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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.

The Site Shed Matt Jones - Trade based business enthusiast

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    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

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.

    From a Team of 1 to 15 in 5 Years

    From a Team of 1 to 15 in 5 Years

    What does it take to grow a trades business? 

    Everyone desires growth. But if you’ve been in business for a while, you know that getting from point A to point B is no easy feat. 

    Nevertheless, it’s not impossible!

    A good practice, though, once you’ve made it to a certain level of growth, would be to take a hard look at the lessons learned along the way. Gauge what worked and what didn’t work and commit to doing better. 

    That’s exactly what Taylor of Odyssey Landscapes shares in this podcast episode. 

    Taylor shares essential details on how he grew his landscaping business from a team of 1 to 15 in just five years. 

    He also discusses how investing in marketing and hiring a coach helped with his fast-paced growth, and the goal every business owner must have, and why learning must never stop. 

    If you’d like to know of the practical ways you can get your business growing, then we highly recommend you tune in to this episode today. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Elevation Program  

    1:54 Welcome, Taylor! 

    4:57 Odyssey Landscapes 

    6:04 What does premiere mean?

    7:37 Telling a better story 

    10:12 Investing in marketing is crucial to scaling 

    11:25 What encouraged Taylor to get a coach 

    14:01 The benefits of having a coach 

    16:54 Significant areas a coach helped Taylor in his business

    20:03 There are aspects in business you don’t like but need to accept 

    22:24 Finance is what most tradies struggle with in business

    29:23 A business that functions without you is a business owner’s goal 

    30:46 Understanding pain points in the business 

    34:20 Implementing what you learn takes time 

    38:09 Investing in and educating yourself is crucial 

    48:32 Delegating jobs 

    50:00 Measurability is essential to track and monitor 

    57:08 Process Taylor follows when hiring new employees

    58:56 Finding skilled labour 

    1:06:05 The Tradie Web Guys recruitment process 

    About the Guest: 

    Taylor Lukic is the owner of Odyssey Landscapes, a successful Landscape Construction Company on the Sunshine Coast QLD.  He started his business five years ago and has grown it from himself to 15 staff and has experienced the challenges of scaling a Construction business. He's a passionate Landscaper & business owner seeking to improve the landscape industry as a whole. He's recently started a Youtube Channel to talk about all things Landscaping.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Check out Odyssey’s Landscapes’ website http://www.odysseylandscapes.com.au/ 
    Visit Odyssey Landscapes’ YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3W_jwB8zIY8sI-_9ycQApA 

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    The Pumpkin Plan https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Plan-Strategy-Remarkable-Business/dp/1591844886 
    The E Myth https://amzn.to/3awaX6g 
    Think and Grow Rich https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331 
    Profit First https://amzn.to/37HjoKs 
    Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287  
    Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/3nDR2r3 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Designing Your Company Values

    Designing Your Company Values

    Values are the third foundational element of your business. Without clearly defined values, it would be difficult to run your trades business. As you see, a good set of values will attract the right client, the right staff to your business, and repel those that are not a good fit. 

    In this third and final installment of the series Taking Aim With Vision, Mission, And Values, Barry shares the process to elicit the values you and your business will uphold. He explains the importance of having values and how it opens you up to opportunities you never would have thought would come your way in the first place. 

    Check out this insightful episode today. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Elevation Program  
    3:28 How vision, mission, and values fit in the ecosystem of business  
    8:56 Common things that tend to slip without values in place 
    15:36 Being clear on your values opens opportunities
    19:07 The process to elicit values 
    23:33 Keep, kill, and combine 
    26:13 Trust what’s coming through, don’t try to get it perfect 
    28:02 We attract people who identify with our values 
    29:26 Vision, mission, and values will allow your business to grow far beyond what you can see 

    About the Guest: 

    Barry Magliarditi is the founder and director of business coaching juggernaut, The Game Changers. Having built a 7-figure kitchen renovation business in his previous life as a carpenter, Barry has first-hand knowledge of the priorities and pressures of trades business owners. Today Barry brings his coaching expertise and business know-how to help other tradies build the business – and lifestyle – of their dreams.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Visit Barry’s website to learn more about what he offers https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ 
    Check out the Tradie Business School Podcast https://tradiebusinessschool.com/podcast/ 
    Listen to the previous podcast episode with Barry Magliarditi
    TSS 304 https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi 
    TSS 312 https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi-2
    TSS 313 https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi-3 
    Check out Dailybot (Give positive feedback while aligning your goals with team values) https://www.dailybot.com/product/kudos

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    Get the free downloadable PDF of Barry’s book Path to Freedom https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/freebook 
    Traction by Gino Wickman https://amzn.to/3rkX6Z1

    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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    • 30 min
    Creating Your Mission Statement

    Creating Your Mission Statement

    While a vision is made to point to your dreams, to your sunrise, the mission statement helps you move towards that sunrise. It is what you need to make your vision happen. 

