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Is there a shortage of business books out there
or business information out there on how to be
successful in the contracting business? Nope!
Can trying to figure out what to do with all that
information be overwhelming and confusing? Yes!

That’s why I wrote my own business book,
The 7-Power Contractor: Run Your Contracting
Business With Less Stress and More Success
,
to provide you with a complete systematic approach,
one that is working great for shops around the US
and Canada. You don’t even have to take my word
for it. The book is filled with client stories. . .

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Is there a shortage of business books and information out there on how to be successful in the contracting business? No. Can trying to figure out what to do with all that information be overwhelming and confusing? Yes!That’s why I wrote my own business book, The 7-Power Contractor: Run Your Contracting Business With Less Stress and More Success, to provide you with a complete systematic approach, one that is working great at shops around the US and Canada. You don’t even have to take my word for it. The book is filled with client stories. . .

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Tim Flynn

Tim Flynn, Owner | Winters Home Services | Cambridge, MA

“Life before Planning Power! was like knowing you need to go to the gym and lose weight or work out, these are the things you KNOW your supposed to do, but don’t. The answers are all the same,“not enough hours in the day” or “I am too busy working to focus on that.” We are all guilty for more reasons than can be listed.”

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Steve Lowry

Steve Lowry, Owner | Lowry Services | Harleysville, PA

“Why do we still pay Al Levi for ongoing consulting three years after we first started working together? Because I know how easy it would be to fall back into our old bad habits.”

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Why Most Family Businesses Don’t Work 
and How The 7-Power Contractor Approach Can Help

I love all contracting businesses but I’m particularly fond of family businesses. After all, I was the 3rd generation at my family’s plumbing, heating and cooling business. And I’ve been coaching many family-owned contracting businesses for the past 15 years.

Here are just a few of the troubling challenges I see in many family businesses...

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Information, Not Scare Tactics

July 6th, 2016|Marketing Power!|

Among the many things I do with clients I work with over time is marketing.

One part of that work entails making them better at creating marketing that hits home with their target audience. The trick to great marketing is to know what makes that audience tick.

I must admit. I was once oblivious to what made my customers tick so both my sales and my marketing efforts fell flat on their face.

But once I sought to get better, like any skill you learn, I got so much better at this that miraculously my sales and marketing took off.

Here’s a question: which comes first, sales or marketing?

Why is Al the Big Man in Australia?

June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Well, technically I’m not.

But, I’m on the radio in Australia. Technically, it's a great podcast for contractors called The Site Shed.

Dispatch Scheduling Hijack

June 6th, 2016|Leadership Power!|

One of my many jobs at my company was being the Install Manager. That meant I was responsible for assigning five installation crews each day to the appropriate install job.

Why Buy Another Contracting Business Book?

March 17th, 2016|Financial Power!, Leadership Power!, Marketing Power!, Operations Power!, Planning Power!, Products, Sales Coaching Power!, Sales Power!, Staffing Power!|

Good question!

Is there a shortage of business books out there or business information out there on how to be successful in the contracting business? Nope!

Can trying to figure out what to do with all that information be overwhelming and confusing? Yes!

Real Goal or Fantasy?

February 23rd, 2016|Leadership Power!|

I was working hard every day and every night when I was in my family business years ago. Each day was a battle not unlike what you probably face at your own company.

Selling Quality Assurance Standards

January 26th, 2016|Sales Power!|

When I got smarter at the work our company did, I liked to show off. I’d use big fancy terms and technical jargon that I thought would totally impress the customer I was in [...]

IF YOU FIND THAT YOU KEEP SAYING TO YOURSELF...

  • I can't seem to find and keep good people.
  • There just aren't enough hours in the day.
  • We are delivering an inconsistent level of service.
  • I feel like I'm answering the same questions over and over.
  • I spend more time as an employee than as a manager.
  • Call-backs keep me from moving on to new calls/sales.
  • We have no real system in place for training.
  • This business just isn't fun for me anymore.

THEN YOU'RE READY TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Phone: (480) 205-5164
Fax: 212-202-6275
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Traditional Mail:
Appleseed Business, Inc.
c/o Al Levi
10632 N Scottsdale Road
B-563
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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