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Introducing Fergus checklists

Implementing processes and procedures that your team have to stick to for quality control or H&S is absolutely critical to running successful trades businesses at scale, but it’s not a good use of anyone’s time constantly supervising team members day after day to make sure work is up to standard....

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

2 mins tradie tips

Getting the follow-up right

In previous posts, I’ve discussed the importance of invoicing daily and putting the right support systems in place to make this your reality. Without doubt, it will have a huge impact on cash flow....

Dan

CEO

2 mins tradie tips

The simple solution to managing unused materials

I’m a big advocate for ordering materials correctly and not overbuying, but I’m also realistic and understand that sometimes it’s not always possible in the real world....

Dan

CEO

3 mins tradie tips

The Importance of Cash Flow & Our #1 Tip For Improving It

Cash flow is one of the four levers that need to be mastered in order to build a successful high-performing trades business. For something so simple, cash flow is one of the hardest things for many business owners to manage (confession: I was one of them who got it wrong too!...

Dan

CEO

2 mins Product

10 ways FergusPay will transform your cash flow

Credit card payments are a smart Tradie’s most effective cash flow tool. They’re the most effective way to get paid faster and keep your customers happy....

Katherine

Content Producer

2 mins Product

Automatic SMS Schedule Reminders

A courtesy call to remind your customers what time you’ll arrive at their front door can be one of the first tasks to go out the window on a busy morning....

Katherine

Content Producer

2 mins tradie tips

Smart invoicing tips for smart Tradies

Think about this for a second: All the effort trade business owners put into their work, training staff, buying stock and so on basically counts for nothing until the moment you sit down to create an invoice....

Katherine

Content Producer

3 mins tradie tips

The 5 Tech Tools the Modern Tradie Needs

Whether you’ve got a team of 5 or 50, organising a trade business ain’t easy. If you’re knee deep in mud or sweating in a roof full of insulation all day the last thing you want to do is come home and bust buttons on a calculator....

Robbie

Digital Marketing Specialist

2 mins customer stories

How to start a successful plumbing business

It’s not work, it’s a lifestyle. That’s according to plumber and business owner Andrew Smith. He’s two years on from setting up his first business - Watersmith Plumbing and Gas - based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and he hasn’t looked back....

Katherine

Content Producer

2 mins product

Mobile Invoicing Update

We know 28 day payment terms are the norm for a lot of trade businesses out there. We get it, the monthly payment cycle is pretty standard for everyone to get paid what they’re owed and pay what they owe....

Cristina

Product Manager

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