June 2, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify If you’ve been in the fireplace business for any amount of time, then the name Tom Pugh (1952-2012) should mean something to you… He’s the man who invented the clean face fireplace, created HPBA’s Government Affairs Academy in Washington, D.C., and helped…

May 26, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify When COVID-19 hit, it left everyone reeling. For those of us who went to the HPBExpo in New Orleans, we came home to a whole different world. Every business leader was forced to face the fear of disruption that…

May 19, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify In light of the COVID-19 crisis, everyone has been flooded with Zoom calls and webinars like never before. Many of them have a speaker stumbling over the technology while their audience is distracted by other things on their computer….

May 12, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify Our industry is at a turning point. All over the country, aging business owners are beginning to think about an exit strategy and wondering if it’s too late. In today’s conversation, we sit down with Daniel Hammer and Mike…

May 5, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify As the crisis rages, everyone is looking for a way to get ahead and the truth is that it’s easier to do together. In today’s episode, we sit down with Dominique Pagé (Owner, United Buyer’s Group) to hear about how…

April 28, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify This week, we sat down with world famous architect Wayne Visbeen (Principle, Visbeen Architects) to discuss how an understanding of architecture can help your retail space stand out from every body else. Wayne uses a “live design” process that creates…

April 21, 2020

Click here to listen in iTunesClick here to listen on GooglePlayClick here to listen on Spotify Even before the COVID-19 crisis, our industry was fighting a culture of burnout… Phone calls are always coming in, emails never stop, and customer expectations are higher than they’ve ever been. Combine that with the guilt of seeing people…