General Business Management

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

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,

TBS196 Daniel Simone talks building a family, a life, a business and a home

By |2018-11-11T21:44:17+00:00July 6th, 2018|General Business Management, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

In today's episode I chat with Daniel Simone of Simone Homes AND his new podcast, The Build. Daniel is a builder, a businessman, an employer, a husband and a father. He's seen some ups and downs and through it all he's learned that his head plays a massive part in the results he sees in

TBS195 How to find good subbies and contractors with Keith from Conx Jobs

By |2018-11-11T21:45:25+00:00June 25th, 2018|Expert Interviews, General Business Management, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode, Technology|

An Australian and an Irishman walk into a bar... only in this case, the bar is actually a Skype chat and it's today's episode of the Tradies Business Show ;) I have a great chat with Keith Moore, one of the founders of Conx Jobs. Keith was an Irish immigrant to Australia and while on

TBS191 Michael Boltman from Brenniston First Aid talks happy wives, business failure and knowing your strengths

By |2018-11-11T21:45:25+00:00March 5th, 2018|Expert Interviews, General Business Management, Growing your business, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode|

Safety first.  It's something we use a bit tongue-in-cheek these days but it's so important. A bit of the old 'plan for the worst, expect the best' doesn't go astray when it comes to safety on site, in the workplace or in our homes. So what about when things don't go to plan? Well, it's important

TBS187 A former soldier shares his lessons on business, marriage and changing identities

By |2018-11-11T21:45:26+00:00December 1st, 2017|General Business Management, Mindset and Motivation, Podcast episode, Team and Recruitment|

No doubt you're familiar with the stress of changing job, career path or perhaps an evolving role within your own business. How do you think you'd handle the shift from being a highly trained member of the Australian Army to being an employee at a local gym in a small regional town? My guest on

TBS183 How to build your dream team with Aleki from Alfastream

By |2018-11-11T21:45:26+00:00October 23rd, 2017|General Business Management, Growing your business, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories, Team and Recruitment|

"You can't get good staff" How often have we heard that old chestnut? How often have you said it? Sadly, it's partly true and in this modern era attracting and retaining good people to your team is a key to growing a solid, sustainable trade business. While recruiting, training, systems and management are all part of

TBS181 Where are they now? – James from Paintway

By |2018-11-11T21:46:51+00:00October 5th, 2017|General Business Management, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories, Team and Recruitment|

With more than 150 episodes in the bank for the Tradies Business Show, I thought it was time to go back through the archives and see what some of our past guests are up to. The first of these is our mate James from Paintway up in sunny Toowoomba. James first spoke to me back