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5 Step Plan for a Stress-less Holiday Season

Following a disruptive year featuring construction starts and stops, material shortages and rising prices, there’s no doubt that those in the trades are champing at the bit to take a much-needed break this holiday season....

Dan
Dan

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3 mins tradie tips

Real-life advice for growing your trades business in 2023

TLDR: Getting what you want doesn’t just happen. You need a concerted effort to mark it happen. As a tradesperson, work and life are marked by ebbs and flows – some months and years the work is hard to keep up with and at other times it’s hard to find the opportunities to help make ends meet....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Real-life advice for growing your trades business in 2023
3 mins tradie tips

How your trades business can ride the wave of the recession

Recessions can be unpredictable but there are a few things you can do to ensure that your business comes out the other side thriving. Ex-Plumber and Fergus founder, Dan Pollard, outlines his “do’s and don’ts” to get your business through....

Dan
Dan

Founder

How your trades business can ride the wave of the recession
5 mins tradie tips

Going digital with NSW Electrical Certificate of Compliance

When was the last time you filled out a paper or PDF certificate of compliance for electrical work on the job site? It probably wasn’t the most challenging task, but you weren’t looking forward to filling it out and submitting it to multiple people....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Going digital with NSW Electrical Certificate of Compliance
5 mins tradie tips

6 Reasons Why Electricians Should Be Using Job Management Software

You most likely encounter many challenges on a day-to-day basis. One of these challenges is the issue of time management. Running a successful electrical contracting business requires efficient and effective planning of schedules, quotes, invoices, customer jobs and more....

Dan
Dan

Founder

6 Reasons Why Electricians Should Be Using Job Management Software
3 mins tradie tips

5 Financial Habits to Get Your Business on Track

Let’s face it, tax time is never easy and many of you will be feeling the brunt of this busy and often stressful time. The added complexity of government support and stimulus packages and changing legislation to accommodate for the pandemic in 2021 / 2022, may even have caused a few more headaches than usual....

Dan
Dan

Founder

5 Financial Habits to Get Your Business on Track
5 mins Product

Benefits of Fergus’s Email Ingestion Feature

Staying organised as a trades business owner can be difficult, especially when managing a million things on a day-to-day. At Fergus, we’re big believers in helping tradies get their work done the way that works best for them....

Benefits of Fergus’s Email Ingestion Feature
8 mins Covid-19

What Tradies Need to Know About Australian State Lockdowns

Last updated: Tuesday 5th October Many states and territories around Australia are going back into lockdowns or still experiencing some level of restrictions. By now, you’d think we’d have much clearer definitions of lockdown stages, essential workers and better guidance in place, but a year and a half on, many of us are still left scratching our heads about what we can and can’t do....

What Tradies Need to Know About Australian State Lockdowns
5 mins Tradie Tips

3 Tips on Managing Difficult Employees

Team members…You wouldn’t have a business without them. But it can be really frustrating when you’ve got one or two team members who aren’t up to scratch....

3 Tips on Managing Difficult Employees
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