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Dear DIY Mommy
My contractor husband, Sean, answers your renovation questions!

Dear DIY Mommy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:58


Should you install flooring, wall paint, or trim first? Christina's husband and general contractor, Sean Dennis, chats about the questions you have about home renovation, the order of operations, when to know when NOT to DIY renovate, and what it's like working with The DIY Mommy.   Get all the show notes and visuals for this episode right here.   Find more DIYs on my blog: http://thediymommy.com Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/thediymommy Follow me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/thediymommy Pin with me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thediymommy Tweet with me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thediymommy

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF 444: Monday Mojo - You're Being Refined

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:57


Challenges are opportunities for personal growth and self-improvement! Dan is here to remind you that hard times are there to refine you and mold you into a better version of yourself.   In this episode, we talk about… Being refined, being tested, and growing through it Making you a better version of yourself Refining yourself through the heat of your life Learning from your pains Your perspective of seeing problems will change your life Things don't happen to you—they happen for you   Resources: Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber    The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k     The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/    The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/     The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw  

Contractor Cents
Contractor Cents - Episode 193 - How to Scale Your Company Using Customer Service

Contractor Cents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 17:53


How to Scale Your Company using Customer Service My guest, Jammie Wong gives you 5 ways to scale your company with Customer Service. Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co Ruth King Twitter - @RuthKing LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthking1/   Podcast Produced by Nick Uttam LinkedIn

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services
447: Why Getting The Leads And Doing The Work Are Still Not Good Enough

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 12:07


This Podcast Is Episode Number 447, And It's About Why Getting The Leads And Doing The Work Are Still Not Good Enough There was a time when a contractor put a simple ad in the paper or a line listing in the Yellow Pages, and they would have more leads than they could handle. It was the only way to go, and the contractors who insist on that and "Word of Mouth" do not survive.   Could those contractors have avoided failure?   I believe they could have. This article explores the top reasons construction businesses fail and the three key questions that every contractor like you needs to ask to prevent failure. It would be best to answer these questions to provide a clear path to your continued and future growth and success.    Contractors who did not move from simple ads that had always worked, and evolved a Marketing Plan made the same mistake other failed companies and brands made. They were unable to Innovate, Reinvent, and Evolve by having a deep understanding of what business they were in, who and what they were competing with, and by challenging themselves to understand their actual expertise.   It's important to plan to give your construction business the best chances for success. Planning means anticipating challenges and developing ways to successfully address them, so they don't upend your construction company.  Here are the top reasons why your construction company could still fail: Lack of market demand  You need to have a market to make money. That means there needs to be enough people who need your service and are willing to pay money to hire you. Without that, you won't be able to cover your costs or earn enough to survive. Before you spend your time, money, and energy starting a business, make sure there's a need for it.  Some ways you can identify needs: Look for competition. If no one else is offering the service, there's a chance there's no market for it. That might not initially stop you from moving forward, but if no one already offers your product or service—or anything close to it—you'll have to do more to prove there's a market. Conduct market research. Studies and interviews help determine whether people in your target market agree with you that there is a need for your offering and that they would pay for it.  Lack of expertise Contractors like you might be tempted to partner with or hire their friends or family—people they genuinely like and would work well with. That doesn't always translate to success, however. For your business to be successful, you need specific expertise, and you need people whose skills complement yours.  You also need people who are willing to discuss your decisions with you and make sure there's a business case to be made for each decision you make. Someone with a differing perspective provides a vital way to double-check whether your choices are best in the long-term for your business or whether other options are available.  Ensure you hire people with balanced competencies. If your roofing business involves installing solar panels, you might need a technical expert to ensure the technology runs smoothly. You'll likely also need a financial expert to help you with bookkeeping and possibly a manager to oversee employees. It's OK to hire people you like, but make sure your team also has the skills to attend your business successfully.  Lack of finances You need money to produce your services and ensure all employees are paid. It's not enough to know how much money you need month-to-month; you need to forecast your development cycle, how inventory moves through your supply chain and variations in seasonal income.  If your construction business doesn't earn as much in the first few months as you predicted, you'll need to bring in more money quickly to save your business.  Ask Yourself: What are you offering? New construction, remodeling, or service and repair? Who is your competition? DIY, other contractors, money homeowners for a construction project? What is your real competency? Residential, Commercial, or both? The Truth Is Four Levels Deep! Challenging yourself is the key to answering these questions. Write your answers on paper or computer, sleep on them and then revisit them again and again until you get to the truth. Getting The Leads And Doing The Work Is Only Part Of The Answer Not answering them and acting on the knowledge is one reason why so many construction companies shrivel and die. They focus on the wrong areas to innovate or improve. They focus on the wrong enemy and threat. As a result, they miss what they could be doing to succeed and prosper over time. Define The Type Of Contracting You Offer And Who Is Your Competition It may not be the same form, structure, and category that you operate. For example, Home Depot does not see itself competing in the building supply business but for a share of the home and commercial remodel and repair market. Be that homeowner doing a weekend project, Handyman Contractors, Remodel Contractor, Trade Contractor, and other contractors and House Builders. This approach and behavior across the organization, too, saw themselves as fighting for a share of the building supply market. Final thoughts It is straightforward to get caught up in the short term and what you have today. You measure your share in the particular segment you operate in and obsess about your immediate competition just as contractors who did not market effectively did years ago. But you need to step back and ask yourself the three key questions and make sure you answer them in a way that will define and liberate your construction company at the same time. Also, keep in mind that you can significantly improve your odds of success by planning, being strategic with who you hire, ensuring there's a market for your offerings, and considering alternative funding sources.  P.S. Here's a Promo Code that you can use in both our Fast Easy Accounting Store and Construction Accounting Academy for a 40% Discount: FASTEASY40 You can use it today, November 26, 2021, to next Friday, December 3, 2021, at 11:59 PM. (Please note: Offer does not apply to Outsourced Accounting, Bookkeeping Review, or any Consultation and Training products; you can use it, however, to purchase any course or monthly subscription classes in Construction Accounting Academy). About The Author: Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF443: Friday Fails: Cut the cord

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:30


You must explore areas in your life that need improvement, eliminate activities that are draining you, and cut people out of your life if you wish to be happy and successful. Dan is here to remind you that in order to grow in your life and business, you must cut the cord.   In this episode, we talk about… Prioritizing people in your life Things that are holding you back, dragging you down, or making you miserable—get rid of them Getting over the fear of change Finding out what makes you happy and miserable Don't be too trusting and too complacent  Being ruthless with the services you offer Weeding out toxic people from your life Weeding out the activities that are holding you back   Resources:   Ben Newman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/continuedfight/    NASHVEGAS LIVE 2021: https://thecontractorfight.com/nashvegas-2021/     Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber    The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k     Order Your Fight Planner – https://thecontractorfight.com/fight-planner  

Master The NEC Podcast
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 28 | Are metal plates or sleeves required for MC Cable in Metal Studs?

