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Real Balance Business Consulting

At Real Balance we have a single-minded determination to help our clients set and realise their goals. Helping our clients experience growth and realise their “success” is our greatest reward… Leading your growth with confidence, driving your goals toward success.

We enjoy partnering business owners, in helping them find freedom in life and in business. We are a CPA and Public Practice Certificate business, headed by a registered BAS Agent with over 25 years “ín business” experience as a financial controller, CFO and management accountant to our clients businesses.

We provide a range of services including:

  • Certified Advisors: Xero, Quickbooks Online, and MYOB
  • Fixed Fee Services: weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • GST and Business Activity Statements (BAS)
  • Payroll/Superannuation
  • Profit and Loss analysis – Interpreting your business numbers story
  • Management reporting
  • Part time or Casual CFO support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cashflow projections and forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Understanding your ATO obligations
  • Mentoring

We want you to be confident in making better business decisions.

We offer remote services and service clients Australia wide.

Website: www.realbalance.com.au including testimonials

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealBalance/

Instagram: @realbalancebusinessconsulting

Direct Email to our Director for service enquiry: [email protected]

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi (MO) works exclusively with trades businesses to implement, optimise and maintain their job management software. MO was established as a means of supporting trades businesses to grow and scale their business, in an area they’ve likely had little to no exposure. Dedicated to automating and streamlining trades businesses, MO implements the right systems alongside strong processes. With a hands-on approach, the team at MO work to closely understand your business, ensuring you’re using the right system, the right way.

Focused on delivering our niche service at an exceptional standard, we offer three core services:

1. System Optimisation

Living up to one of our 3 uniques, MO is different to a software trainer, in the fact we reverse engineer – we identify your exact business requirements before we implement or optimise your job management to suit your needs. this allows us to make very clear and precise recommendations on how to optimise the software system to suit your business. We work with the entire team to make system resets, support change management, and of course provide training. We also develop and provide clear workflow maps to ensure the new process can be very easily followed by both existing and new employees.

So, if you’re using a job management software (for example, simPRO, Fergus, FieldInsight, Geo, ServiceM8), we will work to understand your business before making recommendations on core optimisations you should implement.

2. System Maintenance

All job management systems require upkeep and ongoing maintenance. We work behind the scenes to update supplier catalogues, employee overhead costs, build forms and assist with ongoing system setup or data migration. We also alert you when new features hit the market that we know you’ll need and love!

3. Job Management System Implementation and Additional Training

If you’re brand new to software in your business, or you know your current system is holding you back – we’re here to help. We’ll work with you to understand your specific business requirements, before we help you choose a software option that’s right for your business.

We have trialled and tested the latest and greatest, as well as the old and reliable, to ensure we know which system suits which business.

So whether you’re looking for a new job management software, or you know you need to learn some new skills, MO offers system implementation and training to ensure you continue to get the most value out of your system.

 

Website link www.findyourmo.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/findyourmo/

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/findyourmo/

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/findyourmo/

Tamika Johnston Building Consulting and Coaching

My passion for the construction industry started at a young age. Initially with my own property investing and developing, and then owning my own construction business.

Having had the role of estimator, quality control officer, bookkeeper, accountant, marketing expert and sales person (breath), I experienced the same frustrations that every other builder that I have mentored, and spoken to also faces.

This led me to my vision which is to provide a high value, affordable program for builders – to assist them to create their own foundations for their business all in the one place. Including pricing, sales and sales psychology, budgets, processes and procedures – And much more.

In my own business I found that it was extremely difficult to find this information and it definitely wasn’t in the one place.

My curiosity to find a better way within our business started with a long search and many phone conversations with my friends who were builders. I would ask things like, “How much are you charging per square at the moment” and, “I am so frustrated! I’ve just spent hours and hours on a proposal and they’ve used my specifications to get another builder to quote!” were the general dialogue of such conversations.

After a long and frustrating search, eventually I found my first business mentor who put us on the right track.

My affiliation with the industry didn’t stop there. I was lucky enough to become a strategic business coach specialising in builders and trades and I continued along my journey – one in which I’m extremely passionate about.

