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Advice from a Young Tradesman

There's a lot of surface level talk about the skills gap and the future of the skilled trades, but it's rarely a deeper dive from the perspective of a young business owner within the trades. Noah Kanter of Nth Degree Painting takes a closer look.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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S1E2 - The Garage Story

This episode gives an overview of who I am and how this all happened - the garage story if you will!  I include audio from a conversation I logged with Jeff Winter in March of 2019. Jeff is the Vice President of Residential Marketing at Sherwin Williams, and is one of the people behind Sherwin's  career branding and contractor support initiative. Links below: https://www.americaneedspainters.com/ SURVEY @ https://tinyurl.com/youngtradesman Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

17mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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S1E10 - John Cole of B&K Painting

John Cole owns B&K Painting in Boise, ID. He started his career at B&K in his early 20s, spent some formative years alongside Chris Berry during the Idaho Painter YouTube heyday, and John and his wife actually bought B&K from Chris in 2019. John is a super thoughtful and wise young tradesman, definitely some one to watch - enjoy! SURVEY @ https://tinyurl.com/youngtradesman Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

1hr 18mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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S1E3 - Jared Wise of GoGetter

Advice from a Young Tradesman welcomes the show's first formal interview guest! Jared Wise, CEO of GoGetter, joins for a conversation about their new platform and the state of the trades.  GoGetter is an online community for students, employees, educators, and businesses within the skilled trades. GoGetter aims to become a network that connects all of these dots - the closest comparison is probably LinkedIn. GoGetter is also developing a career education component. They recently rolled out their website, and I talk with Jared about how this project transpired, what it looks like now, and their ambitions for the future.  Check out GoGetter's site: https://gogetterskills.com/ And give them some love on Facebook, IG, and Twitter at GoGetterSkills! SURVEY @ https://tinyurl.com/youngtradesman Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

38mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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S1E4 - Cheaper than a Therapist

This is a short experimental episode where I lay down some thoughts on a critical part of our jobs that isn't often discussed. Enjoy! Here's the link to the NYT article I mentioned - it's a good short read! SURVEY @ https://tinyurl.com/youngtradesman Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

16mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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S1E7 - Scaling Craftsmanship with Nick Slavik

Nick Slavik owns Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration in New Prague, MN, hosts a weekly Ask-A-Painter show on Facebook that I'd liken to This Old House, and presents masters classes at trade shows and conferences. I forgot to ask if he ever sleeps.  I kicked off this series with Episode 5, The Craftsmanship Trap,  and that episode explored the push and pull between craft and process. We heard from Nick May on process in the last episode, and in this one I was thrilled to dive into where craftsmanship fits into scale. Nick Slavik has given this a ton of thought and his perspective is invaluable here.  Here's the article I reference in the intro: http://bloggingpainters.com/what-if-you-actually-love-what-you-do/ Here's Nick Slavik's website: https://nickslavik.com/ And you can get in touch with Nick through his Instagram or Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/slaviknick/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/nsprco/?rf=158433370845846 SURVEY @ https://tinyurl.com/youngtradesman Music - Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks, CC BY SA 3.0 International License, sourced through this link

1hr 15mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #5