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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

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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.

    TCF480: The Power of Being in the Right Community with Chris Treese

    TCF480: The Power of Being in the Right Community with Chris Treese

    Dan and Tom speak with guest Chris Treese. Chris is the owner of a construction company called Classic Home Concepts. Chris discusses the value of being part of the right community, the power of meeting people in person, and the importance of participating in live events.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    His financial condition before he joined the Contractor Fight  How being a part of the Contractor Fight programs changed his mindset and business Getting real-time help with your issues through Contractor Fight's open coaching program Changes Chris made to his business and marketing strategy Final deciding factors in closing a sale Differentiating yourself from other companies that offer the same services as you Chris' journey from being a third-party installer for a manufacturer to taking on his own marketing  What you need to know before hiring a media professional How to build your brand as a local business owner How he has changed as a leader in the last few years The importance of conducting weekly team meetings Working through your mindset instead of saying, "why can't I do this or why can't I succeed."  
    Resources: Connect with Chris here - Classic Home Concepts: https://classichomeconcepts.com/ 
    Want the success Chris is enjoying for yourself? Join us in BATTLEGROUND - Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
     
    Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship): https://thecontractorfight.com/book
    Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook
     
    Find Us on Social Media:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber
    Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig
    Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid  

    • 52 min
    TCF479: The Sales Show - "Bucketization"

    TCF479: The Sales Show - "Bucketization"

    Tom and Steve discuss the "Bucketization" of your business so that you can run your business more efficiently. They also discuss what contractors struggle with and what they can do to overcome those issues.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    How to bucketize your business for greater efficiency The issue of having lots of cash flow but no profit Pricing your work and selling it at a 50% gross profit margin How to communicate with a potential prospect over the phone The areas where most contractors have difficulty How to build a good team and be a good leader What to do when your employees arrive late for work Pushing your limits so you can reach the next level Keeping your employees in the loop about the profits of your company  
    Resources: == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Up your sales game! Find everything your contracting business needs to price, sell and produce for profit in one comprehensive program - BATTLEGROUND. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
    == Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==
    https://thecontractorfight.com/book
    == Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
     
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber
    Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig
    Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid  
     
    The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

    • 24 min
    TCF478: Monday Mojo ‚Äď "Never Pick a Fight That You Can't Win"

    TCF478: Monday Mojo ‚Äď "Never Pick a Fight That You Can't Win"

    If a battle cannot be won, do not fight it! Tom recommends that you pick your job wisely, i.e., do not begin a project if you do not feel 100% sure that you are going to win.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    Never accept a job unless you are confident that you will keep at least 50% of the money. Learning how to pre-plan projects to win before you even step foot on the job site Organizing pre-job visits to get a sense of the project and getting your team ready for it¬† Mapping out your ideal outcome for the work you do every day Don‚Äôt do a job if you're not 100% sure you'll win ‚ÄĒ you'll never get hurt on a job you didn't do. ¬†
    Resources: Follow Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground
    == Get your free copy of Tom's book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) ==
    https://thecontractorfight.com/book
    == Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: http://thecontractorfight.com/facebook
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
     
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber
    Instagram: http://thecontractorfight.com/ig
    Live Unafraid Swag: http://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid  
     
    The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

    • 6 min
    TCF477: The Long & Short of It - Being the Expert

    TCF477: The Long & Short of It - Being the Expert

    Stop giving unsolicited advice‚ÄĒunsolicited advice never helps anyone! Tim and Greg tell you why acting like an expert never benefits anyone and why you should become a better listener and process your thoughts before speaking.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…  
    Why you shouldn't act like an expert How to be a good communicator What are you missing, if you don't listen to your prospects Taking a few seconds and processing your thoughts before you speak Why you should be a good listener to be a good speaker  
    Resources:  == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
     
    == Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 
     
    == Connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight:
    https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
     
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
     
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 
     
    The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

    • 7 min
    TCF476: Friday Fails: You Are Not a Unicorn

    TCF476: Friday Fails: You Are Not a Unicorn

    Dan explains that the fundamentals of the contracting industry‚ÄĒcommunicating, marketing, selling, interacting with homeowners, fulfilling the job, leading your crew, etc.‚ÄĒare all the same. So get rid of the unicorn syndrome.
     
