130 episodes

Are you the owner of a Plumbing, Electrical, or similar service business and looking to increase your profits and regain your freedom?


If you answered yes to any of the above then follow/subscribe now, this is the podcast for you!

Presented by Tony Fraser-Jones and Phil Smith from Profitable Tradie. We dive into what it takes to build a profitable trades business that gives you the time and freedom you deserve.

We touch on topics like...
- How to hire decent tradespeople.
- What to do when clients don't pay their invoice.
- How to get around people beating me down on what I charge.
- Should I buy or lease my next van/truck?
- How to get my team to get off their phones and be motivated for work.
- The second easiest way to increase your profitability.

Along with sharing a ton of free resources so you can get started on what we're discussing right away!

We also talk with some of the world's most successful trades business owners and learn how they took their businesses from mediocre to multimillion.

In short. We don't know what we don't know.

Subscribe/follow now and join the global community of Profitable Tradie

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The Profitable Tradie Podcast Tony Fraser-Jones

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Are you the owner of a Plumbing, Electrical, or similar service business and looking to increase your profits and regain your freedom?


If you answered yes to any of the above then follow/subscribe now, this is the podcast for you!

Presented by Tony Fraser-Jones and Phil Smith from Profitable Tradie. We dive into what it takes to build a profitable trades business that gives you the time and freedom you deserve.

We touch on topics like...
- How to hire decent tradespeople.
- What to do when clients don't pay their invoice.
- How to get around people beating me down on what I charge.
- Should I buy or lease my next van/truck?
- How to get my team to get off their phones and be motivated for work.
- The second easiest way to increase your profitability.

Along with sharing a ton of free resources so you can get started on what we're discussing right away!

We also talk with some of the world's most successful trades business owners and learn how they took their businesses from mediocre to multimillion.

In short. We don't know what we don't know.

Subscribe/follow now and join the global community of Profitable Tradie

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    How to Win Work from Builders & General Contractors w/ Adam Ballinger

    How to Win Work from Builders & General Contractors w/ Adam Ballinger

    Builders & General Contractors are tricky, right? 
      
    They can be super unorganized, which can mess you around and kill your profits.  
      
    If you’re not careful, they can also use you like a bank...  
      
    On the other hand, they can bring in a lot of work opportunities.  
      
    So, how can we work with Builders and General Contractors in a productive way? And what’s the key to ensuring they call you the next time they need a job done?  
      
    On this week’s The Profitable Tradie Podcast I interview Adam Ballinger, owner of award-winning general contractors New Image Homes—and the guy who built my house.  
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST:  
    THE KEY TO BECOMING A BUILDER’S NEW GO-TO  HOW TO STOP CONTRACTORS USING YOU LIKE A BANK  LESSONS TO LEARN FROM SUBCONTRACTOR HORROR STORIES  
      
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Claim a Free Planning Session to learn what coaching could do for your business Join our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook group Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Get a copy of the Profitable Tradie book 

    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating. 


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    • 34 min
    How to Maintain Your Marriage as a Business Owner

    How to Maintain Your Marriage as a Business Owner

    Do you ever get to the end of a long week and think to yourself...
    “What’s the point of it all?” 
    Despite working 50+ hours, you’re still left... 
    Scrambling to meet unreasonable demands from your customers. 
    Fixing team mistakes and answering the constant barrage of questions. 
    Stressed about getting paid and how you’re going to keep the team busy. 
    And for all of that, you’re probably getting paid less than your top tradesmen.  
    But that’s not the worst part... 
    The stress starts to creep into your personal life... 
    When you get home, it’s hard to be present with your partner. 
    Work is constantly on your mind and your partner feels like you’re never there.  
    And you’re left choosing between keeping the business afloat and having a healthy relationship. 
    It’s a hard place to find yourself in... 
    But one, we've seen many business owners get through.  
    Because of that we recorded a video with some tips on how to balance running a business while keeping a healthy relationship. 
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST: 
    Tips to leave stress at work and away from family life Learn the time and place to discuss business with your significant other Figure out how to make profit from your business enhance your marriage 
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Book a FREE 15-minute call to learn what coaching could do for your businessJoin our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook groupSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelGet a copy of the Profitable Tradie book
    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    This Hiring Mistake Could Hurt Your Business