WHO IS CANDICE?

With a background as a pilot, and a once medical school attendee, Candice discovered her passions lay elsewhere. This began her pursuit of assisting others in all areas marketing, lead generation and personal development.

She discovered that her passion for not only her own business but the businesses of others led her to develop her own coaching business specialising in coaching coaches.

Having coached well over 5000 hours in her own coaching business, Candice forms the other side of the Academy partnership by guiding our clients through funnels and ways to generate a more consistent lead base rather than the “feast or famine” method as what the construction industry is well renowned for.

Together Tamika and Candice believe that they can change the industry. To create an enjoyable and sustainable business across all facets of not only business, but their clients lives.

 

https://www.facebook.com/tamikajohnstoncoaching

www.tamikajohnstoncoaching.net

https://www.instagram.com/tamikajohnstoncoaching/

Tradies in Business

Are you sick of the gut busting cycle of working in your business instead of on your business?

Warrick Bidwell and Nicole Cox (or Waz and Nic) have been working with trade business owners for more than 10 years… supporting them to implement the necessary steps to get ‘off the tools’ and into true business ownership.

More importantly, Waz and Nic both come from trade backgrounds themselves so they have real-world experience in the frustrations, challenges, opportunities and stuff-ups that are the reality of what life is like for #tradiesinbusiness!

Simply click below to claim your FREE Get Off The Tools guide to get started!

https://tradiesinbusiness.lpages.co/get-off-the-tools/

Website https://tradiesinbusiness.com.au/

Join our FREE Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tradiesinbusiness/

 

Ladies with Tradies

If you are a lady with a Tradie, then our programs are for you……

We want to teach you the strategies to reduce regret in love, life and in business. How to work WITH your Tradie, not bang your head against a wall.

Heck, it could potentially save your marriage, but more importantly – your sanity!

As a “Tradies Wife”, I know all too well how hard it can be if you are not on the same page with your Tradie. If you don’t know what your role is, or where your business is taking you and your family, the lack of clarity and direction can break you.

Then there’s the cash flow issues, the lack of work, or too much work, not knowing how to keep track of your money matters. The overwhelm can be excruciating. Your choice and options become limited.

Your relationship at home suffers, and business can eat up every bit of time you have together, which in turn can change the level of love, respect and appreciation you have for each other. Things are not as they used to be.

Ladies with Tradies is going to help you navigate all of this, to give you direction and clarity, to give you more choices and options, and to increase the love, respect & appreciation you have for each other, so that in your last days, you are not lying there in your regrets of ‘what could have been’ if you just did things a little bit differently.

We do this through flexible options – online self directed learning, group online coaching, 1:1 coaching, seminars and retreats.

We would love to meet you – so let us know how we can help!

“It’s time to stop the Shit hitting the fan in love, life and business.”

Big love – Kate Muldoon – Founder

Kate Muldoon is a Tradie’s wife herself, she’s an author, coach, mentor, public speaker and columnist.

Contact us at: [email protected]
Call Kate on: 0409 565 729
Watch our content at: Ladies with Tradies Business Page
Join the conversation at: Yeah the Ladies!
FAQ Business Training

FAQ Business Training was founded by Jane Tweedy, with a mission to educate and empower small business owners to DIY or outsource with confidence through accurate, topical training. Jane started FAQ Business after hearing many stories from the 1400+ plus business owners she has worked with one-on-one as a NSW Government Funded Business Connect Advisor. Too many stories involved clients being ripped off or ripping themselves off, because of what they didn’t know.

FAQ Business Training loves to help level the playing field and works with businesses who are doing the right thing do it right! We provide real-world solutions to your real-world problems. Textbook learning simply doesn’t cut it!

