TCF254: Don’t Be Bullied By Budget

December 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on TCF254: Don’t Be Bullied By Budget

Have you ever been in a situation where a prospective client will say to you “if you can meet our budget, we’ll let you do the job”? It’s ridiculous how often we are at the mercy of a prospective customer. The root issue is we’re giving our control away as a contractor and it’s been happening for decades. In this episode, Tom shares three huge ways that you can take that control back today. Resources:

TCF253: Common Mistakes Contractors Make

November 25th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF253: Common Mistakes Contractors Make

Today Tom goes over some of the most common and easily preventable mistakes that he sees contractors make over and over and over. If you have a shitty bank account or high stress, chances are you’re making at least one of these mistakes on a regular basis. Listen in, take notes, and get ready to transform your business. Resources: Fight Fest - Nashville, TN The Contractor Fight Facebook Group The Contractor Fight Night $100k Contractor

TCF252: Using Facebook Live To Grow Your Business with Alan Decker

November 18th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF252: Using Facebook Live To Grow Your Business with Alan Decker

In this episode, we’re talking about Facebook Live and using it to grow your business. Facebook Live is a great way for you to answer common questions and establish yourself as the go-to expert in your field. There’s no better person to help make that point that our guest today, Alan Decker. Alan is the owner of Docker’s Pondscapes and over the past few years, he has taken advantage of using Facebook Live to show

TCF251: Facebook Q&A

November 11th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF251: Facebook Q&A

Today we’re going to dig into some of the things that have come across The Contractor Fight private Facebook group. If you’re not already in the group, go join it today. We’ve worked really hard on curating a kick ass community of FWs where you can get the help you need from other contractors who have the same goals and mindset. Resources: The Contractor Fight Facebook Group The Contractor Fight Night $100k Contractor The Bridge

TCF250: The Remodeling Life with Paul Winans

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF250: The Remodeling Life with Paul Winans

Today’s conversation is with a remodeling legend by the name of Paul Winans. He’s been around forever and built and sold and incredibly successful remodeling company. Since then, he’s been consulting and coaching remodeling contractors from all over the place on how to build a stronger business. Resources: The Remodeling Life by Paul Winans WinansConsulting.com The Contractor Fight Night $100k Contractor CSA: The Bridge The Contractor Fight Facebook Group One Nail The Contractor Fight TV

TCF249: How to Never Be Poor

October 28th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF249: How to Never Be Poor

  You don’t want to be poor, right? You have a mortgage or rent to pay, a family to provide for, and everything else in between. There are few guarantees in life but if you follow everything in today’s podcast, we guarantee that you will never be poor. The single best thing you can do to keep yourself from being poor is learning how to sell and Tom breaks it all down in this week’s

TCF248: The Seven Secrets To Becoming A Wealthy Contractor with Brian Kaskavalciyan

October 21st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF248: The Seven Secrets To Becoming A Wealthy Contractor with Brian Kaskavalciyan

In this episode, Tom talks with Brian Kaskavalciyan from gFour Marketing and The Wealthy Contractor Podcast. They talk about a bunch of things including growing your business and Brian’s new book, The Seven Secrets To Becoming A Wealthy Contractor. You’ll hear a lot of similarities in what Brian and Tom preach and you know why? Because it works. If you’re ready to grow your business and make more money then take notes during this one

TCF247: Do Your Actions Support Your Goals?

October 16th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF247: Do Your Actions Support Your Goals?

Resources: Art Snarzyk - Innerview Advisors https://innerviewadvisors.com/why-choose-innerview/about-art-snarzyk/ The Contractor Fight Night https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ $100k Contractor https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridge https://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ One Nail https://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw The Contractor Sales Academy Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/contractor-sales-academy/id1440650529?mt=2 Want to stop sucking the life out of your contracting business? Join the Contractor Sales Academy and take command of your entire sales process! CSA is a game changer for your business.

TCF246: More Deals at Higher Profits

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF246: More Deals at Higher Profits

Want to learn to close more deals at higher profits? Then you need to be a part of Fight Night. In Fight Night, we teach you how to connect you with your ideal clients and prospects in a way that your competitors never will. It’s going to change the game for you in sales. You’re going to walk away with something actionable that’s going to help you close your next deal for more money than

TCF245: Should You Take Credit Cards?

September 30th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF245: Should You Take Credit Cards?

You want to get paid, right? But what method of payments work best for your contracting business? Some guys feel adamantly that you shouldn’t accept credit cards because of fees or for various other reasons. But in this episode, Tom shares his five reasons why you SHOULD be accepting credit cards in your contracting business. Resources: The Contractor Fight TV: Content Marketing Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa1wY2xenX9Azv75aQS8bKDbUTFfDcV27 $100k Contractor https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridge https://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Group

TCF244: New Business Marketing Tips

September 24th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF244: New Business Marketing Tips

In this episode, Tom tackles one of the most common questions that is asked in The Contractor Fight: How do I market my new contracting business? Based off of his years of experience, Tom shares a list of all of the things that you can do right off the bat to start marketing your new contracting business. All it takes is a little time. Resources: The Contractor Fight TV: Content Marketing Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa1wY2xenX9Azv75aQS8bKDbUTFfDcV27 $100k Contractor

TCF243: 3 Simple Elements of a Successful Marketing Plan

September 18th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF243: 3 Simple Elements of a Successful Marketing Plan

Today we’re going to dig into the essential elements of a marketing plan for your business. It doesn’t need to be complicated so stop overcomplicating it! In this episode, Tom breaks it all down real easy for you so that you can come up with a marketing plan that actually works and drives leads to your business. Resources: Free Marketing Calendar https://thecontractorfight.com/marketingcalendar $100k Contractor https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridge https://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ One

