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Breakthrough Academy presents Contractor Evolution. In this show we unpack the systems, tactics, and skills you need to take your fast-growing contracting business to the next level. If you’re here to learn what it takes to scale up, work less, and increase profitability, you’ve come to the right place. Stay tuned to learn what separates the new breed of contractor from the old school, and welcome to your ultimate guide to the business of contracting.
 
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To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP93 You can find Dr. Ken Keis by contacting the Consulting Resource Group at https://crgleader.com/ Today’s conversation is about Core Values. The term “values” comes up a lot these days, but I’m pretty dissatisfied with how surface level the conversations are around it. “H…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP92 To learn more about Brian’s company gfour marketing go to https://www.gfourmarketing.com/ This episode of Contractor Evolution is with Brian Kaskavalciyan, Author of The 7 Secrets to becoming a Wealthy Contractor, Host of the Wealthy Contractor Podcast, and Co Founder o…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP91 To join the Bookkeeping, Beer and BS FB group click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourblueskies To learn more about Blue Skies Admin Services for home service companies click here: https://yourblueskies.com/ As you’ve grown your business you may have noticed tha…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP90 To visit Sales Talent Agency click here: https://www.salestalentagency.com/ If you’re wondering, like I am… What effect will inflation and climbing interest rates have on employees and employers alike? How does a recession change the landscape of the labor market? What …
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP89 To find Lydia on Instagram click here: https://www.instagram.com/drywallshorty/ To watch Lydia on The Build Show click here: https://buildshownetwork.com/go/lydiacrowder Our guest on the show for this episode is Lydia Crowder (aka Drywall Shorty). Lydia puts out the bes…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP88 Download your free 2023 Strategic Plan Templates for Rapid Growth here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP88 We did a Strategic Planning Roundtable with some Breakthrough Academy Members a couple weeks back. We had over 300 live attendees and tons of positive feedback so we thou…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP87 To connect with Buildertrend click here: https://buildertrend.com/ If you listen to Contractor Evolution, there’s a good chance you’re not only an entrepreneur, but you are smart enough to understand that you’ll have big opportunities to cut your costs using software in…
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP86 To visit Check The Level accounting click here: https://www.checkthelevel.com/ To Join the ‘Job Costing and Bookkeeping for Contractors Only’ Facebook Group click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jobcostingandbookkeepingfocontractorsonly Have you ever wondered why …
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Academy, click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP85 To download Breakthrough Academy’s ‘Annual Strategic Planning Template’ click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP85 To Connect with Alex Brueckmann click here: https://www.brueckmann.ca/ It is strategic planning time here at Breakthrough Academy. Our 500+ members are all re…
 
To apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP84 To assess where you lay on the visionary/integrator spectrum, click here: https://rocketfueluniversity.com/assessments/ This episode is Part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Mark C. Winters, co-author of Rocket Fuel and the foremost expert and Visionary/Integrator relationship. …
 
To apply to Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP83 To assess where you lay on the visionary/integrator spectrum, click here: https://rocketfueluniversity.com/assessments/ The Visionary/Integrator relationship is one I hear a lot of business owners wrestling with. Here is why - A lot of you likely fall on the visionary end of the…
 
