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Hosted by brilliant minds behind Venn Construction, we aim to bring a new insider's perspective of the commercial construction and real estate industry. Regardless if you are a fresh construction project manager or tenured real estate broker this podcast will crack into up-and-coming industry trends, tried and true formulas, and success stories.
 
This podcast is designed for the construction professional, including owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors. Construction projects raise unique and sometimes complicated risks. Listen to industry experts to help you understand the type and extent of the risks you face, and help you identify ways to better manage and insure those risks.
 
If you are a commercial subcontractor contracting with Aussie builders (commercial or residential) this podcast is for you! We are here to talk about the all things subcontracting and getting you paid. Your host is a construction adjudicator with real world site experience, and qualifications in building and law. From builder insolvency, adjudication for debt recovery, a systematic approach to contract administration and wherever you can, securing your payment, we spill the beans on every si ...
 
Design Domination helps freelance designers gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you get more respect and command higher rates. If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll ...
 
TheLienZone Podcast Hosted by Alex Barthet covers a wide variety of Florida construction law topics. – Alex has been described as the attorney most of his competitors aspire to be. Known for finding the best path among a variety of options to achieve a client’s particular goals, Alex serves as litigation counsel to several statewide and local contractors and material suppliers. Always good humored and on the go, Alex is the answer man for clients and employees alike on all sorts of technical ...
 
Welcome to the Josh Hall Web Design Show where web agency owner, educator and Elegant Themes blog author Josh Hall reveals his experience, tips, tricks and lessons learned in building better websites and growing a web design business so that you can save time, save your sanity and learn directly from industry pros so you can create a life of freedom and meaning through the wildly awesome world of web design.As a user and lover of WordPress, the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes, Josh shares his t ...
 
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This week on TCR Express digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about some of the stories he’s working on including the government of British Columbia expanding a program to prevent overdose deaths in the construction industry and the continued impact of recent B.C. floods and ongoing disputes w…
 
Author of the book “Link Building Mastery” and link building agency owner, Julian Goldie, shares his top tips as an SEO industry expert on Google Algorithm Updates and how to keep your SEO strategy up to date. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:06 - Greeting to Julian 06:16 - What algorithms change 08:12 - Updates from 2021 13:42 - Blackhat an…
 
Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been paid. Someone who owns a piece of property cannot sell or refinance th…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) vice president of oil sands and fiscal and economic policy Ben Brunnen about the oil and gas industry as we enter 2022. Brunnen looked at how 2020 was a down year for the industry but 2021 showed signs of…
 
This week on TCR Express digital media editor Warren Frey and Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson take a look at what’s coming in the new year. Russell’s got his eye on developments with prompt payment in B.C. as well as how COVID-19 will affect the construction industry and society in general in 2022. Warren goes into detail on a story…
 
UK based freelance web designer Jamila Jones shares the top lessons learned from the first year of starting and building her web design business. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:54 - Greeting to Jamila 09:05 - Start with personal network 12:45 - Charging right away 16:39 - Discover what works 18:43 - Research in the slow times 20:14 - Super…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with British Columbia ministry of transportation and infrastructure chief engineer of highway services Ian Pilkington. Pilkington discussed the province’s rapid response to the November flooding and subsequent infrastructure damage and highlighted the coordination…
 
In this special lookback episode, Josh shares the top 10 moments of the podcast from 2021. These are all quick clips from the podcast interviews. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:21 - Crissy Maier - Combating Imposter Syndrome - Ep 130 05:53 - Wes McDowell - Social Media vs Websites - Ep 137 08:15 - Anne Stefanyk - Connect, Converse, Convert…
 
Want results? At a certain point you need to forget about setting goals. There’s something else you should focus on instead. In this episode we’ll talk about Right to Left Goal setting, and the right time to forget about setting goals. Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode: Builder Mastermind Group - https://buildermastermindgrou…
 
This week on TCR Express digital media editor Warren Frey talks about a recent story he worked on centred around a new 2022 economic outlook from Deloitte about the U.S. construction industry along with the outlook for the Canadian construction industry with insights from BDC and HUB international economic outlooks. Daily Commercial News staff writ…
 
CEO of AgencyMavericks.com, Troy Dean, joins us to kick off the New Year with some honest thoughts of how to scale your web design business and whether or not it’s the right move for you! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:15 - Greeting to Troy 04:40 - Why a rebrand 08:45 - When do you scale 12:52 - Preferring gratitude 16:23 - Decision to sta…
 
