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The Contractor Fight Podcast challenges contractors to live unafraid & motor against mediocrity.

It's time to pick a fight and take back our dignity. It's time to wage war on the mindsets that hold us back from business and personal success.

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber Tom Reber: Entrepreneurship / Small Business

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

The Contractor Fight Podcast challenges contractors to live unafraid & motor against mediocrity.

It's time to pick a fight and take back our dignity. It's time to wage war on the mindsets that hold us back from business and personal success.

    TCF278: Content Is King with Eric Triplett

    TCF278: Content Is King with Eric Triplett

    If you have any hope of growing your contracting business, consistently producing content to educate your potential clients is a necessity. Tom’s guest today is Eric Triplett, aka, The Pond Digger. Eric was a carpenter until his mid-twenties when he decided to make a shift and has been absolutely fascinated with fish and everything underwater ever since. Eric is an expert when it comes to playing the long game with his brand marketing on social media. Through social media marketing, Eric has been able to grow his business at the local level because he knows that there is one simple truth in the marketing game; content is king!
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    Eric’s secret sauce to winning in the pond game for so long Shifting from a certain paycheck to chase a passion You need to both care and not care what people think when branding Social media can be used to brand locally If you don’t love doing what you’re doing, you’ll have problems Stay forward-thinking with social media platforms Content is timeless and collects compound interest How to get started winning in the long run with branding on social media You have to fight through the lulls in organization and motivation Empires are not built by posting one 60-second video Learning how to communicate with your clients properly will make things easier The content is truly your sales weapon Openness with people goes a long way  
    Links to resources:
    Paint Life TV
     
    Eric’s links:
    Website: https://theponddigger.com/author/eric/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theponddigger/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theponddigger?lang=en
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/ThePondDigger
    Email: eric@theponddigger.com



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TCF277: Money or Time with Spencer Powell

    TCF277: Money or Time with Spencer Powell

    Whether you are a massive contracting company with a hundred employees or are just getting off the ground, you must be able to market your services online. Tom’s guest today is Spencer Powell from Builder Funnel, a company that provides marketing services for home building, construction, and contracting businesses alike. Builder Funnel aims to clip into businesses as their primary digital marketer in order to make sure that they get found when customers are looking for the service that they provide. Be it Instagram, Facebook, or your website, your ability to market online in an effective and efficient fashion will determine the future of your business!
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    A broad overview of Spencer and Builder Funnel Combining experimentation with a lot of processes and results The internet gives more power back to the small guys Creating content that helps customers make a good decision Spending an appropriate amount of time on marketing for your size How to grow your business and not waste your time through online marketing Strategies that do not change with the algorithms Every consumer wants to know about the cost Breaking down keywords and how SEO really works Big struggles and mistakes that Spencer sees with larger companies There are two kinds of people out there that you are trying to reach Guidelines for how much money to spend on your marketing Indicators that your website is moving in the right direction  
    Links to resources:
    Google
    Facebook
     
    Check out how Spencer can boost your digital marketing: Builderfunnel.com
    Spencer’s Instagram: @_spencerpowell_
     
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    Order Your Fight Planner
    The Contractor Fight Facebook Group
    The Contractor Fight Night
    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!
    The Bridge
    The Contractor Fight TV
    The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast
     
    Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game-changer for your business.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP276: Go Farther Together with Colin Toop

    EP276: Go Farther Together with Colin Toop

    If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Tom’s guest today is Colin Toop, the host of the Tools of the Trade podcast, where he talks to other leaders in the construction industry in order to pass on knowledge to the rest of the community. Colin has been an electrician for 14 years now, from being in the trenches all the way to project management. Over that time, Colin has learned what it takes to get far in the construction industry and what not to do. Tune in to learn a ton about how to be successful!
    In this episode, we talk about…
    What led to the start of the Tools of the Trade podcast Recurring themes across the construction industry How the trades are made to look bad from both sides Colin’s journey through the construction industry Pros and cons of owning your own business Bringing a gratitude that you don’t have to wear all the hats Know when something is wrong and it’s time to shut down The importance of staying transparent with your employees and clients Practices to build community and make employees feel like family Keeping a virtual bench of employees from other companies Would you want to work for you?  
    Links to resources:
    Tools of the Trade podcast website: https://www.toolspodcast.com/
    colin@toolspodcast.com
    Colin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-toop/?originalSubdomain=ca
    Colin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toolspodcast/?hl=en
     
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    • 48 min
    TCF275: Change to Grow with Ryan Amato