TCF242: How to Set Sales Goals and Actually Achieve Them

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF242: How to Set Sales Goals and Actually Achieve Them

Today we’re talking about how to set a sales goal and achieve it. Setting a sales goal is as simple as gaining clarity. It is the foundation of everything you’re going to do. In this episode, Tom goes over the key foundations in sales that will help you get the success that you want and ensure that you’re not just setting a sales goal but also achieving it. Resources: $100k Contractor https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridge https://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/

TCF241: The Accidental Low-Baller

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF241: The Accidental Low-Baller

Today we are talking about whether or not you’re an accidental low-baller. Nobody ever plans to be a low-baller as a home improvement contractor. Very rarely is somebody wanting to be the lowest priced guy that undercuts everybody and doesn’t end up making money. In this episode, we look at the two main reasons that can lead you to possibly becoming an accidental low-baller.   Resources: GET YOUR FREE 50% ESTIMATE SPREADSHEET as mentioned in

TCF240: Turn Your Mind into Your Biggest Biggest Business Asset

August 28th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF240: Turn Your Mind into Your Biggest Biggest Business Asset

In this episode, we talk about why your mindset is responsible for all of the success or all of the failures that you’re having right now in your business. We have 70,000 - 90,000 thoughts that go through our head every single day. A great majority of those thoughts are the same negative thoughts we had the day before. That’s not acceptable. It’s time to take control of your thinking and your reactions to help

TCF239: Three Reasons Why Charging the Going Rate Is Killing Your Business

August 21st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF239: Three Reasons Why Charging the Going Rate Is Killing Your Business

Right now contractors all over the world are asking the question “What is the going rate for (fill in the blank)”. That question is one of the fastest ways to the financial poor house. If you ever want to get out of the gutter you have to learn to stop giving a crap about what the going rate is in your area. In this episode, Tom goes over the three main reasons why charging the

TCF238: How to Attract Great People

July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF238: How to Attract Great People

Recruiting is like marketing. If you aren’t actively recruiting all the time, you’re going to have some trouble finding good people. Pretty much every contractor has a hard time finding good people, adding them to their team, and then even retaining them. In this episode, Tom shares a few things that you can do to attract and retain FWs for your business. Resources: $100k Contractor https://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridge https://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/

TCF237: How to Make More Money and Demand Results

July 17th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF237: How to Make More Money and Demand Results

The fastest way to make the money you want to make as a contractor is by demanding results. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest things but at the end of the day you need to make sure you’re spending your time and money on things that are getting results. It all starts with clarity. Without being 100% clear on what you want in life, you’re not going to get the

TCF236: Play with Urgency

July 14th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF236: Play with Urgency

Every day contractors are losing business and tons of money because they lack urgency. Your customers hate to wait. If you drag your feet they may not stick around. Time kills deals and there’s no better time than right now to take care of your clients and keep them happy. Resources: $100k Contractorhttps://thecontractorfight.com/100k The Bridgehttps://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Nighthttps://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TVhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw The Contractor Sales Academy Podcasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/contractor-sales-academy/id1440650529?mt=2

TCF235: The Contractor Fight Profit Creed

July 8th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF235: The Contractor Fight Profit Creed

Today we talk about The Contractor Fight Profit Creed. If you own a business you HAVE to be profitable. You need to make money. It doesn’t matter what your business is. It doesn’t matter how big your business is. It doesn’t matter what your top-line revenue is. You need to consistently be as profitable as possible. Resources: The Bridgehttps://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/ One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Nighthttps://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TVhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw The

TCF234: Stop Slamming Your Junk in the Door

June 19th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF234: Stop Slamming Your Junk in the Door

Today we take another look inside the private Contractor Fight Facebook group (which is free to join) to give you a glimpse inside some of the common things that are discussed right now inside the group. In this episode, Tom picks out a handful of discussions and breaks them down to give you a better understanding on how to handle getting deposits, being aggressive with your marketing, and getting rid of the head trash that

TCF233: Silence Separates

June 16th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF233: Silence Separates

Today we talk about silence. In the Contractor Sales Academy, we talk a lot about silence. During the sales process, one of the best things you can do is stay silent. But let’s switch out of that mindset and focus on three areas where silence actually separates and puts distance between you and others, you and the person you want to be, and you and where you want to take your business. Resources: One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail

TCF232: Changing as an Entrepreneur with Nigel Costolloe

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF232: Changing as an Entrepreneur with Nigel Costolloe

Nigel Costolloe is the owner of Catchlight Painting which serves the Greater Boston Area. With over 25+ years experience in the painting business, Nigel brings a thoughtful and interesting perspective into the conversation. In this episode, Tom and Nigel go over a lot of different topics including money mindset and all the head trash that goes along with it, how being an entrepreneur changes you as a person, personal development, and much much more. Resources:

TCF231: You Don’t Deserve to Get Paid

June 5th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF231: You Don’t Deserve to Get Paid

One conversation that is becoming more and more common amongst contractors is guys complaining that they’re having trouble getting paid. If you’re having trouble getting paid it’s YOUR fault. In this episode are three things that you need to be doing for every single job or else you don’t deserve to get paid! Resources: One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Nighthttps://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TVhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw The Contractor Sales Academy Podcasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/contractor-sales-academy/id1440650529?mt=2 The Bridgehttps://contractorsalesacademy.com/the-bridge/ The Contractor Fight Facebook

TCF230: You Are a Coach

May 26th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF230: You Are a Coach

One of the main reasons you are struggling to build your team and recruit winners is all about how you view your role with them. One of the biggest mistakes guy in the industry are making is that they are not looking at themselves as leaders. You are the boss. You are NOT a dictator. You are NOT a babysitter. First and foremost, you need to be a coach. If you want a stronger and

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