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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

Founder

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3 mins tradie tips

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
Dan

Founder

When to Flash Cash and When To Save It
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. Put very simply, your business is like a bucket with holes in it: when you earn money by doing jobs the bucket fills up while running costs such as labour, materials and overheads create holes causing the bucket to empty....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Which Overheads You Can and Can't Control
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
Dan

Founder

Is it time to hire an office person?
3 mins tradie tips

Why Tradies Should Never Use a Loss Leader Strategy

Have you heard about the loss leader pricing strategy? Tried it yet? I have and let me tell you, never again! When I had my trade business I heard about loss leader jobs a few times over the years....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Why Tradies Should Never Use a Loss Leader Strategy
3 mins tradie tips

How to Get Customer Quoting Right

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to get quotes right if you intend of 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 Customer Quoting Right
2 mins product

How tradespeople Can Stay Safe When Shopping

This week has been a busy one for New Zealand, as we move through the Alert Level system of COVID-19 that was created by the New Zealand Government....

Elyse
Elyse

Trade Software Expert

How tradespeople Can Stay Safe When Shopping
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
Dan

Founder

The Easiest Way to Avoid Losses on Materials
2 mins product

How Fergus Integration With Reece’s Works

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

How Fergus Integration With Reece’s Works
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

How to Getting Your Customer Follow-Ups 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

How to Getting Your Customer Follow-Ups Right
3 MINS tradie tips

3 Ways Trades Owners Can Avoid Job Blow-Outs

When a job blows out and goes over budget it’s easy to blame the tradies on site for being lazy, working too slow, or wasting time going back and forth with the office because they don’t understand the job....

Dan
Dan

Founder

3 Ways Trades Owners Can Avoid Job Blow-Outs
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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