With more than 250,000 residential trade businesses in Australia, it’s surprising to find that some tradies are behind the eight ball when it comes to technology.
Nathan Stratford was comfortable working outside in the garden, but it was a different story when it came to using online tools to find new customers and grow his cash flow.
So you want to grow your team, but you’re unsure whether bringing in an apprentice is the way to go? Let’s go over the pros and cons before taking the plunge, writes Kellie Byrnes.
The trades and construction businesses of today have a greater need to use a mixture of physical and digital tools to remain competitive. In this article, we look at what tomorrow may bring.
Having seen how hard his family worked to make ends meet, Adam Dovile was never going to be one to shirk. Now as a recognised television personality and successful builder, we look back at his road to success.
Anyone who’s ever worked in trades and services would be familiar with the administrative problems associated with handling many small jobs with multiple clients. Luckily, modern solution providers like ServiceM8 have created a solution with job management software.
Whether you’re working as a solo tradie or have a small team of other people with you in your business, job management software can help you gain hours each week normally taken up by handling paperwork and other administrative tasks, writes Kellie Byrnes.
If building a website sounds like too much hassle for you, then growing a network in LinkedIn might be the ideal way to grow your trades business online.
There’s no pleasing some people. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a red-hot go at turning negative reviews into positive customer experiences. The success of your trades business may depend on it, writes Kellie Byrnes.