Online Tools For Trade 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. … Read More

Networking Tips For Tradies

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 … Read More

21 Ways To Get More Business

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, … Read More

How To Get Your Partner To Listen To You….

I stopped short of titling this post, how to get your husband to listen to you because I am sure it is a problem in all business partnerships regardless of relationship status, but my motivation for this post comes from my own experience as a Builder’s wife. Working with your … Read More

The Best Business Tip I Ever Received

I was a late adopter of the tip I’m going to give you, but let me assure you, it is a game changer! It is never too late to learn and implement this tip. Whether you are looking to up your business game, grow your business or get off the … Read More

All Your Customers Are Price Shoppers

All your customers are price shoppers Yep. All of them. All they want is the cheapest price. It’s true! Except there’s a catch and it’s the same thing that’s an opportunity for you, the business owner. While everyone wants the cheapest price, it’s only one of potentially a number of … Read More

My Number One Time Saving Tip For Your Business

  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! … Read More

How To Take A Real Holiday

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. … Read More

The Power Of A Niche

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 … Read More