264 episodes

Floor Academy is a podcast hosted by Kyle Hedin that provides small business information and guidance to flooring, tile and stone contractors on how to build a successful and sustainable business. The podcast aims to help contractors move from owning a job to owning an asset, by providing insights and strategies related to management, entrepreneurship, and networking.
Floor Academy covers a range of topics related to flooring, tile and stone business management, including small business advertising, paid traffic, and organic traffic. The podcast also provides information on promotional marketing, LLC setup, simple small business management, and networking strategies.
The podcast aims to help carpet, tile, stone, hardwood, floating floor, and many more types of contractors develop a deep understanding of business management, including effective networking and entrepreneurship strategies, which are crucial to achieving long-term success in the flooring industry. By discussing various topics related to small business management, such as finance, operations, marketing, sales, human resources, branding, advertising, interviewing, taxes, company structures, and more the podcast provides valuable insights to help flooring, tile and stone contractors become successful business owners by answering the question how do i market my small business.

Floor Academy - Helping flooring, tile and stone contractors own an asset Kyle Hedin - Speaker, Mastermind Facilitator, Writer, Content Creator, Business Therapist, and Contractor

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Floor Academy is a podcast hosted by Kyle Hedin that provides small business information and guidance to flooring, tile and stone contractors on how to build a successful and sustainable business. The podcast aims to help contractors move from owning a job to owning an asset, by providing insights and strategies related to management, entrepreneurship, and networking.
Floor Academy covers a range of topics related to flooring, tile and stone business management, including small business advertising, paid traffic, and organic traffic. The podcast also provides information on promotional marketing, LLC setup, simple small business management, and networking strategies.
The podcast aims to help carpet, tile, stone, hardwood, floating floor, and many more types of contractors develop a deep understanding of business management, including effective networking and entrepreneurship strategies, which are crucial to achieving long-term success in the flooring industry. By discussing various topics related to small business management, such as finance, operations, marketing, sales, human resources, branding, advertising, interviewing, taxes, company structures, and more the podcast provides valuable insights to help flooring, tile and stone contractors become successful business owners by answering the question how do i market my small business.

    Who is Going to Come After You? - Pandy Pridemore - The Human Resource USA

    Who is Going to Come After You? - Pandy Pridemore - The Human Resource USA

    Send us a Text Message.Do you ever worry about the tax man coming after you? What about any other government agency? Do you even know who can and what it truly takes to avoid getting in trouble? I’m sure most of us pay our taxes correctly enough to remain under the radar but what about OSHA, or the Department of Labor or the Environmental Protection Agency? I never really thought to personally worry about it, but then it came to my attention I may not need to worry about myself or my team. It...

    • 59 min
    Utilizing Drip Campaigns - Chris Frate - Pasquale Floors

    Utilizing Drip Campaigns - Chris Frate - Pasquale Floors

    Send us a Text Message.How many times do you follow up with a potential client before you move on? What kind of follow up system do you have? Does any of it involve education? Did you know that the average buying cycle for flooring is 6 to 12 months? How are you staying in front of your prospects so they will use you when they are finally ready?Chris Frate, owner of Pasquale Floors in Cleveland, OH, has grown his business to have multiple crews offering sand and finish services. Started in 20...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    You Don’t Have To Do It All - Doug Howard - Growth Teams

    You Don’t Have To Do It All - Doug Howard - Growth Teams

    Send us a Text Message.Struggling to manage just the field operations? What’s it like to add on the books, marketing, scheduling, deliveries, and bidding? Wearing all the hats is a difficult task that is only multiplied by the facts that we are not good at everything and we don’t enjoy everything. Did you know that you don’t have to do it all? Did you know that your struggles are not unique and many other owners are just like you?Doug Howard is President of Growth Team Strategies, a consultin...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Coaching Versus Cheerleading - Justin Shaw - Driven for Growth

    Coaching Versus Cheerleading - Justin Shaw - Driven for Growth

    Send us a Text Message.Have you heard bad stories about useless business coaches who don’t produce results? Does the idea of hiring one just completely turn you off? I can’t blame you, not one bit. There are a lot of coaches out there but many of them are really just cheerleaders. They pump you up emotionally but don’t ever provide any tools to truly change the business. What is it that you are actually buying and what is that you are actually wanting? Does your business even need help?Justin...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Getting Hired by Retailers - Kevin Wielgus - Floors Come True

    Getting Hired by Retailers - Kevin Wielgus - Floors Come True

    Send us a Text Message.I hear stories from retail store owners all the time on how potential subs come in and ask if they are hiring and then the follow up is how much do you pay. This is a horrible approach in my opinion as you are your own business and need to be telling them what you expect. Besides the pay portion though, what about asking what struggles they have with their current subs or what their most common callback complaints are? Can you find a unique niche to solve for the retail...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The 40 Year Startup - Paul Wilke - Masterpiece Floors

    The 40 Year Startup - Paul Wilke - Masterpiece Floors

    Send us a Text Message.Where do you even begin starting a business? Many of us just end up out on our own after we learn the skillset thinking that’s all we need. It’s not the case and business knowledge is not the first thing we often seek. This is a major problem for small business owners in general but is easily fixable.Paul Wilke, is the owner of Masterpiece Floors in Corona, CA. With years of experience under his belt as a sand and finish craftsman, as well as, being an owner/operator as...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

doomy feeling ,

Artistic hardwood floors DC.

Great and helpful content, it has helped me out understand how to operate a proper business!

Kj1310stl ,

Great show

I found this podcast a couple of months ago and decided to listen to older episodes also. I haven’t finished all of them but the ones that I have have been very informative. I’ve been a union floorlayer in St. Louis for almost 24 years. I really like the business content you share.

East Texas Floors ,

Fantastic! podcast, I’m floored

Hey there, podcast lovers! Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on a podcast that has truly been a game-changer for me as a flooring industry professional. It's called 'Floor Academy,' and let me tell you, it's a gem! What sets 'Floor Academy' apart is its unique focus on all sides of the flooring industry. As a retailer myself, I love how this podcast dives into various aspects beyond just my own niche. It's refreshing to gain insights and perspectives from different angles, and it has widened my understanding of the industry as a whole. One thing I absolutely admire about this podcast is the hosts' skill in guiding their guests. The conversations flow effortlessly, making it incredibly easy and enjoyable to listen to. The well-rounded approach they take, along with the diverse range of guests they invite, keeps the content fresh and engaging. Since tuning in to 'Floor Academy,' I have been truly inspired to up my game in every aspect of my business (East Texas Floors) The valuable discussions, expert advice, and success stories shared on the show have motivated me to strive for excellence and push my boundaries. It's like having a mentor whispering in my ear, urging me to reach new heights. To sum it up, 'Floor Academy' is not only informative but also entertaining. With its well-guided discussions, inspiring content, and a bits of humor, it's a must-listen for anyone in the flooring industry. Give it a shot and prepare to be floored! Keep up the fantastic work, Kyle and thank you for lighting up my entrepreneurial journey and helping me learn as I earn!

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