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The Blue Crocus Experience

The Blue Crocus Experience

By Lewis Vandervalk
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.

If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch
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42 - TBCE - *NO VIDEO* Richard Walsh, Founder at Escape the Owner Prison, Former Contractor

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44 - TBCE - Ryan Austin, Man on a Mission to Empower People
Ryan Austin, Man on a Mission. Come learn more about a guy who has inspired me to take more daily actions to leave the world a better place than I found it! ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times. Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511 Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
42:49
March 3, 2021
43 - TBCE - Mike Claudio "Your Goals Have to Be Bigger Than Your Excuses"
"Your Goals Have to Be Bigger Than Your Excuses"   Mike Claudio joins Lewis today to chat about goals. How to set them. How to pick them. How to stay on course.   -Check out Mike's work here-  Web: https://winrateconsulting.com/  Youtube: https://youtu.be/Y9-35WGEhZQ Big Stud Sales  Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-stud-sales/id1478301956  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665239933993514
39:19
January 26, 2021
42 - TBCE - *NO VIDEO* Richard Walsh, Founder at Escape the Owner Prison, Former Contractor
Richard Walsh has been in the trenches before, grinding it out, trying to make it big. And for awhile he did! But eventually the "Grind" caught up with him, and he figured there must be a better way to run a business. Since then, he has started a couple businesses, and is a best selling author of the book "Escape the Owner Prison" where he lays out some great principles on how YOU can get away from being trapped in your business. Take a listen as he tells some of his story, and definitely check out his podcast as well!  https://open.spotify.com/show/0Ja9UqANKU9wn5cT894FEW?si=PQEx2tVfRvymdib2R42igw    ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times. Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511 Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
40:27
January 9, 2021
41 - TBCE - David Carroll of Dope Marketing Talks some AMAZING strategies for marketing
David Carroll of Dope Marketing Talks some AMAZING strategies for marketing! Making mail sexy again! ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times. Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511 Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
53:44
December 27, 2020
40 - TBCE - Leigh Kuhn of RynoWorx Shares some of his Entrepreneurial Journey
Leigh Kuhn started his entrepreneurial journey in sealcoating while he was still in high school, and went on from there to start a parts business and now the company we all know and love - RynoWorx. Take a listen to his story, and hear about grit, setbacks, getting back up, and keeping on going. ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.  Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511 Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
51:40
December 27, 2020
39 - TBCE - Ryan Behan, Ginger Cat Sealcoating, Drumming, Asphalt Repair
Ryan Behan was such a fun guest to have on the show! He is a very down to earth guy who kills it on the drums when he's not out making driveways and parking lots look like a million bucks. Enjoy!   We chat about Branding, Marketing, his work journey leading up to being a full time business owner, how pressure washing has enabled him to do better jobs, and have an add on service, and more! ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
46:47
December 8, 2020
38 - TBCE - Nik Biddinger, Lessons Learned from the Asphalt Business, Coaching, and More
Nik Biddinger grew up in the asphalt industry and learned lessons from the school of hard knocks along the way. Now he is taking the knowledge, experience, lessons learned, heartaches, and wins, and he is working to mold and shape the next generation of contractors and business owners through sharing his story.   Connect with Nik and Mike Claudio of WinRate Consulting:   WinRate Consulting: www.WinRateconsulting.com    WinRate Instagram: https://instagram.com/winrateconsulting?igshid=1st5z3xppxot5   Construction Selling FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665239933993514/?ref=share   Mike Claudio YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86r4_wMGU5M1-dVovjxf1w   Big Stud Sales Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5X3HipUTBgKPskIcrH3k1h?si=uDQO202VSSmhUdS6ZTuKpQ  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-stud-sales/id1478301956   Nik’s WinRate IG: https://instagram.com/nik_at_winrate_consulting?igshid=13hp8rsgiltzy   Honestish - with a side of hot sauce Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2pt9Fkb43HNnyeIrzPx9D1?si=JK2nK8UMSimkFmXA_gspNw   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honest-ish-with-a-side-of-hot-sauce/id1532831561 ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8  
43:08
December 2, 2020
37 - TBCE - Lewis Vandervalk, Owner of Blue Crocus Solutions Interviewed by Cam Roberts
Get to Know Lewis Vandervalk, Owner of Blue Crocus Solutions  In a bizarre script flip, Cam Roberts of Laser Line Painting is on today interviewing me so you guys can get to know me a bit better from the perspective of someone who has the burning questions you all do!   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Check us out and see our reviews: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274932889350800511  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
47:46
November 24, 2020
36 - TBCE - Ken Walls on Live Streaming, Life, Fear, Business
What an honor and a privilege to chat with Ken Walls on the podcast. This man is such a giver. Such a big heart, and a desire to make time for people. Why do I say that? This man COULD take the attitude of having "bigger fish to fry", having hung out with the likes of Grant Cardone and Andy Frisella, but he took an hour out of his extremely busy schedule to chat with me about a wide variety of topics from live streaming on social media, some of his background story, and we chat briefly about how fear is the real root of procrastination. Don't miss this.    Be sure to connect with Ken here:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEOKenWalls  Website: https://www.kenwalls.com/  Buy his course on Live Streaming: https://www.growliveacademy.com/
58:11
October 29, 2020
35 - TBCE - Adi Klevit on Developing Processes for Your Business
Adi Klevit joins us today for a really informative episode on PROCESSES, and why you should have them. Full disclosure, I am not naturally someone who is prone to developing processes for myself or my staff, and I figured I wasn't the only one. Hop on in, take notes, and watch some of the weight of running your company fall of your shoulders as you see ways to empower your employees and run a more streamlined business.   Connect with Adi here:  www.BizSuccessCG.com  adi@bizsuccesscg.com  Link to get a discount on Sweet Process: https://www.sweetprocess.com/accounts/signup/webinar/ADI/   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8  #business #processes
50:42
October 22, 2020
34 - TBCE - Bruce Pulver on How Words can Affect Your LIFE
Bruce Pulver is an extraordinary human who has found the beauty and strength hiding in the words we use every day. I greatly appreciated jumping on with Bruce, learning about his story and where he has come from. We talked about how he uses words to help people grow, find hope in these crazy times, and help companies and business leaders distill their values and mission into a single word. He has also written a book to distill these beautiful treasures. Each purchase of his book (it's really inexpensive), he will donate one to a hospital, library, or charity. Let’s help spread the love! You can connect with Bruce here: His TEDX talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/bruce_pulver_the_secret_to_changing_negative_self_talk_by_renewing_your_mindset?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abovethechatterourwordsmatter Instagram: @above_the_chatter_bruce_pulver Here are Bruce’s own words to highlight his story: “Forced into an unexpected career transition (a layoff), it was imperative I muster the strength to find a new way of providing for my family. How can I maintain a positive outlook after being “let go” and forced to deal with the cruel reality of landing a new job, position and career? One morning, a single message awakened me and pounded in my head. “I must be STRONG for my family.” I quickly reached for my nightstand journal and wrote S-T-R-O-N-G: S tand T all R emain O ptimistic N ow G o for it From that morning’s S-T-R-O-N-G message, a daily writing routine began. Each day delivered a new message and forced me to pause, think, and frame a positive expectation for the day. Each message guided my thoughts, intentions and actions as I sought the new opportunity that would offer even greater potential. I shared the messages daily with my family. Together we formed an unstoppable optimism to persevere. We learned to take any setback and make it our springboard lifting us above any potentially adverse situation. Within 45 days, I landed a fantastic position with a great company. The messages continued to flow and motivate me to work hard to make good things happen in my new role. My writing emerged out of necessity, yet lasted four hundred consecutive days. They became a joyful routine of finding more inspiration and strength. Everything I learned in those days created something inspiring.” Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D
41:06
October 9, 2020
33 - TBCE - Skylar Lewis, Business on Purpose, Rise Up Kings
Skylar Lewis is a purpose driven entrepreneur who has been in the game since he was a teenager, starting several businesses and reaching what most would consider a successful point in his career. However, he quickly realized that money wasn’t everything, and turned around and began again, starting a business on purpose. Purposely creating the business to honor God, be employee run, stand for Godly values, and help the community. He challenged me in several ways, and I know that listeners will appreciate the nuggets in here! We chatted about discipline, work/life boundaries, collapsing time, empowering employees, and more.   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #businessonpurpose #riseupkings
33:59
October 2, 2020
32 - TBCE - James Golden, Pavement Management, Business, Life Lessons
James Golden was thrust into the entrepreneurial world at an early age, and his story is one that really encouraged me when it comes to the ups and downs of the journey as a business owner. He found himself quite successful at an age when his friends were not making nearly what he was making, and then it all fell apart around him, and James was forced to reevaluate and level up. James has extensive knowledge in the pavement management space, and has a company called, (so weird the coincidence) Pavement Management Group. They are changing the technology in the industry, and working to level up the results that can be achieved, allowing tax dollars to be applied to solutions that truly take advantage of tax dollars.     Connect with James here: https://jg3.phonesites.com/mylinks   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8  #pavementmanagement #businesslessons
52:33
September 15, 2020
31 - TBCE - David Webb, Tree Lift Surgeon Extraordinaire
David Webb is a second generation equipment repair expert, specializing in lifts of all kinds, especially spider lifts and other products for the tree industry. They do what most other manufacturers, repair shops, and warranty specialists can't or won't do as far as repairs go, even building custom parts in their shop to make sure your rig gets back in brand new, or sometimes better than new condition. Their company was built on values that are refreshing in this time, and they will do everything they can to help you get your equipment back in service without having to buy new. It was a pleasure chatting with David, and I look forward to seeing their company continue to help out the industry!   Connect with them here:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aerialliftrepairs/  Website:  https://www.wellbuiltequipment.com/ ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners, thought leaders, and coaches. We talk about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times. Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
26:35
September 4, 2020
30 - TBCE - Kit Moore, Risk and Growth, Keep Your Foot on the Gas
Kit Moore and I had a terrific conversation about growth, risk, and common themes around those topics as they relate to entrepreneurs. We answer questions like "Why is risk central to growth and development? " and "What are some methods to manage risk?"   Kit is the chief servant at BluePrint CPAs. Sure, he's a specialized tax accountant (CPA, CA) and can help you save in the six figures. More importantly, he's a serial entrepreneur with a ton of enthusiasm for growth strategies and execution.  His industry depth in technology, construction, real estate, energy, agriculture and even cannabis deregulation complements his technical expertise in growth strategy, advanced tax structures, innovation, mergers and corporate finance.  He's also a proud father and hubby - he loves Cassondra and his four children even more than entrepreneurship. When he's not running (his businesses), he likes fishing and cottaging. (in fact, we squeezed in this episode just before he headed out on a fishing trip!)   Connect with Kit here: Website: https://www.blueprintcpa.ca/team/kit-moore  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blueprintcpa/   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8  #growordie #pavingcontractors
51:39
September 2, 2020
29 - TBCE - Mike Claudio, Winrate Consulting, Big Stud Sales Podcast
Mike Claudio is the owner and founder of Winrate Consulting, the host of the Big Stud Sales Podcast, and a consultant to over 25 businesses in the contracting industry. We chat about a variety of topics from his journey moving from selling with Verizon and his move to the construction industry, the importance of referral partners, growing pains and how to deal with them, training employees, processes, finding the right type of clients, and moving away from the feast or famine pipeline mentality.     You can connect with Mike on his personal Facebook page, or at any of these links.  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86r4_wMGU5M1-dVovjxf1w  Winrate Consulting: https://winrateconsulting.com/  Construction Selling FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665239933993514/  Big Stud Sales Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-stud-sales/id1478301956   ----------  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #seo, #leadgeneration, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips,  #asphalt, #webdesign
40:13
August 11, 2020
28 - TBCE - Ron Fossum on Pulling Money (Taxes) Back out of the TRASH. Tax Planning Explained.
Ron Fossum is a man who has made it his mission to help people like YOU save money through Tax Planning. He has been honing his craft for over 20 years, and the guy not only knows his stuff, but has helped save millions of dollars for companies he has worked with to develop solid tax strategies that are completely moral and ethical, and abide by the IRS rules. He has been featured on Wall Street Today, Success Magazine, ABC, NBC, CBS, Forbes, CNBC, & FOX.    I feel extremely privileged to have gotten a few minutes of his time to chat on the podcast about Tax Planning, and how that can relate to any business. I would highly recommend taking the time to listen to this episode. You will learn about a few of the many strategies YOU can be using to save taxes and get more money in your pocket. (Note: for Canadian listeners, this is specifically related to the US tax code, but it is still really fascinating)    You can reach out to Ron through any or all of these avenues (he gave me permission to share these): Ron’s Website: https://taxplanwealth.com/  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TPWHelp/  Calender Link: https://go.oncehub.com/TaxPlanWealth  Office Number: 425-381-2253    ---------- Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete, #website, #webdesign, #customers, #homeadvisor
36:37
July 31, 2020
27 - TBCE - Jennifer Ginther on Bookkeeping, Taxes, and Accounting, QuickBooks DISCOUNT CODE BELOW
QUICKBOOKS MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT BELOW! 50% off for a year!  In this episode Jennifer Ginther and I discuss best practices when it comes to bookkeeping, accounting, and tax preparation. These are scary words for small business owners and I wanted to unpack things a little. Jen has a lot of experience in the industry helping contractors, and I learned some tips that definitely will help me to keep track of the books and keep them in order.   Jennifer has been doing bookkeeping or managing bookkeepers for the past 30 years and loves what she does and getting to work with small businesses. Her grandfather owned and operated his own Commercial Contracting company in Michigan and her family has owned and operated a hardware store, a wholesale building distributor and remodeling & subcontracting companies in Missouri & Colorado and Florida. She has also been a Florida State Certified General Contractor & Roofing Contractor since 2007 and was the Administrative & Operations Officer for a FL Contracting Company for 11 years before opening her own bookkeeping firm in 2015.  Link to get Quickbooks DISCOUNT: https://completebusinessgroup.com/contractor-pro-books-inc/   Jennifer’s Website: https://www.contractorprobooks.com/bookkeeping-services    Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Join our Facebook Group for Contractors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148165343156578/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete, #website, #webdesign, #customers, #homeadvisor
45:44
July 28, 2020
26 - TBCE - Jason Callaway, Veteran, Buffalo Rancher, or General Contractor? Or all of those?
Who has two thumbs, owns a few buffalo, is a veteran, and runs a successful contracting business in South Dakota? Jason Callaway is my guest today on The Blue Crocus Experience, and as always with the Callaway Clan, it was an absolute pleasure to chat with, learn from, and get to know Jason. He has a cool story. Uprooted from his previous job, he went all in on his contracting business 4 years ago and has built it up to a profitable venture. We chat about employees, compensation, business planning with Tom Reber, bookkeeping, buffalo, CHARGING WHAT YOU ARE WORTH, and a bit about his time in the marines. This is worth a listen, in my unbiased opinion.    Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete #website #webdesign #customers #homeadvisor
01:02:04
July 23, 2020
25 - TBCE - Cameron Hogate on Sales through Attraction
Cameron Hogate is a guy who is always down to add value to people who need it, and in this episode of The Blue Crocus Experience, he does just that. He walks us through how he attracts clients using a value first methodology. We talk about attracting clients as a contractor, going out for the bid, and touch on some follow up steps as well. Definitely some great info to apply to any business!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.    Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete #website #webdesign #customers #homeadvisor
47:40
July 21, 2020
24 - TBCE - Marc Mawhinney on Bringing Value to the Market Consistently
Marc Mawhinney is a serial entrepreneur and business coach who has ridden the highs and lows of business. He now spends his time working to help other business owners avoid the low points of the roller coaster. I had him on the podcast to talk some about topics such as consistency in adding value to the market, building up your business organically, and more. It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Marc, and I learned some valuable insights into the business world. Come along for the ride in our conversation and learn with me as he drops some great value!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be a guest on the podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can arrange a time! We are especially interested in chatting with contractors and business owners who have fought through adversity and have the scars, experience and insights to share from those times.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/   Find the podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete #website #webdesign #customers #homeadvisor
56:22
July 9, 2020
23 - TBCE - Expertise, Professionalism, Charging Your Worth in the Tree Industry with Chris Francis
Chris Francis and I had a wonderful chat about his journey to continually better his skills and represent the tree industry in the best way possible. Chris has spent a lot of time leveling up and learning as much as he can about the industry, and it has paid off for his company. We also chatted about a variety of topics from his story, employees, customer relations, and charging your worth. It was a pleasure to chat with Chris! Enjoy!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8
37:02
July 7, 2020
22 - TBCE - Mindset, Daily Habits, and how Brian Hess moved from Verizon to the Asphalt Industry
I first came across Brian Hess through the Asphalt industry, but the more I got to know him, I realized that more people needed to get to know him through the podcast. He is an inspiration in his community, bringing daily live videos to his followers and uplifting and inspiring his audience. He’s not just a talk show though. He has built up an asphalt empire across the US in the last couple years, and also started a training program called Top Contractor School to help contractors of all sizes grow and dominate their space. Thanks for coming on Brian, it was an honor.   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/   Find the Podcast here:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03   Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927   Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete #website #webdesign #customers
56:03
July 3, 2020
21 - TBCE - Stop Lying to Yourself with Bobby Walker of Journey of a New Entrepreneur
Bobby Walker went from a comfy corporate job to finding out that he was cut from the company, with no backup plan except an idea off the internet he had shot down a couple days earlier. He took that idea, and he has built a very successful company in Orlando, Florida doing Pressure Washing. Bobby also has a great YouTube Channel called Journey of a New Entrepreneur along with a course called The New Entrepreneurs Toolkit. It was a pleasure chatting my friend!  Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.  If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.  Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8  Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ Bobby's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efvzTXosMFI
01:01:26
June 30, 2020
20 - TBCE - Business Systems and Growth with Shiloh Churchill of Mountain Sky Landscaping LLC
Shiloh Churchill is crushing it in his landscaping business, Mountain Sky Landscaping LLC, and he hopped on the podcast with me to discuss how he is working to systematize every process in the business so that they can scale and grow. He has big goals, and is making sure to feed off other people who are successful. Crazy thing is, this guy is 16 years old, and he and his twin brother brought in over a million in revenue last year. Worth a listen for sure. Surround yourself with people who are killing it. Success leaves clues.   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch. Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8 Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: http://bluecrocus.ca/
26:54
June 25, 2020
19 - TBCE - Mike Wingard of Legacy Entrepreneurs, When To Scale Your Business and Get Good Help
Mike Wingard left a corporate job to start up a Pressure Washing company, and grew it to 90 employees in 2 years. He then moved 12 hours away and is starting up another company to prove that his scaling methods work repeatedly. Mike also has a course and some really cool apparel around the Legacy brand he is creating. Live your best Legacy! Really cool guy to chat with and in this Episode of TBCE, we chat about knowing when to hire, and how to go about that process.   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Find the podcast here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Wu30ZfqiUcL9fYzZ8UE03 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/the-blue-crocus-experience/id1509376927 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xZGY1YjM1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw%3D%3D Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAUW274rclhA1N5Bve_HNI6-nTbTrMQN8 Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions on the web: http://bluecrocus.ca/ Check out Mike's Legacy Merch here: https://www.letsgolegacy.com/shop
01:00:12
June 23, 2020
EP 18 - TBCE - Revolutionary Blue Collar Recruiting/Hiring with Shawn Day
Shawn Day is a hiring legend and fellow business owner. What else can I say? We cover a ton of great info in this podcast around hiring, keeping, and motivating employees. Listen in for a discount code Shawn is offering for podcast listeners to take advantage of a screaming deal and a guaranteed hire for your business. Lets grow and dominate!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions here: www.bluecrocus.ca   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete
01:03:25
June 17, 2020
EP 17 - TBCE - Coming Back From Nothing to Growing a Successful Asphalt Business with Parker Perrien
Parker Perrien of Diamond Solutions has a story that definitely resonated with me. His asphalt company came to the brink of death in 2017.  But, with the help of a mentor and taking a serious look at things, they were able to turn the company around and are now growing and expanding into new markets. Parker had some valuable insights into business, and some great recommendations for books to read, CRMs, markups, and more. Take a listen and enjoy!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions here: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274...   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete
37:47
June 14, 2020
EP 16 - TBCE - From Glass Shop Service Man to Line Painting Business Owner with Cam Roberts
Cam Roberts owns Lazer Line Painting in British Columbia, Canada. He is also an avid listener of the podcast, so it was really great to have him on to share his story. We chat about hustle, getting out there and putting in the work, and tracking your progress when you are starting up a small business and growing it to feed your family. Some really good content in here, I had a lot of fun learning about Cam's story!   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.  Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions here: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274...   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete
41:46
June 8, 2020
EP 15 - TBCE - On Goals, Living at Full Potential, and Giving Back, with Judd Burdon
Judd Burdon is an avid entrepreneur and leader in his community of asphalt maintenance. He owns and co-owns several companies ranging from kite surfing to asphalt supply. He also has had some life experiences that completely rocked his world, and we dive into that in this chat.  You are going to enjoy this one.    Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions here: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274...   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete
42:30
June 3, 2020
EP 14 - TBCE - Employees, Sales, Follow-up with John Seaman
John Seaman's company JC Property Professionals does everything from Tree Service, Demo, Grading, Construction, and they even have a non profit as well. We had some great chats about marketing methods they use, the importance of following up with customers, how valuable CRMs are, and finished up chatting about company culture, retaining employees, and more.  Nuggets in here, guys and girls. Tons of nuggets.   Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   Connect with Blue Crocus Solutions here: bluecrocus.ca, https://www.google.com/maps?cid=14274...  #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling, #pressurewashing, #asphalt, #treeservice, #concrete
52:20
May 29, 2020
EP 13 - TBCE - Firefighter/Tree Service Owner - Lucas Hoffpauir
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   Join Lucas Hoffpauir as we chat about his company Hoffpauir Tree and Land Services LLC. I enjoyed learning some more about the tree biz, and I think there are some good tips in here on everything from how to bid jobs, take care of employees (he has some cool ideas on this), and get your name out there.    If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   You can also find us at https://www.bluecrocus.ca/  #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling
31:25
May 22, 2020
EP 12 - TBCE - Finding and Keeping Employees - Keith Callaway Jr.
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   Join Keith Callaway Jr. and I as we chat about his family company, K&L Industries in Portland, Oregon. We dive deep into some of the tricks that he uses to be a good leader, employer, and set a good example for his crew and keep them motivated to come to work every day. This guy is the real deal. Very relatable, and always ready to drop some value.  I personally learned a lot of things I can apply to my own life, and hope you can too!   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.  You can also find us at https://www.bluecrocus.ca/ #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling
46:09
May 11, 2020
EP 11 - TBCE - Sam's The Man Tree Service, Starting young, Hustle, and the Importance of learning
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   Join Samuel Turnea of Sam's The Man Tree Service and I as we chat about his company, what it was like getting started young in the industry, how important it is to learn from the experts, and more. This kid is on fire. He is a lot younger than a lot of other tree huggers out there, but he's got the hustle to make up for it. I really enjoyed our chat!   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.   #podcast, #contractors, #leads, #seo, #leadgeneration, #fredericton, #facebookads, #bluecrocussolutions, #business, #businessowners, #tips, #concrete, #treeservice, #fitness, #paving, #sealcoating, #remodeling
44:59
May 5, 2020
Episode 10 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Braddock's Tree Service, Elite Machine Group
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   Join Cory Ray Braddock-Durell and I as we chat about his tree company and his machine sales company. This guy has a work ethic that's inspiring, and he is focused on customer care and relationships above all else.    If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.  You can check out our work at www.bluecrocus.ca.
39:45
April 30, 2020
Episode 9 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Blacktop Banter, Wis-Coat
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way.   Join Marvin Joles III and I as we chat about his company, Wis-Coat in Wisconsin, and his podcast, Black Top Banter, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv8f...Marvin is a social influencer in the blacktop world, and has helped to bring the paving world closer together and weed out the negative competition that was so prolific in the industry a few years back. He was a blast to talk to, and I know you will enjoy his energy.   If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
56:31
April 28, 2020
Episode 8 - The Blue Crocus Experience - K&L Industries
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Keith Callaway Sr. and I as we chat about his company, K&L Industries in Portland, Oregon. They do asphalt paving and sealcoating, and he dropped some GOLD in the form of tips and tricks their company is using to plow forward and grow while others are pulling back. Some lights out strategies in here. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
42:23
April 25, 2020
Episode 7 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Lift Personal Fitness
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Silas Robinson and me as we discuss the ups and downs of his journey with as a fitness instructor, and how it literally saved his life. There are some good nuggets in here, and I really enjoyed getting to know Silas a bit better and learning about his business. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
38:36
April 25, 2020
Episode 6 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Brown's Paving Ltd.
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Corey McAllister and me as we discuss Brown's Paving Ltd, a 3 generation, family run paving outfit in my home province of New Brunswick, Canada. I got to learn a few new things about the industry, and we had a good chat about the things that are important to him as a company. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
27:45
April 25, 2020
Episode 5 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Harvey Paving and Sealcoating
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Steve Coffin, Blaine Coffin and me as we discuss their father-son run  company, Harvey Paving and Sealcoating. They have big things planned for the year ahead! Take a listen and leave feedback. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
21:29
April 25, 2020
Episode 4 - The Blue Crocus Experience - B & M Builders, Inc.
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Jonathan Brown and I as we discuss the company he co-owns, B & M Builders, Inc. We chat about a variety of topics, including how Jonathan went from working to scale the company income, then focused on scaling profits after that, and how it is paying off in growth. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
30:49
April 25, 2020
Episode 3 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Nova Tree Care
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Edwin Ozuna and I as we discuss his company, Nova Tree Care. Listen  to the story of how Edwin went from hating the whole concept of tree care to now running a successful business and loving it. Take a listen and leave feedback. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
50:32
April 25, 2020
Episode 2 - The Blue Crocus Experience - Pave It Asphalt Inc.
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Daniel Bakos and I as we discuss the company he works for, Pave It Asphalt Inc. He has been in the business for awhile now, and had some good insights on the industry, and how they do a good job retaining customers and getting second sales for snow plowing. Take a listen and leave feedback. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch.
16:31
April 25, 2020
Episode 1 - The Blue Crocus Experience - St Louis Sealers
Welcome to the internet's best produced podcast for contractors and business owners, hosted by Lewis Vandervalk of Blue Crocus Solutions. Our #1 goal is to connect with and learn from business owners and hear about their stories, where they have come from, where they are going, and the wins and lessons along the way. Join Joe Hagan and I as we discuss his business the St. Louis Sealers. He just started last year, and has gone through some ups and downs, including having to come to grips with the COVID-19 virus. If you want to be featured in our podcast, send an email to Lewis@bluecrocus.ca and we can see if you are a good fit. We are especially interested in chatting with contractors who own their own businesses, so if you fit that description, get in touch
26:36
April 22, 2020