Master The NEC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 30:24


Join Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. as he answers a question submitted to Let's Ask Paul through the portal at www.PaulAbernathy.com. In this episode, Paul answers the question on metal nail plates or sleeves to protect the metal-clad cable in metal framing members. You may be shocked at what the NEC says and the history behind it.

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons
Live Q&A - How to Deal with Bad Contractors, the BRRRR Method and Whether or Not it is Good for You, and Developing a Plan to Leave Your 9-to-5

Just Start Real Estate with Mike Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 27:53


Welcome to this version of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast! I am excited to bring you another replay of my Facebook Live Question and Answer sessions. I just started doing these live forums in April and they are going so well and I am getting such great feedback and questions, I thought I would share them here on the podcast. Especially for those people that are unable to join us live, this will provide an opportunity to hear the awesome questions I am fielding about business, taking risks, real estate, and so much more! Some of the questions have been very real estate specific, but others have been general business questions, like asking about overcoming fear in order to get started and how to successfully scale. I have also received more personal questions like how I decided real estate investing was right for me and the steps I took to get my business off the ground.   This presentation is the live Q&A that I did the week of November 11th and each Thursday we will offer you another chance to take advantage of listening to the answers to our guests' fabulous and compelling questions! Don't miss this new episode of the Just Start Real Estate Podcast! Notable Quotes:   “I have coached and mentored literally hundreds of people that went on to build the business they had dreamed of.”   “If I had had someone when I first started in real estate to answer my questions, I would have saved a few years of fumbling around and making mistakes.”   “Success leaves footprints.”   Tony Robbins     “I would have killed to have this kind of information when I first started, so I hope you guys are taking advantage of it!”   “It has been a true thrill and privilege to be able to answer your questions.”   “You have set an expectation that you are going to pay ahead for work that hasn't been done yet.”   “Never work with someone that walks off the job site for something unreasonable or unethical.”   “Don't listen to the one or two people that have a problem with something.”   “The BRRRR method is a very sound strategy for investing in real estate.” Links: Real Estate Find & Fund Blueprint Flip Hacking Live 7 Figure Flipping Return on Investments Just Start Real Estate JSRE on Facebook Mike on Facebook Mike on Instagram Mike on LinkedIn Mike on Twitter Level Jumping: How I Grew My Business to Over $1 Million in Profits in 12 Months

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF442: Contractor Q&A: “How to maintain quality standards?”

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 12:37


HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us here at Fight HQ! Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your question about ensuring that the quality standards are being met without physically checking every step of the process.   In this episode, we talk about…  Question: “How to ensure that quality standards are being maintained?” Setting a proper expectation of the result Having weekly meetings with your team Commit to training your people and giving them autonomy Rising up and developing other leaders Look at the big picture of the project and — break it down into different pieces, and set your expectations Knowing what needs to be done and why it needs to be done Following the process of ‘no show do review.' Making the needed adjustments as problems pop up Finding higher quality employees   Resources: To have your questions answered by Tom and Dan shoot us an email to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and we'll try and answer it on a future show.   Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber    Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don't forget to use code “Fight” for $50 off the first month on new accounts! https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob  The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k   Order Your Fight Planner – https://thecontractorfight.com/fight-planner

The Rules to the Game
[The] FOUNDATION - 4 Main Benefits of Business Trust...

The Rules to the Game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 98:00


*ALL TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT TO BE CONSIDERED OR CONSTRUED AS LEGAL OR TRADING ADVICE*   Welcome to the FOUNDATION!   [The] FOUNDATION - 4 Main Benefits of Business Trust...   This May Be A Very Controversial Show...   "Sot, what happened to the show from last week?l" We Are Living In Crazy Times, May Be Best To Listen Live...       Some Ideas are based in 'reality". Most Ideas are Simply Dynamite With Very Short Fuses. Most Do Not Understand That It Takes Specific knowledge In Order To Do Everything And Anything. ...   Once You Have "Gone Private" It Is All About What You KNOW. Think About That For A Minute.   The System Is Set Up To Allow Us To BARELY Get By? Let's Talk About Banks, Trust, The Monetary System and What YOU Can Do About It!   As Always, Make Sure To Call In With Any Questions!   Join Host Sot El as we Discuss this and other Topics.   As We Lay the FOUNDATION...

Paint ED Podcast
The Power Of Grit: Contractor Evolution

Paint ED Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 17:59


Put in practice these tips to become a contractor leader! Kim is truly one of our highest-performing contractors in the Breakthrough Academy Program. She's an awarding-winning luxury high-performance home builder in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Some people have grit, some have talent. Kim is one of those rare individuals who has both and she has a story that needs to be heard. While she enjoys success today (she's won many awards including Best Design-Build Firm in BC, her waitlist is booked out a couple of years in advance, and she owns a massive portfolio of income-generating real estate), it wasn't that long ago that she had to decide between feeding herself or putting gas in her car. And that's what I think I love most about her story of perseverance… how close she came to not being the success she is today. And I think that's the case for a lot of people at the top of their game. Big risk equals big reward. In Today's Episode Kim tells us: - Why it pays to work for free in the right circumstances - The big picture benefits of never compromising on quality - The core principles that took Kim from 1 to 10 million a year in annual revenue - Whether you should hire for a role before you can afford it? - How do you maintain quality as you scale? - 2 key pieces of advice for young trades entrepreneurs Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive PCA Overdrive is free for members. Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after. Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Become a PCA member

An Investor's Journey
How To Manage Contractors When Flipping Houses

An Investor's Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:43


The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF441: Bringing Respect and Dignity Back to the Trades

