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When to Flash Cash and When To Save It

The simple approach to managing overheads is to spend as little as possible, to keep net profit as high as it can be. Sounds nice in theory right, but the reality is sometimes you have to spend money to make money....

Dan

CEO

3 min read tradie tips

How to get your team on-board with new systems

We all know you didn’t learn your trade in a day, it takes long hours digging foundations in the rain, sweeping up Gib dust and crawling under houses as well as copious amounts of bookwork to shape a competent Tradesperson....

3 mins tradie tips

Which overheads you can and can't control

If you’ve been following this series of blogs or you’ve heard me speaking at an event before, you’ll be familiar with my bucket analogy....

Dan

CEO

2 mins tradie tips

Is it time to hire an office person?

As we’ve covered in earlier blogs, invoicing daily is vital to maintaining positive cash flow and it should be one of your main priorities - because the faster you get the invoice out the door, the faster money will come back in!...

Dan

CEO

3 mins tradie tips

Check out our Top 10 Blogs From 2018

Check out our Top 10 Blogs of 2018 to help you start the New Year on the right foot. 10. How to quote right...

Robbie

Digital Marketing Specialist

2 mins product

Fergus now integrates with Chesters

Imagine how much time you would save if you could shop from your favourite supplier and have supplier invoices automatically pair with their corresponding jobs?...

Cristina

Product Manager

2 mins customer stories

Fergus streamlines Santa’s rebuild - saving the workshop.

In early December there was an unexpected blizzard in the North Pole, causing significant damage to Santa’s workshop, leaving the Clauses heartbroken and worried about how deer the cost of rebuilding the workshop during the Christmas season would be....

3 mins tradie tips

How to get quoting right for jobs you do often

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to get quotes right, it’s vital to you making a profit. On average, 30% of a trade business’s revenue comes from quoting, so if you want to grow your business and not go bankrupt you need to get it right....

Dan

CEO

2 mins tradie tips

Why low overheads are key to winning more work

You don’t need me to tell you it’s a competitive market out there. When we’re all paying the same for labour and materials, overheads are the determinant factor to how much net profit you make - they determine how much you need to charge and therefore how competitive you can be....

Dan

CEO

3 mins tradie tips

The easiest way to avoid losses on materials

Think of your business as a bucket with holes in it. Money earned from jobs fills the bucket up, while various running costs create holes that let your hard earned profit escape....

Dan

CEO

2 mins tradie tips

Why it's time to start charging deposits

When work is a bit slow and you’ve got a few slow-paying customers to boot, one surefire way to keep cash flow healthy is by charging deposits....

Dan

CEO

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