This week's Acquiring Minds interview was with Mike Loftus, who founded & then acquired 3 landscaping businesses in Orange County.

Mike talks about the financial situation of many workers in blue-collar industries — how precarious it is.

One of the most valuable moments in the interview.

Take a listen:

I thought this was a great reminder for those of us (including myself here) who have the good fortune to not live check-to-check.

If you buy a blue-collar business, many of your employees might live that way, and it's a responsibility you'll have to treat with the utmost seriousness and respect.

Below is the FULL interview, or you can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or the Acquiring Minds website: