Carpentry Job

Starting a Carpentry Business

A whole world of opportunity can open for a carpenter once the apprenticeship is over. Some chippies choose to spend a few more years on wages, but switching to self-employment is always an attractive option. By this stage you...

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Tradie Confidence Index Cover

Confidence Increasing Amongst Tradies

The results from the latest Tradie Confidence Index (TCI) show that tradies are feeling more confident across the board. The latest results cover the final quarter of 2017, being October to December. In four of the five questions asked...

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Switching from sole trader to company

Switching from Sole Trader to Pty Ltd Company

Many tradies start their self-employed life as a sole trader, but as their business grows, switching to a company is not uncommon. It can make a lot of sense to go this way.  When you go out on your...

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Saving Money

How bankruptcy can affect a tradie

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned when it comes to money. Often you fight your way through, but sometimes it’s a losing battle and the only way out is bankruptcy. Before you go down this path, it’s important...

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Business Cards

Business Cards – An essential tradie tool

With the advent of digital touch points such as websites and social media, and traditional tradie marketing material such as flyers and brochures, not much noise is made about traditional business cards. But a physical business card is still a great...

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Budget for Tradespeople

Are Trade Directories Worthwhile?

If you’re looking for more work for your trade business, one option worth looking at is an online trade directory. But are these directories worthwhile? There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of online directories just in Australia, so listing on...

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Saving Money

What Is My Turnover?

Whenever someone requests a quote from us we always have to ask about your annual turnover. Most tradespeople know what turnover is, but we do get a few each week who are a little unsure. To help out we...

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