Feedback from our sessions reflects our passion for helping small businesses to succeed:

“Jane you were brilliant, I am now so inspired and will be spruiking you to everyone. Many thanks.” – Amanda (online business webinar)

“Engaging, informative, fun and professionally delivered .. this was hands down the best webinar I have followed on digital marketing! Thank you, Jane!” – Petra (low cost marketing webinar)

“Well attending this session was a long shot – and I’m very glad I did. Thanks so much for your time and sharing your wisdom!” Brian (quoting webinar)

“Jane, thank you so much. Great engagement with attendees. Great content and importantly … you made SENSE!! Thank you!” – Leanne (pricing webinar)

What we offer:

  •  Free and paid training sessions (online and in person)
  • Resources – guides, fact sheets, checklists .
  • Implementation via small group coaching/training
  • Podcast coming soon!
  • Online school – faqbusinesstraining.com

About our Founder and Lead Trainer Jane Tweedy

Jane is a lifelong learner with numerous qualifications, who applies her knowledge and years of experience. Jane loves seeing businesses grow to healthy new levels.

Jane has a passion for helping small business owners succeed with a background encompassing corporate, volunteering and small business experience. Jane’s corporate background covered investment analytics, people leadership, training, business management, sales and client service. Volunteering includes being a Board Director of a local Bendigo Community Bank company.

This vast experience is supported by an accumulation of theoretical knowledge with a Master of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Certificate IV’s in Business and Personal Coaching, Small Business Management, and Training and Assessment. With Jane’s diverse background, she provides training, coaching and advice across many areas, and gains great satisfaction from helping small business owners succeed.

Website link:         https://faqbusinesstraining.com.au

Social media links https://facebook.com/faqbusinesstraining

https://instagram.com/faqbusiness

https://linkedin.com/company/faqbusinesstraining

Trade Advisory Group

Trade Advisory Group was formed by real trade business professionals that identified a gap in the market to provide experience-based business assistance to business owners in the trade sector. You will benefit from dealing with proven advisors that have decades of experience in owning and running successful trade businesses. Trades have specific challenges that other businesses do not, Trade Advisory Group understand this and know what is required to operate more efficiently, minimise mistakes, maximize profits, and create less stress.

Trade Advisory Group helps you look at your business differently. We get involved with you, examining the specifics that other advisors or accountants may not. We focus on aspects that are unique to running a trade business, like variations, changes in scope, locking in and negotiating with suppliers, implementing project cost controls to track profitability, and improving job procedures.

We partner with trade business owners at all stages of their lifecycle, from those just starting out, to established businesses eager to grow, right through to owners wanting an effective exit strategy. Wherever you’re at with your business growth journey, Trade Advisory Group has the expertise and skill set to equip you with the tools, strategies, and processes you need to achieve your goals.

Website: www.tradeadvisorygroup.com.au

Workplace Rehabilitation Management

Workers’ compensation can be confusing, time consuming and stressful – for everyone! 

What most time-poor business owners don’t realise is that they can access a free service to manage your claims and get your injured employee back on the tools.

We are an accredited injury management provider and iCare pay us to manage your workers comp claims. Our expert team of qualified health professionals have been helping employers manage their workers comp claims for over 20 years. 

We help people recover and return to work after an injury, and we support the employer through the process. We make sure that the worker gets the right treatment at the right time and returns to work. You can get on with business knowing that your employee is in good hands.

A lot of business owners make two huge mistakes when it comes to workers comp.

  1. They don’t report the injury and just pay the costs out of their own pocket. This is not only illegal, but also pointless. You pay your premium, so why wouldn’t you let insurance pay the expenses? 
  2. They manage the claim themselves. Why would you do this when you can call in an expert – at no cost to you – and have us manage it all for you, so you can get on with your day-job?

We can answer all your questions, and we deal with the insurer so you don’t have to. 

Let us take the workload from your desk so you can get on with running your business.

LINKS:

Website: https://wrm.net.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WRM.aus

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/worlplace-rehabilitation-management/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true

 

 

Designher Builder

Ange Scott from Designher Builder specialise in helping builders wives reinforce their families Custom Home Building Businesses.

I’m an expert in helping other women in the building industry support their husbands in building a Profitable Custom Home Building Businesses that fuels your family’s lifestyle instead of consuming it.

