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Better Clients More Often

Driving better clients more often, how does it work? This sprung to my mind when a client and I were working on a contact form. Prior to us being engaged, they were using your standard contact form. You know the usual: name, email, phone number, additional comments then you click ‘submit’. So we want more…

QR Code for Construction Sites

Are you a builder, a renovator or a knock down rebuild building company? Do you want more people who walk past your jobsite to connect with you instantly on their phone? Then, listen up. First, let’s talk about the ‘WHY’. Why would you use a tool like this on your job site signage? Now, I…

Apps for Tradies

There is no denying that technology in business is a growing necessity. If you’re a tradie who wants to integrate cloud software and technology into your business, TradiePad is the problem-solver you’re looking for. TradiePad is a software and technology training organisation that has helped hundreds of tradies find the perfect app or suite of…

Social Media for Tradies

Instagram guide for construction companies Hard work and great customer relationships are the cornerstone of most trade-based businesses, but in the digital age, those things may not be enough to put you above your competitors and keep people coming to your website. What you really need is an online presence – something that will allow…

Tradie Marketing 101

Want more business? It’s time to invest in tradie marketing Finding customers online can be easy, or it can be really hard – and the difference lies in your marketing strategy. Growing a recognisable brand online is a process. Nailing your tradie marketing strategy means looking at everything from your website and landing pages to…

Triangle of Business Success

Mick: I’m Mick Hawes from BuildersBusiness Blackbelt. Speaking with Katie Crismale-Marshall and Steph Campanella. And we have decided to get together to put some thoughts together for builders and trades based businesses about some fairly critical ideas on how to improve their business. And help you to understand that the common and awfully often costly…

The Best Estimating Software for Plumbers

For plumbers, and any trade business, where quantity and margins are critical, there is a fine line between turning a decent profit and underquoting a job – all crucial elements of successfully bidding for a project. The secret to quoting your plumbing jobs accurately and turning a profit is to have a system that is…

Profit First for Tradies

Hey, it’s Steph! Here’s a book that every business owner should read: PROFIT FIRST by Mike Michalowicz. I read this book three years ago and I still find myself coming back to it whenever I need a good reminder. As the title suggests, Profit First offers a counterintuitive cash management system that can help entrepreneurs…

The Best Business Coach for Tradies

Let’s talk about hiring a business coach. You’ve got a great business, and you’re doing ok – but there’s a sneaking suspicion you could be doing better. You know there is someone else out there that has been there, done that, learnt the mistakes and you want to leverage off this learning. I know this…
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