Contractor Cents

Discover ideas, tactics, news, and information that matters to your contracting business and you. Increase productivity, profitability, customer and employee satisfaction.

Contractor Cents - Episode 245 - Mental Practice Management

What is mental practice management? Join Mark Matteson, an expert in Mental
practice management, as he explains how to use this tool to achieve your
business and personal goals. Mental health management is part of Mark’s eighth
book, As We Thinketh so We Become.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 244 - Thanksgiving Message

Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for listening to contractor Cents. I hope that I’ve
helped you increase sales, profits, and achieve your business goals.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 243 - Performance Driven Giving

Many of you know that my reason for being on this earth is to give you the tools
and processes to get and stay profitable, build wealth…and most important, give
back.
David Hancock, embraces this philosophy. His second book, Performance Driven
Giving, shows you how and why giving back helps you live a great life…while
running a profitable, growing business.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 242 - Weathering The Storm

The media is predicting a recession. Some are saying we are already in one…who
knows. Whether we are in one or not, the Fed has raised interest rates and
bankers are taking notice. What can you do to protect your business and you so
that your banker doesn’t put you out of business?
My guest, Jim Blasingame, also known as the Small Business Advocate, will tell
you how to protect yourself.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 241 - From Recruiting to Retention

Finding employees and communicating easily with your team can be a challenge.
What if there were software to make the recruiting process easier through
targeted job postings? Then once you’ve hired the right people, communicating
with them in a planned, consistent process to enhance retention?
Dave Pacifico, CEO of Team Engine, can help you do all of this – from recruiting to
retention.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 240 - Customer Service

Your phone system can be a wealth of information. I know you’re used to having
your software give you information about who called in response to a specific
marketing activity.
What if you could know how many calls weren’t answered…or how many times
calls were less than 10 second call. And yes, you are spying on your CSR’s. You
want to make sure your customers get taken care of and your phone gets
answered so you don’t lose potential revenue.
And yes, your phone system can do all of this for you. Stephen Price, CEO of Price
Telecom, tells you how.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 239 - Not Your Normal Recycling

Recycling. One of my clients used the recycling money for a new ice
machine…because that’s what his employees told him they wanted for the
recycling money. Others use it for holiday parties.
You recycle the scrap metal otherwise your yard would look like a junk yard…not
the impression you want to make on employees and potential customers.
What’s a good recycling strategy? Richard Goldberg, President of Geomet
Recycling, gives you some suggestions.

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Nick Uttam

 

 

Contractor Cents - Episode 238 - When the Law Meets Technology

What happens when the law meets technology? You get more efficient, better
data, and a better outcome. Imagine creating a contract and managing it in one
platform. This helps you spend less time in the office and more time in the field.
You’ll have document management AND a legal team behind your business
ensuring the documents are working FOR you rather than against you.
Karalynn Cromeens, shows you how Job Tread helps you merge technology and
the law.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
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Contractor Cents - Episode 237 - How to Eliminate the Shortage of Men in Our Industry

What if you focused on attracting women to your company?  Would that decrease our labor shortage of MEN? Yes, of course.  It’s time to think out of the box! Join Colleen Keyworth, president of Women in HVACR, as she shares ideas to help decrease the labor shortage by bringing women into our industry.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

 

Contractor Cents - Episode 236 - Turbocharge your Financials

Drave is the CEO of Performance Financial – a company that specializes in
bookkeeping and financials. Wait a minute, you say, “that’s what you do”.
True. However, there is always more than one person or one company who can
help you with the financial segment of your company. I like to get different
perspectives, and I hope you do too. So, I’ve invited Drake to be my guest and
give you a different perspective on the financial side of your business.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

 

Contractor Cents - Episode 235 - Nailing Communications

You say, “We want to communicate with our customers more often. But, what
does that really mean?”
Join Ron Nussbaum, as he gives you the answers on effective communications
with your customers. Ron is the co-founder of NutNest, a company that helps
contractors reimagine each customer interaction. By doing this and really
communicating with your customers, you can create life long customers that build
your company’s profitability and wealth.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

 

Contractor Cents - Episode 234 - How to help your techs diagnose, speak with your customer, and close more sales

What if you had software that used the latest technology to help your technicians
diagnose, speak with the customer, and close more replacement sales?
Yes, many of the software packages give lip service saying they can do this. I
found one that actually can. It’s called Fyxify, the brainchild of Darren Dixon, a
former contractor who grew a multi 10 million dollar business and got sick of not
finding the technology he needed to help his technicians diagnose and help
educate his customers. Find out more in my conversation with Darren.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam
 

Contractor Cents - Episode 233 - 5 Ways to Build Your Company Culture

Happy Labor Day! Over the past 35 plus years I’ve seen the good, the bad, and
the ugly as it relates to employees and culture. The great companies with great
cultures attract people to work at their companies like flies are attracted to
honey. And, they get to be picky about who they choose.
I give you 5 ways to build a company culture that people want to join and stay
at…for life.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 232 - How increase your closing rate by 10% or More

What if you could increase your closing ratio from 20% to 35% or even 35% to
45%. It is possible using a tool that I find many contractors don’t believe in –
financing. I have seen how financing has helped salespeople and business owners
increase their closing ratio and increase their average sale.
Financing is a no brainer. But why do so many contractors think their customers
don’t want it? Patrick Ruhland discusses the answer to this question and more.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 231 - Steps to Profitable Growth

How do you profitably grow and scale a business? What does it take to do it
right? Ben Juncker has grown a contracting business to a profitable 8 figures. He
will give you ideas and strategies that he used and you can use too.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 230 - Using Google Guaranteed to Generate Leads

What if you could generate leads without using a marketing agency? That’s right,
do it yourself and not take up all of your time to generate those leads. One of the
ways to do this is through Google Guaranteed. Join Lior Vaknin as he gives you the
steps and pitfalls on being part of Google Guaranteed.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 229 - Using LinkedIn to Generate Leads

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pintrest, TikTok, Twitter and more. If you spent
time on trying to generate leads on all of these social platforms your business
would probably suffer. One of the best ways is through LinkedIn. Join Chris
Roxburgh, as he discusses the ins and outs of using LinkedIn.

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing
 
Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 228 - How to Ease Labor Shortages

The labor shortage is real. What can you do to ease the pain? My guest, Christy
Cook, CEO of Phoenix Masonry, a Denver Based commercial construction
company gives you ideas on how to ease your labor shortage pain.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co

Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing
 
Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 227 - How to Ease Labor Shortages

The labor shortage is real. What can you do to ease the pain? My guest, Christy
Cook, CEO of Phoenix Masonry, a Denver Based commercial construction
company gives you ideas on how to ease your labor shortage pain.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co

Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing
 
Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

Contractor Cents - Episode 226 - EV Charging Stations Market

Electric cars are here. For those of you who take care of residential and
commercial electrical needs, this growing marketing is something you HAVE
to take advantage of. Carl Kasalek, CEO of WattLogic, did a webinar on the
growth in this industry and how you can get involved. It was so good that I
asked his permission to give you the audio of the webinar. Here it is.

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Ruth King
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Podcast Produced by
Nick Uttam

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