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Allocating & Tracking Marketing Dollars | BCP-122

4/18/2018
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Allocating & Tracking Marketing Dollars Today on the BCP Show we talk with Tim Reed. The options for marketing your business are virtually limitless today, but throwing dollars into different marketing avenues without evaluating and tracking results is a great way to waste money. If your marketing strategy is to "spray & pray," listen up because Tim's going to give you some tips on how to more effectively choose where you're investing your marketing dollars and what/how to track so you can...

Duration:00:25:44

Why Your Credit Score Matters | BCP-121

4/11/2018
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Why Your Credit Score Matters Today on the BCP Show we talk with Patty Lawrence. As business owners, our relationships with credit can greatly impact our options and the financial health of our businesses. But what's the healthiest way to think of credit and how much does credit really matter? Who better to give us the rundown than CFO and co-founder of TurboExecs, Patty Lawrence? Patty Lawrence|089 TurboExecs Reach out to Patty at patty@turboexecs.com or (717) 925-3270 Free Credit...

Duration:00:32:09

Customer Service is Everything In Business | BCP-120

4/4/2018
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Customer Service Today on the BCP Show we talk with Mark Stoner. Customer service is EVERYTHING in business. But what can you do to ensure that your company is consistently delivering the high level of customer service your customers expect and deserve, even in the busy season? Our good friend Mark Stoner has some great ideas. Mark Stoner|001|026 Ashbusters Chimney Service|SirVent|markstoner.com Blue Collar Gold: How to Build a Service Business from the Dirt Up BCP Show appreach out...

Duration:00:32:16

Preparing for the Slow Season In Your Business | BCP-119

3/28/2018
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Making The Most Of The Slow Season This week on the BCP Show we talk with Chuck Roydhouse. Everyone gets worried when business slows down, and it can be a particularly challenging and worrying situation for seasonal businesses. But there are some things you can do to prepare for your seasonal slow down and make use of that time, so you aren't struggling to make ends meet or losing the momentum that you've worked so hard to gain. Who better to talk about it than Chuck Roydhouse, a business...

Duration:00:27:00

Employee Retention | BCP-118

3/21/2018
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Employee Retention Today on the BCP Show, we talk with Tim Reed. It's no secret that finding quality people who want to do blue collar work can be a challenge, but that's why retaining the quality people you DO bring on is more important than ever. Do you invest in hiring and training, only to have your best employees leave shortly after? Then listen up because Tim, the retail team leader at Fireside Home Solutions in Oregon, is sharing some tips to help you retain your best...

Duration:00:34:11

Outside The Box Hiring for Blue Collar | BCP-117

3/14/2018
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Outside The Box Hiring Today on the BCP Show we talk with Sam Johnson, AKA, The Blue Collar Guy. Almost everyone in the blue collar world has struggled to find the perfect hire who meets all the criteria, but Sam knows that the secret to successful hiring lies in taking an outside the box approach. This is pure gold! Today on the BCP Show we talk with Sam Johnson, AKA, The Blue Collar Guy. Almost everyone in the blue collar world has struggled to find the perfect hire who meets all the...

Duration:00:18:42

Laserlike Focus In Business | BCP-116

3/7/2018
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Laserlike Focus Today on the BCP Show we talk with Tim Reed. While some may say that the most important quality in leaders is intelligence, Tim argues that the ability to maintain a laserlike focus is much more valuable. To maintain that focus, he urges business owners to ask, "Who am I? Who is my customer? And how am I uniquely aligned or qualified to provide value?" If you find yourself and your team to be easily distracted or stagnant, it's time to zero in with Tim so you can grow your...

Duration:00:14:15

The Importance Of Online Reviews | BCP-115

2/28/2018
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The Importance Of Reviews Today on the BCP Show, we talk with Christian Rodriguez. Christian is our lead account manager, and he's been keeping a close eye on reviews and their rise in importance over the last few years. But what are the facts? Are reviews really that important to consumers? Are negative reviews really bad for business? If you want to know the latest on reviews, Christian has some great insight (including statistics) to share with you. Christian Rodriguez 2017...

Duration:00:20:33

Hiring Smarter in Your Business | BCP-114

2/21/2018
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Hiring Smarter Today on the BCP Show we talk with The Blue Collar Guy, Sam Johnson. Do you struggle with hiring? Listen up! Sam shares how he changed his approach to hiring and training to solve the problems his company was having and get the right people through the doors. If you've struggled with hiring, it may be time to change your approach and mindset. Sam Johnson|107 Reach out to Sam on Instagram or Facebook Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You...

Duration:00:19:55

Mindset Matters In Business & Life | BCP-113

2/14/2018
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Mindset Matters Today on the BCP Show we talk with our good friend, Mark Stoner. Before Mark built the multi-million dollar chimney business that he runs today, he built a business that was such a mess it made him physically ill every morning. If anyone knows how important mindset is and how great of an impact it can have on what you're building and how you build it, it's Mark. If you haven't given much thought to your mindset and how it pushes you towards or away from your dreams, listen...

