Many tradies want to start their own small business once they have the necessary skills and contact base behind them. However, there are numerous challenges involved that many tradies aren’t aware of prior to starting up their own business.
Here are 5 tips getting your tradie business set up for success!
1. Use your time efficiently
One of the biggest business mistakes tradies make is trying to tackle everything themselves and spreading their time too thin. Good time management allows you to accomplish more in a shorter period of time, especially in Trades. We know this is very common advice, but it really is vital in every business. TIME is the most important resource we have. So, learn to take advantage of the learning opportunities that would lead your business to success.
2. Utilize Tradie apps to streamline your day-to-day operations
There are plenty of online apps that are designed to make typically tedious and time-consuming tasks efficient and hassle-free, meaning you have more time to focus on the projects themselves. The good news is that it is easy to transform your business and even easier if you get some help to do it.
3. Stay up to date with current trends
If you work in the building industry, it’s important to stay up to date with what is on-trend. This will also help you identify growth areas for your business and assist you in understanding what customers may expect from a job. Of course, you need to update (or have a licence too).
4. Review your marketing strategy
Business is business. A tradie should have an entrepreneur mindset as well. From time to time, review or adjust your marketing campaign to suit your ideal customer, whether that is via social media, direct mail, or word of mouth. This regular marketing check will also help you in improving your skills and changing your marketing tactics if necessary.
5. Set-up cloud accounting
Use accounting software to keep everything up to date and compliant. You don't need to worry about invoicing, tax payments, and payroll. This is why Cloud Accounting is considered as Tradie's Best mate. A good accounting system can help reduce stress and the admin burden. A system will help ensure your business is efficient.
And the good news is we offer FREE (15-min) business consultation! If you're interested to put your business to the next level, feel free to book in a chat with us. We'd love to give you our undivided attention to you! No obligations, no contract terms. We are here to help you make better business decisions.
With this COVID-19 pandemic going, we're currently encouraging online appointments, using video conferencing software such as Skype or Zoom (which has worked really well for our clients). We can also offer a phone consultation at a time that suits your family, or we can work with you via email.
Thank you and we are looking forward to meeting with you soon!