I truly admire Schannon Yodice’s ability to communicate tiling advice, business advice, and encourage tradespeople across multiple platforms and, you know, operate a tiling business, simultaneously. So, I am fortunate to get her to talk to us.
Schannon left her dream job to start a business because the local operators work was sub par. This is where the story starts and we quickly get into:
-being taken seriously as a woman in the workplace
-working with GC’s vs clients
-not cheapening yourself
-issues around hiring help
-mentors and mentoring
-her philosophy (pretty well covered in the quote here)
-then we wade into the discussion about how to treat the next generation of incoming trades people
Schannon is also a badass in the gym but we didn’t have time to get into that topic in this pod. Anyway you slice it, Schannon is an excellent role model and mentor for people coming into the trades.
Mike Knoche has been running his general contracting business for 16 years. It's been trial by fire and in The Contracting Handbook, Mike shares his successes, his failures and asks other industry leaders to join him in a discussion of how to run a construction business! The Contracting Handbook podcast discusses the behind the scenes running of a small construction company. It’s everything from starting up, working with employees, subcontractors, and clients. Remember, it won’t just be Mike’s perspective as he will talk to contractors from all over the world about theirs too! Why the world over? Because through his travels in the off season he’s come to see that contractors everywhere have similar business needs, struggles, and ideas in common. We a are a global community of builders! Contact Mike at email@example.com for questions, comments, or to be interviewed.
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Guest: Schannon Yodice
Insta: @that_tile chick
Host: Mike Knoche
Website: The Contracting Handbook