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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.

    Turning Employees into Champions with Stephanie Cansfield - Ep #155

    Turning Employees into Champions with Stephanie Cansfield - Ep #155

    HEY ROCKSTARS!

    👏 REAL TALK. 👏

    Instead of focusing on why your employees leave, ask, "What can I do to keep them at my company?"

    Therefore, in this week’s episode, we discuss how to work around some challenges you might encounter when retaining passionate team members and converting them into A-players!

    Remember that the salary is only one aspect of what employees are looking for. Rather than just meeting your team member’s needs, business owners and managers should consider their values and personal goals in the long run. 🤓🤓🤓

    We should be cognizant of the fact that everyone defines happiness differently. Certain company perks may make employees happy. There are also instances when some members of the team appreciate the company's commitment to challenging them.

    What about planning a morning huddle or one on ones to get to know them more? ✌️✌️✌️

    Having a hard time gauging each of them as individuals? - Easy!

    Onboard with us also is Stephanie Cansfield, PFC's Customer Care Manager. She will cover topics such as building relationships between leaders and employees and many more.

    So you've got to tune in now! ☑️☑️☑️



    Chapters:

    5:29 The importance of getting to know your team members' personal goals

    13:35 More eyes and brains are better than one

    18:49 Team members not enjoying what they do? They're not going to stay

    23:19 Why it's super important to let go of things that are unnecessary

    28:38 The results of the effort of Steph's team that they put into PFC

    35:48 Different perspectives can help a lot

    41:19 Stephanie's last words of advice for contractors



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    • 46 min
    Time Mastery for 2023 - Ep #154

    Time Mastery for 2023 - Ep #154

    HEY ROCKSTARS!

    So you've finished celebrating, and you're getting your Christmas tree out. You are back running our businesses, and all the client pressure has put you in a state of chaos.

    How come you've found yourself in such a pickle?

    Right now, let's talk about the biggie. In these hectic times of the year, time management is a major challenge for contractors and tradespeople.

    Join us as we discuss the most pressing topics in this podcast. Our discussion will focus on how most of us become too vulnerable in such situations.

    You might want to press play now, as we're going to get serious!



    Chapters:

    1:32 Time management is such a relevant topic at all times of the year

    4:55 What is the mindset of contractors?

    9:46 The value of your time correlates to the value of your activities

    13:17 Keeping a to-do list in your head

    16:40 You can't change things that you're not aware of

    21:09 The value of your time evolves as you evolve

    24:56 Delegating is a skill set

    29:55 If you don't become the system, everything has to come back to you



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    • 35 min
    Balancing Family and Business in 2023 with Bill and Kerry Ferguson - Ep #153

    Balancing Family and Business in 2023 with Bill and Kerry Ferguson - Ep #153

    HEY ROCKSTARS!

    I know you know it—the dynamic of a family business is different from the others.

    Certain situations may cause conflict among family members, and sometimes, boundaries between family life and work life become blurry.

    So, what should you do if you have some form of the family business? And how can you overcome certain challenges that come with it?

    Jump into this podcast as there is a value-packed conversation with the lovely husband and wife team: Bill and Kerry Ferguson.

    We’re going to talk about issues that couples in business struggle with, business challenges around getting control of your team, getting on the same page with your goals, and more!

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



    Chapters:

    1:41 If you have a family business, you need to listen to this

    6:50 Knowing the numbers and having a more strategic plan

    10:58 What's Bill's approach when he realized he wasn't charging enough?

    16:35 The first step is to get on the same page with your goals

    20:51 Tell your team why you're trying to do what you do

    26:51 The importance of communication, even though it's a micro goal

    29:40 The biggest impacts from a time perspective or appreciating admin help

    35:39 Advice for those who don't have an admin person

    41:15 Why you need to use the word "valuing" to describe your business

    46:06 Doing more sales, but have less money in the bank

    50:25 It's essential to be in broad agreement with your partner when it comes to business

    54:56 How to ensure that your plans can work



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    We've Solved the Hiring Problem for 2023 - Ep #152

    We've Solved the Hiring Problem for 2023 - Ep #152

    HEY ROCKSTARS!

