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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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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
3 mins tradie tips

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
2 mins product

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
3 mins tradie tips

Knock late timesheets on the head

Tradies and timesheets. If you manage a team of plumbers, electricians or builders you’ve probably already learnt that the two don’t always gel....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Knock late timesheets on the head
2 mins customer stories

Finding That Profit Sweet Spot

“Which jobs are our most profitable?” That’s the question operations manager Rick Jones and the team at Malady Electrical wanted to answer six months ago....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

Finding That Profit Sweet Spot
3 mins tradie tips

Six numbers every Tradie business owner should know

Operating cash flow, gross margin, debt-to-equity, sales close ratio… it’s easy to get bogged down by the number of different ways you can measure the financial health of your trades or service business....

Katherine
Katherine

Content Producer

Six numbers every Tradie business owner should know
2 mins tradie tips

Tips To Get Over Fear

Growing a trade business can be terrifying. The idea always sounds great but the reality can be a bit of a sweat fest. Growth will mean you are suddenly playing with much bigger numbers than you used to....

Dan
Dan

Founder

Tips To Get Over Fear
3 mins product

Plumbing, Gas & Electrical Certifications (NZ)

Staying on top of compliance in your business is a necessary chore. Yet, the time you spend here means less time elsewhere. Less time building your business....

Amy
Amy

Marketing Operations

Plumbing, Gas & Electrical Certifications (NZ)
2 mins product

Mico Purchase Order & Invoice Integration

It’s no secret that our mission at Fergus is to save tradies time and make it easier to make money. Whenever we talk about a possible new feature our first questions are “Will it save our users time?...

Cristina
Cristina

Product Manager

Mico Purchase Order & Invoice Integration
2 mins tradie tips

To Grow or Not to Grow?

Here’s the thing. I’ve been around the block a bit. I’ve owned three trades businesses, sold one for a sizeable profit, and now I own a job management software company working to streamline work processes for trade businesses....

Dan
Dan

Founder

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