Blue Collar Proud Show Episodes

The Value of Trying New Things

“It’s really hard to recognize failure if you’re so busy recognizing what you’ve achieved.” Today on the show we talk to Trevor Flannigan from Home Service Chats about the importance of learning from your business failures and applying what you learn toward positive business growth. Don’t let the fear of failure keep your business from reaching its full potential.

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Firing Customers

“When you’re first talking to a customer in the sales process, one of your jobs is to ensure this becomes a good fit for your entire team.” Today on the show we talk to Brandi Biswell about firing customers when things go wrong. Learn how discussing your company’s core values with a potential customer can help set expectations before your working relationship begins.

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Tracking and measuring

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.” – Pearson’s Law. Check out the final installment in our series with Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy. Today we’re talking about budgeting. Be sure to check out our other episodes on time management and hiring!

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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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