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Episode 5: Josh Jewett (Cole's Collision)

Welcome to Blue Collar StartUp the podcast.    
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.   

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Josh Jewett from Cole’s Collision... Some really great stories here on growing a business from zero to 90 employees, with multiple locations and more! Definitely a must-hear episode!

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01:17 - No Choice But to Be a Car Guy
01:50 - Hudson Valley Mechanical Course...
04:09 - ... It’s a Unique Program
06:26 - Starting a Lifelong Career
14:45 - Cat Food and Crackers
17:29 - A Hailstorm: A Saving Grace
21:09 - Networking... Is Working!
24:00 - Growth Through Acquisition
26:55 - When Things Go South…
28:40 - Trying to Grow a Business; Not Kill a Business!
30:43 - Quadrupling the Business
37:16 - Growing or Dying
37:53 - Biggest Challenge 
42:20 - Mini Companies Inside Your Company
45:22 - Certifications 
47:22 - The Mosaic Basic Things You Need as a Solid Employee
47:38 - Apprentice Program



  • Interviewer

    Michael Nelson

  • Guest

    Josh Jewett

  • Runtime

     55 Minutes 16 Seconds

  • Air Date

    May 3rd, 2022