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Eric and Larry of morningtechmeeting.com, have years of blue collar service business ownership. They know, all too well, that running a blue collar business is not for the faint of heart. For that reason, the Blue Collar Nation Podcast is dedicated to making the lives blue collar service business better. With humor and an unfailing optimism, Larry and Eric invite guests from all areas to the blue collar world to share ideas and help owners run their businesses more effectively.

Blue Collar Nation Eric and Larry

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    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Eric and Larry of morningtechmeeting.com, have years of blue collar service business ownership. They know, all too well, that running a blue collar business is not for the faint of heart. For that reason, the Blue Collar Nation Podcast is dedicated to making the lives blue collar service business better. With humor and an unfailing optimism, Larry and Eric invite guests from all areas to the blue collar world to share ideas and help owners run their businesses more effectively.

    How to Attract Talent with Amazing Onboarding with Lisa Lavender

    How to Attract Talent with Amazing Onboarding with Lisa Lavender

    Lisa Lavender is a thought leader in the home services space. A dedicated restoration professional, Lisa wears many hats with her many businesses.

    Eric and Larry had a wonderful conversation with Lisa about the concept of proper onboarding of new team members to both attract and retain talent. This often overlooked concept can make or break a new hire's attitude about your company on day one if the onboarding is not done well. Just telling the new hire to get in a van and help out is not enough anymore!!!

    Lisa has an amazing training company Restoration Technical Institute designed for those who serve the Restoration, Cleaning and Industries.

    No matter what trade you are in, this episode provides lots of great, and easy to implement ideas to improve your onboarding system.

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Managing Job Stress with AMP Creative's Lisa Warner and Cheryl McRae

    Managing Job Stress with AMP Creative's Lisa Warner and Cheryl McRae

    Home services is a difficult line of work. We spend our days in other people's homes and businesses dealing with their stress, angst, and sometimes craziness on their home turf.  Although rarely talked about, this can cause field technicians, CSR's, and DSR's large amounts of stress. Please give this one a listen. Lisa Warner grew up in a blue collar home with parents who owned and operated an HVAC company. Cheryl McRae previously worked at Scorpion prior to moving to AMP Creative and has a ton of experience dealing with contractors from all over the country. 

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Proper In-Home Sales Techniques with Service MVP's Joe Crisara

    Proper In-Home Sales Techniques with Service MVP's Joe Crisara

    Joe Crisara is widely know as THE trainer for sales in the trades.  Joe's long tenure in the HVAC industry along with more than a decade teaching trades people the proper way to do in-home sales means Joe knows a thing or two.  In this episode, Eric and Larry sit down with Joe to get feedback as to what constitutes a great in-home sales call. Joe has so many nuggets to improve the sales techniques from home service professionals. So sit back and enjoy Joe's master class on in-homes sales for technicians and estimators.

    If you are interested in more from Joe and his teachings, please visit Service MVP to get the help you need in your business.

    For more information on daily training for your technicians in all aspects of their jobs, please visit the following sponsor's website below:

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    For Information on Building Systems for Your service company, Al Levi's 7 Power Contractor is the place to go. Get discounts on packages using our Blue Collar Nation code:
    www.7powercontractor.com/bcn

    • 57 min
    9 Month Average Tech Turnover and How to Keep Them with Leighton Healy of KnowHow

    9 Month Average Tech Turnover and How to Keep Them with Leighton Healy of KnowHow

    We had Leighton Healy of KnowHow on the show to talk about various topics including technician retention and how to keep them with you longer, Leighton learning to swim in Pablo Escobar's pool, and the Restoration Survey and how your data can help shape the industry. This is a great episode with a super smart and engaging guest.

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    For Information on Building Systems for Your service company, Al Levi's 7 Power Contractor is the place to go. Get discounts on packages using our Blue Collar Nation code:
    www.7powercontractor.com/bcn

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Importance of Great Leadership with Rachel Stewart

    The Importance of Great Leadership with Rachel Stewart

    Eric and Larry had the pleasure of restoration industry expert and author Rachel Stewart, 𝗖𝗘𝗢/𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗫𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲. Rachel is a thought leader in the industry and has great insights for all home services industries. 

    Rachel also has a podcast, Restore Your Power to Succeed you will love.

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    Sponsor:
    For Information on Building Systems for Your service company, Al Levi's 7 Power Contractor is the place to go. Get discounts on packages using our Blue Collar Nation code:
    www.7powercontractor.com/bcn

    • 55 min
    Unicorns and Rainbows with Jim McDonough

    Unicorns and Rainbows with Jim McDonough

    Want to learn about a little known and lucrative business or add on service for your home services business? Listen to how our good friend, Jim McDonough, of Veterans Cleaning Solutions created a thriving business using a little used add on service to propel his business revenues and profits.

    TITLE SPONSOR: MORNING TECH MEETING
    This episode it brought to you by www.morningtechmeeting.com.  Don't lose money in the field because your service techs are not great at sales, customer service, and communicating with clients.  Morning Tech Meeting has video lessons that can be sent directly to your tech's phones for training.
    See other great podcasts we enjoy on our Blue Collar Nation Podcast Facebook page.

    Sponsor:
    For Information on Building Systems for Your service company, Al Levi's 7 Power Contractor is the place to go. Get discounts on packages using our Blue Collar Nation code:
    www.7powercontractor.com/bcn

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

AwesomeSauce777 ,

A Must for Home Service Providers

These guys get it. They know the home service business and they share real knowledge and tips you can actually use.

Never dumbed down, always relevant, and always helpful. It makes you feel like part of a solid community. Thanks for putting together this must-needed resource.

ErikMP ,

Down to earth, real talk

Great show with Larry and Eric. Easy to listen to and a lot of very useful info. They have great guests that aren’t your typical boring book writers who think they are the smartest person in the room. Everyone always teaches that you can get better.

Scotty Fries ,

I learned so much!

Entertained and educated. What else can I say, I listened to one and listened to 10 episodes. There is so much here. Having a blast listening, thanks.

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