Blue Collar Proud Show Episodes

Your team determines your traction

We hear from almost every company we talk to that hiring is their biggest problem, but no one seems to be dedicating time to recruitment and instead they’re just hoping for the best with some Craigslist ads. Before anything else, set aside real time to dedicate to real recruitment. To learn the next steps, check out today’s conversation with Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy. He’ll be back again next week for a conversation on budgeting.

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Do you have a growth plan?

A lot of business owners wing it as they go along and that works up to a point. But a truly successful business doesn’t happen by chance, it’s the result of an intentional growth plan. Today we talk to Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy about the essential skill of time management and how it contributes to a business’s success and growth. Check in again next week for our continued conversation with Danny about hiring, and again the next week for our last installment on budgeting!
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Using Your Business to Give Back

Today on the show Carter and Taylor talk about the importance of using your business to give back. Not only does participating in your community’s charitable endeavors make you feel good about what you’re doing, but it’s a great culture-building opportunity for your team and it can have positive business benefits, too.
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Saving a Toxic Culture

Is your culture driving employees and customers away? Today we talk to Hope Stevenson about how to prevent a culture from getting out of control and salvaging a culture that has turned toxic. Creating and sticking to core values, being open and honest with yourself and your employees, and holding yourself accountable is just the beginning!
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Bracing for the Busy Season

Most service businesses have some level of seasonality that owners need to negotiate. Today we’re talking to Chuck Roydhouse of The Roydhouse Effect about how to best prepare for the busy season and be proactive rather than reactive. Listen in to find out the keys to being ready to embrace the flood, manage the workload, and even out the feast and famine cycle.
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Branding & Promotional Strategies That Actually Work

Branding is so much more than just coming up with a catchy company name. Companies have to think bigger than having just a single logo and a handful of business cards. Check out what Kimble Bosworth, our resident brandmom, has to say about branding and promotional strategies that actually work!
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Be smart enough to get out of your own way!

Get out of your own way! Past failures, comparison culture, and failure to implement can keep business owners stuck in their ruts. Tune into today’s episode with Jerry Isenhour to find out how to get out of the weeds and get back to what you do best.
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Good leadership isn’t just part of business – it’s the whole game!

If you aren’t actively curating your culture, it’s left to run wild on its own. Ignoring your leadership duties can ruin your company in the end, just like poor operations or uninformed bookkeeping decisions. Today on the show we talk to Trevor Flannigan about his booming chat service business and how monitoring the company culture is contributing to his success. What steps are you taking to make sure you have an active, positive role in your company’s culture and your business overall?
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How to have culture-building events that don’t suck

Are you taking the time to bond with your team? Jasper Drengler joins us today to talk about a very unique culture-building experience he had with his team. Not every culture-building opportunity has to be quite so extravagant, though. Carter and Taylor review some low-effort, high-return social events they have with their own crew. What do you do with your team for fun? Let us know in the BCP Facebook group!

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Communication is Worth More Than You Think

Are you communicating thoroughly with your customers? With your employees? With your business partners? Tim Reed joins us in the studio today to talk about the real money value of communication and how it may be unknowingly affecting your bottom line and customer lifetime value.

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