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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079 – The 3 Column Fast Budget and Pricing Method

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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078 – Employee Feedback Done Right

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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077 – Selling Quality Assurance Standards

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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076 – New Practices for Covid-19

How can you keep yourself, your staff, and your customers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic? Start by following these guidelines!

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075 – Real Goal or Fantasy?

I was working hard every day and night when I was in my family business years ago. Each day was a battle not unlike what you probably face at your own company. That's when I realized I could make my goals a reality, not just a fantasy.

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074 – Marketing Needs Great Testimonials

Great marketing needs great testimonials. How do you get great testimonials and use them in your marketing? Find out here!

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073 – Dispatch Scheduling Hijack

Stop the Dispatch Scheduling Hijack and see how much less stress, how much more can be done and how you can actually be more productive.

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072 – Fleet Management Done Right

It's important that you keep your trucks rolling and safe. You can achieve this by assigning those responsibilities to your fleet management.

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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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