1809, 2019

TIB045 Real Tradie Guys with James from JKB Installs all the way from Unzud

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

We love a good Kiwi joke. What we love even more is a Kiwi who's doing great stuff in their business and today's Real Tradie Guy interview is a classic example. After recognising a gap in the market, James Berryman along with his very patient wife Linda, launched their own niche business... installing rangehoods! James talks about how this came

409, 2019

TIB044 BUILDER SPECIAL Part 2 – How to turn mere prices into paying clients

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Construction, Customer Service, Customers and Service, Expert Interviews, General Business Management, Growing your business, Marketing, Podcast episode, Sales, Sales and Selling, Small Business Marketing|

In the second of our three-part series focused on the builders, Nic and Waz look at some more simple (but not easy) changes that you can make to avoid some of the headaches with finding and converting quotes into paying jobs. With many hours spent quoting and adjusting quotes and trying to win clients, only to be told 'you're too

2908, 2019

TIB043 Real Tradie Wives with Lydia from Barr Autos

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

What's more intimidating than running an automotive mechanical business? Buying one off your Dad...when you're his daughter! Lydia from Barr Automotives had been working in partnership with her Mum and Dad in their two businesses, before purchasing Barr Automotive outright. Join us and Lydia as we explore the highs and lows of working with family and owning an automotive business

1908, 2019

TIB042 Real Tradie Guys with Mal Barnes from Chek Air

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

Can you imagine doing your trade training not once, but twice!! Our guest Mal Barnes from Chek Air had to do when arriving in Australia from the UK. Mal and his wife Jill run a successful air conditioning business but in order to get his Australian qualifications, he had to work all day and then attend Tafe at night. Join

1308, 2019

TIB041 Avoiding disasters with retentions and bookwork with Malisa from MBooks

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Cashflow & Finance, Construction, Outsourcing, Podcast episode|

  What's worse than not getting paid for a job? Not getting paid because YOU didn't do the paperwork or manage your systems better... Today we chat with Malisa from MBooks about more than just bookkeeping. While it's invaluable to have a good bookkeeper on your team, Malisa talks us through the pitfalls (and horror stories) of retentions in the

1208, 2019

TIB040 Real Tradie with Kim Halbert-Pere the actual Handy Girl

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

What do you do when you're a girl, and you're handy? Create your own business called Handy Girl of course! Now with more than 15 women all working on the tools as handy-people, Kim is looking at taking her business national! Not only is Kim an inspiring business woman working in a male-dominated field, she's helping give women a shot

2907, 2019

TIB039 Real Tradie Guys with Justin Geange – from Qld Rail sparky to Buck the Bronco and Australia’s Got Talent this bloke has seen it ALL

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Mindset, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

Ever wondered what it takes to don the big foam mascot suit for a footy team? Well, wonder no more because Coxie and Waz interview 'Buck The Bronco' otherwise known as Justin Geange. Justin's a former Qld Rail plumber and got the gig in the big horse suit for the Brisbane Broncos more than 10 years ago! In that time

2407, 2019

TIB038 Builder Special Part One – How To Win 100% Of Your Quotes

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Expert Interviews, Podcast episode|

Join Waz and Nic as they begin to share the steps involved with winning 100% of your quotes. This the first in 4 part Builder Special, will take you through the essential sales process. From uncovering where your sales process actually begins to understanding the qualifying process this series will change the way you do business.  

1607, 2019

TIB037 Real Tradie Guys with Wojtek Stainwald. From fleeing communism to literally building a life in Australia and learning to fail successfully

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

We are loving the 'real tradies' interviews that have shown up lately here at Tradies In Business HQ. Today's guest is no exception. Wojtek Stainwald is the son of Polish migrants and his last memory of his home is being woken up in the middle of the night as a young boy... to flee Poland and cross the border for

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