“I really wish you would stop writing books and giving away all of the secrets! Of course, I’m mostly kidding. Thanks for everything you do to help your fellow contractor, Al. You certainly changed the course of my life.”
The Secret Bonus of Operating Manuals | Al Levi The 7-Power Contractor
Working with consulting clients, I create the Operating Manuals early on to help them immediately minimize the daily chaos in their businesses. For fast-growing shops, it allows them to keep growing in a smarter way.
All good stuff.
But, I let them discover “The Secret Bonus” of these operating manuals, which is that they boost sales. Most owners realize this right away, because the best shops closely track sales data.
Here are the top 7 reasons why having operating manuals in place boosts sales:
How Great Techs Become Successful Owners | Al Levi The 7-Power Contractor
You quit that tech job at an established plumbing, heating, cooling, and/or electrical company because you figured you could be your own boss, make your own hours and charge a little less, and the money would come flowing in.
Maybe yes. Maybe no.
If you’re reading this I’m betting you also discovered there’s so much more to running a successful business than just being a good tech. And if you’re like most, you’re probably not completely sure what all of that “more” is!
Don’t get me wrong, actually knowing technical stuff for the work you do is helpful. But, it can be a double-edged sword if you’re the only one who can run a call the right way (at least, in your mind, anyway). It automatically limits your growth.