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Same Show, NEW Name! Join the community of thousands of blue-collar business owners who are making their businesses stronger, the Blue Collar Proud Way. This weekly show hosted by Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill features interviews with leading authors, speakers, coaches, and successful business owners who want to build a better world by strengthening blue-collar businesses. It's not just a show, it's the beginning of a movement. Join us!

Blue Collar Proud Show Carter Harkins & Taylor Hill

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    • 5.0, 37 Ratings

Same Show, NEW Name! Join the community of thousands of blue-collar business owners who are making their businesses stronger, the Blue Collar Proud Way. This weekly show hosted by Carter Harkins and Taylor Hill features interviews with leading authors, speakers, coaches, and successful business owners who want to build a better world by strengthening blue-collar businesses. It's not just a show, it's the beginning of a movement. Join us!

    The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

    The Last Episode of 2018 | Episode 158

    Last Show of 2018 On our 158th episode of the BCP Show, we recap our 2018 as well as the three-year history of the podcast as a whole. We also have a special announcement! In an effort to narrow our focus and to shift the podcast to a “quality over quantity” approach, we will be discontinuing our normal weekly schedule. We want to say thank you to all of our subscribers, and we hope to see you again whenever we post a new episode!
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    Take a listen to our very first episode featuring Mark Stoner What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 18 min
    Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

    Merry Christmas & the True Meaning of Leadership

    Merry Christmas! “The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done” – Simon Sinek. Today on our special Christmas episode of the Blue Collar Proud Show, we talk about the true meaning of leadership–the most important gift leaders can give their team is teaching them how to lead. The reason you’re a leader is so you can help others step up and be leaders too.
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    Christmas 2016 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 17 min
    Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

    Using Industry Jargon with Customers | BCP-156

    Jargon “Have you ever lost a sales opportunity because of the jargon you use?” Today on the BCP Show we talk to Tim Reed about communicating with customers, as well as making sure your team knows how to communicate with customers. Be intentional in your speech, so that simplifying your knowledge base can facilitate any potential sale.
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    Tim Reed |086|116|118|122|136 What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 31 min
    Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

    Responding Quickly to Customers | BCP-155

    Quick Response to Customers Today on the show we talk to Trevor Flannigan from Home Service Chats about the importance of immediacy when responding to customers. Quick customer engagement is a valuable part of the “speed-to-lead” business strategy. If you can wow your customers at every step, the customer is likely to spend more and spend again. 
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    Trevor Flannigan | Home Service Chats| Good leadership isn’t just part of business|Value of Trying New Things What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 45 min
    People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

    People Skills for Technicians | BCP-154

    Tech Focused People Skills Today on the BCP Show we talk to Brandi Biswell about training your technicians to develop better people skills. Having your techs learn from day one is a must. If you let your new hires work along side the employees with the best people skills, it can help them adapt to a more personal style suitable for a service business. Another training technique includes roleplaying, so that your technicians can simulate real life person-to-person situations.
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    Brandi Biswell | Firing Customers What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 36 min
    Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

    Thanksgiving Episode 2018 | BCP-153

    Thanksgiving Episode “In our daily lives, we must see that is is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Today on the BCP Show we talk about how taking a minute to reflect on life can impact your life and business. Even the not so great moments give us opportunities to learn, and gratefulness can make you a better leader!
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    Thanksgiving episodes|49| What do you think about today’s discussion? Let us know over in the BCP Nation Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you think of the show. Head to our show page in the iTunes podcast app and let us know! Blue Collar Proud: Ten Principles for Building a Kickass Business You Love Download the FREE BCP Show app if you haven’t already so you don’t miss a thing.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JP Welder ,

Love It!

Awesome job! Just found you guys and it is exactly what I was looking for. Ive been turning you on every morning on the way to work for a few weeks now. You guys help give me the confidence and motivation to keep me going while I try and get my mobile welding business up and running. I love the fact that I’m constantly reminded from you and the people you interview that I don’t have to be “perfect” to start and that it just takes discipline, consistency and action. Thank you guys!

The honest sweep ,

Starting, failing, or going good this covers it all!

You own a service business you must listen. I’ve spent the last couple of years tearing into every business book I can get my hands on, which has helped me grow in amazing ways. A few weeks ago I started listening to this Podcast and in those weeks these guys and their guest have summed up the last year or two of what I read in those books! Keep up the great work guys, you’ve definitely changed the way I run my business!

Aaron Zambrana ,

Sage Advice from guys who have been there & Done That

If you own and operate a blue collar business and are looking for ways to grow your organization, you've looking in the right place! I've been a long time listener of this podcast and can say it is one of the best ones I've found that caters to us, the guys in the trucks and trenches sweating to make it happen. The biggest takeaway is that you, the owner, must be willing to pay the price to grow and develop yourself before you can expect your business to grown in any sustainable manner. The Blue Collar Proud Podcast is "Class in session on-the-go for me". Keep up the great work Carter Taylor!

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