How do you create a simple business plan?

A business plan is vital in every business. It serves as a compass that gives you direction in running your business smoothly. You can use your business plan when applying for a bank loan to expand your business or when presenting with potential investors. Your business plan should be updated … Read More

How to find the motivation and growth head space for 2020

While many of us are setting goals for the new year, just as many of us are struggling with mindset and motivation after our break. It is very normal to be lacking in motivation after the break but it isn’t necessary. An effective break in a well planned for business, … Read More

Paying less tax could hurt your business

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

Staff Training – Why You Need To Invest

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 … Read More

Should You Be Marketing To Your Email List?

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 … Read More

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

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