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Welcome to The 7-Power Contractor® Radio, a radio show for plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and other service contracting business owners. Our mission is to help run your contracting business with less stress and more success. I'm your host, Al Levi, business consultant,

All episodes are under 10 minutes so you can listen and learn on the fly.

Enjoy and if you have any questions or comments I'd love to hear them...email me at al@7powercontractor.com. Love the show? Please leave us a review wherever you listen.

The 7-Power Contractor® Radio Al Levi

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Welcome to The 7-Power Contractor® Radio, a radio show for plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and other service contracting business owners. Our mission is to help run your contracting business with less stress and more success. I'm your host, Al Levi, business consultant,

All episodes are under 10 minutes so you can listen and learn on the fly.

Enjoy and if you have any questions or comments I'd love to hear them...email me at al@7powercontractor.com. Love the show? Please leave us a review wherever you listen.

    How to Know if it's a Bad Employee or Bad Fit

    How to Know if it's a Bad Employee or Bad Fit

    Bad employee? Or just bad fit? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. In this episode I outline the difference between the two and provide some guidance on what you need to have in place to be able to address both of these situations in a constructive manner.
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 9 min
    Mitigating Bad PR

    Mitigating Bad PR

    Your customers are always plugged in and the last thing you need is for the TV cameras to show up on your doorstep or for a customer to leave a bad review online because of a misunderstanding. In this episode, I outline some things you can do reduce the risk of these things happening to you.
    https://www.7powercontractor.com/mitigating-bad-pr-public-relations/
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 8 min
    What to do if Employees are Always on Social Media

    What to do if Employees are Always on Social Media

    Employees always on social media? What can you do? In this episode I address how to manage through employees who are always connected.
    https://www.7powercontractor.com/employees-social-media/
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 7 min
    Chief Executive Communicator

    Chief Executive Communicator

    I have a new title for you: Chief Executive…Communicator! What is that? In this episode I explain the critical importance of this role, which involves creating your vision and helping your employees see that vision as their vision too.
    https://www.7powercontractor.com/chief-executive-communicator/
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 9 min
    Right Way to Say Goodbye to a Bad Employee

    Right Way to Say Goodbye to a Bad Employee

    Getting rid of a bad employee can improve your business immediately, but if not done carefully also can cause a lot of problems. In this episode I talk about the steps of corrective action you can use to document departures from expectations outlined in your operating manuals and either get them back on board or make separation easier for both parties.
    https://www.7powercontractor.com/right-way-firing-bad-employee/
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 7 min
    90% Chance Nothing Bad Will Happen

    90% Chance Nothing Bad Will Happen

    Scared to take time out of the business to work on it? In this episode I wax on about how there is a 90 percent chance nothing bad will happen if you take two hours a week to work ON the business instead of in it, along with some tips on how to do just that.
    https://www.7powercontractor.com/90-percent-chance/
    Notice to listeners: The information in this book, along with the forms and structures provided, are meant to serve as a helpful reference guide for the plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other contracting industries. The host of and contributors to this podcast take no responsibility for compliance with the laws or regulations that govern your specific business. The responsibility for making sure everything is compliant (among other things) is 100 percent yours. Before you implement any new information or forms, please check with your own trusted business advisers, including your own attorney, to make certain that the forms and the information you plan to implement will comply with all relevant laws, customs, and regulations.

    • 8 min

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Great!

This is the most useful and concise information I have found on service businesses in Podcast form.

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Al is the Real Deal

I have known Al for some time and he is the real deal. His real world experience and know how are such a help to those in the trades. I have had Al on my Blue Collar Nation Podcast several times and he always draws our biggest audiences. That does not happen by accident. Those who know Al know that he is going to give actionable advice to make your service business better. Al is the main, and we always learn something when we tune in to him

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Al has walked the walk

Al has been there and done it. He brings great experiences to any situation where he has had the same problem and resolved it. He helps so much with his stories and examples of what need to be done when there is a problem. Thanks for your insight Al!

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