Checking In vs Snooping

It's important for you, your employees, and your customers to check in on employees, but there's a difference in checking in and snooping.

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067 – Holiday Bonus Blues Getting You Down?

Are the holiday bonus blues getting you down? Get started on your Company-Wide Bonus Game now and make next year’s holiday bonus a Ho Ho Ho vs. a No No No!

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066 – Owner Procrastination Implementing is the Biggest Problem

Implementing a plan of action helps overcome fear of change, but one of the biggest problems getting in the way of change is procrastination.

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065 – 7 Rules for Direct Mail Done Right

065 – 7 Rules for Direct Mail Done Right

Direct mail marketing done right can be very effective for contractors but only if you respect the rules.

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064 – Does the 12-Hour Workday Work?

The idea of a 12-hour workday has been around for a while, but is it worth it? Here are 5 reasons why it's not as effective as you think.

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063 – Sales Coaching isn't Just for Techs

Selling doesn’t begin when a Tech is at the customer’s doorstep. It starts when your Customer Service Representative answers the phone.

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Notice to listeners: The information in this podcast, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

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