43 episodes

Welcome to the Contractor Commute, a podcast by ConGenius that you can enjoy during your drive to the job. Join us as we discuss the construction industry, small business owning, and how to be a better leader in the industry, no matter what your position is.

The Contractor Commute ConGenius

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to the Contractor Commute, a podcast by ConGenius that you can enjoy during your drive to the job. Join us as we discuss the construction industry, small business owning, and how to be a better leader in the industry, no matter what your position is.

    How to Get More Customers

    How to Get More Customers

    This episode is a hands-on approach to marketing that will help you get more customers, build a brand, and establish a reliable business.

    Whether you are just getting started with your construction business, or you're trying to reinvigorate what you have, this episode is for you!
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 45 min
    Managing Your Worst Customers & Identifying Red Flags

    Managing Your Worst Customers & Identifying Red Flags

    Everyone who has ever worked in construction or some form of sales has stories of clients that they wish they would have avoided. 

    In this episode, Ben and Kinsey talk about steps you can take to minimize the impact red flag clients can have, and some steps you can take to avoid working for them entirely.
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 38 min
    Getting Started with Sales and Marketing

    Getting Started with Sales and Marketing

    Sales and marketing for your company could become a full-time position, but it doesn't need to start out that way! 

    In this episode, Ben and Kinsey talk about key strategies and tangible options that you can start working on today to sell better and start marketing your business. 

    There's more to sales than closing jobs and there is more to marketing than putting out ads. Let's dive in!
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 36 min
    Navigating Construction Job Estimating | Why Is It So Hard?

    Navigating Construction Job Estimating | Why Is It So Hard?

    In this episode of The Contractor Commute, Ben gives some of the backstory behind ConGenius and how that has impacted what he wants his business to do. 

    Estimating construction jobs is an increasingly difficult task, but it can be one that saves your business and livelihood.
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 38 min
    Dodging Disasters and Chasing Dreams: End of Year Wrap Up

    Dodging Disasters and Chasing Dreams: End of Year Wrap Up

    With 2023 coming to a close, Ben and Kinsey have a discussion on near-death experiences, New Year's Resolutions, and what is next for The Contractor Commute and ConGenius.

    Thank you for making the past three dozen+ episodes of this show so fun! We've connected with many contractors trying to make their way and have been able to offer them advice and learn more of their stories. As we look to 2024, we'll continue offering helpful tips, advice, and stories for contractors looking to start out on their own and find their place in the industry.
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 36 min
    How Should Contractors Manage Their Back-office Processes?

    How Should Contractors Manage Their Back-office Processes?

    The back office...not quite the place that many production-oriented contractors like finding themselves. It doesn't mean it isn't important and shouldn't be thought about. That's why we're here!

    Establishing back office processes is vital to the success of your business and your role in leading or working in it. You don't have to do everything immediately, but if you don't complete your back-office processes, your business will not succeed.

    In this episode, we'll talk about what you can do to set your business up for success even if you aren't on a job site. We cover accounting, contracts, legal paperwork, scheduling, and more!
    Stay connected with Kinsey, Ben, and the rest of the ConGenius and The Contractor Commute crew:
    Website: Construction Sales, Takeoff, and Estimating Software | ConGenius
    Facebook: ConGenius | Springfield MO (facebook.com)
    Youtube: ConGenius - YouTube

    Email podcast@congenius.com for questions and feedback

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

cal@brobuild ,

Great content on how to market your business, and become better at what you do!

Love this short format content packed podcast! If you’re looking for ways to grow your business and become a better contractor this is the place for you! Enough humor to make this a fun listen, while delivering priceless content on marketing, sales, management and so much more. Thanks guys for putting this on and keep it up!

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