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Economic Forecast with Taylor St. Germain

Economic Forecast with Taylor St. Germain

March 27, 2020

In this episode, we interview financial analyst Taylor St Germain, a financial analyst with ITR Economics.

While the forecast for 2020 has become uncertain, it's not as bad as you might think.  We cover a broad range of topics and you will be glad you tuned in.

For that matter, it's not just stone fabricators that will want to tune in, anyone with a business or interest in the economy is going to enjoy and appreciate this episode.

As an economic analyst, Taylor St. Germain provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.

Taylor is a member of ITR’s Dallas team and specializes in forecasting at both the market and company levels. With his depth of experience, Taylor is a key contributor to ITR Economics’ forecast accuracy rating of 94.7%.

Enjoy and take care,

Aaron

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Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

March 24, 2020

Managing Fear - Turning Panic into Productivity

In times like these, fear is an almost ever-present emotion for the folks we lead and even ourselves.
In this podcast we discuss 3 techniques to turn panic into productivity:
1. Remaining Composed
2. Remembering People Respond Emotionally
3. Replace Fear with Action
Listen and lead well fellow fabricators and we will get through this!
Take care,
Aaron

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Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

March 20, 2020

Leadership Teams - Secret Service or a Posse?

When the shooting starts, it's nice to know you're not alone. It's really nice to know your team has your back no matter what.

In this episode, I discuss 3 key aspects and benefits of a leadership team.

1. Trust
2. Communication
3. Sharing the Burden

Its never too late to evaluate your team and select the cream of the crop to assist you in leading your company.

Enjoy!

 

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Time to Lead - Coronavirus Edition

Time to Lead - Coronavirus Edition

March 16, 2020

Hello Fellow Fabricators!

We are experiencing unprecedented levels of uncertainty in the country and economy.
So what do leaders like you and I do in times like these?
In this special episode, I share 6 essential steps we must take to lead our companies through whatever is to happen.
1. Recognizing our moment, its time to lead!
2. Watching quote volume and sales - they are leading indicators of future workload
3. Conserve Cash - our business's lifeblood.
4. Cost Reduction Plan - If sales decline, we have to reduce expenses.
5. Don't be rash or reckless - cooler heads prevail.
6. Remember what's truly important - Your family and friends need your leadership too!
Lead Well!
-Aaron

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Top 5 ways my mastermind group is transforming me and my future. 

Top 5 ways my mastermind group is transforming me and my future. 

March 13, 2020

Top 5 ways my mastermind group is transforming me and my future. 

Hello Fellow Fabricators!
You know, my goal with the podcast is to offer value and insight that will help you to run your stone shop better. In this episode, I share a very recent experience that I had that has an is profoundly impacting my life in a positive way, enjoy! -Aaron Crowley

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Chinese Quartz Tariffs - Interview with Emerson Schwartzkopf

Chinese Quartz Tariffs - Interview with Emerson Schwartzkopf

March 6, 2020

Chinese Quartz Tariffs - Interview with Emerson Schwartzkopf

We recently got to sit down and talk with Emerson Schwartzkopf on the Fab Lab podcast. He is an expert on the topic of Chinese Quartz Tariffs.  With all the confusion, uncertainty, and rumors going around, Emerson brings clarity and understanding to this topic.  This is a great episode and we think you are really going to enjoy it.  

Emerson Schwartzkopf is the Editor & Publisher of Stone Update. They publish two e-magazines, Stone Update Magazine (magazine.stonemag.com) and Hard-Surface Report (latest.hardsurfacereport.com), along with the websites of www.stoneupdate.com and www.slabnsheet.com

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3 Thoughts About Employee Promotions

3 Thoughts About Employee Promotions

February 28, 2020

3 Thoughts About Employee Promotions

It is common practice to promote successful employees into management positions, but it is oftentimes not ideal.

I explore 3 thoughts today that are important to keep in mind when moving employees up the ladder in our company,

Enjoy!

And happy fabricating

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Employee Roles, Potential, and Retention

Employee Roles, Potential, and Retention

February 21, 2020

Employee Roles, Potential, and Retention

What would you do without your employees?  What beliefs do you have that might be limiting their potential?  Wesley Rice is back on this week's episode of the podcast and we continue the topic of roles in the company...specifically the employees.  Its a great episode and we hope you enjoy it. 

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Another death in the stone industry

Another death in the stone industry

February 12, 2020

Another Death In the Stone Industry 

If you own or manage a fabrication company, a tragic reminder of how dangerous this industry can be. 

In this episode, Aaron shares some thoughts on what to do with this terrible news that a man was killed on Feb 11 moving slabs. 

Be safe out there.

Click Here to help this man's family and the GoFundMe page. 

 

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When our role becomes our identity

When our role becomes our identity

February 4, 2020

When our role becomes our identity

There is real danger and risk if we let the work we do, define who we are and determine the value we place on ourselves.
It limits us, our companies, and the world around us actually suffers.

This is one of the most important podcasts I've ever recorded, enjoy!

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