To apply to Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP82 To download the pricing calculator, click here: https://www.bookkeepingacademyonline.com/pricing-calculator Other Links Mentioned In This Podcast: https://likesaccounting.com/ https://www.bookkeepingacademyonline.com/ https://jefflikescleanwindows.com/ http://profitstofreedom.co…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP81 Find the dripjobs CRM Here: https://www.dripjobs.com/ If you’re ambitious and always looking for an opportunity, you might have thought about building a software product to ‘fill a gap’ in your business. You hear this story on podcasts, or youtube videos…m…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP80 Download the 5 tips for keeping your trades and contracting business secure https://trybta.com/PCDLEP80. Cyber security is something for tech companies, banks and nerds to worry about right? Yeah, in 2010 maybe, but not anymore. There has been a STEEP rise…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP79 Download your free resources for Project Management Secrets for Rapid Growth here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP79 A couple months ago we did a Project Management Roundtable with some of our highest performing members in the construction space. It was so popul…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP78 The Discount Code for 10% off Gembadocs is BTA10. Download the app or visit https://gembadocs.com/ to start your FREE 30-DAY TRIAL! Also, get Tom’s book for free in multiple formats at https://improvementstartswithi.com/ If you don’t have clear SOP’s (Stan…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP77 Do you have a leadership team? Do you let them lead? I’m sure you’ve probably heard that you need to hire a leadership team who will allow you to take a step back from the grind. But rarely do you hear HOW to nurture that leadership team to a point where y…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP76 You ever heard that quote about the bumblebee flying? The one that goes, “Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it flies anyway.” I feel like Tommy Mello didn’t get the memo that a garage door compa…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP75 Have you ever run a project and gotten so fed up with the people doing the job that you wished you could swap them out with robots? Yeah, so did Garrett Moore… …and then he built the robots. While on deployment, this former Navy SEAL was getting so fed up …
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP74 Build A Long Client Waitlist Using These 4 Sales Documents: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP74 When selling to your prospects and customers, do you ever get tired of answering the same exact questions over and over again? Are you ever bored by the sound of your o…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP73 If you’ve ever felt like your profit should be increasing with your revenue, you’re not alone. If revenue goes up…profit goes up. Right? It’s simple math. It should work like that. You think if you just work a little harder, push a little more…POOF… you’ll…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP72 Download The Rapid Hire Hiring Funnel Here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP72 Check out Rapid Hire Here: https://rapidhirepro.com/ As a millennial myself, I take a small amount of personal offense whenever I hear frustrated contractors verbally bash my entire ge…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP71 Nothing in the world of contracting sucks the life out of you or your team like a miserable client. A sorry SOB whose apparent mission in life is to ruin yours. It almost seems they take pleasure in the process. What I’m saying is I think we can all agree …
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP70 Download the Mental Fitness Framework and Quiz Here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP70 Connect with Fyfe here: https://www.uplifementalfitness.com/ If you roll into a multi-day hike with tons of vertical and a 50-pound pack after 6 months on the couch eating Dor…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP69 On this episode of Contractor Evolution, we’ve brought in Anthony Langdon of Asset Roofing in Seattle WA. It wasn’t too long ago that Anthony’s business hit a ceiling because he was always stuck on the roof. No pun intended. In 2018 his business was d…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP68 Your business is a “For-Profit Entity”. Profits are a slippery business though. Sometimes it can feel like what you made on paper and what is in your bank account don’t quite line up. Sometimes top-line growth doesn’t translate to bottom-line growth. …
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP67 Tradie Web Guys - https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/BTA “Create Content” is such an easy thing for some marketing guru to tell you to do. But those people are the same A-holes that sit in front of a screen all day and have no realistic clue what goes i…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP66 As you might have guessed by the title, we’re talking about books in this episode of Contractor Evolution? Why? Because someone way smarter than you has devoted DECADES of their life mastering a principle that will significantly impact you in a positi…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP65 Do you ever feel like a fraud? In certain situations do you ever feel like you are one minor mistake, one missed detail away from being found out by everyone as a phony? Do you sometimes feel totally under qualified to occupy the position that you do?…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP64 To download “LEAN in a nutshell” click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP64 To learn more about Paul Akers click here: https://paulakers.net/ To learn more about Fastcap click here: https://www.fastcap.com/ The average American worker (across industries)…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP63 To download the Sales Handoff Project Charter and DECA analysis click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP63 Misaligned expectations between contractor and client are the route of all evil when it comes to: Hitting or missing budget Finishing the project o…
 
