7 episodes

‘Normal people, normal stories, extraordinary results’

We speak with tradie business owners and business experts who share real life, inspiring stories how people have pushed through tough times to achieve success.
We share mistakes made and lessons learnt, to highlight the fact that throughout your journey as a business owner you are not alone.

To be successful at business long term there are no short cuts – this is a journey.

Join us as we share stories, tips and must do’s, how tradies have created thriving businesses where they ‘earn more, work less and create great lives for their families.

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‘Normal people, normal stories, extraordinary results’

We speak with tradie business owners and business experts who share real life, inspiring stories how people have pushed through tough times to achieve success.
We share mistakes made and lessons learnt, to highlight the fact that throughout your journey as a business owner you are not alone.

To be successful at business long term there are no short cuts – this is a journey.

Join us as we share stories, tips and must do’s, how tradies have created thriving businesses where they ‘earn more, work less and create great lives for their families.

    The Power of Innovation & Delegation

    The Power of Innovation & Delegation

    “The power of delegation - my business partner and I both believe that by surrounding yourself with good people it enables you to do what you do best.”                                   Bill Alexiou-Hucker – GPSM Freight Forwarding

     

    This is an awesome episode full of tips that will help every business owner build a profitable business. Bill is an accomplished businessman, having successfully founded and operated numerous businesses.

    Bill shares his passion for innovation and research, that has allowed his businesses to stay ahead of the competition. There are great examples of how providing clients with innovation solutions, combined with having the patience to see it through, can lead to increased profits and loyalty. Grab a pen, write down notes, and enjoy this episode!

     

    If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including:
    Why having a point of difference removes price from the discussion?
    Why it is important to be patient when building your business?
    How the power of delegation allows a business fast track to success?
    Why business owners must get out of the way and have trust in your team?
    Why profiling your most valuable clients will increase profit?
    Why it is important to always look for new ways to solve client’s problems?
    And plenty more …

     

    Resources mentioned:
    GPSM Global Freight Forwarders - https://www.gpsm.com.au/
    Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW

    Podcast links:  

    Podcast Studio: RadioHub

     

    • 32 min
    How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Your Industry

    How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Your Industry

    It is with great pleasure we speak with Glen Carlson, co-founder of Dent Global, who are best known for their ‘Key Person of Influence’ business brand accelerator program, which is recognised by Inc.com as the number one brand accelerator program globally.

    Having assisted over 3,000 business owners to define their passion to stand out from the crowd, Glen provides awesome insights how to build a profitable, leveraged business. Glen shares great success stories, tips, and must do’s for those business owners looking to make positive change in their business, and most importantly their lives.

     There’s loads of tips and insights that will help you build a great lifestyle business.

    If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including:
    Why it is never easy navigating a business?
    How having the right support, in the right environment is critical to success?
    Why you need to have a real purpose and meaning?
    Why investing in building business ‘assets’ provides leverage to scale?
    Why creating an effective ‘pitch’ is essential to standing out from the crowd?
    And plenty more …

    Resources mentioned:
    Dent Global - https://www.dent.global/
    Key Person of Influence Brand Accelaerator – http://events.keypersonofinfluence.com/au/
    Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW

    Podcast links:  

    Podcast Studio: RadioHub

    • 53 min
    The Importance of Saying ‘NO’ – Why Pleasing Everyone Will Send You Broke!

    The Importance of Saying ‘NO’ – Why Pleasing Everyone Will Send You Broke!

    On this episode we speak with the husband and wife team Grant & Renee Walker, owners of Grant Walker Electrical. Having operated their business for the past 18 years they share the highs and lows they have experienced on their journey together.

    Grant & Renee provide key learnings and tips that are applicable to all business owners – from making the mistake thinking that by being busy all the time they must be getting ahead financially, through to understanding the importance of putting processes in place to be able to work ‘ON’ the business.

    Renee provides great advice how to streamline your administration that will allow you grow your business where you ‘earn more, work less, & create a great life for your family’.

