The Upstryve Podcast

The Upstryve Podcast

Hosted by: Cesar Valencia

We sit with various tradespeople who are experts in their field and chat about their skilled trades journey. It is a chance for you to learn from the people out there getting their hands dirty and doing the work all...

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Should You Become An Electrician?

Meet Alex Tenwesteneind, a Journeyman electrician who shares with us his humble beginnings working out of his father's business and where he is now as the Big Red Electrician, And how continuously learning and growing...
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Entering the Game, Even if It’s Not the Right Time

The Upstryve Podcast is all about hearing highly motivated, and inspiring people tell their stories. Today we step into the fascinating mind of Jon Dawson a multifaceted man who started his entrepreneurial journey...
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How Do Women Break Into & Excel In A Male Dominated Industry

Today’s guest is Nilva Gonzalez. She explains her beginnings in the trades, she started in the most difficult of circumstances after a divorce and being a mother of three to now thriving as a multiple license holder...
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Focus Less On Money And More On Serving Your Clients

Today’s episode features Clay Nelson. He tells us how he grew his YouTube channel and what this did for him as a business and as a person, the commitment, discipline and sacrifice to give educational content where it...
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What Is Construction Management and Why Is It Important

Our featured guest on today’s podcast is Mariah Bowen, owner of Broven consulting. She’s been around the trades since she was a child and has learned so much throughout the years, she’s now helped countless...
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How To Become a General Contractor In South Carolina

Our licensing expert J.D Myers is back with all the information on how to get your G.C license in the state of South Carolina. As we know, each state's requirements are different, J.D explains the tiers of licensing...
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Why You Should Join IEBW with Eduard

Today’s Upstryve episode features Journeyman Electrician Eduard Sandulyak, a former Costco employee who with some help from a friend was convinced to join the trades for a better future. He discusses how he came to...
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How To Become A General Contractor In Georgia

Our licensing expert is back! J.D Myers answers all your questions and explains what getting a G.C license is like in the state of Georgia. He goes through the three tiers of licensing, Residential Basic, Residential...
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Plumbing Apprenticeship In’s & Out’s

In today’s Upstryve episode, you will meet Bailey Bradford, A first year plumbing apprentice. She will tell us how she first got involved in the trades after studying film and doing some DIY projects. Bailey explains...
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The Blue Collar Path to Incredible Success

On this episode we follow Josh Zolin as he tells us his incredible story on how he went from a frustrated stuntman, not knowing what his next step was, to opening multiple branches alongside his father's business,...
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Digital Marketing for Service-Based Business

The featured guest on today's Upstryve podcast is Joe Burnich, owner of Big West Marketing. He discusses how he got his start in marketing for tradesmen, and he shares a few powerful yet approachable tips he gives...
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General Contractor Pro Tips- The Importance of Work Life Balance

This episode focuses on the importance of quality over quantity and how that ties into work - life balance, Nick Bossio a solo man business owner and General contractor shares his pro-tips on how he created a business...
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