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Blue Collar Proud Show

Carter Harkins & Taylor Hill

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Blue Collar Proud Show

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Same Show, NEW Name! Join the community of thousands of blue-collar business owners who are making their businesses stronger, the Blue Collar Proud Way. This weekly show hosted by Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill features interviews with leading authors, speakers, coaches, and successful business owners who want to build a better world by strengthening blue-collar businesses. It's not just a show, it's the beginning of a movement. Join us!

Latest Episodes

The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

Last Show of 2018 On our 158th episode of the BCP Show, we recap our 2018 as well as the three-year history of the podcast as a whole. We also have a special announcement! In an effort to narrow our focus and to shift the podcast to a “quality over quantity” approach, we will be discontinuing our normal weekly schedule. We want to say thank you to all of our subscribers, and we hope to see you again whenever we post a new episode! This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Take a listen to our very first episode featuringMark Stoner What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t mi...

18 min2018 DEC 26
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The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

Merry Christmas! “The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done” – Simon Sinek. Today on our special Christmas episode of the Blue Collar Proud Show, we talk about the true meaning of leadership–the most important gift leaders can give their team is teaching them how to lead.The reason you’re a leader is so you can help others step up and be leaders too. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Christmas 2016 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

17 min2018 DEC 19
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Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

Jargon “Have you ever lost a sales opportunity because of the jargon you use?” Today on the BCP Show we talk to Tim Reed about communicating with customers, as well as making sure your team knows how to communicate with customers. Be intentional in your speech, so that simplifying your knowledge base can facilitate any potential sale. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Tim Reed |086|116|118|122|136 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

31 min2018 DEC 12
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Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

Quick Response to Customers Today on the show we talk to Trevor Flannigan fromHome Service Chatsabout the importance of immediacy when responding to customers. Quick customer engagement is a valuable part of the “speed-to-lead” business strategy. If you can wow your customers at every step, the customer is likely to spend more and spend again. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Trevor Flannigan |Home Service Chats|Good leadership isn’t just part of business|Value of Trying New Things What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

45 min2018 DEC 5
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Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

Tech Focused People Skills Today on the BCP Show we talk to Brandi Biswell about training your technicians to develop better people skills. Having your techs learn from day one is a must. If you let your new hires work along side the employees with the best people skills, it can help them adapt to a more personal style suitable for a service business. Another training technique includes roleplaying, so that your technicians can simulate real life person-to-person situations. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Brandi Biswell |Firing Customers What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already s...

36 min2018 NOV 28
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People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

Thanksgiving Episode “In our daily lives, we must see that is is nothappinessthatmakes us grateful, but thegratefulnessthatmakes us happy.” Today on the BCP Show we talk about how taking a minute to reflect on life can impact your life and business. Even the not so great moments give us opportunities to learn, and gratefulness can make you a better leader! This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Thanksgiving episodes|49| What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

30 min2018 NOV 21
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Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

Make Time to Grow Your Business | BCP-152

Make Time to Grow "If there's one thing you need to grow your business, it's intentionality." Today on the show we talk to Tim Reed about the importance of setting aside time for business growth.With only twenty-four hours in a day, you may think you don't have the time to reach the next step for your company. But if you learn to manage what you do within the time that you have, you will be able to free up your day for learning and innovation. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Tim Reed |086|116|118|122|136 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

30 min2018 NOV 14
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Make Time to Grow Your Business | BCP-152

Office Management | BCP-151

Office Management "In any service business, the office manager is one of the most critical people to get right" Today on the show we talk to Brandi Biswell about the importance of your company's office manager. Having the right person managing your business will be the catalyst for controlled growth and healthy profits. A good manager has to know which lever to pull: when to hold somebody's hand, and when to let them go. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Brandi Biswell | Firing Customers What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

35 min2018 NOV 7
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Office Management | BCP-151

Customer for Life | BCP-150

Customer for Life "If you sell something, you make a customer today. If you help someone, you make a customer for life." Today on the show, we talk to Alan Rush about how building relationships with customers can help increase the bottom line for your business. Even if it's not the "big job," growing a base of trusting customers can help offset the on-again-off-again challenges of a seasonal business. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander, the app that helps you close more business with practically no effort. Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Alan Rush|131|132|RushProfits.com - get a free consultation! What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! If you need online marketing services built for contractors and home services businesses, we'd love to talk. Head over to sparkmarketer.com to learn more...

48 min2018 OCT 31
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Customer for Life | BCP-150

Menu Pricing in Home Services | BCP-149

The New Flat Rate Today on the show we talk to father-daughter team, Rodney Koop and Danielle Putnam, of The New Flat Rate. We cover everything from their early days in business and the importance of letting go so you can grow to the different ways family members remember the same story. Plus, you'll hear all about menu pricing systems for contractors and how they can eliminate your reliance on technicians to sell/upsell. You won't want to miss this one. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander, the app that helps you close more business with practically no effort. Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Rodney Koop & Danielle Putnam | The New Flat Rate What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! If you need online marketing services built for contractors and home services businesses, we'd love to talk. H...