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 24:46


Managing a business will always present challenges, and peer networking allows you to have a better chance of overcoming them. Today, Tom's guest is Jeremy Owens, the CEO of Three Generations Improvement and founder of US Construction Zone, a new community built to help contractors, leaders, and vendors in the construction industry by building relationship networks.   In this episode, we talk about… Advice for people working in family businesses — do what you're good at, don't care who is running the business The older generation needs to trust and accept the way the young generation runs the business The main goal for establishing US Construction Zone  There are always going to be problems in the construction industry — make your connections Obstacles that Jeremy ran into to bring the organization to life Patience is needed when you are launching a startup Contractors don't come to the table with a lot of skills — ongoing education is necessary One zoom call with one person at a time is rewarding Ideal members for the US Construction Zone How the older generation can have a positive impact on the young contractors You need to have a vision, mission statement, and marching order to attract young people to your business. Give reasons for people to work in the construction industry Links to resources: US Construction Zone Website: https://usconstructionzone.com/    3 Generations Improvements: https://www.3ghomeimprovements.com/    Email Jeremy: jeremyowens@usconstructionzone.com    Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k      The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/     The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/     The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw 

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 27 | Understanding Receptacle Ratings for 15 and 20 Amp Circuits

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:30


Listen as Paul Abernathy answers another question from PaulAbernathy.com. This episode Paul answers a question about receptacle ratings and circuit breakers.

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST
Let's Ask Paul | Episode 26 | Calculating Minimum General Use Lighting and Receptacle Branch Circuits

ELECTRICIAN LIVE- PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:58


Join Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder as he answers an electrical question submitted via PaulAbernathy.com, the online electrical portal for getting all your electrical questions answers.

Building PA Podcast
Material pricing and how to protect contractors

Building PA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:30


Michael Klein joins us from the law offices of Blumling & Gusky, LLP to share his expertise on building materials and the impact they have on contracts.  With the pandemic slowing down (or picking up, depending on where you live) the supply chain has impacted the construction industry around the globe.  Today, we talk about this growing trend and how contractors can protect themselves legally.Klein shared with Jon and Chris several tips for contractors, including understanding the current risk factors, identifying problems as soon as possible, communicating those issues effectively, and calming expectations during this time. Klein was very straightforward when he said, “it is the responsibility of the contractor to discuss any cost escalations or time delays with the owner to partner in solving these challenges.”

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF440: Monday Mojo - Thank You

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 4:00


Your single act of gratitude can make a positive impact on so many lives! Tom is here to remind you of the power of gratefulness.   In this episode, we talk about… The power that gratitude holds. Letting people know that you are grateful to them. How being grateful makes people feel significant. How giving feedback encourages people. Things and people that Tom is grateful to: His team His relationships The support he is getting from the listeners Resources: Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber     The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k     The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/    The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/    The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw 

Contractor Cents
Contractor Cents - Episode 192 - My Thanksgiving Wishes For You

Contractor Cents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:38


Imagine a 17 year old girl coming to the United States by herself…my Thanksgiving wishes for you. Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co Ruth King Twitter - @RuthKing LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthking1/   Podcast Produced by Nick Uttam LinkedIn

Running in Production
CompanyCam Helps Contractors Document Their Job

Running in Production

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 65:36


Chad Wilken goes over building a service that contractors use to help them communicate with their crew and more. It's been up since 2014.

Renovation Made Right
Episode 72: Listener Questions Volume 12

Renovation Made Right

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 19:55


Welcome back to Renovation Made Right! Today, Dave and Brenda read your listener questions about incorporating HVAC vents into a design and the differences between utilizing a design/build company, architect, or contractor for a remodeling project.Hosted by David and Brenda Bryan. Produced and Edited by Merrill McNally.Find us @renovationmaderight on social mediawww.renovationmaderight.comwww.blackdogbuilders.comSend us your questions at renovationmaderight@gmail.com!

Rideshare Rodeo Podcast
#92 | AB5 Destroyed this NON-profit Opera House

Rideshare Rodeo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 68:36


Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Gail Gordon on the podcast.  Gail owns and operates a non-profit Opera Company in Los Angeles.   I had Gail on the podcast in October 2020 and we discussed what had happened.   Today, a year later, I have her back for an update on the effects of California AB5 on her NON-profit business.   Unreal the damage this law has done! *SEE DETAILS ON EXACTLY HOW THIS EFFECTS GAIL BELOW* Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Sign up for PARA: https://withpara.com/ **READ BELOW TO UNDERSTAND ABC TEST** ABC test – B prong is impossible to justify for musicians. (A) The person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact. (B) The person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity's business. (C) The person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed Section 2775 and the holding in Dynamex do not apply to the relationship between a referral agency and a service provider, as defined below, under the following conditions: (A) A person who utilizes a referral agency to contract for services from a service provider  ex:  Opera company using a “Contractor” to hires an orchestra for performances. (a)Section 2775 and the holding in Dynamex do not apply to the relationship between two individuals wherein each individual is acting as a sole proprietor or separate business entity formed as a partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or corporation performing work pursuant to a contract for purposes of providing services at the location of a single-engagement event, as defined below, under the following conditions: (1) Neither individual is subject to control and direction by the other, in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact. (2) Each individual has the ability to negotiate their rate of pay with the other individual. (3) The written contract between both individuals specifies the total payment for services provided by both individuals at the single-engagement event, and the specific rate paid to each individual. (b) “Single-engagement event” means a stand-alone non-recurring event in a single location, or a series of events in the same location no more than once a week. (A) The musical group is performing as a symphony orchestra, the musical group is performing at a theme park or amusement park, or a musician is performing in a musical theater production.             (F) “Single-engagement live performance event” means a stand-alone musical performance in a single venue location, or a series of performances in the same venue location no more than once a week. This does not include performances that are part of a tour or series of live performances at various locations. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2257  

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2626: Crooked Contractor on a $10M Project with Joe DiSanto #SituationSaturday

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 42:36


Are the general practices of general contractors just unsavory? In Joe's experience, the contractor on his $10M project tried to take advantage every opportunity he could get and with hundreds of thousands of dollars being added, Joe had to find a way to make it work. Listen to Joe and Ash discuss enforcing a contract and penalties, working together with an enemy for a year, and how to get accurate references. Joe DiSanto Real Estate Background: Works part-time as a fractional CFO for 6 companies and 1 family office Portfolio consists of 11 residential rentals, 2 commercial buildings, and 1 piece of raw land Based in Providence, RI Say hi to him at: https://www.playlouder.com/   Click here to know more about our sponsors: Deal Maker Mentoring | PassiveInvesting.com | FollowUp Boss

The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey
#170 - Tom Reber - Stop Stealing From Your Family

