Tommy Mello is the author of Home Service Millionaire and Elevate, and the founder of A1 Garage Doors, a $200 million-plus home service business with over 700 employees in 19 states. Through and the Home Service Expert podcast, Tommy shares his experience and insights to help fellow entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

In this special episode of the Home Service Expert podcast, Tommy answers your biggest questions about investments, scaling businesses, CRM systems…

Show notes

  • Updates on Tommy’s hiring strategies and goals. [2:03]
  • Employee retention and financial wellness strategies. [2:31]
  • Pricing and compensation for mobile car detailing. [8:27]
  • Marketing strategies for home service businesses. [11:39]
  • Focusing on profitability before scaling. [18:01]
  • Trimming the outliers in business operations for profitability. [22:00]
  • Why you should find specialists in different areas of marketing. [24:47]
  • The best SEO strategies and backlinking. [33:23]
  • Scaling a handyman business and starting a new garage door business. [36:18]
  • Research and experience with tech bonus plans. [42:08]
  • IRA investing, key metrics for success, and data analysis. [47:18]
  • Accurate data integrity in CRM systems for trustworthy numbers. [49:34]
  • Benefits of using barter groups for service-based businesses. [55:43]
  • Home Service Expert ranking on Apple Podcasts and free trial for courses. [58:40]

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