Articles by Al Levi

Why You Need Systems Even More During the Slow Times

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Contractors need to unplug! Here are some tips to finding some peace.
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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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