The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 38:12


Tom Reber (thecontractorfight.com) is an entrepreneur, business coach, podcaster, founder of The Contractor Fight & Shin-Fu Sales Mastermind, and HGTV host. His content has helped hundreds of thousands of home improvement contractors improve their lives and businesses.  Tom coaches and advises business owners and CEO's on how to lead better, build stronger teams and scale their businesses profitably.  Tom is a United States Marine Corps veteran, lover of fine tequila and kettlebell fanatic. He is originally from Wheaton, IL and now resides in Colorado.    Tom has written a new book: Winning the Contractor Fight  "The Contractor Fight" is what Tom Reber calls the battle between your ears. We all have stories and experiences that have formed us into who we are. We are what we think, and the battleground is our mind.  The Fight is not with the people you think are "cheap customers." It's not with the unlicensed competitors or the "illegals," as many contractors think.  The Fight is with yourself.  Sadly, most of the struggles contractors have are self imposed. It's friendly fire. The negative ways we think about ourselves and our worth… friendly fire. The growing debt, working too much, small bank account… friendly fire.  Winning the Fight is a choice. find Tom on instagram at @realtomreber, and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 0:00 introduction    1:35 how did you get into the business 4:10 Contractors fight - why the name 5:45 why the mindset is so hard, negative self talk  8:25 how to be more disciplined, small daily goals  11:40 transition into HGTV  18:40 importance of processes  24:30 prioritizing yourself  time  31:25 “if there's anything you need we'll share with you how you can live without it” 36:25 - book contractors fightclub  

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services
446: Practical Tips For Encouraging Repeat High-Profit Clients

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:49


This Podcast Is Episode Number 446, And It's About Practical Tips For Encouraging Repeat High-Profit Clients Many data support the idea that it's less costly, easier, and more efficient to encourage repeat customers than bring in new ones. Among the stats Hubspot lists are: that a 5% increase in customer retention is responsible for more than 25% increase in profit; repeat customers are nine times more likely to convert than first-time visitors, and a 2% increase in customer retention has a similar impact to your bottom line as reducing costs by 10%. Understand The High-Profit Client - Most of them have personality traits commonly known as drivers - folks who are accustomed to getting things done quickly and efficiently. They do not mind paying professionals to service, repair, or build new construction projects related to their houses and commercial buildings. Design and develop your internal customized systems and processes when and where it makes sense. As much as possible, when it is cheaper to buy something ready-made for a fraction of what it costs you to do-it-yourself then buy it.  Systems, Systems, Systems - You need systems (a system is simply a collection of processes built upon an understanding of what works and each method has been tried and tested). Without systems or a desire to "wing it" and see what happens will bring out the animal in these people, and they have been known to cause construction business a great deal of harm and financial pain. First, Design External Systems For the money trail (contract amount, deposits, change orders, payments) For project milestones and projected completion dates (when change orders occur, update the completion date) Cause the least amount of grief and interruptions to their lives Ensure they make the fewest possible decisions (they make decisions all day long) To make sure nobody ever tries to "educate" them about construction (they don't care, that's why they hired you!) Then, follow along these four practical tips to encourage your high-profit clients to keep coming back.  1. Build relationships with clients Take time to learn more about your customers. Do they mention family members? Ask about their loved ones. Do they have particular concerns? For instance - too many cable cords around the house and they have small children. Keep track of their issues and be attentive to their needs. Recommend solutions that address their specific problems. Go the extra mile to show your customers they're important to you.  Ask for their input, as well. They'll get to know your products and services and offer insights into what's working and what could be improved. If you engage them--and make changes based on their feedback--you'll develop a loyal customer base. The more special your clients feel, the more likely they are to hire you again. They'll appreciate your thoughtfulness and value your service.  2. Make it personal Your loyal clients deserve communications that are more personal and less formal. Using impersonal emails for your more extensive email list is fine, but use more personal touches with your best customers.  Phone them or suggest an in-person meeting if you want to let them know about an essential business-related matter. Keep track of important dates, as well. You can send gifts or cards to mark important occasions or to reach out.  Make your best customers feel they stand out from the rest by being more personal with them.  3. Share relevant information Still, if you get to know your customers well, you can pass along articles, books, or other information that might interest them, even if it isn't related to your business. Newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your customers and let them know what you're up to. It shows them you understand and you care.  4. Remember your loyal clients Businesses sometimes focus their attentions exclusively on new customers, forgetting about loyal and repeat customers. You need new customers to keep your business thriving; however, excluding long-term customers creates customer churn.  It's great to offer new customers rewards and incentives, but that leaves existing customers feeling ignored. Offer your long-term customers bonuses for their loyalty.  Final thoughts The Key Here Is To Get In And Get Out Fast - And they will love you for it! The high-profit client has more money than time, so more than most people; their time is worth a lot more to them than you can imagine. Encouraging repeat customers makes solid business sense. To be successful, you need a balance of new and long-term clients. This means building relationships with people, personalizing your attention, sharing relevant information, and remembering your loyal customers.  A great product or service at a reasonable price might bring your customers in, but outstanding customer service that gives them a positive, memorable experience will keep them coming back.  About The Author: Sharie DeHart, QPA, is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF439: Friday Fails: Make Your Mediocre Planning Meetings Exciting

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:48


Turn your mediocre meetings into incredible ones—more ideas will pop up! Dan is here to remind you that a planning meeting can be exciting.   In this episode, we talk about… Tests like the DiSC test and Kolbe test can help you learn more about your colleagues Using the data of personality assessment tests to celebrate your strengths and uniqueness Incorporating your strengths in a way that propels your team members forwards Mutual clarity gives good results Surrounding yourself with FWS—you will, by default, become one Nothing happens when you try to level up someone else's faults Resources: Ben Newman on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/continuedfight/    NASHVEGAS LIVE 2021: https://thecontractorfight.com/nashvegas-2021/     To have your questions answered by Tom and Dan shoot us an email to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and we'll try and answer it on a future show.   Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber     Contractor Growth Network – http://thecontractorfight.com/CGN     The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k     Order Your Fight Planner – https://thecontractorfight.com/fight-planner  

Maker Mom Podcast
Episode 213 - Molly Prewitt

Maker Mom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 62:34


Molly is a wife and Mom and is a general contractor in Santa Fe building designer homes. On the weekends, Molly and her husband do projects in their own home. She graduated college with a degree in sculpture and dance. In order to chase her dream of being an artist, she started working in construction and as a welder. Eventually she bought her first house that she flipped. From there, she became a construction manager for a company and used the skills gained there to launch her own design and build company. You can follow along with Molly and her adventures on Instagram.

