Hi! I’m Verity and the annoying one on my left is Craig 😉
TradieWives started after many years of watching him juggle everything in his Landscaping business based here on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. He would spend days on the tools and come home exhausted and try and get all his quoting and invoicing done (as well as all the other admin that goes with running a business).
With a background in marketing and advertising, I felt like I could offer some help. I left my full time job to work with him. Once I started, he went from a sole trader to a company and we started to build a great team so we were able to have a couple of jobs on the go at the one time. I started him on social media, updated the website, did a crash course in Xero, spent endless hours researching the best apps/software to assist people in a trade business and put a few procedures in place to help the business run as seamlessly as possible.
With no real knowledge of the trades industry, I wanted to connect with other wives and partners who were working in the same role for advice and support.
One day while in the shower (where all good ideas are born) I decided to start a Facebook group. I honestly thought nobody would join and a few years on, I now have over 20k fellow TradieWives in the group to share the journey with!
This idea soon grew to a website featuring 2 directories where we connect our trades to business support. This includes Bookkeepers/Accountants, Debt Collectors, Business Coaches, Web designers, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers and so many other incredible businesses who all specialise in trades.
We also have a verified trades directory where our trade businesses can advertise and network. At the end of 2022 we launched our very own TradieWives Business Academy, which was a couple of years in the making, but so worth the wait.
Thanks for being a part of our journey! x
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