Thriving Through the Seasons: How to Get Financially Woke & Level Up Your Business


Struggling with finances or another aspect of business? Need an expert to bring your business knowledge and skills to the next level so you can be more efficient and profitable? Sounds like you need a business coach!

In this episode of the Power Women of the Trades podcast, hosts Leslie Harpole and Cassie Pound speak with Kim Archer, VP of Coaching at Business Development Resources (BDR). BDR is an amazing coaching, training, and planning resource for contractors and trade business owners.

Kim is here to break down the many benefits of hiring a business coach, why it’s so crucial for you to understand the finances of your business, and how BDR can help you be more successful as an entrepreneur in the trades.

If you’re hiding the truth about your finances, nervous about preparing for an exit, or just want to prevent financial loss and feel successful through each season, it’s time to get help and make a plan. A business coach will be there to help you every step of the way. Tune in to learn more!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why you need to understand your financial statements.
  • How to improve your financial acumen, increase profitability, and pay off business debt.
  • The benefits of hiring an accounting coach.
  • The #1 error made on financial statements.
  • What business details does BDR look at? + The 4 pillars of success they teach to business owners.
  • What do companies get wrong when trying to grow?
  • Making a plan to thrive through the fluctuating seasons of business.

Meet the Hosts

Hosted by Cassie Pound and Leslie Harpole, “Power Women of the Trades” is a powerful force, leading dynamic businesses and disrupting traditional norms.
This podcast is all about breaking barriers and changing the game. Our podcast guests will feature some of today’s most successful female entrepreneurs and owners in the trades- and feature other advocates of this initiative as well! Because if there’s one thing we know for sure, female-led entrepreneurship drives change on multiple levels!

Leslie Harpole is the co-owner of Champion Plumbing in Oklahoma City.

Cassie Pound is the co-owner of Quality Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Meet the Guest

Kim Archer, VP of Coaching at Business Development Resources, Inc. (BDR)

Business Development Resources, Inc. (BDR) is the premier business training and coaching provider in the home service industry, serving HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractors and distributors. BDR has helped thousands of contractors build sustainable companies that offer opportunities for their employees and excellent service to the community they serve.