The Rules to the Game
[The] FOUNDATION - Private Business Trust Vs Private Family Trust....

The Rules to the Game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 138:00


*ALL TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT TO BE CONSIDERED OR CONSTRUED AS LEGAL OR TRADING ADVICE*   Welcome to the FOUNDATION!   [The] FOUNDATION - Private Business Trust Vs Private Family Trust....   This May Be A Very Controversial Show...   "Sot, what happened to the show from last week?l" We Are Living In Crazy Times, May Be Best To Listen Live...       Some Ideas are based in 'reality". Most Ideas are Simply Dynamite With Very Short Fuses. Most Do Not Understand That It Takes Specific knowledge In Order To Do Everything And Anything. ...   Once You Have "Gone Private" It Is All About What You KNOW. Think About That For A Minute.   The System Is Set Up To Allow Us To BARELY Get By? Let's Talk About Banks, Trust, The Monetary System and What YOU Can Do About It!   As Always, Make Sure To Call In With Any Questions!   Join Host Sot El as we Discuss this and other Topics.   As We Lay the FOUNDATION...

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio
ULI Emerging Trends Report Reveals the Future of Real Estate

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 24:07


Byron Carlock, the U.S. real estate practice leader with PwC, joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the results from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Emerging Trends Report. Carlock joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment. Celebrating 10 years with PwC, Carlock joined the company directly from industry after working for Trammell Crow Company. His previous experience includes serving as Chief Investment Officer with Post Properties and running a series of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) funds. He attended Harding University for his undergraduate program and Yale and Harvard for graduate school. In its 43rd year, PwC partners with ULI to capture the sentiment of industry leaders each fall. The company recently released the ULI Emerging Trend Report to prepare businesses for the coming year. The results from the 2022 ULI Emerging Trends Report reveal an optimistic outlook for the coming year while the industry is in an environment with plenty of equity and demand for most product types. Carlock said, “[ULI] is a great organization for collaborating with developers and friends of the industry.” Contractors, leaders, architects, title companies and lenders gather twice a year and sit on regional and product committees to share ideas to improve cities and neighborhoods throughout the industry. This year's ULI fall conference heavily focused on diversity, inclusion, recruitment and retention to ensure ongoing career progress for industry participants. “We've made great progress in the public real estate companies,” said Carlock. “We still have a lot to do in the construction industry in retaining talent in the leasing and management industries and bringing up a generation of developers that's more diverse.” The report proved the industry is aware of the need for diversity which is a high priority in the talent management strategies of the survey's respondents. More diversification in the industry will shift the focus to the redevelopment of areas that are victims of food, retail and healthcare deserts due to racially biased city planning in the mid-20th century. “We are going to bury those interstates…and try to create a unity where there was division,” said Carlock. “Real estate can be a tool for that.” At the beginning of the pandemic, the real estate industry was healthy. As the crisis continues, the industry is experiencing high demand and a supply-demand imbalance as well as a vision for the development and redevelopment of cities. A large portion of the product available on the market lost its relevance after several industry shifts. There is a need for modern construction standards and more collaborative and team-centered technology for office spaces. As far as environmental considerations, the real estate industry is behind. Many companies are moving towards carbon neutrality, rethinking the ways materials are developed and a space's environmental experience. On the user side, lead certification tremendously affects new tenant consideration. Many prospective buyers and renters do not consider spaces without a high lead certification or a high WELL health-safety rating. Investors are also becoming more discriminant about the buildings in which they invest equity dollars to ensure they finance developments with long-lasting environmental considerations. This information is essential for companies that report their carbon footprint. Along with a demand for space, there is a great need for investment products. REITs offer an opportunity for a dividend-yielding investment with a longstanding relevance in its community. The compatibility in the real estate sector transcends over to non-residential properties such as data centers, life science centers, student housing, self and cold storage. Those boxes transition into investment products that yield a dividend through rental income and are reasonably secure investments backed b...

Contractor Radio - The Business Strategy Source for Home Services Contractors
How to Become the Best Known Contractor with Jim Ahlin

Contractor Radio - The Business Strategy Source for Home Services Contractors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 69:05


In this episode of Contractor Radio, we are joined by Jim Ahlin to talk marketing! Jim Ahlin is the author of the book "The Best Known Roofer". We will be talking about how to become the best known contractor and the idea of marketing omnipresence. You are not going to want to miss this episode!Get a Free Assessment of your business here: https://bit.ly/CTR-podcastA huge shoutout to this year's sponsors that you know you can trust! Thanks for making Contractor Radio possible!Signpost - helping home service businesses attract, connect with, and grow their customer base! https://www.signpost.com/Balanced Claims - solve claims administration problems for contractors who want to grow in the insurance restoration industry! https://balanceclaims.com/Atlas Roofing - the shingle manufacturer that innovates, supports, and enables contractors to gain a competitive advantage in their market. https://www.atlasroofing.com/Kill Your Competition - a distinctively different web design and marketing company.   No hidden fees, more qualified leads. Learn more at https://killyourcompetition.today/GetTheReferral - the industry-leading referral app to proactively get better leads more often! https://www.getthereferral.com/ContractorCoachPRO - the executive level coaching team that helps contractors get control of their business so they can grow their business to achieve personal and financial freedom. Take our free contractor assessment today and get a free coaching call! https://bit.ly/CTR-podcastHail Trace - the industry-leading storm data provider that helps contractors get more customers! https://hailtrace.com/SumoQuote - contractor quotes that and crush the competition. The fastest way to build custom quotes that impress clients and win more work! https://www.sumoquote.com/Beacon - From the first quote to the final invoice, we are dedicated to the success of contractors. We maintain a massive network of 500+ locations in the U.S. & Canada and a suite of digital resources like automated order workflows, live pricing, material ordering, and mobile delivery tracking. https://www.becn.com/ScopeTechnologies - providing contractors with the measuring and estimating tools to win more jobs in more services! Roofing, Gutters, Siding, Painting, Insulation, and Concrete! https://myscopetech.com/

