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Our Mission

Our Mission is Simple: To facilitate the growth and development of Blue Collar businesses. We will showcase REAL Blue Collar businesses in interviews, and use these stories to help educate and empower the next generation of trades workers to become Blue Collar business owners.

Workforce Employment Projections

+30,000 additional jobs in NYS in key technical areas by 2030

The United States is currently experiencing a severe skilled labor shortage. Hudson Valley Community College proposes to train technicians to use modern instrumentation and new technologies to address the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for the evolving technical workplace. These graphs show where NYS currently stands in key technical areas, and where NYS is projected to be in 2030.

Workforce Employment Projection Charts

Our Vision

Blue Collar Start Up serves as a national AND international platform to bring together successful business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs currently working in blue-collar industries. We are the leading resource for those looking to become entrepreneurs; here, they are able to learn from other success stories, and gain access to our educational materials, coaching, and network of entrepreneurs who they can connect and collaborate with.

We seek to educate, empower and inspire those who are looking to live their own American dream by starting on their own entrepreneurial journey.

Our Values


We strive every day to ensure that our word is our bond and our actions are authentic. 


Perseverence, strength of character, courage, and resolve; having what it takes!

Hard Work

Hard Work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. 


To be successful, every venture needs great communication - and this one is no different. 


We know you have the guts. We want to give you the support and confidence you need to take things to the next level.!


Our hope is that the stories you hear on our show and the resources we deliver in our members-only area will help give you the real-world education and experience you need to accelerate your success.