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Are the Stings Set Up by TV Stations Fair to Contractors?

February may be when Valentine’s Day is, but too often there’s not a lot of love sent towards contractors in general, especially when a local news station sets up a sting operation targeting your industry!

Now a sting operation... Read More...

Don’t Have to Love It. Just Have to Do It.

There’s always a project that you know you need to do, but you always manage to put it off…don’t you? Relax, it’s human nature to procrastinate, especially on things we know we hate, or we perceive as difficult.

The great... Read More...

Written Policies and Procedures Help Everyone Sleep Through the Night

I grew up in my family’s plumbing, heating, and cooling company and among my earliest memories are my Dad getting calls in the middle of the night from people with heating emergencies—a homeowner whose furnace had quit or a bakery... Read More...

It’s Always Going to Be An Uphill Battle Without Operating Manuals

Businesses either get better, or they get worse. At least that’s what I finally realized at my own service contracting company years ago. It’s akin to pushing a boulder uphill. The business is either moving up, or it’s moving down.... Read More...

The Right Way to Make Time for the Holidays

Got more time at the end of a workday than you know what to do with? Not likely.

How about finding extra time during the holidays to stop and enjoy as a team the holidays let alone finding extra time... Read More...

Why is Al the Big Man in Australia?

Al Levi of Appleseed Business talks about planning, operations, staffing, family business, and how to make your contracting business better on The Site Shed in Australia!

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Run Your Contracting Business with Less Stress and More Success | The Site Shed Podcast

In this episode, TSS046, Matt Jones, host of The Site Shed Podcast and I get together for some Tool Box Talk around the systems and processes that my brothers and I developed for our family’s plumbing, heating and cooling business.... Read More...

Why Buy Another Contracting Business Book?

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... Read More...

Dog-gone It

The 500 pound dog in the room. The 500 pound dog in the room is the question about whether or not to allow dogs at work. Full disclosure. I love dogs. And my daughter made it part of her employment... Read More...

Power Tools Done Right

We’re just big boys disguised as men no matter how old we get. Not hard to find evidence to support that statement when you look at the power tools we accumulate both personally and professionally as we move along in... Read More...

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