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The skilled trades have been looked down on for decades. Colleges, teachers, guidance counselors and TV have marketed the 4-year degree to society as the only way to make in the world today. We plan to bust that myth and elevate the trades and those with the skills to pay the bills. #mtga

The skilled trades have been looked down on for decades. Colleges, teachers, guidance counselors and TV have marketed the 4-year degree to society as the only way to make in the world today. We plan to bust that myth and elevate the trades and those with the skills to pay the bills. #mtga

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United States

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The skilled trades have been looked down on for decades. Colleges, teachers, guidance counselors and TV have marketed the 4-year degree to society as the only way to make in the world today. We plan to bust that myth and elevate the trades and those with the skills to pay the bills. #mtga

Language:

English


Episodes

#132 Bonus - Proactive or Reactive?

5/31/2022
Quick discussion about being reactive or proactive in our day to day.

Duration:00:11:01

#131 The perfect customer part II

5/26/2022
We go a ton of messages and feedback on the concept of the "perfect customer", thank you! This week the guys talk more about identifying those times when opportunities come along that just don't fit the direction your business is going. Please email or DM us with feedback or topic ideas anytime, we'd love to hear from you! mailto: maketradesgreatagain@gmail.com DM Instagram: @mechanicalhub -or- @mick_plumb

Duration:00:32:40

#130 It's getting hot in here!

5/24/2022

Duration:00:11:28

#129 Finding the perfect customer

5/19/2022
Eric and Andy talk about changing tactics and skills offered in search of the perfect customers. Less may be more in this case .

Duration:00:38:59

#128 Big Brother Bonus!

5/17/2022
Ever feel like you're being watched? Ever work with your brother? How about for your big brother? Hahaha Eric thought he was gonna have to break up a fight on the job recently so the guys talked about it.

Duration:00:11:59

#127 The cheapest employee you'll ever hire!

5/12/2022
Andy gives us the details on the answering service he's been using for a few months and how its changed things for the family business. The guys also talk quite a bit about the management software they've been using and some of the cool features that are making them money right away.

Duration:00:29:46

#126 The Prime Sized Chicken

5/11/2022
The guys talk a bit about the economy and a few ways a contractor today can help prepare for slower times.

Duration:00:21:14

#125 Healthy till you’re not…

5/5/2022
Eric and Andy discuss a recent health scare and then talk about a few things you can do to be proactive with your health.

Duration:00:51:49

#124 Andy will never get the 14 minutes of life back - Bonus

5/3/2022

Duration:00:21:23

#123 As the world turns w/ Bob Baker

4/28/2022
The famous Bob Baker of Instagram plumbing fame joins the guys to talk about new and old tech in the plumbing and heating trades. New tools, materials and mindsets for success in business, we hit on it all. Thank Bob, it was fun having you on! Got someone you're just itching to hear join us for an episode? Send us a DM over on IG or email us at maketradesgreatagain@gmail .com

Duration:00:55:34

#122 Getting through Lull

4/26/2022
The boys talk about spring time slow downs in a service business. They discuss a few possible causes and a few ways to get though it all.

Duration:00:13:06

#121 Making mistakes, making it right.

4/21/2022
Eric and Andy talk about taking care of the details when a job doesn’t go right or when things don’t seem to last.

Duration:00:41:25

#120 Judge Andy & the 2 amigos

4/19/2022
Its a show about nothing. Don't tell Larry David, we can't afford to pay for the rights to that tagline. Anyway, Chad joins the guys for this week's bonus episode and per usual there's a lot to unwrap with this one. Thanks for listening, please consider rating us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you stream us.

Duration:00:21:34

#119 Getting Paid: Credit Cards!

4/14/2022
Back to the basics on how to handle the accounting and what to do when taking on credit payments. Eric says raise the prices across the board, Andy has a different take on it. How do you handle credit payments for your business? What are some best practices? The guys talk about this and more. Thanks for listening to the Make Trades Great Again podcast from mechancial-hub.com

Duration:00:37:22

#118 Reward Miles

4/12/2022
Andy and Eric share some tips on using a credit card in business to help offset the costs of travel.

Duration:00:15:29

#117 Story time with Eric & Andy

4/8/2022
Eric tells a story about an interaction with a contractor recently that brings to light how important timely communication is with customers.

Duration:00:41:11

#116 The boys are back! Bonus

4/5/2022
The guys are back in the studio (their garages lol) for a bonus episode talking about an email sent in from a listener.

Duration:00:15:18

#115 Calculating your rates

3/31/2022
How to set your rates, pay yourself and save for the future. The guys are regrouping after some family time away from the daily grind. Here is a rerun of one of the most talked about topics in our 100+ episodes. There are countless books, videos and experts who can teach this subject, we are not any of those but we have done it ourselves. If you want to listen to a couple small business owners talk about calculating an hourly rate ans what goes into it please give this a listen. If you...

Duration:00:58:40

#114 What’s the Tip of the day, To Tip or not to Tip?

3/29/2022
Eric and Andy chat about getting tips as a mechanical contractor, do you get them and should it be expected?

Duration:00:11:26

#113 Apprentice pods, part 2, part duex

3/22/2022
Part 2 of the Apprentice pods episode from a year ago for you enjoyment while Eric and Andy spend a little time away with family. Enjoy!

Duration:00:52:10