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Choosing a Consultant

Jan 18, 2023

They come in all types and backgrounds: consultants. Ever wonder what you should ask? What your criteria should be? What you need to prepare? We talk with Chris Moore from Elite Business Advising on some of the questions he gets from clients and potential clients.

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A Day in the Life 10-20 Employees

Dec 12, 2022

Ryan Gill, Bill Ferst, and Lacie and Austin Ilsley discuss their day-to-day running a business with 10-20 employees. Delegating, training and hiring is the name of the game at stage. Plus, an amazing discussion on the silent killer: employee burnout.

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TOP JOB Profile: Specialty Finishes

Dec 08, 2022

Listen in on the challenges and solutions involved in this massive and complex job at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. From scheduling to safety and figuring out how to pull off the biggest wood veneer installation of its kind, Jake Manning tells his TOP JOB story.

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A Day in the Life: Owners with 5-10 Employees

Nov 21, 2022

Lauren Fink, Chad Turpen and Chris Mole discuss their duties, process and plans for the future as owners of businesses with 5-10 employees. A lot to learn from this group as they give us a glimpse into their days.

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TOP JOB Profile: 360 Ladders

Nov 15, 2022

Tom Henman discusses the challenges and solutions behind this TOP JOB project gilding a helix in the ceiling of Tampa International Airport to serve as a backdrop for a public art installation by Aaron Stephan. The project included more than 5,000 sheets of gold leaf, nightly set up and clean up and some awkward angles.

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Leadership Lessons Learned

Oct 05, 2022

Contractors share the moments that taught them the most valuable leadership lessons. From not being the smartest persion in the room to managing customer expectations, here the stories that changed the way these business owners lead.

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Top 5 Financial Mistakes Made By Contractors

Sep 28, 2022

Trouble with "the books"? You are not alone. Listen in as Melissa Honan, CEO of Bookkeeping for Painters walks through common mistakes and common solutions.

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TOP JOB Profile: The Edge of the Earth

Sep 13, 2022

Ben Campbell of Campbell Painting and Drywall tells tales of this magnificent job in one of the most remote houses in Alaska. Airplanes, avalanches and a lot of paint! You can also see stellar drone footage here.

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Running a Business with 2-5 Employees

Sep 06, 2022

A contractor may have the same size business as you…but do they manage the business same as you? Listen to Jeremy Day, Jeremy Bramlett and Brandon Lumby describe their days as owners of businesses with 2-5 employees and see how you compare – from sales and accounting to billing and painting.

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Reducing Turnover

Aug 24, 2022

Boost profit by reducing turnover! (You’ll have fewer headaches too.) Listen as Doug Caris of AZ Ptg Co explains how they cut turnover in half thanks to exit interviews, better onboarding, and advancement opportunities.

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