I’m a Multi-Award-Winning Owner of a Custom Home Building Business, show host, coach, mentor and a trusted advisor for the Master Builder’s Queensland and I have been in the industry for over 30 years.

During that time my husband and I have made a lot of costly mistakes and a lot of very profitable progress which means I am able to identify problems fast and recognise major opportunities for growth

I would like to be able to share with you, so you don’t suffer or make the mistakes we did, but so you can course corrections immediately by using the secrets, my husband and I have implemented in our business, so you to can create a thriving Building Business.

I clearly remember the tough times and getting to a point in my business where I felt like I was asking myself, “What the heck am I doing wrong”. Only to find that the common solution, was just to add more people, which only increased my costs and if I did that, I too, would succeed.

I could sense this advice wasn’t correct!

I was drowning in never-ending priorities and constantly putting out fires. I felt anxious and overwhelmed because I didn’t know how to fix the problem.

I was signing up any client that wanted to give me money, I was scared to say NO! I wanted the security of knowing where the money was coming from.

I became so fixated on the money that I forgot about the client’s needs, became lazy with my paperwork & compliance…..bad move!

It was draining my energy, focus, bank account & my attention.

I lost sight of why we had even started our business & I went from absolutely loving what we were building to questioning absolutely everything! I even though about closing our business and going to work for someone else

Until I realized I needed to focus my attention on 6 specific frameworks.

So if you are ready to put all of the stress, overwhelm and insecurities behind you and you are ready to secure and grow a Building Business that will fuel your lifestyle contact Designher Builder to get the simple step-by-step processes to creating and securing a clear path to Custom Home Building Success.

Social Links

https://www.facebook.com/designherbuilder

Other Links

https://www.facebook.com/builderstorque

https://www.facebook.com/angescotts

G.J. Gardner Homes

G.J. Gardner Homes’ specialty is helping home builders who want to take their business to the next level and people with construction management experience who want to own their own building business. 

Who We Are

Australian owned, G.J. Gardner Homes is the 6th largest detached residential home builder in Australia, the largest builder in New Zealand and rapidly growing in the USA. 

What We Do

We are a franchise network that supports its member’s to increase sales, profits, personal profile and business sale value by providing them with industry leading; 

  • Services, training and support in business, management, marketing and sales 
  • End-to-End proprietary building & business software 
  • Top tier supplier relationships & pricing 
  • Business practices and sales systems 
  • Brand and personal profile 
  • Designs (plans) 

If you’re located in Victoria or Tasmania, and interested to learn more about how a Franchise could help you, please call or email Jess Morris; [email protected], 0429 218 238

Strategy Australia

Strategy Australia is a management services consultancy that assists businesses to identify and prioritise growth opportunities and develop simple and measurable action plans. Our services are aimed at assisting small and medium sized businesses to grow their sales through reviewing current and potential products and services as well as the potential to increase market penetration to generate greater sales revenues.

Strategy Australia has consulted in business expansion, revenue growth and strategic marketing to local and international organisations for over 25 years. Services provided include:

  • Identification and prioritisation of business growth opportunities;
  • Action Plan development
  • New market, product and service opportunities;
  • Assistance with Government and Private tenders;
  • Marketing planning and marketing plan development;
  • On-going assistance to help review progress against action plans;
  • Business mentoring.

Contact:

Phil Hare

Email: [email protected]

Mob: 0418 162 644

 

 

Profitable Tradie

Hey Tony here, founder of Profitable Tradie.

We specialise in turning great Plumbers, Electricians and other Tradies into great business owners by improving their systems & structure, improving profit and getting their time under control.

You see, the sad truth is that 87% of Trades Business owners don’t make a business profit. Yep 87%! They’re taking home somewhere around $70,000 to $100,000 a year which is about the same as they could get working on the tools for someone else – but without the headaches!

It’s a far cry from the dreams that lured them into starting their own business in the first place (something along the lines of “being my own boss, earning more money, driving a flash car and taking more time off!!”)

Over the past 11 years we’ve coached over 1354 Plumbing, Electrical and Trade Businesses to turn their companies into systemised and profitable machines.

