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8 ways to support tradies’ mental health and wellbeing

There’s a reason why aircraft safety briefings instruct you to put your own oxygen mask on first. You need to look after you. Most of us know this to be true, but when you’re running a trades business your own needs often end up at the bottom of the pile....

Jess
Jess

Trade Software Expert

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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
Robbie

Trade Software Expert

Check out our top 10 blogs from 2018
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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
Cristina

Product Manager

Fergus now integrates with Chesters
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
Dan

Founder

How to get quoting right for jobs you do often
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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
Dan

Founder

The easiest way to avoid losses on materials
2 mins product

Get started with our Reece integration

Here at Fergus, we are big fans of taking all the steps we can to increase efficiency. Our supplier integrations are another way to streamline your workflow by connecting to your trade and material suppliers, this means less time on paperwork and more time for you....

Kristie
Kristie

Customer Success Specialist

Get started with our Reece integration
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
Dan

Founder

Why it's time to start charging deposits
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
Dan

Founder

Getting the follow-up right
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
Dan

Founder

The simple solution to managing unused materials
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
Dan

Founder

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