TCF227: YouTube Q&A: How do I Market My Business & Work at the Same Time?

May 15th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF227: YouTube Q&A: How do I Market My Business & Work at the Same Time?

Today’s question comes from a YouTube comment and is very applicable to most of you out there. How do you handle marketing and running your business while also working in the field at the same time? In this episode, we go over a couple of different approaches on how to manage your time so that you’re able to achieve both working in the field and running a successfully marketed business. Resources: One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor

TCF226: The Silver Bullet (Solocast)

May 13th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF226: The Silver Bullet (Solocast)

A lot of you are looking for the “one hack” that’s going to make things easier for your business. You’re looking to cheat Google and gain the system instead of paying your dues. You’re looking for the one thing that’s going to be a savior in your business. Your desire for the silver bullet is going to keep you down and distracted from doing the real work that’s necessary to reach your goals. There is

TCF225: The Importance of Practice (Solocast)

May 8th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF225: The Importance of Practice (Solocast)

How do you become a master at something? You become a master by putting time into the thing that you’re doing. Practice! Think about how long it took you to learn the things that you do now on a daily basis without breaking a sweat. When you practice the sales process the same thing happens - your confidence grows. When your confidence grows, you can sell more, make more, and unlock the keys to success.

TCF224: Betting on Myself (Solocast)

May 5th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF224: Betting on Myself (Solocast)

Don’t be afraid to bet on yourself. The minute you look outside yourself to solve your problems, you become the victim. Nobody benefits from you winning more than you, nobody knows what’s inside you better than you do, and nobody controls your thinking or your actions more than you do. You are the key to your own success so bet on yourself every single time. Resources: One Nailhttps://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Nighthttps://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight

TCF223: Facebook Q&A: “I Was Too Stupid to Get Deposits” (Solocast)

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF223: Facebook Q&A: “I Was Too Stupid to Get Deposits” (Solocast)

In this episode, we’re grabbing more questions and answers from The Contractor Fight Facebook group. From getting deposits to employees quitting to do their own side jobs - we cover a lot of topics that quite a few of you have been experiencing. Don’t forget to join the Contractor Fight private Facebook group. All you need to do is answer 3 simple questions and own your crap within 24 hours. Without a doubt, there is

TCF222: You Are Not a Victim (Solocast)

April 28th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF222: You Are Not a Victim (Solocast)

Today we’re going to be talking about mindset. Contractors all over the world are getting their teeth kicked in to some degree. Maybe they're having a hard time finding talent, or making a profit, building a future, dealing with debt, etc. The list goes on. Most contractors struggle and we know this. A lot of you are quick to blame outside factors and play the victim card but this is unacceptable and completely preventable. Resources:

TCF221: What Would You Do from Day 1 in Your Business? (Solocast)

April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF221: What Would You Do from Day 1 in Your Business? (Solocast)

A little while ago a question was asked in The Contractor Fight Facebook group. What would you do from Day 1 In Your Business? We got so many amazing answers that we decided to do an episode about it because there’s tons of awesome advice in there. Don’t miss out on the action and join the free Contractor Fight Facebook Group! The only requirement to join is to own your shit. Resources: The Contractor Fight

TCF220: If Only I Could Make… (Solocast)

April 21st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF220: If Only I Could Make… (Solocast)

Lately, a lot of you have been saying something along the lines of “If I only made $__”. This is a flawed mindset. You need to reframe the way you talk to yourself about the amount of money that you want to make. You are worth whatever amount you can come up with. You deserve to win more and win bigger. Resources: One Nail https://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Night https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw

TCF219: Don’t You Dare Back Down (Solocast)

April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF219: Don’t You Dare Back Down (Solocast)

This week Tom gives some words of encouragement to those that might feel overwhelmed or like giving up. Don’t ever forget why you started pursuing your dreams and definitely don’t forget how you’ll feel if you give up on them. Listen in for Tom’s 3 important tools to help get over humps and stay on the course of success. Resources: One Nail https://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Night https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/ The Contractor Fight TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw The Contractor

