First, let's set the stage for the audience and the reason for the program. It's a blueprint of sorts.
The intended audience is geared for the restoration/ remediation contractor. But the principles certainly lend direction to any business.
This will act as a blueprint for the dozens of requests we get per month from clients and not clients alike.
We feel that having an easy to read and follow system would help the entrepreneurial business owner manage a small to medium firm and not get into the hampster wheel of being forever IN the business.
This is a shorter version
1. Start with a plan.
This may seem "obvious" but I can promise it's far too often overlooked or even generally overlooked.
What is your service? Will you be multi service? You need to understand the myth of multi-tasking and avoid the...
The great Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, “Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.”
Business owners that are hyper-focused on surviving get caught up in managing. There is a sense of security when they are involved in the day to day operations. They feel connected to the business, but they are living the E-Myth (as described by the book written by Michael Gerber). Arguably they have a vision and mission that prompted them to start the business, but they aren’t sure how to accomplish their dreams. Leadership is a struggle for most small to mid sized businesses.
Good leaders know that they are the best when they help others reach their goals. Leaders create more leaders because they are really good at educating, delegating, and course correcting when things don’t go as planned.
Lo Kidd, the Content Manager at Trainual wrote an excellent...
September 28, 2021: carriers and TPA's WILL NOT STOP sending you silly review emails.
Here is the absolute BEST PART.
You don't have to read or even reply to them.
Now, I know many of you like to "fight" and claim there is a satisfaction to "winning". But stealing our time, as industry professionals, to squabble in the mud with these amateurs is not a good use of our time.
Tell your client on day one that they are your most important client during the period of remediation and recon (if you do it). But by no means will you engage with some under prepared desk person that is paid to take money from all parties and give to the carrier. You are above that and your customer will appreciate it.
What if we said we had a free template that you can use to craft communication with your client when a carrier or TPA contacts you without the insured included on the communication? (Hint: WE DO. KEEP READING!)
Your job is to properly perform the...
Maybe you have heard of the PPP.
I don't mean the 2020 Payroll Protection Plan.
I'm talking about the well used entrepreneurial system stemming around:
Learning how to stay FOCUSED and keep your eyes on these three can help make everything else work more efficiently and profitable.
In the restoration industry, or any trade I would presume, we leave these often ignored, neglected or even implemented out of order. This starts the process of chasing our tails forever !
You must start with the right people. The right mix of talent and people in the right roles. This is almost single handed, the MOST critical point. One you must spend time on.
We see far too many people focusing on product 85% of the time. This is the outrageous pursuit of all the IICRC certifications and all the toys the carriers push upon you to pay for.
But most try to use entry level people with little to no true training and SOP's to push...