The past year has seen tumultuous change with the pandemic in its second year, supply chain disruption, economic uncertainty and tumultuous climate change events. At the same time, new and innovative projects are still going forward and technology, design and new materials are reshaping the construction industry in new ways. This episode of the Con…
 
Episode Eight: Nick, Stephanie, and Matt hang out and talk brand marketing with Scott Harkey, President and CEO of OH Partners. Scott Harkey is co-founder and managing partner of OH Partners—one of the nation's fastest-growing independent advertising agencies—headquartered in Phoenix, recently expanding to Las Vegas and a location soon to open in L…
 
Josh pulls back the curtain and gives you a behind the scenes look at his podcast covering processes, tools, interview tips, how he gets guests and more! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 01:38 - How to get guests 05:47 - Getting bigger names 15:06 - Which tools to use 18:58 - Adding a team 22:44 - Techniques to interview 29:01 - Monetization 32…
 
In this episode of the Five Pods of Xmas Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national managing editor Vince Versace looks at the biggest stories of 2021 and what sees as the big stories going into 2022. Vince focused on COVID-19, both in terms of the industry working with new restrictions and challenges and the other effects of the pandem…
 
In this episode of the Five Pods of Xmas Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce daily editor Lindsey Cole looks at the biggest stories that crossed her desk in 2021 and what she expects to see as we go into 2022. COVID-19 dominated the headlines for another year. The construction industry has found ways to adapt to the pandemic including vac…
 
In this episode of the Five Pods of Xmas, Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson looks at some of the biggest western Canadian construction stories of 2021 and makes a few predictions about what the future holds in 2022. Russell looked at the results of the legal clash between the family and supporters of Sam Fitzpatrick and Kiewit as both…
 
It’s the first of Five Pods of Xmas and our inaugural guest is Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall who joins digital media editor Warren Frey to talk about some of the most important construction stories in Ontario in 2021 as well as predictions for the upcoming year. Don pointed to increasing cooperation between the Ontario government and …
 
Hiring high level talent required overcoming a few limiting beliefs, and it's been a key to growing revenue 26% in a year. What else has Michael Moore done to grow his business and why does he say "success and failure aren't too far apart"? What you'll take away from this construction podcast episode with Michael Moore, owner of Waterton Constructi…
 
CEO of StrategySprints.com Simon Severino shares his top tips for boosting your sales by working in “sprints” after helping hundreds of companies double their sales within 90 days. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:13 - Greeting to Simon 06:54 - Coaching the sprint 10:14 - First month - Daily flow 16:06 - What gives you energy 20:40 - From st…
 
In this episode of the Five Pods of Xmas, Daily Commercial News staff writer Angela Gismondi gives us her take on the significant stories of 2021 in eastern Canada and her 2022 predictions. For the second year running COVID-19 dominated both the headlines and the issues the construction industry dealt with throughout the year, Angela said, ranging …
 
Imagine you are a contractor. You are working on a home for a client. You are working hard to finish the job on time. Your client is happy with the work that you have done. However, as you start to clean up your workspace you find a note saying the client wants you to pay for the carpet cleaning before you leave. This is a perfect example of a situ…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Jason Falovo, the general manager and vice-president of Cradlepoint’s Canadian division about how 5G networks can bring high-speed computational power to worksites. Falovo said the low latency and high speed of 5G networks means job sites in remote locations c…
 
On the third and final special podcast in partnership with ReNew Canada Magazine, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ReNew editor John Tenpenny about the publication’s Top100 Infrastructure Projects list as well as current Canadian infrastructure trends. In this episode, Tenpenny looks at some of the major projects in Eastern Canada espec…
 
Figuring out the 20% of activities that will yield 80% of results is good. Figuring out the 5% that will give you 95% is even better, which is what these 5 Big Levers will do for you. What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: The 5 Biggest Levers you can pull to get 95/5 results in your business. Painful problems don't necessari…
 
CEO of WPMU DEV, James Farmer, shares what he sees in the landscape of hosting and maintaining WordPress websites now and in the future. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:30 - Greetings to James 09:01 - The art of asking 14:25 - Best of two worlds of design 17:56 - Landscape ten years ago 23:50 - Giving clients a soft touch 25:29 - A new desi…
 
On this podcast, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, can I stop working, and if I do, how do I get paid? To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting paid, you need to consider the following. What does your contract say about…
 