TCF218: Hitting Your Goals & Retaining Good Employees (Solocast)

April 8th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF218: Hitting Your Goals & Retaining Good Employees (Solocast)

In this solocast, Tom covers two big problems that have been appearing frequently. The first problem is that a lot of you are falling behind on your goals right now. There’s a pattern behind this and there’s probably one main reason that you’re not hitting your goals. The second issue is that a lot of you are also finding it difficult to find and retain good labor. There’s a solution to this as well and

TCF217: Important Tips for the Springtime Rush (Solocast)

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF217: Important Tips for the Springtime Rush (Solocast)

It’s spring and that means that for a lot of you the phone is about to start ringing big time. It’s going to be tempting for a lot of you to fall back into the crappy habits that a lot of contractors out there has fallen into. In this solocast, Tom gives you all of the tips you need to stay on top of your game and push through a successful spring season. Register for

TCF215: Giving a Little Love

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF215: Giving a Little Love

There’s a couple of people out there that could use some of the love and support that is found in The Contractor Fight family. Listen in for more details. Resources: A Kidney For Scott Buckingham http://www.akidney4scottbuckingham.com/?fbclid=IwAR3G8_Q9WBRM_IbmniWCIEVWTOkgPEX239R5tv4ZB0rWiHlhhPVZ0bqha8s “Caution Tape” by Jake Abramson was used in this recording with permission from the artist. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/caution-tape-single/1448916997 https://www.facebook.com/thejakeabramson/ https://www.instagram.com/iamjakeabramson Mentioned in this episode - TCF Episode 106: Painting Happiness with Josh Abramson https://thecontractorfight.com/tcf106-painting-happiness-josh-abramson/ One Nail https://thecontractorfight.com/one-nail The Contractor Fight Night

TCF216: Hiring a Team of A-Players with Sabrina Starling

March 25th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF216: Hiring a Team of A-Players with Sabrina Starling

Hiring is one of the biggest problems that every contractor who is trying to grow their business will face. That’s where Sabrina Starling from Tap the Potential and the Profit By Design podcast comes in. Sabrina is an expert at helping business owners - especially contractors hire A-players to help grow their business. In this episode, we talk about… The best strategies for recruiting Screening new hires Networking with the right people Who A-Players are

TCF214: Doing Facebook Ads the Right Way with Adam Sand

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF214: Doing Facebook Ads the Right Way with Adam Sand

Adam Sand is the host of Roofing Business Partner podcast and the owner of Roofing Business Partner. 2 years into starting his own business, Adam took it upon himself to learn the techniques behind successful Facebook campaigns and applied them to his business. In the first year after doing so, their business was up 49% and then 149% in the second year. Since then, Adam has been helping a ton of guys in the industry

TCF 213: Getting Your Business to Run Like Clockwork with Mike Michalowicz

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF 213: Getting Your Business to Run Like Clockwork with Mike Michalowicz

 Mike Michalowicz is the host of the Entrepreneurship Elevated podcast and the author of many incredibly helpful books including his newest, Clockwork, which is all about getting your business to run without you. In this episode, Mike gives us some really great tips on protecting your time, profits, and finding new talent and recruits. This guy knows business and he’s been through it all so you’ll definitely want to take some notes during this

TCF212: Starting Your Business the Right Way with Jeremy Hesselink

February 25th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF212: Starting Your Business the Right Way with Jeremy Hesselink

Jeremy Hesselink of Harmonic HVAC outside of Chicago is one of the first contractors that Tom ever worked with. After his first five years as a business owner, Jeremy is now in the top 1% of all personal income earners in the country. On top of that, he only works 8-5 every day and has mastered the art of work/life balance. In this episode, we dive into all of the thought processes and business techniques

TCF211: The Mindset of Being a Fanatical Salesperson

February 18th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF211: The Mindset of Being a Fanatical Salesperson

