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There's a lot of surface level talk about the skills gap and the future of the skilled trades, but it's rarely a deeper dive from the perspective of a young business owner within the trades. Noah Kanter of Nth Degree Painting takes a closer look.

Advice from a Young Tradesman Noah Kanter

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

There's a lot of surface level talk about the skills gap and the future of the skilled trades, but it's rarely a deeper dive from the perspective of a young business owner within the trades. Noah Kanter of Nth Degree Painting takes a closer look.

    Nichols Painting

    Nichols Painting

    This episode features husband and wife team Sam & Andrea Nichols of Nichols Painting in Souix Falls, SD. They started their business in May 2020, and we discuss getting started during a pandemic, how they prepared to leave their former jobs and go into business for themselves, and much more. 

    Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Scott Burt

    Scott Burt

    This episode features Scott Burt of Topcoat Finishes in Jericho, VT. In addition to running a fantastic business, Scott has put an emphasis on educating other tradespeople in person and through his writing. And it turns out that Scott's writing had a huge impact on Noah's career, so there was a ton to talk about. Enjoy!

    Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

    • 2 hr 42 min
    Season Opener

    Season Opener

    Noah kicks off season 2 with some updates and sets the tone for what to expect during season 2!

    YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCODIduvGGJOAAZFdZNQRw5w

    Another thanks to my sponsors Armstrong Clark and the PCA!

    Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link:

    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Spiedkiks/none_given_1696/01_-_Spiedkiks_-_Ear_Conflict_on_Main_Street_-_Take_Off_Your_Make_Up

    • 29 min
    John Cole of B&K Painting

    John Cole of B&K Painting

    John Cole owns B&K Painting in Boise, ID. He started his career at B&K in his early 20s, spent some formative years alongside Chris Berry during the Idaho Painter YoutTube heyday, and John and his wife actually bought B&K from Chris in 2019. John is a super thoughtful and wise young tradesman, definitely some one to watch - enjoy!

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    Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Shed Session - Payroll w/ PAYG Workers' Compensation

    Shed Session - Payroll w/ PAYG Workers' Compensation

    The shed sessions continue! This episode is an extremely deep dive into the singular task of setting up a payroll system that includes Pay-As-You-Go Workers' Compensation. This is the singular resource I would have loved to have as I did it last year. If you're not interested in this very specific thing, this will likely be painful. You've been warned, and enjoy!

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    • 21 min
    My Shed Story

    My Shed Story

    Consider this my initial response to COVID and my best take on this new reality and my place within it. I think this one could be especially useful to the solo operators or small shops, but I hope that everyone can pull some value from this wide ranging monologue.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Steven Shepard ,

A Long Overdue Program-Subscribe Now

Over the course of the last century, 'The Trades' have fallen into a place where they are often not as appreciated by society as they should be--until, of course, they're needed. But in fact, there is an enormous amount of craft involved in the professional trades, and they are every bit as important to the general well-being of society as any other job--if not more so. Noah Kanter's "Advice From a Young Tradesman" explores the trades, and makes a powerful and compelling case for what I like to call the emergent new Golden Age of the Trades--a long overdue evolution in the world of work. He makes a great case for entering the Trades as a career, rather than a job--and his argument is sound. This is a Podcast you want to subscribe to, no matter what you do professionally. Lots of insight here!

HoundstoothPainting ,

JD Salinger of the Paint World

Noah has come out of the gate swinging in his first podcast season and put out a great collection of episodes. It’s clear that he enjoys writing, maybe as much or more than he loves painting, and he has a voice made for radio. Each episode keeps a good pace, not too fast or technical and not too slow or redundant, and each show packs a wallop of content.

But the follow up novel can be a lot harder to write than the first one for anyone with the capacity to be self-critical. He’s already set a high bar for himself and I just hope that he keeps putting out episodes to see where this takes him. I’ve enjoyed the interviews with the heavy hitters as well as his personal journal entry style episodes.

Wallsceo ,

Great new podcast for painters and other craftsmen

I’ve been a podcaster for longer than most people have know what is is! Noah is doing a great job on wreath quality audio and an even better job at thoughtful questions. I’m bias as Noah interviewed me on episode 5, but I would not say all of this if it was not true. Great perspective from a young business owner and craftsman. Thanks for the hard work Noah!!

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