    This podcast episode is the second installment of our series Taking Aim With Vision, Mission, And Values with Barry Magliarditi. Barry shares the framework he uses in his own companies to create a mission statement. He discusses its importance and the role it plays in reaching the vision. But more than these, he encourages viewers and listeners to take the time to sit down and create it. 

    Tune in to this episode and get valuable insights about the mission statement you can surely use in your trades business. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Opportunity Assessment 
    3:08 A recap of the previous episode 
    8:49 What we need to understand about a mission 
    10:43 What the mission creates 
    11:36 The danger of not having a mission 
    12:36 Drawing a line between what we want and what’s most important to us
    14:49 There is motivation when we live life with the connection to our heart’s deepest desire 
    15:39 Reengineering a path through your vision 
    18:42 Immediate gratification is limiting you and your business 
    19:40 What our mission statement should communicate 
    21:44 Setting our mission is the stepping stones towards the vision 
    23:39 Be specific with your mission statement
    27:13 The path to freedom framework in creating the mission statement  

    About the Guest: 

    Barry Magliarditi is the founder and director of business coaching juggernaut, The Game Changers. Having built a 7-figure kitchen renovation business in his previous life as a carpenter, Barry has first-hand knowledge of the priorities and pressures of trades business owners. Today Barry brings his coaching expertise and business know-how to help other tradies build the business – and lifestyle – of their dreams.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Visit Barry’s website to learn more about what he offers https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ 
    Check out the Tradie Business School Podcast https://tradiebusinessschool.com/podcast/ 
    Listen to the previous podcast episodes with Barry Magliarditi
    TSS 304 https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi 
    TSS 312 https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi-2 

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    Get the free downloadable PDF of Barry’s book Path to Freedom https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/freebook 
    Traction by Gino Wickman https://amzn.to/3rkX6Z1
    Measure What Matters by John Doerr https://amzn.to/3kSXEST 

    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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    • 30 min
    Creating Your Vision Statement

    Creating Your Vision Statement

    Many trades business owners make the mistake of not taking the time to build the foundation of their business and yet seek progress. Progress, however, is only possible when you have created a solid foundation for your business. This foundation is composed of three elements, vision, being fundamental to everything. 

    This topic is the focus of today’s conversation with Barry Magliarditi of Tradie Business School. He shares why it is important to have a vision in place. He also talks about the ways trades business owners can start creating their vision statement. Barry also imparts why the focus should not be on perfecting your vision statement, but in progress. 

    If you’re someone who wants to build a solid foundation for your trades business. This episode is something you need to tune into today. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Opportunity Assessment
    1:54 Welcome back, Barry! 
    4:07 Barry shares about his businesses and coaching programs 
    6:16 What Barry believes should be a business owner’s first goal 
    8:35 Three things to have to create a sustainable business
    13:00 Make progress by doing the right things in the first place 
    13:26 Vision is fundamental of everything 
    14:32 Three reasons we want to have a vision in place 
    16:48 Process of creating a vision 
    18:41 Three things to avoid when creating a vision 
    22:02 The vision has to start with you 
    25:10 Drawing the line between business and personal vision 
    27:19 What would you like? 
    27:38 What would you want? 
    28:33 If you had that, what would that do for you?
    33:11 The vision statement is not something material 
    35:42 The focus needs to be on progress, not perfection 

    About the Guest: 

    Barry Magliarditi is the founder and director of business coaching juggernaut, The Game Changers. Having built a 7-figure kitchen renovation business in his previous life as a carpenter, Barry has first-hand knowledge of the priorities and pressures of trades business owners. Today Barry brings his coaching expertise and business know-how to help other tradies build the business – and lifestyle – of their dreams.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Visit Barry’s website to learn more about what he offers https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ 
    Check out the Tradie Business School Podcast https://tradiebusinessschool.com/podcast/ 
    Listen to the previous podcast episode with Barry Magliarditi https://www.thesiteshed.com/barry-magliarditi 

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    Get the free downloadable PDF of Barry’s book Path to Freedom https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/freebook 
    Traction by Gino Wickman https://amzn.to/3rkX6Z1

    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! 

