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How To Use Social Media As A Tradie

By |2019-08-05T00:33:30+00:00August 5th, 2019|Blog, Marketing|

Social media has become an essential tool for our businesses, and yet we are asked often in the Facebook group, how tradies like you, should be using social media. Advertising is not like it used to be, our clients have become very savvy in knowing what to look for, and time and time again it

Paying less tax could hurt your business

By |2019-07-18T03:38:45+00:00July 18th, 2019|Blog, Business Planning, Cashflow & Finance, News|

It's enough to strike fear into the heart of business owners everywhere. That dreaded time of year when the accountant calls to say it's time to prepare your financials and close off the books at June 30! Often, this leads to a scramble leading up to the end of financial year or EOFY (pronounced Yoffee!)

Staff Training – Why You Need To Invest

By |2019-06-19T06:18:28+00:00July 10th, 2019|Blog, Business Planning, General Business Management, Goals and Goal Setting, Team and Recruitment|

If I had a dollar for every tradie who told me they don't need to send their staff off to training, I'd be wealthy and if they listened to my advice, they'd be less poor! One of the biggest business expenses is staff, so if you hire a team member and their good, you want

Should You Be Marketing To Your Email List?

By |2019-06-19T04:18:00+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Blog, Budgeting and Cashflow, Business Planning, Customer Service, Customers and Service, General Business Management, Growing your business, Sales and Selling|

In this age of email, you should have an email address for each of your previous customers. Hopefully, you have them all sitting nicely inside a polished CRM (Customer Relationship Mangement tool) or if you're like most of the tradies we know, they'll be knocking around on a sheet of paper somewhere, or in your

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Cash Flow Right Now!

By |2019-06-19T03:32:45+00:00June 19th, 2019|Blog, Budgeting and Cashflow, Business Planning, Cashflow & Finance, Growing your business, Marketing, Mindset, Sales and Selling|

When talking with Tradies, the most common complaint we hear is about cash flow or the lack of. While it is common, it is really easy to spend an hour on some of the below examples and get back to work. While you're at it though, why not put some time aside to do this

Find Work And Other Tradies With Social Media – Guest Post From Goodwork

By |2019-06-04T00:15:53+00:00June 4th, 2019|Blog, Small Business Marketing|

Way back social media started as a way to get in touch with old mates or keep up with the latest gossip in the family. That’s not all it’s good for, though. It’s also a great way to build your network and keep up with the latest news from other tradies and the industry. There

Online Tools For Trade Business

By |2019-05-27T20:32:45+00:00May 27th, 2019|Blog, Business Planning, Cashflow & Finance, Construction, General Business Management, Growing your business|

I am slowly learning to use my phone to its full capacity, it might be a Nokia from 1998, but I’m learning slowly. JOKES! My mobile phone has become one of my most used business tools, as it is so handy to use and I’ve always got it with me. Part of using it for

Networking Tips For Tradies

By |2019-05-11T21:07:54+00:00May 11th, 2019|Blog, Construction, Customer Service, General Business Management, Growing your business, Marketing|

Do you hate networking as much as I do? Truly as often as I do it, I find nothing more intimidating than walking into a room full of strangers ready to network. Yet it really is one of the most powerful business tools to master. Read on for 7 Networking tips to help you be

21 Ways To Get More Business

By |2019-04-30T04:56:44+00:00April 30th, 2019|Blog, Business Planning, Construction, Customers and Service, General Business Management, Growing your business, Marketing, Sales, Sales and Selling|

On a daily basis, we are asked here at TIB HQ how to get more business for our tradies. While there is no simple rule that works for all, the key is to be consistent with your work finding. Your business should always be actively seeking work in all ways, for we never know when