Paint ED Podcast
Achieve Explosive Growth: Contractor Evolution

Paint ED Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 64:02


Scaling your business is easier than you think! You've heard the expression “there's more than one way to skin a cat”? Sorry for the graphic intro, but the point is there is always more than one way to get a job done. The same holds true for scaling your business. While the growth path for most trades and construction companies follows a similar pattern, there are some entrepreneurs who truly see scaling as one problem with many possible solutions. Eric Barstow of Foothills Painting and National Painting Group is one of these entrepreneurs. Some of you may know him from his huge online painting community called Painting Business Pro, or his massive YouTube following. Eric has followed the path less traveled by using an innovative partnership model that takes the intense pressure to grow - most of us are familiar with - and share this load with capable partners. I'll let him break down his actual model, but for you the listener, what we really hope you take away from this episode is that while Eric's model is A-Typical, it WORKS. This guy has done it a different way, so what could a different way look like for you? I hope his story helps put the expansion of your business in a new light. What got you here, won't necessarily get you where you want to go. It rarely does. And being exposed to a completely different approach to business growth could help you creatively problem solve your next few moves in the pursuit of excellence. Eric has accomplished a tremendous amount as a young guy - his business is doing a very profitable 11 million dollars a year in revenue, and headed for massive growth in the coming years. However, his path to get here has been full of huge challenges and massive setbacks, which he openly shares with us in today's episode. One of the things I really appreciate about Eric is his ability to absorb failures and learn from them in a powerful way. In today's show, we dive into many of the significant challenges he's run into, and his greatest lessons coming out of them. So let's dive into both Eric's unique expansion model and some of the lessons he shares with us including: - How pursuing multiple opportunities stunted Eric's growth. - Why Eric doesn't like the traditional Franchise model to scale. - The unique model Eric has created has allowed him to scale to 11 million and maintain a balance. - Why pursuing fast growth ironically led to a 2-year setback. - How to spot opportunities and why you want to avoid the flashy ones. - The reason setting goals around personal income can lead to failure. Watch the episode on PCA Overdrive PCA Overdrive is free for members. Not a member? Try our 30-day, free trial; $5.99/mo after. Download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play. Become a PCA member

The Real Build
119. Why Email Marketing Works For Contractors - With Laura Reale Of AquaReale and Landscape Marketing Secrets

The Real Build

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 57:22


In this episode of The Real Build, I got the privilege to sit down with Laura Reale, part-owner of AquaReale pond builders and Landscape Marketing Secrets. Laura is an email marketing expert. She knows exactly what to write to make emails stand out to potential clients. Laura and her husband, Matt, started Reale Landscape Design in 2000 and then in 2010 changed the company name to AquaReale, to reflect their emphasis on water features and stormwater management. AquaReale had sales of $915,000 in 2020 and continues to grow. When she switched from her marketing company to running AquaReale, she used her marketing skills to grow the company from $200,000 to $780,000 in less than four years. Over time, many people in the pond world have asked Laura for help with their marketing needs, which has led her to her decision to form Pondtent, a company dedicated to helping other contractors like herself and her husband. As her word of mouth grew, she expanded her services to include and help all landscapers. Laura uses various marketing techniques to attract and keep clients and is now offering to help other companies with the top marketing items that have helped AquaReale flourish. Guest Info Tyler Smith Website: https://landscapemarketingsecrets.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/landscapemarketingsecrets/ Host Info Email: Bill@rkreiman.com CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ▶︎ YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxAdSxHN0dIXZPhA-6p1HYA ▶︎ INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/imbillreiman ▶︎FACEBOOK| https://www.facebook.com/billy.reiman ▶︎ LINKEDIN | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-reim... ▶︎ TWITTER | https://twitter.com/ImBillReiman ▶︎ WEBSITE | https://www.rkreiman.com

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF438: Contractor Q&A: “How to build a good relationship with your clients and employees?”

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 10:53


Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to build a good relationship with your clients and employees so that you can boost your sales.   In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: “What should you do to build a healthy relationship with your clients and employees?” Set expectations in the sales process with your client Respond to your clients within minutes Select who you work for Level up your brand and be more visible Look at the ideal age of employees you want to hire Give your employees a promising future—they will stay longer with you Train your employees how to offer better customer services Treat your employees like gold!   Resources: NASHVEGAS LIVE 2021: https://thecontractorfight.com/nashvegas-2021/     To have your questions answered by Tom and Dan shoot us an email to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject “Podcast” and we'll try and answer it on a future show.   Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber     The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k     Order Your Fight Planner – https://thecontractorfight.com/fight-planner  

Design Domination for Graphic Designers
9 Ways to Be a Successful Subcontractor

Design Domination for Graphic Designers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 11:29


#109 Other designers and creative agencies are often looking for freelancers. You can stand out and get hired over and over—and charge more—by proving to be a reliable and trustworthy. Here are 9 ways to be a successful subcontractor.

Out of the Hourglass
The Entrepreneurship Spirit Series ~ An Interview with Bill Kelly

Out of the Hourglass

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 38:38


Today's episode kicks off the Entrepreneurial Spirit Series, a series of upcoming episodes hosted by NCG's Sr. Business Coach & Director of Operations, Kathryn Freeman, for a discussion on understanding what drives the energy and determination in the entrepreneurial journeys of some of our Summit Member Business Owners. From family and community passion, to the mission and strategies behind why they do what they do, each has a story and great wisdom to share. Today we start with Bill Kelly, a long time Summit Member and Owner of Kelly Brothers Painting based in Truckee, CA. Bill's entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to create Kelly Enterprises & Companies, focusing on a diverse group of entrepreneurial outlets where he is able to truly live out his desire to diversify life and prioritize the balance between work, business, play and family. Thank you Bill for your willingness to share - from what drives you, to lessons learned and the importance of doing what makes you happy.

Builder Funnel Radio
Episode 167: Winning the Contractor Fight w/ Tom Reber

Builder Funnel Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 51:36


Getting past your thoughts and doubts is the first step in Tom Reber's book, Winning the Contractor Fight. In this episode, Spencer speaks with Tom Reber, author and contractor business coach, who believes it's time to step on the gas peddle and claim your brand. Check out this episode to find out how to overcome obstacles, find a healthy balance for your wellbeing, and multiple the Benjamins! https://info.builderfunnel.com/builder-funnel-radio/winning-the-contractor-fight

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast
800: The Wealthy Contractor Podcast: What To Expect The Next Few Years

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 41:22


Today's episode is an interview Rich did with Brian K. from 'The Wealthy Contractor' Podcast - talking about what's coming in the next few years for contractors.

