53 episodes

The Blue Collar Culture Podcast is for business owners and leaders who work for a living. You've scratched and clawed to build your business. You don't have ping-pong tables and nap pods, you employ down-to-earth, hard-working men and women who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

This podcast is about you. We highlight your stories of success and share the secrets to winning with Blue Collar Culture. Never miss an episode, sign up for updates at BlueCollarCulture.com.

Blue Collar Culture Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Blue Collar Culture Podcast is for business owners and leaders who work for a living. You've scratched and clawed to build your business. You don't have ping-pong tables and nap pods, you employ down-to-earth, hard-working men and women who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

This podcast is about you. We highlight your stories of success and share the secrets to winning with Blue Collar Culture. Never miss an episode, sign up for updates at BlueCollarCulture.com.

    How To Double Your Ability To Hire With Anne Pfleger

    How To Double Your Ability To Hire With Anne Pfleger

    Construction touches everything. In this industry, you have the ability to hire women of various strengths. They can be business owners, tradeswomen, architects – the list goes on! Today’s guest is Anne Pfleger, the National President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Joining Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver on the show, Anne shares her strategies in attracting and recruiting women into construction. Oftentimes, women may see a position and refuse to apply because they think they’re not completely qualified. Reaching out to NAWIC and setting up conversations with these women and their employers help showcase their capabilities. Tune in to get more valuable insights!

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    • 19 min
    It Isn't Blue Collar Anymore With Jeff Fleetham

    It Isn't Blue Collar Anymore With Jeff Fleetham

    When it comes to the blue collar industry, many people tend to associate it as a dirty t-shirt, dead-end job with no career opportunity. But this is so far from the truth. In fact, many people who have grown up in this business have magnificent careers. Jeff Fleetham, the Director of Arizona Registrar of Contractors, greatly knows this to be true. In this episode, he joins Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver to dispel the greatest misconceptions and myths when it comes to construction and the trades. He shares how we can attract great young people to the industry, tapping into topics on education, construction science technology, and more. This isn’t blue collar anymore. Blue collar is what academic elites do to put people in their place. It’s time to break up this biased notion towards those who work in construction and the trades and shed a clearer and much truer light. Follow along to this conversation for more. 

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    • 28 min
    Joe Soltis | Happy Employees Lead To Happy Customers

    Joe Soltis | Happy Employees Lead To Happy Customers

    You can take your pick of any marketing strategy you want, but at the end of the day, happy customers will drive the most revenue to your business. For excellent customer experience to be possible, however, you need to ensure that your employees are in top form. They need to be engaged and happy to be doing their jobs. They need to experience the wins of their hard work and be compensated accordingly. Joining Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver in this conversation, marketing specialist, Joe Soltis, shares how he applies this principle in his own firm, ChoiceLocal. He also talks a bit about the unique business model of his marketing firm, which focuses on helping franchisees dominate their market by giving them the same level of service as the company’s Fortune 500 clients have received.

    • 27 min
    Ryan Redding | Digital Sorcery Doesn't Work

    Ryan Redding | Digital Sorcery Doesn't Work

    Any marketing strategy cannot beat excellent and reliable customer service. If you cannot satisfy your target market's demands and expectations, there is no form of digital sorcery that can save you. Ryan Redding explains to Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver how well-targeted online marketing strategies focused on customer satisfaction will always spell out success for any business and leave a lasting impact on everyone. Have you ever wondered how some companies thrived even in the middle of the pandemic? Stay tuned as Ryan reveals the answer and discusses the importance of learning continuously and closing the bottom of the demand funnel for blue-collar trades to flourish.

    • 25 min
    Dennis Gehman | Putting Professionalism Back Into The Trades

    Dennis Gehman | Putting Professionalism Back Into The Trades

    The best mistakes to learn from are other people. Unfortunately, that's not the ones we typically choose the learn from. On today’s podcast, Ryan Englin and Jeremy Macliver talk to Dennis Gehman about the importance of industry associations and increasing the remodeling industry's professionalism. Dennis comes from the design and remodeling industry, and he's the president-elect of NARI, a well-known industry association. Don’t miss this episode as Dennis shares how NARI is helping to increase the professionalism of the remodeling industry. He also reveals the biggest myths about industry associations from a business owner's perspective and talks about the advantages of joining NARI or any national association.

    • 26 min
    Ken Rusk | Make A Wish To Change Blue Collar

    Ken Rusk | Make A Wish To Change Blue Collar

    Growing up, we are pushed towards pursuing certain professions in college that often stigmatizes the very idea of working with your hands, of being a blue-collar worker. Helping change that mindset, Ken Rusk, a blue-collar construction entrepreneur, takes us to his mission of changing that mindset, discussing the lucrative business found in America's supply and demand environment and how he is helping others change their lives through his company. He then talks about his leadership style, hiring process, and book, Blue Collar Cash. Join Ken in this episode where he empowers those in the industry as he follows his journey to make a change to blue-collar.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BlueTudor ,

Great content

I enjoy Ryan and Jeremy and how they interact with their guests. The information presented is so helpful to me running my business. I suggest listen to these guys as much as possible :)

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Real Advice for Real Businesses

The guest list is impressive and the topics are exactly what I need to grow my business the right way.

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