Tim Byrne Podcasts

It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying payment to their contractors has become so widespread that it's threatening the survival of a lot of small businesses. In today's episode I talk about the problem with Doug Macy from Trust 1 Security. I share some horror stories from my 35 years in business. Including the story of what happened when I put a lien in a building owned by one of the biggest developers in Toronto. It wasn't pretty! ******************** INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/timbyrnealmostlive TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timbyrnealmost  FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmosLive
S03E23 – Cash Crunch – How to survive when your clients don’t pay
It's every contractors worst nightmare. Your client isn't paying. So, what do you do? The practice of big companies delaying ...
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S03E22 – Music Money Madness with The Noolands
I'm doing something really different this week. I've invited The Noolands to join us at our shop for a live ...
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Work order management is a scam. There I said it. 3rd party work order management software has become standard in the construction and property management industries. I think it's done nothing but cost companies money and slowed down the entire process. I'm joined this week by Ron Rau from Phoenix Energy technologies and Chris Blount from Filtrex. Together we discuss how to fix this broken system.
S03E21 – Fake Savings, Fake News
Work order management is a scam. There I said it. 3rd party work order management software has become standard in ...
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S03E20 – How to create a business that lasts
One question I get asked all the time is: "How did you do it?" How was I able to create ...
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S03E19 – How to spot a rogue employee
What do you do when an employee goes rogue? I'm joined this week by Ray Salzer from Ideal Services, a ...
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Chris Blount is one of the best people Tim has ever met. He loves the big guy. Chris joined Tim onstage live at Connex and things got a little uncomfortable at times. It prompted Tim to include some post-show reactions to this episode. Chris owns a company called Filtrex Service Group, an HVAC company based out of Oklahoma. The company is as the cutting edge of using software to better manage building heating and cooling. Chris is incredibly excited about what they've developed. But it took a long time and a huge investment to get there. Chris tells Tim about what he's learned about integrating new technology into a very old industry. And he shares his personal story about how becoming a better man led him to becoming a better businessman. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E18 – If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it
 Chris Blount is one of the best people Tim has ever met.  He loves the big guy.  Chris owns ...
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I don't like working with people I don't like. Period. After more than 30 years in business it's the one thing I know for sure. You have to build a friendship with the people you're in business with. But these days that is absolutely frowned upon. I'm joined by Rob Atkocaitis from OceanAire to talk about this problem. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E17 – No Collusion!
I don't like working with people I don't like. Period. After more than 30 years in business it's the one ...
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Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies. For good reason. Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job site can make a huge difference. Increasingly businesses are turning to third parties to manage their work orders. Today on the show Tim is joined by Patrick Griffith from CMI Mechaincal to talk about why that is a very bad idea. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
s03e16 Secrets to managing your work orders
Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies.  For good reason.  Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job ...
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Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain and Kat Byrne joined me live on the floor to critique why trade shows are dying. And we discuss what they have to do to survive in the future. We are super critical in this episode but I think we have some great ideas!
S03E15 – Everything that sucked at Connex 2019
Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain ...
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Lithium Zoloft and Prozac. Wicked anti depression drugs. How the hell do you know whether you're depressed or you're grieving? Sometimes when you're in business for yourself, you don't actually know whether you're doing good or bad. You don't know if you're just stressed out or you're actually depressed. It's funny there's a lot of stuff that goes on in your head and most of the time, we're alone. And we don't actually know what's going on. John Panigas drove up from Washington, DC to record this episode with me. He wrote a book called Crazy, Who Me? I know why I'm crazy. Do you know why you're crazy? Listen to the show. Take 25 minutes out of your life. It may give you some insight where you're at and where you're going to be and where you're going to go. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your drive home.
S03E14 – Crazy, Who Me?
 Lithium Zoloft and Prozac. Wicked anti depression drugs. How the hell do you know whether you're depressed or you're ...
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S03E13 – Timology: How to stop selling and start winning
There are a lot of theories about how to become a great salesman. But today I'm going to tell you ...
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This week Tim visits the staff at the Cedar Centre, a counselling facility based in New Market, Ontario.  The Cedar Centre is a remarkable place that provides help and support for survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse.  Tim and the staff at the centre talk about how how to heal those that have been traumatized as children.  Tim shares his own stories of dealing with trauma and why psychological support is so important.  INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E12 – Not all heroes wear capes
This week Tim visits the staff at the Cedar Centre, a counselling facility based in New Market, Ontario.  The Cedar ...
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OK, it's not your fault specifically. But for all the talk about the labour shortage not enough of us are talking about how to fix it. The way that I retain staff is simple. Don't build a path where you want people to go. Build a path where people are already walking. We have maximum flex hours to let people work when they want. You can bring your dogs or kids to the office. Music is allowed and people are encouraged to play. People need to pick us as an employer before we pick them as an employee! I'm joined this week by Julie Kwiecinski from the CFIB to talk about how employers can fix the work shortage."
S03E11 – The labour shortage is your fault
OK, it's not your fault specifically. But for all the talk about the labour shortage not enough of us are ...
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always get into trouble when I talk about politics. But this week I just couldn't resist. There are big changes afoot in Canadian politics that I just had to comment on. I invited Julie Kwiecinski, the Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business onto the show this week. The new Ontario government is changing the way municipalities contract construction companies making it easier for non-union companies to get contracts. We talk about why that's a good change for businesses like Stadia. We also debate the effectiveness of a carbon tax. I argue that it's manufactures not consumers that should have to bear the brunt of reducing our carbon footprint. Not everyone is going to like this conversation but it is going to get you thinking! INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E10 – Unions, Carbon Tax and Lack of Labour
 I always get into trouble when I talk about politics. But this week I just couldn't resist. There are ...
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S03E09 – Tim’s Small Business Secrets
My god, have I made mistakes.  It's the one thing that should be crushingly obvious to any listener of this ...
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