On this week’s episode of the Construction Record podcast, Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson speaks with BC Trucking Association president and CEO Dave Earle about supply chain challenges including transporting construction material to worksites. Earle said eighty per cent of capacity was lost when Highways 1, 3, and 5 were damaged du…
 
On the second of three special podcasts in partnership with ReNew Canada Magazine, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ReNew editor John Tenpenny about the publication’s Top100 Infrastructure Projects list with a focus on Western Canadian infrastructure trends. In this episode, Tenpenny looks at some of the major projects in Western Canada…
 
There's a hidden profit bleed that is killing contractors. They can feel it but can't see it because it never shows up on an invoice or a bank statement. The worst effects can last a lifetime... What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode: - Bagpipes in Nebraska. - What is this hidden profit bleed? - How your future wealth is affec…
 
CEO and Founder of Lifter LMS Chris Badgett shares his not-so-secret tips for keeping passion alive when running a business for over a decade. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:45 - Greeting to Chris 09:10 - Starting with self-discovery 15:01 - Tips to protecting the passion 21:13 - How to prevent burnout 27:09 - Find community 31:37 - Pressu…
 
If you understand how releases work, you can use them to your advantage during the course of a construction project. There is the release that you give to someone and there is the release you receive from someone. These two releases look very different and they serve two very different purposes. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction …
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast Daily Commercial News staff writer Angela Gismondi interviews Natasha Ferguson, the founder and CEO of EthelFox Construct Group, which employs more than a dozen women from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds which accounts for 70 per cent of her work force. EthelFox Construct Group was recently reco…
 
Josh shares his top 10 tips and most impactful advice for when you’re ready to start hiring subcontractors for your web design business. In This Episode 00:14 - Introduction 02:20 - Foundational tips before hiring 07:15 - Josh’s subcontractors 09:50 - 1) What are you suited for? 10:53 - Do a task inventory 11:58 - 2) Hire out lower-level tasks 15:1…
 
Neil Sundresh has grown Glacier West Construction dramatically in recent years. How has his approach to quality control, delegation and the "fat steaks and bourbon" strategy helped him do it? Listen to my conversation with Neil to learn that...and a lot more. What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode with Neil Sundresh, owner of …
 
On the first of three special podcasts in partnership with ReNew Canada Magazine, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with ReNew editor John Tenpenny about the publication’s Top100 Infrastructure Projects list as well as current Canadian infrastructure trends. Tenpenney looks at how building priorities have shifted with the COVID-19 pandemic as…
 
Brand strategist and world-class designer, Lisa Breedt, shares how Brand Authenticity and “Being Real” in your website, copy, designs, marketing and socials can help grow your business and separate you from your competitors. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:20 - Greeting to Lisa 06:00 - Advantages of technology 11:46 - Adapting to different …
 
What happens after you send your Notice of Nonpayment? What steps can you take to increase the likelihood and reduce the time it takes to get paid. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Bar…
 
It’s the conclusion of our national Cracks in the Foundation: Mental Health, Substance Use and Construction feature series, and we’re marking it with the second of a special two-part series of Construction Record podcast episodes. In our first episode Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson talked to ironworker and project supervisor Rob Tr…
 
This week marks a special two-part series of Construction Record podcast episodes tied into our national feature series Cracks in the Foundation: Mental Health, Substance Use and Construction. In this first episode, Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson looks at the journeys of three different individuals as they entered the construction …
 
Founder and President of Local SEO Search, INC. John Vuong is back on the podcast with a look at the current SEO Landscape and how things have changed over the past couple years so that you can learn how to get better rankings for you and your clients! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 02:41 - SEO Course 04:32 - Greeting to John 07:12 - Added wi…
 
In a special edition of the Construction Record Podcast, Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson speaks with University of British Columbia department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences Brett Gilley, who is worried this may be our ‘new normal.’ Russell also spoke to University of British Columbia department of geography professor Simo…
 
Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as…
 
This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey spoke to BC Construction Safety Alliance executive director Mike McKenna and Work to Wellness founder Diana Vissers about the launch of RE-MIND, an extensive mental health resource website specific to the needs of those in the construction industry. McKenna and Vissers go…
 
What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode with Monish Khadye: - The business case for happiness - What are "dinner date" clients and why you want them - His rule for emails that don't allow him to be a jerk - Being happy to ask foolish questions. - When your goals aren't really YOUR goals - Keys to working with your spouse in a tr…
 
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