• Summary

  • The Site Shed is a podcast designed to assist and educate trade based business owners around the globe with business related topics and current affairs.

    The podcast is targeted to tradespeople and contractors like plumbers, builders, electricians, tilers, roofers, locksmiths, landscape gardeners & horticulturalists, printers, chefs, hairdressers, however it is a small business podcast so it also suits anyone that is in business.

    Facilitated by former plumber Matt Jones, this podcast addresses topics related to the trades, such as; apprenticeships, technology, business tools, web, digital, cloud, content creation, SEO, marketing, as well as regular guest appearances from co-host specialists, successful case studies, good and bad experiences and lot's of do's and don't that have been learned through the school of hard knocks.

    Matt's unique approach to communicating relevant topics is both refreshing and enjoyable. His experience as a plumber of 12 years, combined with his knowledge of the digital and business space as the owner of Tradie Web Guys, a company that helps tradespeople and contractors grow their online presence, you're sure to transform your earbuds, into a university.

    2022 Matt Jones - Trade based business enthusiast
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Episodes
  • Aug 10 2022

    Do you feel overwhelmed by the financial situation of your business? Are you a trade-based business owner whose cash in bank position hasn’t improved even when you are flat out? Learn how you can take control of your business’ finances! 

     

    Join us as we discuss how to build a permanently profitable tradie business through financial management and more! We cover everything you need to know to make your tradie business thrive. 

     

    Our special guest for this episode is Katie Crismale-Marshall of Profit First for Tradies. A certified Profit First Mastery level coach and author of Profit First for Tradies who thoroughly enjoys working with trades business owners for  over 10 years with her bookkeeping business Efficient Tradie Bookkeeping to help them build their permanently profitable businesses.

     

    Discussion Points: 

     

    00:00 Introduction

    00:32 Welcomes Katie Marshall

    03:08 Matt shares a brief background about his business with Profit First for Tradies. 

    09:00 Steps to take to get started on financial management

    15:43 Importance of having a bookkeeper in a business

    22:06 How Matt manages the financials of his business

    24:39 Identifying what you need for your business’ financial situation

    25:17 Redflags on businesses that doesn’t have financial management system in place

    28:10 How you can use financial literacy in your personal life

    29:40 Debunking myth on financial management system

    31:58 How to work less and make more money

    36:29 Matt’s view on having the right people in your team

    41:22 How finance management system can help your personal goals



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    Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. You can listen from your mobile device right now. 🎧 🎧  Click here 🎧 🎧

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    50 mins
  • Aug 3 2022

    Identifying post COVID opportunities for tradies and contractors doesn't need to be hard.

    It's no secret that the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy. It has forced many businesses and people to change the way they live and work. But as the world starts to get back on its feet, there are still some great opportunities for tradies out there who know where to look! 

    Together with our special guest, Brian Keen - a sought-after business expert and author of How To Franchise My Business Simply, we are going to discuss what has happened in the world of tradies since the pandemic hit, and how tradies can take advantage of the changed landscape.

    So, if you want to learn more on how to identify post-COVID opportunities in your industry, don’t miss this episode!

    Discussion Points: 

    01:00 Introduction

    02:25 Welcome Brian Keen

    05:03 What are the opportunities available for tradies and contractors post-COVID

    06:10 The trade business journey of Brian Keen

    09:01 How the use of marketing and technology created opportunities for tradies despite the pandemic

    09:40 Problems other tradies encounter as technology progress with time

    13:24 Matt’s thought on considering franchising a business

    14:45 How business training helps tradies who wants to start their own business be successful

    19:30 The change that impacted the service industry

    20:59 The opportunities created for the service businesses during pandemic

    21:47 Brian shares experience from 30 years ago

    28:19 How media negatively affected trade businesses during pandemic

    32:20 Businesses adapting systems and processes through pandemic

    38:30 Advice for people trying to start a business

    48:27 How creating your own economy can help your focus to grow your business

     

    Resources:

    Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. You can listen from your mobile device right now. 🎧 🎧  Click here 🎧 🎧

    Thank you for tuning in! 

    If you enjoyed this podcast and this series, please take 5 to leave us a review:

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    56 mins
  • Jul 29 2022

    If you're a tradie, you know that finding and retaining good staff is essential to your business. But it can be tough - good staff are hard to find, and they're even harder to keep around. So what's the best way to go about it? Tune in to this episode, and we’ll share with you how you can find and keep the best people for the job with the right approach!

    Together with Al Levi of 7-Power Contractors, we are going to talk about some tips and tricks on how to find staff that are a good fit for your company culture and make sure they stick around for the long haul. Tune in to this podcast to know more about 7-Power Contractor and be guided on how to find and retain all the staff you need for your trade business.

    Discussion Points:

    01:00 Streamline your business with 7-Power Contractors
    02:50 Introduction of topics for this podcast
    06:30 Evolution of recruitment around global and local issues
    08:46 How investing on systems can help your business to find willing techs with great skill
    12:24 The story of how trade operating manuals helped their trade business
    13:27 The power of organisational chart in a business and finding the right employees
    19:05 How marketing can be used to find employees
    20:00 Steps you need to take before hiring
    24:23 Matt's view on team member's understanding about their role
    25:19 Business owner's dilemma on recruitment
    29:32 2 things a trade business owner should work on
    32:36 How leadership can improve your business
    38:08 Helping your employee with job security
    45:45 4 Steps of Corrective Actions
    53:51 Advocating Time Tracking Sheets to track your employee's productivity
    59:40 Implement Process to your business with 7-Power Contractor Program

    Resources:

    Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. You can listen from your mobile device right now. 🎧 🎧  Click here 🎧 🎧

    Thank you for tuning in! 

    If you enjoyed this podcast and this series, please take 5 to leave us a review:

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    1 hr and 3 mins

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