Articles by Al Levi

It's A Limited Democracy

While seeking employees’ input and buy-in is important, you must be willing to make tough decisions that benefit the customer, the company and the staff.
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5-Step Success Process

If you’re trying to run a successful business, I highly recommend you get selective about where you’re trying to end up and which road you choose to get you there.
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The Power Of A Great Company Name

The power of building a brand starts with a great name.
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More Ways To Prevent Employees From Stealing Your Calls

In the first part of this blog (“Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?”) that ran on Feb. 20, I gave you the dire scenario of your own employees siphoning
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Can Your Employees Be Stealing Your Calls?

Yes! And when I hear the pain in the voice of contractors who have fallen prey to their own staff stealing their calls it’s sickening. Even if you haven’t been
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Can I Be an Effective Manager and Owner and Still Be Nice?

My dad believed that I should never ask any employee to do what I hadn’t done myself.
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Never Made a Putt...I Didn't Think Was Going In

This blog is not about my golf game!
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Love Connection...The Office Romance

The question is where can people connect with one another socially, emotionally and when desired form a love connection?
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Skills Training and Tracking

Isn’t it tough when your company grows and you have add Techs for you to decide who is and isn’t qualified on what to do?
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End Game: What's Yours?

We get so busy running our business that we forget why we got into business and we’ve never thought about what the End Game should and could be.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

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