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The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Stop stressing out about your contracting business and take back control. The Contractor Fight is bringing respect and dignity back to the trades one contractor at a time. Discover how to market, sell, and consistently produce your projects at a profit with industry expert and powerful motivator Tom Reber. Stop stealing from your family. Earn what you're worth. Build a business that serves you.
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Now displaying: January, 2023
Jan 26, 2023

Millions of people in almost every corner of the world set New Year's Goals. But only a small percentage of those people succeed in achieving them. So, in this episode, Tom shares some tips on goal setting that will be extremely powerful when it comes to achieving the things you want. Tune in now!

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Intro

[00:40] - Things Tom has learned about setting goals

[01:42] - Set extremely challenging goals

[04:00] - Be very specific

[06:42] - Ignore the timeframe

[08:25] - Break your goals into daily activities

[10:40] - Talk like you've achieved the goal

 

Resources: 

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

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Jan 23, 2023

Tom talks with April Hall, of the SRC Summit. April comes from a construction family and started her own construction company while in college. Through the SRC Summit, April brings together contractors from all over the United States for learning, networking, and fun, featuring some of the industry's top experts to share their strategies for success and bring integrity and education to the contracting market.

 

In this episode, we talk about… 

  • About the SRC Summit — why she started it, its history, and what contractors can expect
  • April's experience starting her own business at a young age
  • Mistakes most contractors make when building their businesses
  • April’s advice for contractors who understand the importance of training, but are struggling due to lack of money
  • Some marketing tips and strategies for contractors

 

Resources: 

 

== SRC Summit: https://www.srcsummit.com/ 

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

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Jan 19, 2023

In this episode, Tom walks through how to bid for interior painting projects. He explains why your price may be higher or lower than your competition's and shares some important considerations for estimating projects in the painting business.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Introduction

[00:33] - Identifying leaks in your business

[02:25] - Pricing strategies in the construction industry

[03:09] - Scientific approach for pricing

[04:30] - The importance of production rates

[07:23] - “Take some time and track”

[09:44] - Bidding for repainting a 12 x 12 room

[13:08] - The art and science of estimating

[16:16] - Optimizing productivity through task time management

[18:00] - The Fight GPS call

 

Resources: 

== Find out what's holding you back from making more money. Discover the leaks in your business and learn how to fix them with The Fight GPS Call. Visit contractorfight.com/gps

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Let us help you take your business to the next level. Check out our Foundations Program: https://thecontractorfight.com/foundations/ 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 

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Jan 12, 2023

How do you market your company to the right people? Tom talks to Jeani Ringkob from StoryBuilt Marketing about how to use marketing to recruit your ideal employee and how to target the right people for your business, so you continue to build your team and grow your business. Jeani is a speaker and marketing coach who comes from a third-generation construction family.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Intro — How to use marketing to recruit and build your team

[01:46] - Jeani’s backstory

[04:23] - The trades industry is all about relationships

[08:22] - Things that women do better than men in the contracting industry

[13:18] - Every business owner should be prepared for a crisis

[14:06] - Examining the labor shortage issue through history

[16:46] - How the Boomers impacted the labor workforce

[18:15] - Signs of workforce shortage

[23:22] - An example of a marketing headline to use for recruiting 

[27:07] - Marketing tips and strategies for recruiting employees

[30:19] - Designing, implementing, and investigating your marketing strategy

[30:51] - The litmus test for job fairs 

[34:48] - Word-of-mouth marketing

[36:41] - Tactics to identify your ideal hire

[39:45] - Nick Saban’s approach to recruiting

[41:14] - The right time to recruit effectively

[45:36] - About StoryBuilt Marketing

[46:55] - Marketing-related books recommendations

 

Resources: 

== StoryBuilt Marketing: https://www.storybuilt.marketing/ 

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Let us help you take your business to the next level. Check out our Foundations Program: https://thecontractorfight.com/foundations/ 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 

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Jan 5, 2023

Why do some people achieve success and others don't? In this episode, Tom discusses why you might not be having the success you desire and shares one key element that plays a significant role in reaching your goals but is often overlooked.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:00] - Intro — Why you might not be having success

[00:46] - Only 8% of people fulfill New Year's resolutions

[02:03] - The overlooked ingredient for being successful

[02:43] - "Where do I find the book?"

[04:19] - Have some resourcefulness in you

[07:38] - The impact of technology

[10:19] - Closing remarks — Take action and seek out resources

 

Resources: 

 

💸 Grab your copy of our FREE Contractors Guide to Spotting Cheap Prospects here: https://thecontractorfight.com/cheap 

 

== Join us in BATTLEGROUND ==

Everything your contracting business needs in one comprehensive program with three main focus areas: Leadership, Communication, and Numbers. For more info, check out: https://TheContractorFight.com/Battleground 

 

== Get your questions answered and connect with other contractors building stronger businesses in The Contractor Fight: https://thecontractorfight.com/facebook 

 

== Let us help you take your business to the next level. Check out our Foundations Program: https://thecontractorfight.com/foundations/ 

 

== Grab the Gear ==

https://gear.thecontractorfight.com/ 

 

== Find Us on Social Media ==

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomReber 

Instagram: https://thecontractorfight.com/ig 

 

== Rate the Podcast ==

Help your fellow contractors find the podcast! Please leave a rating/review! 

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