Transforming the Trades Podcast: Hosted by Lynn Wise

Transforming the Trades Podcast: Hosted by Lynn Wise

Looking to level up your trade business? Look no further than the Transforming the Trades podcast! Hosted by industry expert Lynn Wise, this show offers expert advice, strategies, and tools to help you grow and manage your business. From marketing to leadership, customer service to operations, Transforming the Trades covers a wide range of relevant topics for trade professionals. Whether you're a beginner or want to take your business to new heights, find the resources you need to succeed here. Don't wait! Tune in to Transforming the Trades today and take charge of your business's success.

Episodes

July 17, 2024 25 mins

Are you leveraging the latest advancements in AI to transform and future-proof your trade business?


In an era where digital transformation is pivotal across all industries, staying updated with technological advancements is crucial. The same is true for the trade industry, where integrating AI can bring about unprecedented efficiencies.


In this episode, you’ll learn about the evolving landscape of digital marketing for tr...

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Have you ever wondered how a single negative review could impact your business's bottom line and what you can proactively do to protect your reputation?

In today's digital age, the reputation of skilled trades businesses, including HVAC and plumbing, is more critical than ever. Potential customers often rely on online reviews to make their decision before they even make contact. Is your business prepared to manage its onlin...

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AI has the potential to save HVAC technicians up to five hours per week, ultimately boosting productivity and profitability! Not only that, but real-time data and AI integration can transform the way technicians and distributors handle inventory and procurement problems.

How? Tune in to find out about one of the most revolutionary apps in the HVAC industry!

In this episode, Lynn sits down with Matt Case, SVP of Growth at Bluon, an ...

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If you’re feeling stagnant in your trade business and need a boost, or you’re feeling like your company isn’t receiving the attention it deserves, public relations should be your next area of focus.


With the right PR, your company can go from being easily forgotten to never forgotten again. It can provide you with the exposure you need to attract new customers, position your company as a trusted local expert, and give you tool...

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As technology evolves and becomes more vital to trade businesses’ success, don’t fall behind and get lost in the dust of companies who are adapting and growing WITH technology!

Today, you’ll learn exactly how technology is advancing the trades like never before AND how you can use technology to pivot, grow, and transform your trade business.

In this episode, Lynn is joined by Jason Abbott, Head Business Coach at Business Developmen...

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Today’s guest has grown his plumbing and excavation business by 400% in the last 5 years, putting him in a great position to scale. How? Through intensive training and education. Now, he’s ready to add electrical, HVAC, and more training programs to his academy so he can keep transforming the trades in his region.


In this episode, Lynn speaks with Richard Hart, the Founder of Harts Services and Harts Academy, about how he’s in...

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Are you a service-based business that’s struggling to develop great leaders and retain employees? We have the advice you need to start making a change! To optimize your company’s future leadership takes specialized training and personal development, which today’s guest is an expert in.

In this episode, Lynn speaks with Clifton Savage, CEO and Founder Service Leaders Society, who’s dedicated to helping you become a great leader, and...

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How often do you find yourself making assumptions about your customers instead of asking the right questions to truly understand their needs?

In an age where the skilled trades industries like HVAC and plumbing are facing demographic shifts and increasingly informed consumers, businesses must innovate by engaging meaningfully with their client base.

On this episode of Transforming the Trades, we're excited to have Mike Simmons,...

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Ever wondered how the evolving trends in marketing strategies are shaping the success of skilled trades businesses in today's competitive landscape?

Today, we're delving into the shifting dynamics of marketing strategies and their impact on the success of skilled trades businesses, particularly in the HVAC and plumbing industry.

Our discussion provides real-world insights into adapting to market changes to ensure sustained...

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Achieving long-term success in the trades takes dedication and consistency.

It also takes a bit of strategic thinking! Forget about hiring new techs or trying some new and difficult “cure-all” strategy… you need to get back to the basics and re-discover the key to achieving your business goals.

In this episode, Lynn welcomes Danielle Putnam, President at The New Flat Rate, to talk about how to grow a winning blue collar business a...

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With the digital revolution actively transforming the trades, business owners like you need more than just accountants and project managers, you need specific action steps based on real data so you can grow and thrive.

If you don’t have a way to interpret the wealth of data coming into your business, a lot of money is being left on the table! So, what do we do? How do we move forward?

In this episode, Lynn is joined by Bryan Eisen...

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Need inspiration for ways to incentivize your employees to arrive on-time and do their best work every single day? We’ve got it! Your team members are the heart of your business, so if they’re not motivated to show up and work, your whole company could fall apart. That’s why you need solid strategies that empower both your apprentices and technicians to be the best. 

In this episode, Levi Torres, the President of High 5 Plumbing, j...

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In this episode of Transforming the Trades with Lynn Wise, you will dive into the often-overlooked but crucial topic of what occurs when a truck owned by a blue-collar business gets into an accident. Guest Kelsea Eckert, an attorney from Eckert & Associates, P.A., and an expert in insurance and claims management navigates the complexities of this scenario with clarity and insight.

The episode begins by outlining the typical cha...

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Are you ready to navigate the tumultuous seas of business acquisitions while keeping your trade company afloat?

In an era where market fluctuations and economic downturns challenge every aspect of the skilled trades businesses, understanding the dynamics of business acquisitions can be the difference between sinking or swimming. With interest rates on the rise and an economic climate reminiscent of the 2008-2009 period, HVAC and pl...

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Are the skilled trade businesses missing out on a game-changing strategy for creating the next generation of service technicians? Amidst the struggles of finding and retaining quality talent in the skilled trades industry, there is an untapped potential in cultivating the next generation of service technicians through apprenticeship programs and effective mentorship. Today, we have a special guest, Dennis Hamon, the founder of De...

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How are evolving consumer expectations reshaping the home services industry?

In a world where on-demand streaming and rideshare services have become the norm, the Skilled Trades Businesses, HVAC, and Plumbing Industries are catching up with the trend towards convenience, transparency, and customer-centric models.

On this episode of "Transforming the Trades," we're thrilled to have Darren Dixon, an experienced veteran ...

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Have you ever wondered how small businesses can compete against industry giants in the digital age? 

In this episode of Transforming the Trades, our host, Lynn Wise, dives into the world of data and technology with our guest, Christian Dunwoody, from Scorpion. As a leader in the digital marketing space for home services contractors, Scorpion has been helping businesses level up their marketing efforts and navigate the changing land...

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How can artificial intelligence revolutionize the home services industry and transform daily operations?

The rise of artificial intelligence in various industries and its potential impact on skilled trades businesses, specifically in the HVAC and plumbing industry. 

On today's episode, we have Dave, the co-founder and CEO of Buck AI, an artificial intelligence software company specializing in the home services industry. We invi...

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Are you looking for ways to refine your recruiting practices or retain more team members?In a technology-driven world, the Trades are changing rapidly, and so are the ways we can efficiently hire and develop our team members. We have more resources available to us like never before, and new strategies for building powerful organizations, filled with engaged teams. 

In this episode, Warren Lentz, the CEO and founder of Yellowstone L...

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Is it possible for trades businesses to achieve higher profits through innovative strategies and technology?

In today's competitive business landscape, finding ways to increase profits while maintaining a successful trades business is crucial. And that's where our guest, Joe O'Grady, from Service Profit Group, comes in.

In this episode of "Transforming the Trades," we have Joe O'Grady, a business coach and...

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