Safety Culture Excellence®
716: Planned Disengagement - Consultant or Contractor

Safety Culture Excellence®

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 1:32


Hello, welcome to the Safety Culture Excellence podcast, brought to you by ProAct Safety, the world leader of safety excellence.   This week's topic is "Planned Disengagement - Consultant or Contractor."  Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for all our content - articles, videos, events and more at https://proactsafety.com/insights/newsletter-archives.     I hope you enjoy the podcast.  Have a great week!    Shawn M. Galloway  

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF437: Monday Mojo - It's Easy to Make Money

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 4:27


Don't let the 6 inches between your ears get in the way of your financial success. What you focus on wins. Tom's here to remind you that it's easy to make money.   In this episode, we talk about… Be picky about what you allow into your brain. Tell yourself that it's easy to make money. Remember TBAR: Thoughts, Beliefs, Actions, Results We BELIEVE what we THINK We ACT what we BELIEVE. We get RESULTS from what we ACT. Take the necessary actions to make more money. Resources:   Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber    The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://thecontractorfight.com/100k   The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/   The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/   The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw

The Businessology Show
Managing Creative Contractors with Dan Mall

The Businessology Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 26:15


You may remember Dan Mall as the co-founder of the Businessology Show, but these days he's at the helm of SuperFriendly Design, a one-of-a-kind creative model that is comprised solely of contractors. Now, most people may sweat at that idea, but Dan is here to break down how he implements healthy rhythms into this unique structure while maintaining an incredibly high level of work quality. It's truly a great listen for all business leaders!

Contractor Cents
Contractor Cents - Episode 191 - IAQ Products & Different Types of IAQ Products - Part 2

Contractor Cents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 17:48


Tom Piscitelli, Vice President of Secure Air, gives you a quick review of all IAQ technologies in this second podcast on all things IAQ. Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co Ruth King Twitter - @RuthKing LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthking1/   Podcast Produced by Nick Uttam LinkedIn

The Businessology Show
Managing Creative Contractors with Dan Mall

The Businessology Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 26:15


You may remember Dan Mall as the co-founder of the Businessology Show, but these days he's at the helm of SuperFriendly, a one-of-a-kind creative model that is comprised solely of contractors. Now, most people may sweat at this Hollywood-inspired idea, but Dan is here to break down how he injects healthy rhythms into this unique structure while maintaining an incredibly high level of work quality. It's truly a great listen for all business leaders!

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services
445: How To Get Your Life Back In A Seven-Day-A-Week Construction Business

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:25


This Podcast Is Episode Number 445, And It's About How To Get Your Life Back In A Seven-Day-A-Week Construction Business Construction business owners already have a time-consuming and challenging job running their business. If their business is open five days a week, they usually need the weekend to catch up on paperwork, pay bills and manage any tasks they didn't get to during the week.    For those with a seven-day-a-week business, there's even less time off. They often feel the need to be onsite whenever the company is open to deal with unanticipated issues, help the staff out, and ensure all tasks are completed.    Being onsite seven days a week isn't healthy or productive, however. It can cause burnout and result in errors being made. It affects the construction owner's personal life and quality of life, not to mention their overall well-being.    Here are three tips for getting your life back when you operate a seven-day-a-week business.  1. Hire a trusted manager The next best thing to having you onsite all the time is to have a manager with authority similar to yours who can be onsite when you aren't. Invest money in hiring a manager to deal with operations so you can take days off. Train that person to deal with any issues you anticipate and make sure they know and understand the business inside and out. Give them the authority to make decisions in your absence. It might take a little time to build up trust with that manager, but they will be invaluable to you when you have them.   2. Delegate tasks you don't need to do As a small business owner, you have regular duties that need to be done but could be better done by an expert. Doing them yourself takes up a ton of your time and forces you to be on the job site more. Look at your tasks and determine which ones are eating up your valuable time. Could you hire a bookkeeper? An accountant?  Virtual assistants can now be hired to deal with invoicing, collecting payments, and making phone calls on your behalf. That frees you up to deal with other tasks at your job site, which means you may get your other duties done and find you have free time.  These outside service providers cost money, but they are worth the expense when you consider the time and energy you'll save by not taking on those tedious tasks. Especially when you factor in the extra personal time, you'll have. 3. Start slowly The worst thing you can do is wait until you feel you're about to have a nervous breakdown before you think about taking days off. That increases the chances that you'll need a day off at precisely the wrong time—during the busy season or when there's a work-related crisis emerging.  To get yourself comfortable with taking days off and get staff used to you being away: Start slowly. Maybe take an afternoon off during the weekday; that's typically the slowest. When you're comfortable with that, start taking an entire day off here and there. After a while, you'll be fine taking two days off, even during busier periods. You may not always have a five-day-a-week job, but at least you'll be okay taking days off for yourself.  Final thoughts As contractors, you wear too many hats that you end up wearing yourself out from the weight of it all or from the time it takes for you to wear all of it. You don't have enough energy nor time. It would be best if you had time away from your business to maintain your sanity and stop yourself from burning out. Having trusted staff and expert service providers in place will help you take a break from your worksite and get yourself some personal time.  About The Author: Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com  

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF436: Friday Fails: Don't be Scared of Scaling

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:35


If you want to grow your business, you have to let go of the fear of failure. Dan's here to remind you growing pains are unavoidable so just go for it!     In this episode, we talk about… Learn how to delegate—there's only so far you can go by yourself  Realize you can't control everything—things will go wrong  3 Ways to Minimize Damage: Set clear expectations—provide contracts to inform customers and employees   Have systems in place to ensure repeatable results—create a road map and take the mystery out of the day to day business Give your team enough room to solve problems—provide the outcome you want, clear expectations and ask for their input   Embrace the suck and learn from your mistakes!   Links to resources: The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! 100k Contractor Coming Soon! https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ The Contractor Fight Night Webinars – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast
796: 10 Things That Make Level 10 Websites Better Than Most

The Level 10 Contractor Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 24:10


What separates a great website from a mediocre one? Today, Rich shares 10 things that Level 10 Contractor does to ensure your new website is better than the rest.