We’ve found the 3 biggest frustrations of NZ & AUS Plumbers & Electricians is hiring GOOD staff, fighting the constant invoicing and paperwork headaches and being able to make a decent profit and keep the cash rolling in.

We’ve learnt the best systems and tools to overcome these headaches and now I want to share them with you.

Website Linkhttps://www.profitabletradie.com/

Link to FB Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/profitabletradie

Link to FB grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/profitabletradiechat

Link to Instahttps://www.instagram.com/profitabletradie/

Link to Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoynaiW7H1L2uwIcgggowhw

Small Fish Business Coaching

Small Fish Business Coaching is business coaching for tradies and builders. We’re called Small Fish because we are a small fish and we work with small fishes too – small fishes that want to grow a bit bigger and stronger.

It’s a specific kind of business coaching – it’s for trades businesses that are wanting to put the systems and structure in place to grow their businesses properly. You’ll grow from a small and unstructured business to a larger and much more structured and systematic one. How much larger is up to you – you’ll be too big a fish for us at some point.

The structure is about building a business where you (the tradie and the wife – the management team) can grow your business without the two of you just having to take on more work yourselves. It’s about hiring people and giving them the systems so they can do their jobs well, without needing supervision and help from you all the time.

The ultimate goal is a beautiful business that does great work (and keeps your customers happy), where happy and engaged team members are doing their jobs well, productively and without much of you, where the leaders are enjoying some work-life balance and running the business, not stuck in the guts of it doing everything.

If you work with us, you’ll write a strategy for your trade business – you’ll decide what you want it to become and make this plan for how to get there. And we’ll help you implement your plan.

The plan will be based around the structure I’m about to describe:

  • Marketing – you’ll build a marketing machine that brings a steady flow of leads (it FINDS the work)
  • Sales – you’ll build a sales machine that converts leads into jobs consistently and with great margins (it WINS work)
  • Operations – you’ll build an operations machine that completes jobs to standard, on-time and on budget, with minimal call-backs, using systems and training and accountability. (it DOES the work)
  • Back Office – you’ll build a back office machine that handles all the admin and makes sure everything runs like clockwork – without the two of you having to do everything yourselves, too. You’ll understand your numbers and make sure the business makes money. (it’s the GLUE that holds everything together)
  • You – you’ll manage yourselves as you make these changes and build the machines – changing roles as you grow your business, your fears and control issues (!), you’ll focus on the right work and do less of the wrong work, get off the tools as much as possible, prioritise better and get control instead of being controlled by work.
  • Your Team – you’ll invest in them – hire well, lead them well, manage them well and set a great culture, so they want to help you grow the business and so they know what you need them to do to make that happen.

What to do:

Watch the videos in the Tradies Wives Facebook Group

Download our ‘Know Your Numbers Workbook’ – and learn the numbers you should be tracking in your business.

Attend a Tools Down Workshop (tickets are doubles, so 1 ticket covers both of you, they are on a weekend so you can get away from work and enjoy some time working ON your business)

Book a 10-minute chat with me (Jon) to start the process of deciding if coaching with Small Fish is the right thing for you right now.

Trade Business Success

We know that tradie wives are often the backbone of the business, holding it all together, staying on top of the things their husbands are too busy (or forget!) to do, keeping back-end operations running smoothly, ALL THE WHILE, managing to STILL take care of the kids, household, and continue with their own careers.

This is no small feat.

And it’s usually where overwhelm tends to kick in… You get stuck struggling to achieve the lifestyle that you and your partner likely went into business for in the first place!

The hustling. The late nights. The long hours. Always looking for ways to help, improve, and move things forward… but there can be so many questions and challenges, with little information available to help.

At Trade Business Success, we are a specialist group of trade business coaches that work with plumbing, electrical and other trade-based businesses to help them make more money, get back their time and ultimately build a business that works for them.

Far from ‘cookie cutter’, we provide strategic direction, actionable advice, and act as your sounding board to discuss ideas, problems and challenges, with your best interest at heart – helping you with marketing, sales, pricing, financial management, systems, teams, technology and much, much more.

