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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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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
2 mins tradie tips

7 Invoicing Tips to Prevent Late Payments

I remember getting my first invoice paid when I’d just started out in my plumbing business at the ripe old age of 19. It felt like I was on my way....

Dan
Dan

Founder

7 Invoicing Tips to Prevent Late Payments
3 mins tradie tips

Top 5 Tips for Hiring & 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 & Managing Subcontractors
3 mins tradie tips

How to Manage Job Labour & Material Cost

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 & Material Cost
2 mins product

How Corys Electrical Integrated with Fergus

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

Cristina
Cristina

Product Manager

How Corys Electrical Integrated with Fergus
3 mins tradie tips

How to 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. No matter how many times you ask nicely, there’s usually blearing gaps when it comes time to organising payday or figuring out how many labour hours to include in an invoice....

Dan
Dan

Founder

How to Knock Late Timesheets on The Head
2 mins customer stories

How Malady Electrical Got Smart With Fergus

“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

How Malady Electrical Got Smart With Fergus
3 mins tradie tips

6 Financial Numbers Every Trades Business 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

6 Financial Numbers Every Trades Business Should Know
2 mins tradie tips

4 Tips to Conquer Your 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

4 Tips to Conquer Your 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

How Fergus & Micro Integration Works

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

How Fergus & Micro Integration Works
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