37 episodes

The Tradie Business School gives you the skills to run your business like a business owner instead of spending your days chasing your tail. Run by trade-industry experts, we understand the challenges you’re facing and know how to get your business working more smoothly and profitably.

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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

The Tradie Business School gives you the skills to run your business like a business owner instead of spending your days chasing your tail. Run by trade-industry experts, we understand the challenges you’re facing and know how to get your business working more smoothly and profitably.

    How to get paid on time and in full

    How to get paid on time and in full

    Are you struggling to get clients to pay you on time? Are you constantly having to chase people for payments? Getting paid is an important part of running a trades business. Aside from paying salaries, there are also bills and supplies that have already been bought.

    For this week’s podcast episode. Barry and Michael talk about how business owners can ensure that they make money even if the client decides to pull out. Barry also highlights the importance of sending out invoices and having an assistant to help with following up. They discuss other methods that businesses can do to protect themselves legally.

    For those that are struggling with collecting payments for finished jobs, this episode will help you create better practices for future projects.

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction 

    2:07 Make sure you send your invoice out when it should be

    4:36 Know what is and isn’t your problem

    5:26 The person that screams the loudest gets paid first

    7:26 Always define terms of trades accepted

    9:17 Three ways to make sure you are paid

    10:41 Benefits of hiring someone to help you with invoices

    12:29 If you allow late payments, it’s on you

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global 

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 

     

    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. For more podcast episodes, visit our website at https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ or subscribe to The Tradie Business School on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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    • 15 min
    How to make good business decisions

    How to make good business decisions

    Business owners make decisions based on past experiences, beliefs, and what’s best or most comfortable for them at that moment. When it doesn’t work the way they want it to happen, they start doubting and leaving the judgment that they resorted to a poor decision. As a tradie, how will you know if you’re leading your business to the right path? 

    In today’s podcast episode, Miranda, Barry, and Michael talk about how you can make good business decisions. They also explain the importance of trusting your intuition when faced with hundreds of options. Miranda also shares that recognising discomfort may bring outstanding results for your growth. 

    Fearful of what you need to decide on next? Then, listen to this episode! 

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction 

    1:31 Not making a decision is a decision 

    2:52 How unconscious programming and your beliefs affect your decisions 

    6:20 What is intuition? 

    8:27 Intuition is different from your ego 

    9:10 Why fear comes up when you follow your intuition 

    12:09 Developing your intuition through experiences

    16:04 Be comfortable with the uncomfortable 

    17:08 Trust your intuition and try things out 

    19:28 Make decisions that are right for you 

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global 

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 

    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. For more podcast episodes, visit our website at https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ or subscribe to The Tradie Business School on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

     

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    • 21 min
    Can a business coach really help

    Can a business coach really help

    People often ask advice from a business expert when they want to run a successful business. Yet, at some point, they tend to think twice as to what and when they should look for a coach and whether getting one fixes the situation they’re in. 

    In today’s podcast episode, Miranda, Barry, and Michael shed light on the question if hiring a business coach can really help business owners in their journey. They also zero in on the common objections that people have in getting a coach. Miranda also talks about the importance of an expert’s guidance, even for successful businesses. 

    If you’re still undecided about getting a business coach, then this episode is for you! 

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction 

    1:44 Objections that people have when hiring a business coach 

    4:02 Get someone who sees your problem differently 

    6:46 What makes a good business coach? 

    9:12 Follow a perspective 

    14:36 How to find the right business coach? 

    15:38 Saving yourself from self-sabotage 

    17:12 Successful businesses also need coaching 

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global 

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 

    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. For more podcast episodes, visit our website at https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ or subscribe to The Tradie Business School on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

     

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    • 19 min
    How to manage being in lockdown

    How to manage being in lockdown

    Nobody expected that we’d be hit with a major pandemic last year. While it may seem like it’s calming down now, it can still flare up when you least expect it. As a business owner, are you prepared to manage another surprise lockdown? Do you have measures in place in case business is affected?

    In this podcast episode, Barry, Michael, and Miranda talk about how to deal with being on lockdown. They talk about the importance of following a routine and continuing to innovate even in a time of crisis. Barry also offers tips on what you can do as an individual to avoid hyper fixating on a situation you can’t control.

    Make sure that you’re prepared for another possible lockdown situation by listening to this episode!

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction

    1:59 Spend your new free time wisely

    3:45 Not having the basics down leaves you vulnerable in rapid change

    5:33 Avoid complaining about what you can’t control

    8:30 Continue doing routines, both business and personal

    9:53 Some of the largest through can happen during a crisis

    12:19 What can you make out of your freedom being taken

    13:44 From the people angle

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global 

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 

    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. Tune in and subscribe to The Tradie Business School: You can listen to The Site Shed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

     

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    • 16 min
    3 biggest challenges that tradies face in business

    3 biggest challenges that tradies face in business

    Time, money, and people are assets in running a business. These factors should stay in balance for the sales to grow. Otherwise, when business owners invest their energy in one area more than the other, it can result in problems that trap them in a hamster wheel. 

    In today’s podcast episode, Barry, Miranda, and Michael dive into the biggest challenges that tradies face day in and day out in business. They also share the secrets on how to overcome them. Barry also highlights the importance of self-reflection in right decision-making. 

    Struggling with the same issues? Iron them out by listening to this episode! 

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction 

    2:26 Identifying your relationship with time 

    4:18 Find time for what you value 

    5:32 Investment is not all about money  

    8:42 How time, money, and people are connected  

    9:37 Reflect to get a better hindsight 

    11:54 Changing your mindset 

    15:37 Be more self-aware 

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global 

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 

    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. For more podcast episodes, visit our website at https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ or subscribe to The Tradie Business School on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

     

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    • 19 min
    How to fire a client

    How to fire a client

    Clients are essential to every business. But there are times when they can be an obstacle to your growth. Their demands can get heavy and troublesome, which may not only affect your team’s performance, but also disturb their psychological well-being and social values. As business owners, it is crucial to set boundaries and know when and how to let go of these clients.  

    In today’s podcast episode, Michael and Miranda share tips on how to fire a client and their experiences in dealing with these types of people in the field. They also discuss how following a systemic process and initiating proper conversations help business owners understand their goals.

    If you’re thinking of weeding out some clients in your roster, then this is the perfect time to tune in to this episode! 

     

    Discussion Points:

    0:00 Introduction 

    1:36 Why do you fire a client? 

    4:03 Facing the costs of holding on to bad clients 

    6:19 Identify your business goals and values 

    7:09 Taking authority and leadership 

    10:59 Ways to avoid firing a client 

    14:19 Create a system you want to follow

    16:40 Separating emotions from your reason

     

    Resources:
    Visit the Tradie Business School website (https://tradiebusinessschool.com/) 
    Join us on our Facebook Group -  Tradies & General Contractors Global

     

    Books mentioned in the episode: 
    The Path to Freedom by Barry Williame Magliarditi (https://www.pathtofreedom.com.au/free-book-1) 





    You can also connect with us on Linkedin. For more podcast episodes, visit our website at https://tradiebusinessschool.com/ or subscribe to The Tradie Business School on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

ChopardBlue ,

A must for tradies and general contractors!

I love how this team cut through the BS. Looking forward to the next episode - this is my new favourite podcast - short and to the point with great insights. Thank you Barry, Miranda and Michael.

Tommy Mills243 ,

A must listen for all trades businesses

This show is a must listen for all who own and run a trades or general contractors business. Easy to understand and implement tools to grow and scale your trades business. Become free from the tools and build a business that supports your family.

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