Visit www.tradebusinesssuccess.com.au to learn more.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/trade.business.success

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tradebusinesssuccess

Stone Business Coaching

Donna provides Business Coaching services Australia wide using her 30+ years’ experience and formal qualifications in Accounting, Marketing, Training & Management.  She specialises in serviced based businesses including trade businesses, whether it’s starting, growing, expanding or rescuing a business.  For more than 30 years she’s worked with tradies, builders and construction professionals on:

  • Money & Finances
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Systems & Processes
  • Staff Recruitment & Retention
  • Goal Planning & Strategy
  • Time Mastery.

To book your complimentary 30 minute Zoom sample coaching session, call Donna on 0411 622 666.  This includes a free business analysis.  Go on – make a change today!

Website:   https://www.donna-stone.com.au

Wisdom Business Consultants

Offering you the best advice in restructuring your business

Wisdom Business Consultants provide independent advice for Australian company directors and business owners experiencing financial difficulties. We deliver the best strategy to navigate through the insolvency services framework offering comprehensive business restructuring services as well as emotional support throughout the whole insolvency and business restructure process.

Being in control of the insolvency process ensures that during these difficult situations the final result is the best possible result with the least amount of stress, cost and long term ramifications.

Website: https://www.wisdombusinessconsultants.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisdombusinessconsultants/

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone: 1300 109 667

The Epiphany Group

Everyone wants to see their business prosper. But how can you capture new opportunities when you’re burning out to keep the lights on?

We promise your Success Story.

Who we are

The Epiphany Group is a collective of dedicated industry professionals with a common goal of helping companies, like yours, achieve business and career growth.

What we do

We offer executive coaching, strategic planning, succession planning and board advisory services. By working with us, you will gain clarity on the current position of your business, understand where you want to be, and access the resources and assets to get there.

We offer practical solutions to common problems business owners face as they grow. From HR, Marketing and Systems Development to Compliance; we give you the tools, assets, and coaching you need to scale your business. And our outsourced model offers competitive rates.

We provide quality industry training with a focus on actionable, practical application through our Registered Training Organisation, The Change Network. We deliver these tailored, nationally accredited courses onsite. Our whole business approach aligns all employees, irrespective of their role, with the latest knowledge in leadership and operations management simultaneously.

How we do it

We are the only business consulting company that starts at the top with strategy and then embeds critical drivers in your business with Marketing, HR and Systems support packages.

Our holistic approach drives growth.

We train to transform because we know transforming people transforms businesses.

If you’re serious about growth, book a free 15-minute consultation today. https://www.theepiphanygroup.com.au/book-a-call

 

Website links

https://www.theepiphanygroup.com.au/

https://www.theepiphanygroup.com.au/tradiepack

https://www.changenetwork.com.au/

 

Social media links

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/EpiphanyTraining/

LinkedIn:         https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-epiphany-group/

Kingsbridge Consulting

Struggling to get paid on time? Finding contract terms confusing?

I provide support with quotes, contracts and payment claims helping you to get paid in full and on time.

With over 20 years’ professional experience as a Contracts Administrator I can save you time and money.

To free up your time to focus on running the business contact us for a free consultation:

Quotes

  • Review, strengthen and reinforce T&Cs
  • Review Tender documents to price effectively and competitively

Contracts

  • Review, assess and convey risks
  • Clarify contract terms ensuring full comprehension of duties and obligations

Claims

  • Systemise and manage payment claims

Website: www.kingsbridgeconsulting.com.au

Spitfire Accounting Solutions

We are leading accountants and bookkeepers for tradies, because Kirsty is married to one and knows the industry from the inside – running a tradie business.

You didn’t go into business to work 20 hour days on the tools, invoicing, bookkeeping, GST, tax – and you’re over it. You went into business for the freedom to spend time with the kids, to put your feet up on Friday afternoon and not worry about work until Monday.

We solve these work/life balance problems. From Skinny Compliance to The Full Monty, we have packages to suit your needs – and to have a life.

My website is www.spitfireaccountingsolutions.com.au