PM columnist Al Levi is offering a free online video seminar along with another paid program that offers contractors 12 months of solutions to the current economic downturn.

The free video, the “60-Minute Recession Solution,” offers advice that has already helped Levi’s contractor clients. The video also includes some of the contractors themselves who tell firsthand how Levi’s “Power!Plan” has continued to work for them despite tough economic times.

In addition, Levi’s “12-Month Power Plan Coaching Program” offers month-to-month help in building a plan to running a profitable contracting business.

Participants will receive four separate plans, each including audio CDs, workbooks and business form templates, and a disk with generic operations manuals.

The program also includes two one-hour phone sessions each month with Levi, as well as additional scheduled consultation time and e-mail support throughout the program. Finally, Levi will hold a two-day session in Phoenix to help customize the operations manuals for each participant.

Levi’s coaching program includes a geographic exclusivity with participants’ shops separated by a 15-mile radius. Go to www.60MinuteRecessionSolution.com for more information.