If you own your own business your number one role is selling. If you’re not selling then you will have nothing to craft. Every year during the winter, a lot of contractors begin to freak out because their phones aren’t ringing. However, by merely making sales a part of your everyday routine and setting sales goals, you WILL sell more. In this episode, we talk about… Protecting your time Getting into the mindset of being

TCF210: Owning Your Industry with Caleb Roth

February 4th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF210: Owning Your Industry with Caleb Roth

After being raised in the fencing industry by parents who owned one of the most successful fence installation companies in Tennessee, Caleb Roth founded Stain and Seal Experts. Not only are they one of the most prominent fence installation and stain companies in Tennessee, but they have also expanded to have their own lumber line and coach guys to help them go from 0 to 60 in the stain business. Caleb is also the host

TCF209: Building up and Inspiring Your Team with Andrew Lingan

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on TCF209: Building up and Inspiring Your Team with Andrew Lingan

Andrew Lingan is one of the owners of Premier Ponds out of Burtonsville, Maryland. He started working there during his college summers and over the course of the past 10 years has grown to become one of the owners. One of the things Premier Ponds does so well is investing in their team, finding A-players (FWs), and really leading their guys on a strong career path that is both beneficial for them and the company.

TCF208: Growing Your Business from the Ground up with Allan Ferguson

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF208: Growing Your Business from the Ground up with Allan Ferguson

Allan Ferguson of Omega Home Services has been through it all. His business currently brings in over 22 million in revenue and he has 80-90 guys on his staff but he started out like a lot of us - with a single truck. Allan has grown his business, lost it all, started again, and came out even more successful. Because of this, he has some really amazing advice on how to and grow your business

TCF207: Managing Your Company’s Online Image with Josh Kelly

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF207: Managing Your Company’s Online Image with Josh Kelly

These days, your company's online image is vital to growing your business and keeping clients happy. Josh Kelly owns RevuKangaroo and manages the marketing for Parker & Sons out of Phoenix, AZ who, in 2018, went from 6 million to over 100 million in business largely in part to their online presence and great customer service. Reviews are becoming more and more prevalent in the way that customers are searching for businesses to hire and

TCF206: Building a Bold Brand Identity with Tommy Welch

January 7th, 2019|Comments Off on TCF206: Building a Bold Brand Identity with Tommy Welch

Having a strong brand identity and taking care of your employees are two surefire ways of running a successful business and keeping everyone happy. As Tommy Welch will tell you, it’s everything. Tommy owns 1st Class Painting & Restoration out of Charleston, SC and has been kicking ass for the past 15 years by not only creating a strong and bold brand identity but also establishing a happy and sustainable work culture to ensure that

TCF205: Crush it with Content Marketing (Solocast)

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on TCF205: Crush it with Content Marketing (Solocast)

This week is all about content marketing. A lot of you guys are in a slump right now. The weather is getting colder and the phone has stopped ringing. But what can you be doing to make sure that phone is ringing year-round? The answer is simple. Content marketing. Content marketing can establish you as an expert and build trust with a potential customer before you even talk to them personally. Plus, it’s cheaper than

TCF204: Scaling Your Business with Tommy Mello

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on TCF204: Scaling Your Business with Tommy Mello

This week Tommy Mello is back and he’s got a new book that’s out NOW called Home Service  Millionaire. If you want to scale your business and take it to the next level, this book can definitely help you set up a strong foundation for success. As Tommy will tell us, even if you don’t plan on selling your business, you want it running and set up like you are! In this episode, we talk

TCF 203: Contractor Business Tips: If You Meet Our Budget You Will Get the Job

December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on TCF 203: Contractor Business Tips: If You Meet Our Budget You Will Get the Job

This happens to contractors all the time - a prospective client will say to you “If you can meet our budget we’ll let you do this job”. For decades, contractors have been giving away control to the point where the average consumer thinks that they can play budget games and try to tell us how much a job will cost. Fortunately for you, there are clear steps we can take to regain the ownership of

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