Keep What You Earn
Don't Let Your Contractors Cook You Breakfast

Keep What You Earn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 21:35


Today, we're going to talk all about relationships... and YES, this is still the Keep What You Earn podcast. I'm talking about relationships in your business between you and the folks that work for you. We're going to discuss the differences between employees and contractors and how the IRS classifies them. Remember that there are several Federal and State labor laws that need to be followed based on the type of worker you hire, so apart from the tax considerations, you also want to consult with an attorney or HR professional well versed in these requirements before making any final hiring decisions.   >>> Text me!: https://my.community.com/shannonweinsteincpa >>> Fitnancial Solutions Accounting Suite: https://www.fitnancialsolutions.com/accounting >>> Find me on IG @shannonweinstein: https://www.instagram.com/shannonkweinstein >>> Catch me in-person on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMlIuZsrllp1Uc_MlhriLvQ >>> Join my Keep What You Earn: Financial Empowerment for Entrepreneurs group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fitnancial >>> Featured in Yahoo Finance! Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-bookkeepers-accountants-watch-2021-113800161.html >>> Chat About This Episode in the Keep What You Earn Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/fitnancial   The information contained in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and is not individual tax advice. Please consult a qualified professional before implementing anything you learn.

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF435: Contractor Q&A: "How do you know what you should pay your employees?"

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 13:53


Listen in as Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to know what you should pay employees and why market value is about more than just money!    In this episode, we talk about… Question 1: “How do you know what the market value is to pay an employee or what you should pay yourself?” Employees must add value to the company  Owners must know what the position is worth to them  Consider current costs and focus on building your brand and culture  Play the long game and roll the red carpet for customers AND employees!    Links to resources: NASHVEGAS LIVE 2021: https://thecontractorfight.com/nashvegas-2021/ To have your questions answered by Tom and Dan, shoot us an email to help@thecontractorfight.com with the subject "Podcast" and we'll try and answer it on a future show. Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber Visit our sponsors of this episode, NiceJob. NiceJob is Reputation Marketing software that will help your business collect 2-3 times more reviews on Google, Facebook, and the platforms that matter. Don't forget to use code "Fight" for $50 off the first month on new accounts! https://www.TheContractorFight.com/nicejob The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw

The Rules to the Game
[The] FOUNDATION - Inflation Is Here, Do This NOW!!!

The Rules to the Game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 108:00


*ALL TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT TO BE CONSIDERED OR CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE*   Welcome to the FOUNDATION! [The] FOUNDATION - Inflation Is Here, Do This NOW!!! This May Be A Very Controversial Show...   "Sot, what happened to the show from last week?l" We Are Living In Crazy Times, May Be Best To Listen Live...       Some Ideas are based in 'reality". Most Ideas are Simply Dynamite With Very Short Fuses. Most Do Not Understand That It Takes Specific knowledge In Order To Do Everything And Anything. ...   Once You Have "Gone Private" It Is All About What You KNOW. Think About That For A Minute.   The System Is Set Up To Allow Us To BARELY Get By? Let's Talk About Banks, Trust, The Monetary System and What YOU Can Do About It!   As Always, Make Sure To Call In With Any Questions!   Join Host Sot El as we Discuss this and other Topics.   As We Lay the FOUNDATION...

The Construction Life
#189 Stu from Brollyrenos, Justin from JMP Carpentry, Jason the Keystone Contractor discussing old and new schools of construction

The Construction Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 126:57


We stir the pot and begin the show discussing rates and how trades should be working towards billing $1000.00 per day, once that has been stirred we hear from Stu and Justin and how they got started, interesting stories as Stu if 50 and Justin is 26. Stu does share the way the UK handles aprrenticeships versus how it is handled here in Canada. It's refreshing to hear from the 3 different perspectives of a seasoned tradesperson like Jason, an immigrant who built a successful business like Stu and the next generation working their way through the life like Justin.Stu says over here we work harder, way too hard for his liking, he feels back home they work smarter, it's true. A great conversation comes up about trades sharing advice to each other, asking for help from others, building a network of like minded tradespeople to better the whole industry. The John Cox Cottage was built in 1807 as part of History with Manny. The overall theme of the podcast is numbers, what are value is, what we are booking, how to price custom scope, how to communicate those numbers with clients, the group shares more than a few thoughts. The conversation of mentors comes up and how valuable having a resource for all tradespeople to reach out to help build a better construction business and industry. Justin shares his thoughts and the older trades share their knowledge.We wrap the show with some great tips for anyone in construction, don't use “work” as a swear word, don't bullshit, everyone can see the BS, don't think any task is beneath you, learn and share and repeat, that's The Construction Life. Shared and Discussed Linkshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/global-tile-posse-1227943580558574/https://www.facebook.com/groups/tilemoney/https://www.instagram.com/britishcarpenter/?hl=enhttps://builtwithfoam.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIqeF8c0ooFNlHjjzV_PN8whttps://www.instagram.com/billleimgardtconstruction/?hl=enWhat an amazing show gentlemen, thank you so much for spending the time to share your stories and valuable information, looking forward to seeing you again and talking more construction. Find them Stu at www.brollyrenos.caand his email stu@brollyrenos.ca on IG @brollyrenos and Justin at @jpaulitzki on IG and FB JMP Carpentry justonpaulitzki@hotmail.com and of course Jason @thekeystonecontractor www.thekeystonecontractor.cominfo@thekeystonecontractor.com thank you guys.Find Manny @hardcorerenos info@hardcorerenos.com info@theconstructionlife.com TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

Out of the Hourglass
Cascading Change Story Feat. JRS Landscaping

Out of the Hourglass

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 28:38


Today's episode features our Director of Operations and Sr. Business Coach Kathryn Freeman with a great one on one conversation with Brian Stauffer, Owner of JRS Landscaping & Custom Creations. Kathryn and Brian continue our conversations around cascading change. Brian shares how implementing Green Books for new employees originally failed but now has transformed his business leading to the start of a training program. As you listen to this week's episode of Out of the Hourglass, think about how you can fail forward and cascade change when challenges arise.

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF434: Being the Best Will Cost You

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:02


Being your best requires you to show up and do the work daily, even when you don't feel like it. Tom's here to remind you to pick your pain, stay consistent and focus on the long game!     In this episode, we talk about… Pick your pain—you have a choice between success or struggle   Embrace the long game: Get familiar with patient urgency   Take the pressure off yourself to be perfect and cut yourself some slack  Honor the commitments you make to yourself  Figure out the right domino to knock down next     Links to resources: Order Your Fight Planner – https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/collections/accessories/products/tcf-planner Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF433: Monday Mojo - Be Stubborn

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 5:58


Tom's here to remind you to keep showing up and be stubborn about the right things!        In this episode, we talk about… Be stubborn about: Your vision and targets for the future  Your brand—consistency matters  Getting oxygen—so you can continue your impact  Your culture—intersection of what you expect and what you tolerate so know what you want    Trusting your gut—honor your commitment to yourself     Links to resources: Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw