Estimate Rocket Radio

Estimate Rocket Radio

The Estimate Rocket Podcast brings you off-the-cuff conversations from experts to help you excel and grow your service industry business. Whether you just started your own business or are a veteran with a thriving team, this show will keep bringing you useful ideas, training, interviews, tools, and tips each week to help you grow.

Episodes

November 22, 2022 24 min

In this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Tom Droste--CEO of Estimate Rocket--joins us to talk about the third strategy in managing uncertain times: cash flow. Healthy cash flow strategizes for both the present time and the future to make sure there is "blood in the body" in business finance. If the well dries up, business comes to a crashing halt; but with proper cash management techniques contractors can be flexible and e...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio we sit down with Miljce Donev of First Choice Professional Painting and we talk about how to build a base of repeat customers that can account for up to 75% of a company's total revenue! We discuss how loyal customers are slowly developed by a company's consistent effort to build out the type of trust that is both competent and ethical. 

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Tom Droste joins us to talk about a free planning tool for contractors now available called, "What If: Fast Formulas for Profit Forecasting." We discuss why every business leader needs to have certain numbers available for fast-crunching to be able to run brief hypotheticals that impact your bottom line. You should be able to quickly ballpark when to hire, when to reduce or expand o...

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In this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Tom Droste--CEO of Estimate Rocket--joins us to talk about 3-Month Planning Cycles that business leaders and managers need to be executing during times of economic uncertainty. Strategy remains a priority during even periods of drastic change, although continued momentum is also imperative. Business owners must often rethink and reroute even as they travel towards their goals, and periodic ...

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In this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Tom Droste--CEO of Estimate Rocket--joins us to talk about what business leaders and managers need to be thinking about during times of economic uncertainty. We start with the simple idea that although fear might trigger fight-or-flight in some people, good business leaders know how to delay their panic-reflexes, let the fear pass, and begin searching for the over-looked opportunities in th...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio we are joined by Luke Hansen and Mike Knott from Company Cam.  We discuss how service contractors and their teams can document projects from beginning to end with photo, video, and conversation tools that help produce and store reliable job progress reports that inform and protect both company and customer. Studies show that language-centers of our brains are adapting to an increasingly symb...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio we talk with Mike Stanley and Aaron Moore about the state of Commercial Painting and how commercial contractors are pushing the industry forward. Mike and Aaron discuss barriers to entering into commercial work, opportunities for contractors crossing over from the residential sector, and new growth potential in the current economic landscape.

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket we are joined by Ryan Groth of Sales Transformation Group and we talk about how to match your sales process to your business model. Business owners often attack the process itself first, but when business owners begin to understand how their sales philosophy is informed by their company's core values, they can better construct a sales process from beginning to end that matches their company vi...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Morgan Knox of Pro Painter Network joins us to talk about the type of effective teaching and training that works in trades companies. Making training stick is a challenge in every business worth solving because well-trained employees streamline processes, increase efficiency, reduce stress, and make more money! We discuss with Morgan the types of practices that teams should be employing to ...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we talk with Nick Slavik of Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration and host of Ask A Painter Live, and Tom Droste, CEO of Estimate Rocket. Nick and Tom discusses different approaches and balances to the problem of when to schedule work versus when to hire.  Revenue growth hangs on backlog, but too much backlog without enough production team members can lead to some hairy situations. Learn how...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we are joined by Tom Reber of the Contractor Fight for a brilliant part 2 of The Stories We Tell Ourselves! We chat with Tom about the kinds of stories business owners tell themselves that often give way to limiting beliefs and abortive projects. Tom reminds us that Thoughts become Beliefs, Beliefs become Actions, and Actions become Results. And results mean time with family, disciplined li...

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 On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we are joined by Tom Reber of the Contractor Fight! We chat with Tom about the kinds of stories business owners tell themselves that often give way to limiting beliefs and abortive projects. Tom reminds us that Thoughts become Beliefs, Beliefs become Actions, and Actions become Results. And results mean time with family, disciplined lifestyle, health, happiness, and...money. The slippery s...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we are joined by the leadership team at Estimate Rocket: Tom Droste, Bevin Hernandez, and Fred Kulik. We talk about our most recent quarterly meeting at Estimate Rocket HQ in which we refined our 4 Core Values that power our company's mission to provide an excellent product to our customers: 1) Go the distance, 2) Enjoy the ride, 3) Clear is kind, and 4) We've got your back. What ar...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we talk with the Customer Success Lead at Estimate Rocket about the kind of Field Supervisor that keeps companies streamlined, profitable, and a great place to work. Field supervisors, project managers, production managers, and operations managers all have the same basic concern at the heart of their job--getting people to the right place at the right time, and to work well together. The mo...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we chat with Tom Droste of Estimate Rocket and Corwin Smith of Transcend Growth about the dreaded "R" word: Recession. This is far from an alarmist prediction of economic trends, rather it is a discussion about what every business should already be doing to fortify itself against economic downturns and to construct a business that scales instead of stagnates. The topics covered rang...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket we are joined by Lisa Moon and Stacia Newton from Paper Moon Painting. Lisa and Stacia are recognized in the Estimate Rocket community and beyond for their creative marketing and communication strategies that win more business. They discuss with us their communication schedule and collateral design that provide a seamless, delightful experience for their customers from their proposal design to the...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Tom Droste joins us to talk about a free planning tool for contractors now available called, "What If: Fast Formulas for Profit Forecasting." We discuss why every business leader needs to have certain numbers available for fast-crunching to be able to run brief hypotheticals that impact your bottom line. You should be able to quickly ballpark when to hire, when to reduce or expand o...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio we are joined by Nick May of Walls By Design in Denver, Colorado. Nick is a successful painting contractor, business educator, and host of the Pro Painter Podcast. Over the years Nick has watched new businesses come and go, and he has learned a couple things about the type of business owners that ultimately succeed: 1) they learn from pain, and 2) they build systems. Nick talks with us about...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, Morgan Ray of MKV Consulting joins us to talk about determining the worth of your business and beefing up its market value in a changing economy. Morgan draws from her experience in accounting and business consulting to look into the future of the trades industries and help businesses owners see where their business value is headed given their current revenue size. We discuss mergers and ac...

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On this episode of Estimate Rocket Radio, we are joined by Estimate Rocket founder and CEO, Tom Droste. Tom talks with us about how to build the best kind of sales teams. From determining when you are ready for your first sales person, to training your team on the best process and tools to get their job done, there's a lot that can factor into making your sales team excel in generating leads and closing sales. Does your sales t...

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