To apply for a Business Assessment with Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP62 You can find Barrett’s Company Cadence Real Estate at: https://www.cadencere.com/ Just 13 years ago, Barrett was working as a bags-on carpenter fresh out of school. Since then, he has not only built an extremely successful construction company but has…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click: https://trybta.com/PCEP61 Aleph Holdings: https://www.alephholdings.com/ This painter crushes it by buying into his competition You may have, at some point, pondered the idea of supercharging your growth by buying another business. Entrepreneurs naturally see opportunity all around them…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click: https://trybta.com/PCEP60 Perficut Website: https://perficut.com/ Ballard Inc Landscaping Products: https://www.ballard-inc.com/ If you have ever wondered what it takes to expand into a new market, begin operations in a new city, or even a new state, this episode is a must-listen. Our g…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click: https://trybta.com/PCEP59 As we say all the time on the Contractor Evolution show, business is a game you have to play for the long run. One situation you are inevitably going to face at some point, or many points, is an economic downturn. Or Recession. Or Meltdown. Whatever you (or the…
 
To apply for a Breakthrough Academy Business Assessment click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP58 Download your free Budget Tool for Rapid Growth here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP58 Today’s Episode is a case study with Curtis and Channell Murray of 180 Kitchens: A kitchen cabinet refacing business based in Vancouver BC. Listen carefully now okay? In one …
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP57 To download the Hiring & Recruiting Tactics, click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP57 About 2 months ago we put on our first digital Contractor Evolution Summit where we focused on recruiting and hiring. We had so many questions during the live event that we couldn…
 
Interested in working with us? Let's chat: https://trybta.com/PCEP56 To download the Hiring & Recruiting Tactics, click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP56 When it comes to solving business problems there will always be hundreds of theoretical or formulaic sounding answers floating around out there. There is certainly value in these more textbook con…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP55 You can find the Building Business Youtube Channel From Job Nimbus here: https://youtu.be/dg25mpaz7eM If you took a survey of contractors right after the implementation of their first CRM or Project Management tool, many of the responses you’d get would sound some…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP54 To get the Team Event Planning Checklist click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP54 The interconnectivity of the individuals on your team is a huge predictor of success. When people know and trust each other they’re more likely to collaborate together on important wo…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP53 To get the Contract Checklist click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP53 You want to keep your A$$ out of trouble. All ventures, big and small, face some form of legal risk and whether you realize it or not, the business of contracting is on the riskier end of the sp…
 
Free Trial for CompanyCam: https://app.companycam.com/signup?email= If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP52 In this week’s episode of Contractor Evolution I sat down with a guest we’ve been trying to pin down for awhile, Luke Hansen. Luke is the founder and CEO of a CompanyCam, our favourite photo stora…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP51 To download the Active Listening Framework, click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP51 There is one skill out there that very few people engage in, but when executed well leads to stronger social connections, increases your ability to problem solve, makes you a more …
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP50 To download the Canadian Immigration Roadmap, click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP50 Have you ever considered bringing in skilled workers from abroad? Think about it… you as an entrepreneur can’t find the people you need at home, so the next logical step is to se…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP49 To download the Critical Convos Template click: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP49 The Los Angeles Rams have on the wall of their locker room a mantra. That mantra is, “The standard is the standard.” It serves as a reminder to the team that the standard is non-negotiable…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP48 While business tactics, skills and systems make up a big part of our discussions on the show, we’d be remiss to not also talk about the importance of having a balanced life outside the walls of your business. A lot of you are husbands and wives, mothers and father…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP47 In a chess match, a player’s first sequence of moves is known as an “opening”. The opening is a memorized series of 8 to 12 moves that, ideally, sets up the chess game in an advantageous way for the player. Execute the right opening and you’ve created some leverag…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP46 To download the Employment Agreement CQT click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP46 Welcome to Contractor Evolution and our 6th and final episode of the Ultimate Hiring Funnel series. Over the last 5 weeks we’ve tried to lay out the fundamental steps involved in attr…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP45 To download the Interview Guide Tool, click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP45 If you’ve been around long enough you already know the cost of one bad hire….to your profitability, team morale, your brand, and your own personal stress levels. But what I want you to t…
 
If you'd like to apply for Breakthrough Academy click here: https://trybta.com/PCEP44 To download the Contractor Interview SetUp Call click here: https://trybta.com/PCDLEP44 Hey, Welcome back to Contractor Evolution and episode 4 of our 6 part Ultimate Hiring Funnel Series. Last week with Asad Zaman we talked about some of the active recruiting and…
 
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