Blue Collar Proud Show Episodes

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!
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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 business with intention and focus.
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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.
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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.
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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 up.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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 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 results.
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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.
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