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 167 - Market Locally for Increased Profitability

Market Locally for Increased Profitability

Take a look at where your customers are.  What if you could shrink your geographic area and be more profitable?  My guest, Scott Channell shows you how to do this.

Here’s the link for Scott’s book: My Area Marketing: Local Business Growth & Advertising Strategy

https://amzn.to/3fLm9yW

 

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 166 - Where is the Home Services Market Going?

Where is the Home Services Market Going?

Join Greg Cicatelli, the head of home improvement sales for Ally Lending and me for a fascinating discussion of where the market is headed and what you can do to take advantage of it

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 165 - Getting Ready for Summer – Part 2

Getting Ready for Summer – Part 2

Summer is around the corner.  In this two part series I cover actions you can take to help increase your profitability this summer.  Part 2 talks about cash actions and one dumb thing you should never do.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 164 - Getting Ready for Summer – Part 1

Getting Ready for Summer – Part 1

Summer is around the corner.  In this two part series I cover actions you can take to help increase your profitability this summer.  Part 1 talks about inventory actions (probably not what you think) and customer actions.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 163 - I Can’t Pay You That!

What do you do when a field or office employee comes to you wanting a significant raise?  Before you say “I can’t pay you that” calculate the amount of revenues that must be generated to actually pay the employee what he or she wants.  This podcast tells you how to do it.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 162 - My frustrating story

My frustrating story

My frustrating story – and why you should always keep in contact with your customers.  I give you simple ideas to implement that keep your company’s name in front of your customers.

 

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 161 - Solar is coming

Solar is coming – easy ways to add this product to your company’s services

The state of California has mandated solar on every new construction home.  Solar is spreading across the United States. Carol Smith, head of channel partners for Complete Solar, explains what you can do to get in this industry.  It’s as easy as getting utility bills from your customers.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 160 - All Natural Products that Can Help Your Customers Improve the Air Quality in their Homes

All Natural EPA, FDA, and USDA Approved Products that Can Help Your Customers improve the air quality in their homes

Join Jody Read, the CEO of Sapphire Disinfection Products, as he explains how his company’s products can be sprayed in ductwork, sanitize pens, credit cards, and cash with just a wave, and more.

For a 20% DISCOUNT go to www.sapphiredisinfection.com and put in the code HVAC20.

Podcast Sponsor is Profitability Movement - https://profitability-movement.mn.co
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 159 - The $400 roll of duct tape and the $700 Oil Nozzle

The $400 roll of duct tape and the $700 Oil Nozzle
 
Yes, these numbers are correct. Find out how a roll of duct tape actually cost a company $400. Find out how a $3 oil nozzle actually cost a company $700.
 
Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 158 - How You can Afford Retirement Benefits that Help with Employee Satisfaction

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
How You can Afford Retirement Benefits that Help with Employee Satisfaction
 
Many smaller companies think they can’t afford retirement benefits…or that their employees don’t want them. Bill Frechtman advises many companies, large and small about retirement benefits. Find out questions to ask if you are considering a plan or have a plan.
 
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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 157 - How to be Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
 
How to be Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Business While Keeping Employee Turnover at a Minimum
 
Ken Rusk started digging ditches. He decided that he wanted more and started his own business. Find out how he grew to be a multi-million dollar business while keeping turn over at a minimum. 
 
Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents- Episode 156 - Perfect Technician Academy

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
 
Perfect Technician Academy – Training Veterans and other “green” people to be productive in the HVAC industry in 6 weeks
 
Dr. Scott Mooreman is the Provost for Perfect Technician Academy. Find out how they do this and how to be on their contractor list for placing veterans and other students upon graduation.
 
Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 155 - Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times - Part 3

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times - Part 3
 
Over the years I’ve seen many contractors do really dumb things in slower times. This series focuses on things you should avoid.

Contractor Cents - Episode 154 - Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times - Part2

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
 
Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times - Part 2
 
Over the years I’ve seen many contractors do really dumb things in slower times. This series focuses on things you should avoid.
 
Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 153 - Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
Stupid Things Some Contractors Do in Slower Times
 
Over the years I’ve seen many contractors do really dumb things in slower times. This series focuses on things you should avoid.
 
Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/
Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 152 - The Business Sale Process

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
Join Ashish Achlerkar, Founder and CEO of NearU, as he takes you through what you can expect when you sell your business – now or in future years.  
 

Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/

Ashish Achlerkar

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashishachlerkar/

Website - https://nearu.services/

Contractor Cents - Episode 151  Getting Your Business Ready to Sell

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning

Join Ashish Achlerkar, Founder and CEO of NearU, as he gives you what you need to do to get your business ready to sell – now or in future years

Podcast Sponsor HVAC Trustbooks - https://hvactrustbooks.com/

Ashish Achlerkar

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashishachlerkar/

Website - https://nearu.services/

Contractor Cents - Episode 150 - 3 Critical Functions of a Contracting Company - Part 3

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
The Three Critical Functions of a Contracting Company
 
This is the third program in this three part series with the most critical parts of any contracting company – replacement/jobs

Contractor Cents - Episode 149 - 3 Critical Functions of a Contracting Company - Part 2

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
The Three Critical Functions of a Contracting Company
 
This is the second program in this three part series with the most critical parts of any contracting company – replacement/jobs. 

Contractor Cents - Episode 148 - 3 Critical Functions of a Contracting Company - Part1

Posted by contractorcents in hvac, heating and air, contractor, air conditioning
The Three Critical Functions of a Contracting Company
 
This is the first program in this three part series with the most critical parts of any contracting company – service. 

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