Behind the Screens gives you an inside look into the world of US Motions, one of the leaders in the Motorized Retractable Screen Industry. Get industry insights, plus meet the people who make up US Motions.
What Every Business Should Know About Paid Ads
When it comes to building a small business finding leads can be hard, and then finding the right leads can be even harder. After discovering it wasn’t just about the number of leads, but the quality, Damon Gochneaur jumped into the world of digital marketing and started doing his own research on SEO and paid ads.
After finding success on his own, he launched his agency, Aspiro, and today he joins Joe and Shawn to talk about what every business should know about running paid ads and organic reach. He discusses some mistakes he sees companies make, and why you don’t need to start with a huge budget to start seeing results.
He also talks about how his business ventures led him beyond digital marketing and into his true passion for soccer, as he is the co-founder of the Denton Diablos.
If you’re interested in connecting with Damon, visit: https://aspiroagency.com/
And to find out more about the Denton Diablos, visit: https://dentondiablos.com/
An Inside Look Into Creating a Thriving Retractable Screen Company
When it comes to running your business, are you clear about what sets you apart from your competition?
It’s important to hold true to who you are and your values, and there’s no greater example of this than the family run company of BHS Retractables.
Rodney Brandon, President, and Owner of BHS Retractables visits Shawn and Joe on Behind the Screens to talk about how he has built his company to one of US Motions’ largest vendors, how he grew the company during the pandemic, and what made him switch from home renovations to retractable screens.
He also talks about what it’s like to run a company with his family, including his son, Vice President and Head of Operations, and his daughter, the Office Manager.
They also discuss what sets BHS Retractables apart, and why attention to detail is everything to them. Plus they discuss what has helped them to grow, including the type of advertising that has worked best for them.
If you’re interested in learning more about BHS Retractables, visit: https://bhsretractables.com/ or call at (847) 306-0204.
How Great Partnerships Grow
It’s great when you can not only love what you do but love the people and the partners you work with. When it comes to great partnerships, Somfy is the company that makes the job more fun and easier for Universal Screens.
In this episode of Behind the Screens, Shawn and Joe are joined by Somfy’s Vice President of Sales, Jim Ruh. The guys go deep into Somfy’s business model, and how the pandemic impacted their business as a whole, including costs, supply chain, and even sales.
They also talk about what’s next for not just Somfy, but the outdoor retractable screen industry as well. Jim also discusses how they had to put some of their innovation on hold, but now as they’ve moved through the pandemic, they can start rolling out the products that will have a huge impact on the industry.
To learn more about Somfy, visit: https://www.somfy.com/fr-fr/
Growing Through a Pandemic
Behind the Screens is back for Season 2, and Shawn and Joe are welcoming Alex Rutherford of US Custom Creations.
Alex has been a long-time client of Universal Screens, and in this episode, they discuss their relationship and how it’s grown and more about US Custom Creations’ Success.
They talk about why Alex decided to add retractable screens to his business, and why he jumped on the opportunity to expand his business into Cincinnati.
They also talk about how the pandemic changed any of the US Custom Creations Team processes and what technology they use to make a more productive and streamlined workforce.
If you’re interested in learning more about US Custom Creations, visit: https://www.uscustomcreations.com/.
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Learning To Get Comfortable With Risk
How willing are you to take risks and put yourself out there, even when there’s a chance at failure?
Risk is a thing that many shy aware from, yet, it can also return some of the greatest rewards in life.
In this episode of Behind the Screens, the guys at Universal Screens, talk with Fractional CMO, Kevin Lofgren. Kevin has a long history of working with Fortune 500 companies and has taken that knowledge and experience to help small businesses.
He also is a children’s book author, and shares his experience in writing and publishing his own books.
If you’re worried about putting yourself out there, this is a great episode of learning to stare fear and risk in the face and continually pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.
To learn more about Kevin’s company, visit: https://lofgrenmarketing.com/
And to learn more about Universal Screens, visit: https://usmotions.com
How To Create Pride of Ownership Within Your Employees
Having pride of ownership among employees is every business owner’s dream, but how can you get there with your employees?
In this episode of Behind the Screens, the guys welcome Brent Crandall, who is the Sales Manager at The Blind Depot. What started as a ‘job to get through college’, has now turned into so much more, 25 years later.
Brent talks about his journey at The Blind Depot, how he navigates being the face of the company, but not the owner, and why he takes such pride in his job and the company.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Blind Depot, visit: https://www.blinddepotdfw.com/
To learn more about Universal Screens, visit: https://usmotions.com
These guys and gals at Universal are amazing. Love that they are giving an inside look into the business and their business. Enjoyed the first two podcast and will be following for the future. Cheers!