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What tradies need to know about Australian state lockdowns

Last updated: Wednesday 28th July 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....

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Plumbing World Integration

As any Tradie knows, keeping track of invoices and credits from your suppliers, and matching them to the right job, can be a nightmare....

Cristina
Cristina

Product Manager

Plumbing World Integration
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Get paid faster with Fergus Pay

We’ve said it before - offering credit card payments means you’re going to get paid fast. Really fast. In fact, you’ll get paid four times as fast compared with not offering your customers the option of paying by credit card*....

Cristina
Cristina

Product Manager

Get paid faster with Fergus Pay
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Effective tips on managing materials costs for trades

Managing materials is always one of the most difficult areas for a plumbing or electrical business to get a handle on. Your tradespeople are moving materials from van to van, unused stock is lying around waiting to be returned, and there’s always the odd item that goes missing....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

Effective tips on managing materials costs for trades
4 mins tradie tips

Building up to business owner burnout?

Tradies are known for working hard, long hours. Especially trade business owners, who find themselves working on the tools all day and catching up on quotes, invoices, and paperwork at night....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

Building up to business owner burnout?
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8 Things Trade Business Owners Should Do Before The EOFY

In the days around the end of financial year it can be difficult for trades business owners to keep track of what they’ve done, what still needs to be done, and what changes to make for the new financial year....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

8 Things Trade Business Owners Should Do Before The EOFY
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Nail Cashflow

Let’s start with a familiar story… Mark the plumber is stoked at how plump his bank account is looking. He’s had a busy month, his team has ticked off a record number of jobs, and the invoices are coming in fast....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

Nail Cashflow
2 mins customer stories

How to build a successful electrical company

Ask, listen, then improve. That’s the advice Anthony Lack would give anyone who’s recently taken over the family trades business. It’s sound advice from someone who took hold of a 48-year-old electrical business and managed to double the number of employees, and get close to doubling revenue, in a few short years....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

How to build a successful electrical company
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Top 5 tips for hiring and managing subcontractors

If you’ve owned a trades business for any length of time, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with subcontractors. Also known as subbies, there are a lot of benefits to hiring the right people to help you get through a busy patch, meet the requirements of a job that’s outside your usual scope, or fill the gap when it’s hard to find quality full-time tradies....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Top 5 tips for hiring and managing subcontractors
3 mins tradie tips

How to manage job labour & materials costs

Imagine for a second that your trades business is a bucket with holes in it. The only time you make money is when the bucket overflows, so the holes have to be small enough that the bucket can still fill and overflow....

Dan
Dan

Founder

How to manage job labour & materials costs
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The Fergus Corys Supplier Integration

Take the hassle out of quoting, purchase orders and invoicing Cash flow is king when you run a small business, and processes are queen....

Cristina
Cristina

Product Manager

The Fergus Corys Supplier Integration
2 mins tradie tips

How to find good tradespeople for your trade company

Where to start when you need new hires If there’s one gripe I’ve heard over and over again in my 25 years in the trades industry it’s this - you just can’t find good tradies....

Dan
Dan

Founder

How to find good tradespeople for your trade company
2 mins tradie tips

Preparing for another bumper year

One of the many hard lessons I’ve learnt over my years in the trade industry is that sometimes, or many times, it is better to say “No,” to a job, rather than “Yes”....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Preparing for another bumper year
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