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 180 - COVID

There is so much mis-information about COVID. I went to the expert about all things HR and payroll. Suzi Lemen.

Suzi explains what you should do and why you may want to do it.  You can get all of the policies and procedures related to COVID for your state with her HR Toolkit.

Go to www.dynamiccorp.com for more information.

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 179 - Websites. How do you make yours more effective?

How do you get your website to achieve the goals you want it to achieve?  Join Brady Smith, founder of Invicta Enterprises as he gives you the answer to these questions and more.  And, Brady has a free website audit for you: https://www.invicta.enterprises/

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 178 - Branding?

Forget about the marketing perspective.  Discover what you need to know from a legal perspective.

Join Shireen Smith and me as she gives you the good, bad, and ugly.

Her new book, Brand Tuned can be pre-ordered – go to www.BrandTuned.com

 

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 177 - “This can’t happen to me.”

A contractor’s story of surprise, hurt, and disbelief.

And…procedures to put in place to help prevent it from happening to you.

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 176 - Get a Silver Bullet

Get a Silver Bullet. An easy proposal software that technicians and salespeople can use to close more sales. 

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 175 - How to Make a Partnership in Business Work Successfully

Join Jeff Sawyer and Matt Powers, partners at TruNorth Construction and they explain how to make a partnership in business work successfully

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 174 - Interview with Jody Read, CEO of Sapphire Disinfection

Join Jody Read, CEO of Sapphire Disinfection, as he explains some easy to use products that can help separate you from your competition when selling replacement equipment

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 173 - What to do when technicians try to hold you for ransom

What to do when technicians (or any employee) tries to hold you for ransom when they want an increase in pay.

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Ruth King
Twitter - @RuthKing

Contractor Cents - Episode 172 - Three Keys to Business Freedom

Three Keys to Business Freedom

This podcast is the expanded version of the Contractor Cents email.  How to use your business as a tool for business freedom – concentrate on customers, employees, and financials.

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 171 - How to Survive When Your Top Techs Quit Right before Busy Season

How to Survive When Your Top Techs Quit Right before Busy Season

This happened to one of my clients.  Find out how he survived and the implications for what is happening now.

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 170 - Why Water not Soda this Summer

Why Water not Soda this Summer

Your field team is working in the heat.  Why water is critical for them, how much water they need, and why they should not be drinking soda.  Join John Pace, Founder of Pace Yourself to Health, as he explains the role of water

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 169 - Become Conscious about Your Business

Become Conscious about Your Business

What does it mean to have a conscious company?  How does it affect your culture and your profits?  Join Casey Grey, founder of the Conscious Builder, and me as he explains how he became a conscious builder and the affect it has had on attracting employees and his bottom line

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Ruth King
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Contractor Cents - Episode 168 - What if you could add 1% to your bottom line?

What if you could add 1% to your bottom line?

How much are your credit card charges?  What if you could save 1% of them?  That 1% goes directly to your bottom line.  My guest, Bailey Cooper, tells you how you can do just that.

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Ruth King
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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

 

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Ruth King
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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

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Ruth King
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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.

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Ruth King
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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.

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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.

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Ruth King
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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.

 

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Ruth King
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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.

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Ruth King
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