Tradie Business Blog

What a year it has been. I am sitting here on New Years Eve, in 40 degree heat, watching all these horrific fires on the news that are burning all around Australia. It is a surreal end to a surreal year. This year has definitely been a...

Christmas time can be chaos particularly running a trade business. Clients want everything completed before the big day and jobs are flying around left right and centre. Here are a few tips based on my own experience to help you feel a bit more organised...

The work Christmas party can be a great way to unwind at the end of a long year.  It is also a great way to thank employees for their hard work. Because this is considered a work event, Workplace Health and Safety Laws are still...

It’s no secret the Christmas lead up is the busiest time of year for tradies. The elusive Christmas deadline, everyone wants to be in by that date. Early starts, long days, late nights. It’s so easy when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed to choose quick...

You’ve hired a new team member, who turns out to be a headache. From punctuality issues, lack of honesty, questionable work ethic, even a bad attitude – employee underperformance is disappointing. It’s doing your head in.   Pulling up problematic behaviour is a sticky situation for...

If you hire sub-contractors in your business, they can be a god send. Often getting you out of a tight spot or saving your bacon if you get a flood of work coming in all at once. Contractors are self-employed though and they need to...

While cloud-based job management software saves trade business owners time and money, many people are still sticking with old-school manual processes because they don’t have the headspace to make the switch. If chaos reigns in your business, it might be a good time to rethink whether...