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An online show by contractors for contractors. We bring you the latest Inspiration, Motivation, and Education helping you use today's technology to grow your business with purpose.

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An online show by contractors for contractors. We bring you the latest Inspiration, Motivation, and Education helping you use today's technology to grow your business with purpose.

    Peter Akguc

    Peter Akguc

    Peter Akguc started his career as trader on wall street after pursuing a degree in finance. But the stress of the job lead to an unhealthily lifestyle. He transitioned into real estate and construction as the economy was rebounding from the financial crisis. The skills he gained on wall street helped him take great calculated risk in real estate investing.
    He said that once he started doing building projects on the side, he was much happier out there on the job site than he was managing projects on Wall Street.
    But the biggest question he faced concerning whether to switch careers, was this, "Can I support my family?"
    He decided he could, and took the plunge. Here is his story...

    • 47 min
    Adam McKinnon

    Adam McKinnon

    Adam McKinnon from Utah is a stair builder who’s seen every kind of staircase there is. After a shortage of work, he started working as a subcontractor to grow his business. He found a small niche and networked with other contractors to grow and his business. You will be inspired by this episode!

    • 56 min
    Justin MacDonald

    Justin MacDonald

    In this episode, Justin MacDonald, an electrical contractor from Nova Scotia talks how to price jobs, and the importance of properly estimating jobs. Also, he discusses scheduling when it comes to project management and staying small to maximize efficiency. 

    • 40 min
    Brady Johanson

    Brady Johanson

    In this episode you will hear the story of Brady Johanson and how he built his award winning custom home business. @bradycoltcustomhomes

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How To Find Your Unique Voice And Market Yourself In The Local Community

    How To Find Your Unique Voice And Market Yourself In The Local Community

    Kayle Sickler joins us from Settlement Post and Beam which specializes in building solid post frame structures. Sickler, shares how he develop a sales and marketing acumen while working at his family’s business. He learned more about the craft from his dad and is now helping grow their company through online marketing, pay-per-click advertising and branding. This episode has lots of great marketing tips inside!

    • 49 min
    Have A Passion To Educate Yourself And Continually Improve Your Business

    Have A Passion To Educate Yourself And Continually Improve Your Business

    Early on Dan Devol went to work for Appalachian Forest Products. Then he went to work for a finish carpenter.
    At 21 he bought and rebuilt a house and then sold it. He made $40K  on it. Then after that he bought a lot and built his first house from scratch.
    This was just the beginning of a fulfilling career building high-end custom homes!

    • 1 hr 3 min

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