Duration:00:18:00

Housecall Pro Special Episode | Blue Collar Proud Show

2/12/2018
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Housecall Pro Special Episode Today's mini-episode of the Blue Collar Proud Show is a little different. For the first time we've partnered with an outside company to teach you about a product that we think will help solve a lot of your problems. Housecall Pro can help you manage your technicians and fleet of trucks while they're in the field, keep you on top of the numbers and know what's going on with your staff, and automate your payment processes because who really wants to have to...

Duration:00:17:30

The Importance of Having a Marketing Plan | BCP-112

2/7/2018
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The Importance of Having a Marketing Plan Today on the BCP Show we talk with Chuck Roydhouse. Marketing is more than just advertising a service or solution to a problem. Today's customers are looking for so much more from the companies they work with, and your marketing plan needs to take that into consideration, and address all the ways your customers encounter and perceive your brand. So what are some of the things you should be thinking about when creating your marketing plan? Chuck...

Duration:00:13:23

Leading Millennials In Your Small Business | BCP-111

1/31/2018
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Leading Millennials Today on the BCP Show we talk with Hope Stevenson. Ah, Millennials. It's easy to put them in boxes and label them as lazy and incompetent, because that means we're in the clear; the problem can't possibly be us. But Hope thinks that's a huge mistake, and she's ready to share some insight on how we can change ourselves to better reach and lead the next generation of workers. Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You LoveBlue Collar...

Duration:00:16:10

Online Marketing Trends to Watch | BCP-110

1/24/2018
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Online marketing trends to be aware of Today on this mini-episode of the show we talk with someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes the complex world of online marketing, and he manages a growing team of professionals that help blue collar business owners succeed online. Tom Smodic Is the Operations Manager at Spark Marketer, our marketing agency for service contractors. Listen in as we discuss the ever-changing landscape, and the most important things you can focus on to see...

Duration:00:20:04

Apprenticeship programs open up hiring options! | James Terry | BCP-109

1/17/2018
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Apprenticeship programs open up hiring options! Today on the BCP Show we talk with James Terry. You may think your business is attractive, but have you ever stopped to look at it the way a job applicant sees it? When you do, you’ll find that what our guest has to say about apprenticeships starts to make a LOT more sense. Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love bcpshow.com/appBlue Collar Proud Nation Facebook GroupBCP Nation Facebook GroupCheck it out...

Duration:01:14:03

Talking shop with a fellow podcaster from down under! | Matt Jones | BCP-108

1/10/2018
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Talking shop with a fellow podcaster from down under! Today on the BCP Show we talk with Matt Jones. He’s a fellow podcaster from down under with a passion for tradies and trade-based business owners, which means he’s a brother-in-arms in the work we do. He just does it with a cool Aussie accent! sparkmarketer.comBlue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You LoveBlue Collar Marketing: From Startup to Successguys@bcpshow.comour websiteFacebook From The Front...

Duration:01:01:53

Three generations of blue-collar business success! | Sam Johnson | BCP-107

1/3/2018
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Three generations of blue-collar business success! Today on the BCP Show we talk with Sam Johnson. He’s part of a successful blue collar family with not one, not two, but three generations of successful blue collar business ownership! We wanted to know what that must be like, so we asked him! Blue Collar Marketing: From Startup to SuccesswebsiteBlue Collar Proud Show pageBCP Nation Facebook Group From The Front Lines Hope Stevenson 003|068|Signature Training Reach out to Hope at...

Duration:01:08:30

In business, fortune favors the willing. | Jason Rogers | BCP-106

12/27/2017
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In business, fortune favors the willing. Today on the BCP Show we talk with Jason Rogers. Where were you in 2009, at the beginning of the recession? Jason was just finding out he’d lost his job, and was wondering what his future was going to look like. It’s what he did next that you have got to hear for yourself. The 5 Love LanguagesBlue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love on AmazonFacebook Groupguys@bcpshow.com From The Front Lines Mark Stoner...

Duration:01:03:06

Business owners and suicide: there is hope! | Sally Spencer-Thomas | BCP-105

12/20/2017
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Business owners and suicide: there is hope! Today on the BCP Show we talk with Sally Spencer-Thomas. Owning a business can sometimes feel like the world is crushing in on you. But even in the worst moments, you have options. If you're feeling isolated and overwhelmed, this may be one of the most important episodes you'll ever hear. BCP Show appgrab our book on Amazon From the Front Lines Tim Reed|086 Reach out to Tim on Instagram @firesidetim Check-In with Reality The Difference...

Duration:01:08:03

I see you... but what are you really saying? | Barbara Chatzkel | BCP-104

12/13/2017
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I see you... but what are you really saying? Today on the BCP Show we talk with Barbara Chatzkel. When we think of languages we think of English, or Spanish, or Farsi. But your words tell only part of the story - that's right, it's body language that gives us the full picture. But what does it tell us, and how do we read it? BCP Show appBlue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You LoveBlue Collar Proud Nation Facebook Group From the Front Lines Mark Stoner...

Duration:00:59:49

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