Today In Trades
Why Is It Awesome To Work For You? Chris Igou - CareerPlug

Why Is It Awesome To Work For You? Chris Igou - CareerPlug

May 17, 2022

What are you doing to get people to want to work for you? Vice President of Career Plug, Chris Igou, is today's guest; we talk about what he's seen businesses doing in the Trades to draw in and retain employees through improved company culture, better communication with applicants, and asking the right questions upfront. 

For more information on CareerPlug for the trades, please visit: https://www.careerplug.com/clients/home-services-hiring-software/

 

Online Is Your Business! With Joe Burnich

Online Is Your Business! With Joe Burnich

April 27, 2022

Joe Burnich, CEO of Big West Marketing, shares his story and how small changes to your online presence can make a big difference to your business.

Service Station - Trash Talk and Fun Times

Service Station - Trash Talk and Fun Times

February 1, 2022

A positive company culture is something every business strives to achieve, but how do you actually go about building one? In this episode of Today In Trades, we chat with Johnny and Loren from Service Station; a glass industry answering service that does a lot more than answer phone calls. We dive in to how Service Station has created a culture that not only makes it enjoyable for the employees, but also builds up and empowers the glass shops they service. 

Find out more about Service Station at goservicestation.com

Roll Cast! How to Handle the Dreaded Supply Chain

Roll Cast! How to Handle the Dreaded Supply Chain

January 3, 2022

"Crippling fear and complacency is not a strategy."

In the first "Roll Cast" Episode from Today In Trades, Jim tackles a current issue affecting businesses everywhere: the supply chain. In a scenario where so much is out of your control, what can you take ownership of to continue building your business? 

Keith Daubmann - Tactical Empathy in the Sales Process

Keith Daubmann - Tactical Empathy in the Sales Process

December 7, 2021

Keith Daubmann is on Today In Trades this week to share a wealth of knowledge about empathy, adversity, growth, and leadership. We talk about his upbringing, his methods of approaching the sales process, and how he's learned that hardship is the best producer of success.

A 120 Year Glass Legacy with Max Perilstein

A 120 Year Glass Legacy with Max Perilstein

November 2, 2021

This week's guest is Max Perilstein - story teller, consultant, marketer, glass industry expert, and managing partner of Sole Source Consultants. Hear how his family went from $34 and a glass cutter in 1898, to paving the way in the glass industry with leadership, strategy, and innovation.

Learn more about what Max is doing for the industry by reading his blog at http://fromthefabricator.blogspot.com.

Winning the Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Winning the Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

October 20, 2021

Tom Reber, host of the popular podcast, "The Contractor Fight," joins us to discuss his new book, "Winning the Contractor Fight," available online October 23rd. Hear Tom & Jim discuss winning strategies to set yourself apart from competitors and win the battle between your ears.

Quit Getting Stiffed - Karalynn Cromeens

Quit Getting Stiffed - Karalynn Cromeens

September 7, 2021

Karalynn Cromeens is back to share more wisdom with us in navigating legal issues within the home services industry. This time it's all about collection: how do cover your bases and make sure you get paid for the services you provide?

Mary Kay Liston - From Television to President in the Trades

Mary Kay Liston - From Television to President in the Trades

August 10, 2021

Mary Kay Liston says mentorship is the hallmark of her career - and mentorship is exactly what she passes on to us in this week's episode of Today In Trades. We are talking about how she achieved success and inspired success in others, from starting in television to becoming the president of Five Star Painting and Molly Maid, and everything in between.

The Trap of Time and Materials

The Trap of Time and Materials

July 29, 2021

Are there better ways to estimate? Time and materials might be the way we've always done it, but it could be time for a change. This week we're talking about the downsides of using time and materials to quote a job, and discussing the alternatives. 

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