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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056 – Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

Do you have too many cooks (aka leaders) in your company? Get everyone on the same page and work more effeciently with operating manuals.

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055 – What if I Train Them and They Leave?

It’s often asked, “What if I train someone and they leave to work for the competition?” But what if you don’t train them and they stay? Training is vital.

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054 – Are the Stings Set Up by TV Stations Fair to Contractors?

The stings on TV give contractors a bad name. Contracting companies have to overcome a bad stereotype. Operating manuals make this easy.

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053 – The Secret Bonus of Operating Manuals

Every contracting business owner wants to minimize chaos and boost sales. The question is… How? Operating manuals are the key.

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052 – How are You Judging Your Staff’s Performance?

How do you judge your staff’s performance? Don’t judge them based on your subjective opinion. Judge them based on objective facts found in your operating manuals.

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051 – Buying Your Way to Growth

One of the best ways to grow your business correctly is through buying the growth through acquisition. Not sure where to start? Here’s how to do it.

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050 – Urgent vs. Important But Not Urgent

Fighting fires in your business instead of focusing on important-but-not-urgent matters? It doesn’t have to be that way. Operating manuals can help.

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049 – I Can Do Everything… In a Job Interview

Finding and retaining good employees is by design, not by accident. Learn to be proactive versus reactive in the hiring process.

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048 – Hire the Willing and Provide Skills or Pay the Price

Keep hiring seasoned employees only to discover skill and behavioral issues? Why not hire willing employees and provide them with needed skills instead?

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