    TCF275: Change to Grow with Ryan Amato

    Just like any business owner, contractors want their business to grow. With that growth, contractors are faced with many questions. Should they use employees or subcontractors? How do they bring in more leads? Tom’s guest today is Ryan Amato and he knows all about these difficulties. Ryan comes from a long line of painters and decided to start his own business after 18 years in the union. Starting with just him and his father, he has worked his business up to roughly 25 employees, which is great, except for all of the difficulties that come with having employees on a payroll. He came to the realization that his business had 60 different processes from the time they answered the phone to the time they completed the job. That’s when he decided to slowly change everything about his business!
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    30,000-foot fly-by of who Ryan is and how he got here Beneficial shifts that Ryan has made for his business and mindset Positive changes brought about by switching to subcontractors Pain points that owners encounter with both options Negatives that most companies face when using only subs Marketing advice for someone who is struggling to bring in leads If you add value to enough people, it comes back to you How to bring on a new salesperson from inside or outside Determine the net result that you want from hiring a salesperson  
    Links to resources:
    If you are interested in working for Ryan or inquiring about his services: Ryanamatopainting.com
    Check out Ryan’s podcast!: amatopodcast.com
    Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo
    Order Your Fight Planner
    The Contractor Fight Facebook Group
    The Contractor Fight Night
    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!
    The Bridge
    The Contractor Fight TV
    The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast
     
    Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game changer for your business.
     
    Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

    • 42 min
    TCF274: busybusy with Isaac Barlow

    TCF274: busybusy with Isaac Barlow

    Show me a contractor that doesn’t know his numbers and I will show you a contractor that will never achieve financial freedom. Tom’s guest today is Isaac Barlow, and he knows all about the numbers. Isaac grew up in the construction industry out in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked his way up through every aspect of a construction business all the way to starting his own company, busybusy. busybusy is the only construction time tracking software that collects time in three different ways. This allows accurate numbers for payroll and job costing. Know your numbers or feel the pain!
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    Isaac’s background and how he started his company Knowing your numbers can stop your business from imploding Leadership mindset needs to be fixed in the construction industry The biggest struggle as a construction business owner Two pillars of success for your business It’s all about creating a culture of respect and opportunity How busybusy makes the data simple and easy to use At least 70% of construction businesses fail within 7 years Setting the targets within busybusy Shift your mindset to working on your business, not in your business Simple ways to create systems in your business  
    Links to resources:
    http://thecontractorfight.com/busy
    iPhone
    Sweeten
    Follow busybusy on Instagram!
    Check out busybusy and see if Isaac can help you know your numbers!
    Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo
    Order Your Fight Planner
    The Contractor Fight Facebook Group
    The Contractor Fight Night
    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!
    The Bridge
    The Contractor Fight TV
    The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast
     
    Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game changer for your business.

    Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

    • 41 min
    TCF273: Work ON Your Business with Frank Borque

    TCF273: Work ON Your Business with Frank Borque

    It’s all about working on your business, not in your business. That’s the only way to make your business better! Tom’s guest today is Frank Borque, a consultant and coach to contractors all over the world. Frank has been a contractor for many years, building a business to over 100 employees only to watch it crumble with the financial crisis of 2008. At that point, he had to rebuild his company to be more efficient, cutting off anyone and anything that wasn’t essential. Since then, he has sold the business and currently consults in order to give back to the contracting community. He will be co-hosting the Home Service Super Summit with over 30,000 contractors!
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    30,000-foot flyover of Frank’s life and career Frank’s shifting moment that changed the course of his business How to know when it’s time to hire someone and who to hire Be completely real and transparent with your clients and employees Fixing the shortage in the hiring industry right now Walking around like you have all the answers helps no one A crucial piece of information that will help you grow your business Recognize your and your team’s unique abilities Diving into the Home Service Super Summit  
    Links to resources:
    Crucial Conversations
    1-800-GotJunk
    E-Myth
    Get your ticket to the Home Service Super Summit on June, 11th, and learn how to scale your home service business with over 30,000 other contractors from all over the world!
    Connect with Frank on his website: frankbourque.com 
    Schedule A Contractor Sales Academy Demo
    Order Your Fight Planner
    The Contractor Fight Facebook Group
    The Contractor Fight Night
    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!
    The Bridge
    The Contractor Fight TV
    The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast
     
    Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game changer for your business.
     
    Read more at http://strongpreneur.libsyn.com/#vyWRWfcf0VRHIKyQ.99

    • 46 min

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