Articles by Al Levi

Why You Need Systems Even More During the Slow Times

July 26, 2009
Systems can make any company run better and be more profitable.
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Act Like You're Going To Be In Business For Awhile

July 19, 2009
When you think and do like everyone else it’s usually the wrong thing to do at the wrong time.
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Becoming the Total Solution Provider

July 12, 2009
We may live in the age of specialization, but right now the best thing you can do is become more of a total solution provider.
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5 Ways to Rev Up Your Sales in Slow Times

July 7, 2009
Let’s face it: things may be slowing down for you and your company. What’s important now is to develop the ability to make the phone ring.
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10 Things To Do to Create a Winning Trade Show

July 5, 2009
It’s not just a numbers game. Make sure you’re targeting the right audience.
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Upside Down and Inside Out ... Staffing Ratios

June 28, 2009
The best staffing ratio is 2:1.
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The Rest of the Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

June 21, 2009
Get the job done TODAY with a well-stocked and organized truck.
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The First 7 Steps to Creating Trucks That Work

June 14, 2009
The last thing you need to be doing in this economy is stocking a truck too heavily or paying for excess inventory.
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Seven Ways to Improve Your Internet Marketing

June 11, 2009
Back in the prehistoric days of the web (circa 1995), I convinced my family that our business needed a website. Back then it took a bunch of money to create a website and have it hosted by a company.
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10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Phone and Your Business

June 7, 2009
Contractors need to unplug! Here are some tips to finding some peace.
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