Today In Trades
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. 

Quit Getting Screwed - Common Subcontract Mistakes with Karalynn Cromeens

Quit Getting Screwed - Common Subcontract Mistakes with Karalynn Cromeens

July 13, 2021

What are some avoidable mistakes we make when putting together subcontracts?  How does learning about contracts help us do better business, and why does it matter? This week we're talking with Karalynn Cromeens of the Subcontracting Institute, and author of "Quit Getting Screwed," to go over the importance of contracts and how an in-depth understanding of them can improve your business. 

Find Karalynn's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Quit-Getting-Screwed-Understanding-Negotiating-ebook/dp/B08QMBBLLS

Find out more about the Subcontracting Institute: https://subcontractorinstitute.com

Listen to Karalynn's Podcast: https://the-quit-getting-screwed-podcast.castos.com

 

Tessla Rennie - Teamwork in the Trades

Tessla Rennie - Teamwork in the Trades

June 29, 2021

Today we hear the story of Tessla Rennie - How teamwork, perseverance, and hard work has paid off and allowed her to excel and encourage a place for anyone who is considering the trades as a career path. 

Lessons from the Floor - What We Can Learn from Trade Shows

Lessons from the Floor - What We Can Learn from Trade Shows

June 15, 2021

Trade shows are a huge part of the Services Industry, and this week we dive into the lessons waiting to be learned from the people who attend.  We talk about labor and labor retention, new consumer behaviors, cross-selling, and tools available to meet demands as consumers begin to expect more from service industry professionals. 

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