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Sept. 3, 2021

Kyle Hunt of "Remodelers on the Rise" (Part 2)

In this second installment of my talk with Kyle Hunt of "Remodelers on the Rise", we hit upon the importance of being genuine wit…

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Sept. 2, 2021

Kyle Hunt of "Remodelers on the Rise" (Part 1)

Today, Kyle Hunt, host of Remodelers on the Rise (podcast) and founder of Remodel Your Marketing joins Mike for a lively chat abo…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Kendra Ferguson CPA and Virtual CFO for Contractors (Part 2)

In the second installment of my talk with Kendra Ferguson, we delve into finances and accenting best practices from the perspecti…

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Aug. 26, 2021

Kendra Ferguson CPA and Virtual CFO for Contractors (Part 1)

In this talk between Mike Knoche and Kendra Ferguson they discuss why you should hire accounting out immediately. The story unfol…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Ten Jobsite Etiquette Tips to Tell Your Employees, Subcontractors and…

Wow, I can't believe a grown can do so many unacceptable things on a job site! Here I list ten of my top actions that happen on j…

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Aug. 19, 2021

Know When to Bail or Why Didn't I Bail When They Started Hitting on M…

In this episode Mike draws on his 16 years experience listening to customers on cold calls, at first time site visits, under cont…

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Aug. 16, 2021

Employees Part 2: Setting Wages and Hiring

In this episode there is advice on setting wages and talking about how you find employees. Mike tells you his preferences and som…

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Aug. 12, 2021

Jim Molinelli, author of "Remodel! Without Going Bonkers or Broke" se…

Author and remodeling consultant, Jim Molinelli joins Mike to talk about his work in preparing clients for contractors. This info…

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Aug. 9, 2021

Employees Part 1: Considerations BEFORE you hire

Today, Mike tells some stories about his employees and asks you to think about how you're going to use them. It's not that good.

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Aug. 6, 2021

Daniel Preston, Project Manager at Clay Construction (Part 2)

In the second part of this interview, we get into a discussion on scope of work as it relates to budget and billing. Daniel has a…

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Aug. 5, 2021

Daniel Preston, Project Manager at Clay Construction (Part 1)

Today, Daniel Preston of Clay Contracting talks with Mike about his start as an apprentice to a mason, his years wearing tool bag…

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Aug. 2, 2021

10 Vital actions to take on Fridays

Here, I outline ten essential tasks to do on Fridays!

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July 30, 2021

Andy Bannister, President and Founder of Earthtone Construction (Part…

Andy Bannister tells Mike what he loves most about his work. His response? Maybe somewhat unexpected. Mike and Andy talk about bu…

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July 29, 2021

Andy Bannister, President and Founder of Earthtone Construction (Part…

Andy Bannister describes how his company went from 1 to 67 employees. We talk about what factors allowed him to grow that busines…

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July 26, 2021

Working for friends and family

Mike tells couple stories about working with friends and the lessons learned.

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July 23, 2021

Kat Willer of Revision Remodel and Design (Part 2)

In this second installment of my talk with Kat Willer we talk about the importance of good communication, woman in the trades, an…

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July 22, 2021

Kat Willer of Revision Remodel and Design (Part 1)

Today, Kat Willer tells her story about how she came to run her remodeling company, Revision Remodel and Design. It's a great tal…

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July 19, 2021

Putting together your bid and proposal for clients

This episode is a description of how to take the information gained at your sight visit and transforming it into an informative, …

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July 16, 2021

Matthew Coates, President and Principal Architect of Coates Design Ar…

In this episode, Matthew and Mike talk about supply chain issues relative to managing expectations and contractual clauses. Matth…

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July 15, 2021

Matthew Coates, President and Principal Architect of Coates Design Ar…

In this episode, Matthew Coates describes his current business structure and it's evolution. Matthew describes biophilia and its …

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July 12, 2021

Estimating Time for Proposals

In this episode, I line you out on how to best estimate time for your proposals. I outline best practices to avoid the costly mis…

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July 9, 2021

Health Coach for Tradesman, Vinnie Vecchio, Talks Lifestyle Change (P…

Today, Mike talks to Vinnie Vecchio of The Unstoppable Tradesman about nutrition and health of construction workers. In this seco…

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July 8, 2021

Health Coach for Tradesman, Vinnie Vecchio, Talks Lifestyle Change (P…

Today, Mike talks to Vinnie Vecchio of The Unstoppable Tradesman about nutrition and health of construction workers. Vinnie expla…

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July 5, 2021

Getting Organized 102: Diet, Sleep, and Stress

In this episode, I cover why I think its important to get control of diet, stress, and sleep as it relates to your personal perf…

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