Blue Collar Proud Show Episodes

Is Your Culture Hurting Or Helping?

Today on the BCP Show we talk with Hope Stevenson. Culture is one of the most defining aspects of your business, but many business owners either overlook it or carelessly cultivate it. So what are the real benefits of intentionally creating and safeguarding your culture and how do you hire the right people for the culture you want? Let’s talk to Hope to find out.
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What’s In Your Library?

Today on the BCP Show we talk with Kenny Chapman. One of the many things we have in common with Kenny, a regular on the BCP Show, is that we believe readers are leaders. There’s so much you can glean from the aha! moments, mistakes, and lessons of other business owners, but if you don’t make time to read (or listen, thanks to audiobooks!), you’re missing out on a wealth of knowledge. Listen up as we go through some of Kenny’s top reading recommendations.

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Financial Basics: Part 2

Today on the BCP Show we talk with Ellen Rohr. Ellen’s back for Financial Basics: Part 2 and this week she’s talking about cashflow, debt, tax season, how and why you should involve your front line people in the financial side of things, and more. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, be sure to check it out.

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Financial Basics: Part 1

Today on the BCP Show we talk with Ellen Rohr. Ellen is always a lot of fun and today’s no different. In this episode, she’s going to be talking about the numbers you need to know and understand if you want to win at the game of business. So listen up as Ellen talks financial basics and shows us that numbers don’t have to be intimidating, they can be empowering.

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What Marketing Is & Isn’t

Today on the BCP Show we talk with Tom Smodic. Tom is the Operations Manager at Spark Marketer, our marketing agency for service contractors, and today he’s here to talk about what marketing is and isn’t, and what it can and can’t do for your business.

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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 get more out of each dollar invested.

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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?

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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.

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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 consultant and good friend of the show who has built two successful seasonal businesses? Listen up!

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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 employees.
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