37 min2018 OCT 24
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Menu Pricing in Home Services | BCP-149

Latest Episodes

The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

Last Show of 2018 On our 158th episode of the BCP Show, we recap our 2018 as well as the three-year history of the podcast as a whole. We also have a special announcement! In an effort to narrow our focus and to shift the podcast to a “quality over quantity” approach, we will be discontinuing our normal weekly schedule. We want to say thank you to all of our subscribers, and we hope to see you again whenever we post a new episode! This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Take a listen to our very first episode featuringMark Stoner What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t mi...

18 min2018 DEC 26
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The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

Merry Christmas! “The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done” – Simon Sinek. Today on our special Christmas episode of the Blue Collar Proud Show, we talk about the true meaning of leadership–the most important gift leaders can give their team is teaching them how to lead.The reason you’re a leader is so you can help others step up and be leaders too. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Christmas 2016 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

17 min2018 DEC 19
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Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

Jargon “Have you ever lost a sales opportunity because of the jargon you use?” Today on the BCP Show we talk to Tim Reed about communicating with customers, as well as making sure your team knows how to communicate with customers. Be intentional in your speech, so that simplifying your knowledge base can facilitate any potential sale. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Tim Reed |086|116|118|122|136 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

31 min2018 DEC 12
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Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

Quick Response to Customers Today on the show we talk to Trevor Flannigan fromHome Service Chatsabout the importance of immediacy when responding to customers. Quick customer engagement is a valuable part of the “speed-to-lead” business strategy. If you can wow your customers at every step, the customer is likely to spend more and spend again. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Trevor Flannigan |Home Service Chats|Good leadership isn’t just part of business|Value of Trying New Things What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

45 min2018 DEC 5
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Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

Tech Focused People Skills Today on the BCP Show we talk to Brandi Biswell about training your technicians to develop better people skills. Having your techs learn from day one is a must. If you let your new hires work along side the employees with the best people skills, it can help them adapt to a more personal style suitable for a service business. Another training technique includes roleplaying, so that your technicians can simulate real life person-to-person situations. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Brandi Biswell |Firing Customers What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already s...

36 min2018 NOV 28
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People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

Thanksgiving Episode “In our daily lives, we must see that is is nothappinessthatmakes us grateful, but thegratefulnessthatmakes us happy.” Today on the BCP Show we talk about how taking a minute to reflect on life can impact your life and business. Even the not so great moments give us opportunities to learn, and gratefulness can make you a better leader! This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Thanksgiving episodes|49| What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

30 min2018 NOV 21
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Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

Make Time to Grow Your Business | BCP-152

Make Time to Grow "If there's one thing you need to grow your business, it's intentionality." Today on the show we talk to Tim Reed about the importance of setting aside time for business growth.With only twenty-four hours in a day, you may think you don't have the time to reach the next step for your company. But if you learn to manage what you do within the time that you have, you will be able to free up your day for learning and innovation. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Tim Reed |086|116|118|122|136 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

30 min2018 NOV 14
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Make Time to Grow Your Business | BCP-152

Office Management | BCP-151

Office Management "In any service business, the office manager is one of the most critical people to get right" Today on the show we talk to Brandi Biswell about the importance of your company's office manager. Having the right person managing your business will be the catalyst for controlled growth and healthy profits. A good manager has to know which lever to pull: when to hold somebody's hand, and when to let them go. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander. Close more business with practically no effort! Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Brandi Biswell | Firing Customers What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download theFREE BCP Show appif you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

35 min2018 NOV 7
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Office Management | BCP-151

Customer for Life | BCP-150

Customer for Life "If you sell something, you make a customer today. If you help someone, you make a customer for life." Today on the show, we talk to Alan Rush about how building relationships with customers can help increase the bottom line for your business. Even if it's not the "big job," growing a base of trusting customers can help offset the on-again-off-again challenges of a seasonal business. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander, the app that helps you close more business with practically no effort. Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Alan Rush|131|132|RushProfits.com - get a free consultation! What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! If you need online marketing services built for contractors and home services businesses, we'd love to talk. Head over to sparkmarketer.com to learn more...

48 min2018 OCT 31
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Customer for Life | BCP-150

Menu Pricing in Home Services | BCP-149

The New Flat Rate Today on the show we talk to father-daughter team, Rodney Koop and Danielle Putnam, of The New Flat Rate. We cover everything from their early days in business and the importance of letting go so you can grow to the different ways family members remember the same story. Plus, you'll hear all about menu pricing systems for contractors and how they can eliminate your reliance on technicians to sell/upsell. You won't want to miss this one. This episode is brought to you by Closing Commander, the app that helps you close more business with practically no effort. Get 1 month free withour special BCP discount! Rodney Koop & Danielle Putnam | The New Flat Rate What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in theBCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! If you need online marketing services built for contractors and home services businesses, we'd love to talk. H...

37 min2018 OCT 24
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Menu Pricing in Home Services | BCP-149
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