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The Cost of Doing Business

Sep 18, 2023

Aaron Ashton runs Thunderbird Landscaping in Pittsburgh PA. Talking to Aaron, you can see his love for what he does on a daily basis. In our conversation, we discuss the challenges he's faced in hiring and keeping good employees, and when people go out on their own.

We also covered what "winning" looks like for business...

Sep 4, 2023

Alex Bulow was a master craftsman, no doubt about it. He spent many years in the industry as an employee, but then, in spite of his reluctance, ended up owning his own business.

We talk about that journey, and what it takes to succeed. And owning a business, instead of the business owning you.

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Aug 21, 2023

Looking ahead is important. From time to time we need to raise our nose off of the grindstone and think about "where am I trying to get to?"

Otherwise, the business will lead you around to the squeakiest wheel forever.

Owning the business instead of the business owning you requires vision and planning.

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Aug 7, 2023

Keegan Grove is the founder of Mountain Strong Landscaping in West Virginia. His story is a literal embodiment of what I built SynkedUP for - unlocking hard-working contractors and getting them from surviving to thriving in their businesses.

There are a lot of hard workers in this industry. But unfortunately, hard work...

Jul 24, 2023

Luke Neathery is not only a hardscaper, but also a talented water feature artist, cowboy, and horse trainer.

I pick his brain on how and why he incorporates water features into his projects. We also cover some of his tough experiences in business, and the lessons he's learned.

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