Podcast Episodes - The 7-Power Contractor


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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  • 010 – No Such Thing as Accidental Company Culture

    If the culture is crummy in your company, whose fault is that? Yours! The good news is that because you created it, you alone can fix it. In this episode I'll tell you how.


  • 009 – 90% Chance Nothing Bad Will Happen

    Scared to take time out of the business to work on it? In this episode I wax on about how there is a 90 percent chance nothing bad will happen if you take two hours a week to work ON the business instead of in it, along with some tips on how to do just…


  • 008 – Right Way to Say Goodbye to a Bad Employee

    Getting rid of a bad employee can improve your business immediately, but if not done carefully also can cause a lot of problems. In this episode I talk about the steps of corrective action you can use to document departures from expectations outlined in your operating manuals and either get them back on board or…


  • 007 – Chief Executive Communicator

    I have a new title for you: Chief Executive… Communicator! What is that? In this episode I explain the critical importance of this role, which involves creating your vision and helping your employees see that vision as their vision too.


  • 006 – What to do if Employees are Always on Social Media

    Employees always on social media? What can you do? In this episode I address how to manage through employees who are always connected.


  • 005 – Mitigating Bad PR

    Your customers are always plugged in and the last thing you need is for the TV cameras to show up on your doorstep or for a customer to leave a bad review online because of a misunderstanding. In this episode, I outline some things you can do reduce the risk of these things happening to…


  • 004 – How to Know if It's a Bad Employee or Bad Fit

    Bad employee? Or just bad fit? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. In this episode I outline the difference between the two and provide some guidance on what you need to have in place to be able to address both of these situations in a constructive manner.


  • 003 – The Right Way to Cut Business Costs (Part 2)

    In part 2 of of The Right Way to Cut Business Costs, I'll address things such as inventory, marketing expenses, and unnecessary overtime for techs.


  • 002 – The Right Way to Cut Business Costs (Part 1)

    Are all the expenses you’re “used to” carrying still pulling their weight? In this two-part episode you'll learn the right way to cut business costs and make sure your expenses are working as hard as they need to to propel the business forward. Enjoy and if you have any questions or comments I'd love to…



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