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It's all about showing contractors for the last decade how to get the strategies and tools needed to get back time, control, and money.

The No Bullsh*t Podcast For Contractors Andrew Houston

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It's all about showing contractors for the last decade how to get the strategies and tools needed to get back time, control, and money.

    Hiring The Best Team to Scale Up Your Contracting Business - Ep #131

    Hiring The Best Team to Scale Up Your Contracting Business - Ep #131

    Every business is unique.

    BUT…

    There are specific strategies that can bring you on top of your game—be it in hiring, creating a great working environment, and ultimately, generating more revenue.

    Like most contractors and CEOs, our guest for today’s episode, Nick Black, has also encountered several challenges as he ran his business.

    But he became stronger than ever and made tremendous progress in different areas of his business.

    And that’s what we’re going to hear about and learn from today!

    Nick and I will discuss the techniques for building an A-team, strategies for writing job ads, knowing your numbers, and more!

    Listen now, and you’ll see success coming your way! 🤑🤑🤑


    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    02:20 Nick Black and Cavetto Carpentry

    04:23 Scaling your business through trust

    06:08 Nick’s struggles in business and how he overcame them

    10:31 Keeping track and knowing your numbers

    14:04 The journey to building an A-team

    18:25 Why establishing the chain of command is essential

    21:09 The structure you need to follow when hiring

    26:02 Creating a winning environment for your team

    28:58 Strategies in writing a compelling job ad

    34:04 How social media can boost your business

    36:51 The future waiting for Cavetto Carpentry

    46:20 Sometimes, you need someone else to reach your business goals


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    • 54 min
    Contracting Tips from a Civil Engineer - Ep #130

    Contracting Tips from a Civil Engineer - Ep #130

    As a contractor, have you ever tried to see yourself from a different perspective?

    You know, the work ethics, how you manage your team, or perhaps, the way you deal with huge and small projects.

    Maybe yes, maybe not.

    But our guest Kienen Koga definitely has!

    Kienen is an influencer and civil engineer who has been interacting with a lot of contractors and tradespeople in his job. With that, he has seen the problems with contractors and the trades industry as a whole.

    What could these be, and what can you learn from them?

    Tune in to this podcast as we discuss more on contracting and trades management, characteristics of a good vs bad contractor, the use of technology in the construction industry, and more!

    This is going to be informative and fun! Hit that play button now!


    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    01:55 What motivated Kienen to be in the construction industry

    03:14 Frustrations when dealing with contractors

    06:44 It’s not all about the price

    07:53 Managing contracting and trades

    09:46 You know you’re working with a good contractor with they have these traits

    12:54 Characteristics of a not-so-good contractor

    13:47 Labor shortage in the trades industry

    17:22 Finding the right subcontractors

    20:09 Trends and technology in the construction industry


    Resources:

    📌 Discover more about the construction industry with Kienen Koga: https://www.youtube.com/c/KienenKoga

    📌 Connect with Kienen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kikoga/


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    • 28 min
    This Done-For-You Program Will Solve All Your Hiring Problems - Ep #129

    This Done-For-You Program Will Solve All Your Hiring Problems - Ep #129

    As they say, numbers don’t lie.

    So what do the numbers tell us about the hiring situation in the construction industry?

    There is an ongoing crisis.

    That is why taking control of the situation is crucial before it gets out of hand and you start to lose clients. But we also completely understand that it is challenging for you to do so with so much on your plate.

    That is why we bring you Profit for Contractor’s done-for-you hiring program that will solve all your hiring problems at once.

    Check out this episode to know what’s in it for you!


    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    01:38 The hiring crisis in the construction industry

    03:28 How can contractors address problems in recruitment

    03:54 PFC’s program that will change your life

    05:03 Who we are and what we do

    06:39 Join now and get these benefits


    📌 Book a call and find out more about this program:

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    • 8 min
    Effective Ways to Building an A-Team for Your Business - Ep #128

    Effective Ways to Building an A-Team for Your Business - Ep #128

    A winning company attracts a winning team.

    So if your goal is to make more money in business, you have to attract and retain A-players in your team.

    But do you know what these champions want?

    ✅ Opportunities

    ✅ Success

    ✅ Recognition

    ✅ Winning environment

    These people need assurance that working in your company will set them up for success and that you have the systems and tools in place to make that happen.

    In this episode, our guest Isaac Barlow from BusyBusy will introduce you to an innovative application that will streamline business processes, create a winning culture, and help you take a giant leap in building an A-team.

    So, stick with us as we provide you with valuable lessons that will help you move your contracting business forward!


    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    02:23 How BusyBusy streamlines business processes for contractors

    04:13 Can BusyBusy help you attract qualified talent?

    07:18 Manual tracking and record-keeping don’t work anymore

    10:00 The newer and more efficient version of contractors

    11:58 The truth about applicants who don’t show up in the interview

    14:37 Do A-players want to be tracked?

    18:04 Creating a bonus system for workers

    22:44 Strategies to identifying a model employee

    26:32 Create a culture of winners and spend your time wisely

    29:22 How data help determine whether or not you need to hire

    31:38 Retaining A-players to retain A-clients

    34:50 Always remember the importance of data


    Resources:


    Get more insights from BusyBusy: https://busybusy.com/
    Feel free to visit our website and get your contracting company to pay for your freedom: https://www.profitforcontractors.com/


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    • 38 min
    How We Helped Remi Hire an Entire Team of 16 People - Ep #127

    How We Helped Remi Hire an Entire Team of 16 People - Ep #127

    You know what they say, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

    But how can you get a team that wins in a large pool of talent?

    In this episode, our guest Remi Noel from Teknicon Construction Services will share his journey in hiring some people for his contracting business.

    We’ll also dig deeper into how he grew his team and retained the best talents, the systems that work in hiring, and how important it is to price your jobs correctly.

    Plus, there will be tips on things you should and should not do if you want to attain success in your contracting business.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more and take your business to the next level! Tune in now!


    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    03:20 There is no secret formula for success

    05:13 Why you need a system when hiring

    10:04 How your team impacts your company’s success

    12:02 Communication cadence and retention

    17:01 Systemize the routine; humanize the exceptions

    20:05 Be coachable and keep on learning

    21:20 The right pricing helps you move forward

    23:54 Reasons you should face your fears in contracting

    26:06 The number and quality of workers Remi has now

    27:08 Sometimes, slowing down is the best path to take


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    • 32 min
    The Essential Business Role That Guarantees Success - Ep #126

    The Essential Business Role That Guarantees Success - Ep #126

    Do you feel like you’re always in a state of chaos and constantly putting out fires while running your contracting business?

    An administrator holds an essential business role that can greatly help you iron out your schedule and even your company.

    By now, you may think you can’t trust somebody to do certain tasks for you. However, administrators in your team play a significant part in paving the way for a smooth-sailing and successful contracting business.

    Listen to this episode I have with Jay Carter and learn more about the importance of administrators, how to help them avoid failures, and what you should do before hiring one.

    See you!

    Chapters:

    00:00 Intro

    03:05 Do you need an administrator?

    07:09 Is it right to hire yourself as an administrator?

    07:53 The advantage of teaming up with the right person

    13:36 How to effectively work with a partner or administrator

    19:46 Factors to consider before hiring an admin

    23:26 Biggest reasons administrators fail

    27:30 You should be the last person to manage your schedule

    31:41 Putting the systems in place to ensure success

    36:12 Know what you want and have the end results in mind

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    • 40 min

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