    Finding the best employee is not an easy job. You'll have to go through different personalities and it's a process from A-Z before fully knowing a person.

    Somehow, having a person you can rely on in your business can greatly impact you as a contractor or business owner.

    In this episode, together with our special guest, Jay Carter, we will talk about how to find the perfect employee for you, what are the loopholes you're going to tackle and how to help your fellow contractors to find the same qualifications too.

    Jay Carter will be sharing with us his thoughts on building a relationship with your people and finding out if this person is right for you.

    So if you're struggling to find the perfect employee for your business, you are in the right place!

    Check this out!



    Chapters:

    1:40 What's happening in the roofing industry?

    4:11 The numbers game is becoming more of a race

    12:10 The secret psychology in knowing who you're hiring

    14:53 You have to find candidates where they most frequent

    20:21 What's the worst part?

    24:35 What would your business look like without labor issues?

    29:49 What do you eliminate?

    36:21 The power of word of mouth through social media

    39:49 Be innovative, especially if it solves one of the biggest problems

    43:15 You're going to eat yourself up if you don't adopt new technology



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    • 48 min
    Should You Increase Your Prices is the Question with Ryan Lynch - Ep #151

    Should You Increase Your Prices is the Question with Ryan Lynch - Ep #151

    Price increase in contracting makes a huge impact on the business. A lot of our contractors are settling for less just to get the job done but in reality, we have to think about the quality of settling for less. 

    In this episode, Ryan Lynch joins us. He shares how he took over their business when he doesn't even have enough knowledge. 

    But, he was able to stand up slowly, especially with prices in materials and labor fees. 

    In addition, you'll get to learn more about how to adjust your prices, and how to effectively boost your profit by knowing how to properly calculate your increase. We want to help you grow your business so let's get crackin' and take notes. 



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    Chapters: 

    3:25 Get to know Ryan Lynch 

    6:09 How do you get out of a bad situation? 

    11:09 The biggest aha moment was pricing labor 

    15:46 Ryan's mindset then: charging like everybody else thinking of the market value 

    17:08 How raising your prices allow you to get better customers 

    21:02 What's been the effects on his team dealing with their clients? 

    24:55 Don't be scared to reach out for help 



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    • 28 min
    Going from Frustrations to Profit with Chris Ramos - Ep #150

    Going from Frustrations to Profit with Chris Ramos - Ep #150

    Are you struggling to find success in your contracting business? ❓❓❓

    Knowing your business inside out is crucial for identifying improvement opportunities.

    Making decisions can be difficult, but it is important to consider all options before settling on a course of action.

    Weighing the pros and cons of each potential outcome can help you make the BEST choice for yourself and those around you. 🥳🥳🥳

    In today's No BS Podcast for Contractors, we have Chris Ramos, a member of PFC and peer mentor coach with extensive experience helping contractors improve their businesses.

    In this episode, Chris shares his insights on what it takes to be successful in the contracting industry. 😊😊😊

    As a contractor himself, he’s all too familiar with tradespeople's various struggles.

    He knew from firsthand experience what needed to be changed and set about making progress in his business.

    So if you feel like you're stuck and don't know where to turn? 😅

    Don't worry, you're not alone, and help is on the way! 🚑🚑🚑

    That's why he will discuss the common solutions that you can implement right away to improve your business.

    Check it out! 👍👍👍



    Chapters:

    2:54 What Chris learned since joining PFC

    5:55 Why do you think so many guys don't pay themselves?

    8:44 Why you don't want every job to be profitable

    11:24 Why is it so dangerous to try to be all things to all people?

    14:38 The importance of team size in your business

    20:45 Separating your personal life when you're running your own business

    23:38 When you have systems in place, you are able to go on vacation

    26:52 How quickly do you see people making progress they join PFC?

    29:57 The snowflake effect of contractors

    33:10 Why it's okay to be bored

    36:17 What's the easiest place to start making changes?



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    • 43 min

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I’ve never personally met Andrew, but i started listening to him for a few weeks now and has been nothing short than amazing. Great intellect and common sense thinking to every day activities for contractors

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