     In this episode, we talk about…  
     
    We all suffer from snowflakes syndrome and think we're just super unique. Share your experiences with other contractors, take their advice‚ÄĒdon't feel alone or isolated. Don't be afraid that reaching out to another contractor will make you appear weak and stupid. What you do has already been won by others in the past. So, don't waste your time re-inventing the wheel. If you want knowledge, move beyond free content or free Facebook groups, and find unparalleled community, knowledge, and support with Contractor Fight programs. ¬†
    Resources:  == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
     
    == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
     
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
     
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 

    The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid. 

    • 7 min
    TCF475: Contractor Q&A: How Do I Get Leads in the Winter?

    TCF475: Contractor Q&A: How Do I Get Leads in the Winter?

    Tom and Dan answer your questions about how to pay yourself as the owner of the company, providing your subcontractors with shirts and magnets to give them a sense of your company's identity, how to inform your clients about hiring subcontractors, and how to get leads in winter, etc.
     
    In this episode, we talk about…  
    Question1: As a result of COVID, I was unable to find good employees to work for the business that I established at the end of 2019. When should I quit my full-time job and return to my business?
    Learn how to communicate properly Communication is an important component of how you're building your personal brand Even if you couldn't find people to work with, don't give up Be serious about building a business  
    Question 2: I'm structured as an escort and also work in the field for an average of 80 hours monthly. In addition to the salary, should I also pay myself an hourly wage?
    Talk to your accountant about how they want to structure the money It's more important how you job-cost your time in the field rather than how you pay yourself   
    Question3: When I hire subcontractors, should I provide them with shirts and magnets to represent my business or not? Also, do I need to inform the homeowner that subcontractors will be doing the work? If so, how?
    You shouldn't provide shirts and magnets because they're a subcontractor. They have their own business. Subs are just glorified employees, and you're going to get audited and screwed at some point. Letting the customer know or not know about hiring subs is a marketing and sales process issue Bring the right subs to do the job, and then set the expectation in the sales process Most customers don't care who does the job. They just want to know who will do it.  
    Question 4: How do you get leads in winter?
    The only trades that can get constant leads are the emergency trades like electric, heating, air, plumbing, etc. Currently, your only option is to contact past customers. Don't expect fast work from anyone who isn't a past customer since you're behind the eight ball. The number one job you have as a business owner is to market your business, build your brand and sell it. Don't care about producing at this point‚ÄĒsell it first, then figure out how to produce it. Get fanatical about marketing and building your brand‚ÄĒinvest a portion of your revenue into branding your business. Check out our Marketing Boot Camp‚ÄĒit will teach you how to market and build relationships, etc. Build relationships with influencers, interior designers, realtors, etc Make warranty calls‚ÄĒask if anything is wrong, etc. This will differentiate you from everybody else.¬† Warranty calls are one of the greatest ways to build your brand and business. ¬†
    Question 5: I do bathroom models, and I have too many leads. Tell me how you recommend screening leads. 
    Check the Shin-Fu process Be good and efficient at what you do  
    Resources:  == Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 
     
    == Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==
    Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 
     
    == Order your free copy of Tom’s book Winning the Contractor Fight (Just pay to ship) == https://thecontractorfight.com/book 
     
    == Grab the Gear ==
    https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 
     
    == Find Us on Social Media ==
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 
    Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 
    Live Unafraid Swag: https://thecontractorfight.com/unafraid 
     
    The Contractor Fight is the ultimate resource for becoming an uncommon contractor! Pick a fight with mediocrity. Live Unafraid.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Bturner21 ,

Thank you!

I am thrilled to have found TCF Podcast. Always great topics and very helpful as I build my business!

Six months later and I am still listening to every piece of content the Tom and his team at TCF put out. I finally feel like I found my people! Thank you Tom!

ValleyScape Taylor ,

Just what you need

I recently listened to episode 474.
That morning I had to have a tough conversation with an employee I really liked and cared about.
I listened to This episode on my way to the meeting by chance and it really helped me to approach this situation differently than my instinct was to approach it. That episode was one of the best I’ve ever heard. The emotions involved in the experiences shared really helped me see things from someone else’s point of view.

Jossyass ,

My Favorite

So much valuable information. I am very grateful that this show exists and that it‚Äôs available via podcast as it allows me to multitask. Love the content, keep it up! ūüĎŹūüŹľ

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