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So far Warrick has created 212 blog entries.

TIB005 What is EQ and Why You Need To Know With Karen from People Alignment

By |2019-02-18T01:28:24+00:00December 10th, 2018|Expert Interviews, General Business Management, Mindset, Podcast episode, Team and Recruitment, Wellbeing|

What is EQ and how on Earth could it be something I need to run my trade business? Emotional Intelligence is something we all have to varying degrees. It controls how we react to any given situation. Made up of 5 key areas: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills. Having well developed EQ skills,

My Number One Time Saving Tip For Your Business

By |2018-11-21T05:28:10+00:00November 13th, 2018|Blog, Cashflow & Finance, Customer Service, General Business Management|

  I know the juggle, you’ve worked all day on the tools, you are tired and yet there is a mountain of work to do again when you get back to your office. There is the paperwork to sort, quotes to do, materials to order, stress, pressure and more stress! Quoting is the number one

How To Take A Real Holiday

By |2018-11-21T05:32:31+00:00November 13th, 2018|Blog, General Business Management, Mindset, Wellbeing|

Taking a holiday is front of mind this time of year. With all the stress of the silly season, it is the thought of a holiday that keeps us ploughing on. When we take a holiday though, we often don’t really relax, the phone is still on, the emails keep coming. If you could take a

The Power Of A Niche

By |2018-11-21T05:34:59+00:00November 12th, 2018|Blog, Growing your business, Marketing, Small Business Marketing|

The Power Of A Niche I’m not talking about a wall niche here, yes, they are lovely but they don’t have any power! I’m talking about finding a niche for your business. Say what??! You want me to narrow down my business to one niche?? Yep, I sure do, and when you do, I promise you will

TBS201 DIY SEO in case you’re an IDK on Google with Kate Toon

By |2018-11-11T22:53:48+00:00September 4th, 2018|Expert Interviews, Marketing, Podcast episode, Technology|

SEO is super important and super hard and expensive to do. You'd think that was true, based on the comments and complaints of many of our listeners and my Tradie Wingman clients. The reality is, SEO can be quite challenging to master and there are (like any industry) unscrupulous operators charging lots and delivering... well... not

TBS199 A quick one – Is marlin or mullet best for you?

By |2018-11-11T21:44:17+00:00August 13th, 2018|General Business Management, Growing your business, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode, Sales|

I reckon there's more fishing analogies used for business than any other. So here's another one! But before I go into today's thoughts... I want to let you know about the Tradies In Business Facebook group. It's where all the cool tradies (and their partners, colleagues, team and supporters) are hanging out, getting questions answered,

TBS198 Unlocking the secret to more word of mouth with Robert Gerrish author of The 1 Minute Commute

By |2018-11-11T21:44:17+00:00July 25th, 2018|Expert Interviews, Marketing, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode, Working Virtually|

If you're like most tradies, you probably get a lot of your business from word of mouth. Here's a question for you though...what the heck is that, exactly? Is it spontaneous referrals? Raving fans out doing your selling for you? Accidental tip-offs? Even more importantly, if you're going to be a responsible, proactive trade business

TBS197 How to get clients to pay you with James from Bill Chaser

By |2018-11-11T21:44:17+00:00July 17th, 2018|Budgeting and Cashflow, Cashflow & Finance, Expert Interviews, Outsourcing, Podcast episode|

What's worse than cold calling? Fingernails on a blackboard? Shutting your finger in the car door? Calling to chase debtors perhaps? It's certainly up there on the list of things business owners dislike doing but it's sadly one of the necessary parts of running a business. From time to time you'll have customers who just