The Blue Collar Gold Podcast

24 EpisodesProduced by Mark A. Stoner

Mark Stoner runs a multi million dollar service business, has written the Amazon best selling book Blue Collar Gold "How to Build a Service Business From the Dirt Up and has appeared on CNBC's Blue Collar Millionaires TV Show. This podcast will talk about the secrets to running and building any type… read more

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#24 - Guest - Stacy Files - Female Chimney Sweep

July 12th, 2019


The guest this week is Stacy Files  She is a mother of 4 and a Certified Chimney Sweep in Charleston South Carolina.  Stacy talks about her journey …

#23 Education is Your Competitive Advantage

July 5th, 2019


Mark talks about the heath effects of over hustling.  Also, In today's competitive market place you compete for customers and talented employees.  The single best weapon to help beat your competition in both categories …

#22 Dumb is Real - Rant

June 28th, 2019


This is a bit of a rant about dumb stuff and especially dumb business policies that hinder the customer experience.  Also, real dumb laws that are on …

#21 German Chimney Master Andreas Gaetner

June 21st, 2019


Mark interviews Chimney Master Andreas Gaetner on the podcast today.  He discusses the differences in the trade and their businesses between the United States and Germany.  The education of chimney sweeps in Germany is …

#20 Lt. Colonel Tim Stoner

June 14th, 2019


We announce our first ever Blue Collar Gold Summit August 8-9 in Nashville TN   More details and links to come!  Today the podcast has its first ever …

#19 There is No There

June 8th, 2019


Its a myth that there is a "THERE" that you will magically arrive at in life and then everything will be perfect.  Don't set yourself up for that let …

#18 Living in the Moment

June 1st, 2019


We start with a public service announcement about the alarming stats concerning Alzheimer's disease.  Mark's father is suffering from this disease and some of the lessons he has taken away from it while he watches his …

#17 Not as it Appears

May 24th, 2019


Have you ever made a wrong decision based on what someone told you?  This episode explores how wrong we ll can be about issues and how, as a business …

#16 The Joy of Problems

May 17th, 2019


There is a joy in solving problems in business.  That's where you feel accomplishment.  That's where you become an expert.  That's were the …

#15 Hiring

May 11th, 2019


One of the biggest challenges in running a business in this booming economy is hiring people...even getting them to answer an ad or show up for an interview.  This episode shows you some tactics that will help you to …

#14 Nails in Fences

May 3rd, 2019


Do you know people that damage others with their words and actions?  Do you have employees that cause problems but they are great at saying "I'm Sorry" ?  This episode talks about the way to handle telling people the …

#13 Transformational Leadership

April 26th, 2019


What is transformational leadership?  It's how you lead people through transforming them into positive ambassadors for you and your brand.  Its how you bring joy and happiness to their lives through the seven core …

#12 Money Money Money

April 12th, 2019


In this episode Mark talks about pay, compensation and score keeping for employees.  He references the Profit First and Rich Dad Poor Dad books for some source material.  Mark is also giving away free copies of Blue …

#11 The Buffalo and the Cow

April 5th, 2019


Leadership is the main driving force in all business and in this episode Mark talks about the leadership lessons that we can learn from Buffalos and Cows.  He also talks about hard lessons and mistakes that he has made …

#10 Spouses and Business

March 29th, 2019


In this episode Mark talks about ideas and tactics to use if you have a spouse that affects you and business.  Some spouses are there for support or sometimes the wet blanket on your entrepreneurial dreams.  Sometimes …

#9 Gravity Sucks

March 22nd, 2019


In this podcast Mark talks about the weightlessness of "Convention World" and how easy it is to get caught up in motivational speakers and events.   Then coming back to the "gravity" of the real world and problems we …

#8 Marketing 101 - What Most Businesses Miss!

March 15th, 2019


In this episode Mark discusses his style and thoughts on marketing.  He will talk about the simple marketing mistake that most companies miss!

Also covered are his book recommendations on marketing and simple ideas …

#7 Rainbows and Unicorns

March 8th, 2019


In this episode Mark talks about the studies and science behind being happy and how it affects your business.  The book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor is one of Marks favorite books and he talks about how it is …

#6 Habits of Success

March 1st, 2019


In this episode Mark talks about some of the defining habits that he has seen or developed that can lead you to success!

#5 Going Negative!

February 22nd, 2019


It was a rough day for Mark and he talks about firing employees and about the pressures of business.   There is a benefit of going negative to get a positive outcome!

#4 Get Started - The Time is NOW

February 15th, 2019


In this episode Mark discusses if you should start a business and what is driving your decision.  Do you have excuses? Do you have a calling?

#3 Spongebob Stonerpants

February 8th, 2019


This episode is about accountability and an embarrassing nick name that Mark got by being to "spongy' as a leader.   

Episode 2 - Setting Your GPS

January 31st, 2019


In this episode Mark talks about setting your direction in life through a couple of stories about a troubled employee named "Cheeto" and another one about his daughter and her lemonade stand  

#1 - Welcome to the Blue Collar Gold Podcast!

January 31st, 2019


This is the introductory episode where Mark tells his story of getting into business.  He also talks about early struggles and the fall off a roof from 30ft that changed everything!

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