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    • 36 min
    Becoming an Employer of Choice

    Becoming an Employer of Choice

    Business owners talk a lot about marketing and attracting new clients. But did you know that equal effort should be put into becoming an attractive employer, too? 

    Knowing how to make you and your business the number one choice for talent is a crucial part of ensuring business growth. When you understand how to communicate with people before, during, and after the hiring process you can better assess if they’re a good fit for the company and the role, and what you can do to make them more productive and happier in the long run. 

    Whether that’s adding incentives, adjusting work culture, or giving out trainings, becoming a choice employer can easily be attained with these simple tips. 

    In the final episode with Tony Fraser-Jones, we talk about how you, as an employer and entrepreneur, attract and keep the best talent to scale and expand your business. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Opportunity Assessment   
    5:03 Your Employee’s Worth
    7:28 Marketing to Future Team Members
    8:10 Having a Well-organized Business
    9:58 Telling Your Story
    14:09 It’s a Sales Process
    15:26 Role of Incentives
    18:25 Being a Better Leader

     About the Guest: 

    Tony Fraser-Jones is the founder and managing director of Profitable Tradie. Over the last eight years, Profitable Tradie has worked with over 254 businesses and specialised in helping plumbers, electricians, and other tradespeople make more profit and create freedom from their business.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Visit the Profitable Tradie website https://www.profitabletradie.com/ 
    Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of this series: 
    How to Forecast Your Team Building https://www.thesiteshed.com/tony-1 
    Happy Staff - Using Internal Net Promoter Score https://www.thesiteshed.com/tony-2 

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    The Profitable Tradie by Tony Fraser-Jones https://go.profitabletradie.com/site-shed-book49545836

    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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    • 21 min
    Happy Staff - Using Internal Net Promoter Score (NPS)

    Happy Staff - Using Internal Net Promoter Score (NPS)

    The amount of effort placed in hiring good people into your team is enormous. Because of that, employers should be keen to create a great work environment for their staff. Getting feedback on how they feel about working with you is imperative to make the changes that will ensure happy staff, translating into productivity and profitability in your trades business. 

    This episode is part two of the series: Planning, Attracting And Keeping Amazing Staff. Tony Fraser-Jones and I dive deep into this exciting topic. Tony explains the Net Promoter Score and how you can use it to gauge if your staff are happy working with you. He also gives tips on the frequency of using this tool and how you can roll this out to your team. 

    Learn more about how you can make your staff happy and how to use the NPS in today’s episode. 

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 The Opportunity Assessment  
    2:36 What the NPS is 
    4:31 Growing and scaling your business reruires good people 
    5:26 Is your team enjoying where they’re working?   
    6:19 How often should you do the NPS? 
    6:48 Receiving feedback 
    8:48 Preparedness to make quick and significant changes 
    9:21 Extreme ownership - the key to success 
    10:15 Get honest feedback, not just great feedback 
    11:14 Build a team first, market for team members, make the workplace fantastic for your team  
    12:45 Rolling out the NPS to your team   

    About the Guest: 

    Tony Fraser-Jones is the founder and managing director of Profitable Tradie. Over the last eight years, Profitable Tradie has worked with over 254 businesses and specialised in helping plumbers, electricians, and other tradespeople make more profit and create freedom from their business.

    Resources: 
    The Opportunity Assessment (FREE GIVEAWAY FOR A LIMITED TIME) https://tradie.wiki/grow 
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Visit the Profitable Tradie website https://www.profitabletradie.com/ 
    Listen to Part 1 of this series: How to Forecast Your Team Building https://www.thesiteshed.com/tony-1 

    Books mentioned in this episode: 
    The Profitable Tradie by Tony Fraser-Jones https://go.profitabletradie.com/site-shed-book49545836 
    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-SEALs/dp/1250067057  

    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! 

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

MartinLoc84 ,

Amazing informative podcast

These podcasts are essential in helping me build my trades business, I’ve learned so much since I’ve been listening and try to implement as much as I can. A massive thanks to Matt at the site shed for producing this every week! Keep up the good work!

W Cardiff ,

Inspiring and relevant content

Matt brings amazing guests to The Site Shed, each episode contains a huge amount of value and inspiration for anyone wanting to grow their trade business.

Brenton H. ,

Brenton H.

Hey guys I just wanted to stay a big thanks your podcast. Was just what I needed to find at a hard time in my career to push me back into the what I love doing and look forward to more content keep up the good work !

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