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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

CEO

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

CEO

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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

CEO

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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

CEO

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Smart invoicing tips for smart Tradies

Think about this for a second: All the effort trade business owners put into their work, training staff, buying stock and so on basically counts for nothing until the moment you sit down to create an invoice....

Katherine

Content Producer

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The 5 Tech Tools the Modern Tradie Needs

Whether you’ve got a team of 5 or 50, organising a trade business ain’t easy. If you’re knee deep in mud or sweating in a roof full of insulation all day the last thing you want to do is come home and bust buttons on a calculator....

Robbie

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Effective tips on managing plumbing and electrical material costs

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

Content Producer

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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

Content Producer

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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

Content Producer

3 mins tradie tips

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

Content Producer

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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

CEO

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

CEO

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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

CEO

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

CEO

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

Content Producer

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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

CEO

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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

CEO

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