    If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including:
    Why you MUST understand and constantly review your key financial numbers?
    How saying yes to everything will keep you busy and send you broke?
    Why having clear role responsibilities is critical for working as a husband and wife team?
    Why investing in external support, even when losing money, has been a game changer?
    How to use ‘offshore’ support to streamline your admin to free up your time?
    And plenty more …

    Resources mentioned:
    Grant Walker Electrical - https://www.grantwalkerelectrical.com.au/
    Konvert Offshore Administration Support Services – kon-vert.com
    Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW

     

    Podcast links:  

    Podcast Studio: RadioHub

    • 39 min
    Success Leaves Clues - What The Reece Group Can Teach ALL Business Owners

    Success Leaves Clues - What The Reece Group Can Teach ALL Business Owners

    We speak with the Reece Groups NSW leaders; Mark Young and Craig Smith; to discuss what made the Reece Group the dominate market powerhouse it is today. The Reece Group are a great success story, starting with one store back in 1909, to now being the Australian market leaders in plumbing and trade supplies, and recently have ventured into NZ and US markets.

    This is a must listen for any business leader who is looking to improve the overall performance of their business. Mark & Craig share key insights into what makes Reece tick, all of which are transferrable to any business and any industry. This episode is jam packed full of tips that can be implemented immediately.

    The key point that resonates throughout this interview is about building a culture where every team member owns it!

    • 56 min
    The Power of the 'GAP' in Communication - Improve Relationships, Projects & Profitability

    The Power of the 'GAP' in Communication - Improve Relationships, Projects & Profitability

    Mick Slatter shares his inspirational story, from the depths of depression while operating his tradie business in the early 2000’s when he was about to lose his house, to now educating and teaching tradies how to reduce risk within their business.
    To be successful in business and in life, Mick discusses the importance of having the right support people in your corner. When we fall, and we all do, it shouldn’t be viewed as a failure, but rather as a learning experience. Mick’s story epitomises this through drawing on his dark times as a source of strength when faced with new challenges moving forward.
    Mick provides great tips for how tradies can reduce potential costs while administering contracts, as well as how to deal with unfriendly communication.

    There’s loads of tips and insights that will help you save potential blood, sweat, and tears.

    If you have questions about what to look out for before starting your business as well as how to   successfully manage contracts then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including:
    Why it is important to learn from failure?
    Why you shouldn’t open a business just because you want to escape a boss?
    How self-awareness was key to overcoming depression?
    Why just knowing how to do the job isn’t enough?
    How conversations driven by integrity and information empowers tradies?
    How managing the ‘GAP’ between reaction and response provides time to think?
    And plenty more …

    Resources mentioned:
    Mick Slatter - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-slatter
    Chris Wightwick – The Mind Kit http://www.themindkit.com
    Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones BUY NOW

    Podcast links:  

    Podcast Studio: RadioHub

    • 42 min
    How tradies can attract more ‘A-Class’ clients online

    How tradies can attract more ‘A-Class’ clients online

    Matt Jones, owner of Tradie Webguys & The Site Shed Podcast, is a tradie evangelist with a passion for helping tradies successfully transition off the tools and into the often-unknown business world. Matt, as a former plumber himself, understands that making the transition to a business owner can be very difficult; as Matt states “as a tradie you don’t know what you don’t know about business.”

    Since 2012 Matt has educated thousands of tradie business owners to improve their marketing, attract better quality clients, develop systems, and connect to a global tradie community via The Site Shed

     

    If you have questions about how to successfully run a tradie business then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including:
    Why it is important to ‘niche’ your business?
    How to attract and convert quality clients from your website?
    How systems and processes allow business owners more freedom?
    Why business owners are often the roadblock to success?
    And plenty more …

    Resources mentioned:
    Tradie Webguys - tradiewebguys.com.au
    The Site Shed Podcast - thesiteshed.com

    Podcast links:  

    Podcast Studio: RadioHub

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

kenny summers ,

Great Show

Great to hear fellow trade/contractor stories from those who have lived and breathed it.
Top show, well worth a listen

Matt Jones - Tradie Web Guys ,

Great podcast

I’ve been working with Matt for many years and I was stoked to be part of the show in episode one.
Matt, Silky and Bush run a seriously good podcast set up. I can’t wait to see this unfold. Keep it up boys.

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