Built for the Trades

Built for the Trades

Hosted by: Dan Dowdy

How do you build a successful trade company? Find out how other trade company owners are finding success.

Episodes

Essential Steps To Building a Successful Plumbing Business

Season #2

Essential Steps To Building a Successful Plumbing Business Release Date: June 18, 2024   Overview Welcome to the Built for the Trades Podcast! Today we're diving into the essential steps for building a successful...
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How to navigate the offseason in your plumbing business

Season #2

Overview Welcome to the channel. Today, we're diving into a crucial topic: How to navigate the off-season for trades businesses. Whether you're in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or any other trade, we all face seasonal...
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How to start your plumbing business on a shoestring budget?

Season #2

Overview Welcome back to the channel! Starting a plumbing business on a shoestring budget requires strategic planning, resourcefulness, and a clear focus on essential activities to get your business off the ground....
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Tips for Achieving Success in your Plumbing Business

Season #2

Overview Welcome to the channel, where we'll explore essential tips for achieving success in your plumbing business, drawn from my experience at Built for the Trades. Despite the challenges, applying these steps—like...
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How to Effectively Manage Your Day as a Plumbing Business Entrepreneur

Season #2

Overview Today on the channel, we're addressing a critical issue for plumbing entrepreneurs: effective day management. Waking up to reactive actions like checking social media or email can lead to stress and burnout....
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How to Determine Your Salary as a Plumbing Business Owner

Season #2

Overview Welcome back to Built for the Trades. I'm Dan Dowdy, and today we're exploring a common question among plumbing business owners: how to determine an appropriate salary. Before we dive in, I'd like to...
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How to Fire the Right Person in Your Plumbing Business

Season #2

Overview A fundamental aspect of effective leadership lies in establishing clear job expectations through a comprehensive position agreement, a document that eliminates ambiguity and fosters accountability. At Built...
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How to Hire in Your Plumbing Business: 6 Steps to Success

Season #2

Overview Dan Dowdy from Built for the Trades outlines a six-step approach to hiring the right talent for a plumbing business: Discussions The overview provided is a summary of a video by Dan Dowdy from Built for the...
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How to Continuously Improve Your Leadership Skills

Season #2

Overview In this episode of the Built for the Trades channel, the focus is on continuously improving leadership skills. The distinction between leading and managing is highlighted, with leadership emphasized as being...
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How to Motivate and Inspire Your Team Towards Excellence

Season #2

Overview In this episode of Built for the Trades, host Dan Dowdy introduces three simple steps to ignite motivation and inspire excellence within your team. He begins by highlighting a common pitfall among business...
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Develop Your Emotional Intelligence as a Plumbing Business Leader

Season #2

Overview In this podcast episode, the Built of the Trades channel focuses on empowering leaders in the trades industry by delving into the crucial topic of developing emotional intelligence as a plumbing business...
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How to Lead by Example: Demonstrating Professionalism and Work Ethic

Season #2

Overview In this episode of Built for the Trades, host Dan Dowdy emphasizes the critical role of leading by example in plumbing business leadership. He highlights that leadership extends beyond giving orders,...
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