    This Hiring Mistake Could Hurt Your Business

    "I need to hire an [INSERT TITLE HERE], let me promote [INSERT EMPLOYEE NAME HERE] Because he’s my best worker” 
    Here’s the critical mistake. 
    A move from a tradesman to operation manager or similar role is not a promotion. 
    It’s a career change. 
    You should absolutely reward your best worker in any way you can 
    But it’s important to understand the different skills required for on the tools and in the office. 
    You can’t pick your Opps manager off merit and loyalty unfortunately. 
    So how do you pick them? 
    The guys decided to sit down and record an episode on it. 
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST: 
    A better understanding of the skills required to fill high level roles Learn the best way to reward loyal and hardworking tradesmen Have the formula to hire a killer Operations Manager 
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Book a FREE 15-minute call to learn what coaching could do for your businessJoin our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook groupSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelGet a copy of the Profitable Tradie book
    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating.
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    • 32 min
    What To Do With Family & Friend Discounts

    What To Do With Family & Friend Discounts

    Family & Friend Discounts. 
    There’s something about it that makes us feel good.  
    Especially when we use the skills our business offers to give them a valuable service. 
    There are so many business owners who sacrifice a little bit of monthly profit to help their family and friends out. 
    I just wish more of them knew the real cost... 
    Because it’s not just the job profit you’re sacrificing.  
    Everybody knows there’s a cost for doing this type of work. 
    But It’s scary how few know the full cost. 
    Because of that, the guys sat down to record a free training session on learning all the hidden costs. 
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST: 
    An understanding of what Opportunity cost is and how it effects your numbers The mindset of a business owner who knows the downsides to generosityA focus on the most profitable jobs 

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Book a FREE 15-minute call to learn what coaching could do for your businessJoin our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook groupSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelGet a copy of the Profitable Tradie book
    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating.



    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    • 23 min
    Why Your Business Feels Bottlenecked

    Why Your Business Feels Bottlenecked

    Do you have issues in your business but just haven’t had the time to fix them? 
    Let's say your system for tracking your numbers. 
    You know if you get it sorted, your profit will improve. 
    You might even have a plan about how you’re going to do it 
    But to this day the issue is still there... 
    It's probably because you just don’t have the time to make these changes to your business. 
    But unfortunately, the more you put it off the more urgent these fixes become.  
    Luckily there’s some things you can do. 
    Phil and I are in the studio talking about why ideas are easy, why acting on them is hard and what you can do to fix that. 
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST: 
    Be able to track and understand your financials Become a pro at implementing systems into your business Complete more mini tasks to elevate your business 
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Book a FREE 15-minute call to learn what coaching could do for your businessJoin our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook groupSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelGet a copy of the Profitable Tradie book
    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    • 30 min
    How To Win Large Jobs or Projects

    How To Win Large Jobs or Projects

    If there’s one thing I miss from my days as an employee, it's the certainty.  
    Getting home at the same time every day and being able to enjoy time with friends & family. 
    Don't get me wrong, being a business owner is much better than being an employee... 
    But having a guaranteed income does have its advantages. 
    That's why landing large jobs is appealing. 
    They give you 6-12 months' work that's worth decent money. 
    And instead of constantly finding, pricing, completing and invoicing lots of little jobs 
    Big jobs mean you only have one thing to focus on. 
    The only problem is... 
    They’re notoriously hard jobs to land (without slashing your prices) 
    But somebody must win them. 
    Which is why I sat down with Tender expert Jason Coony where he shared the tricks you can use to win more large jobs (85% of trades business owners miss these simple things) 
    WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM LISTENING TO TODAY’S PODCAST: 
    The processes which 95% of businesses ignore when pricing for jobs avoid the mistakes most make when pricing work Consistent income from recurring work 

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Book a FREE 15-minute call to learn what coaching could do for your businessJoin our FREE private community of trades business owners in our Facebook groupSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelGet a copy of the Profitable Tradie book
    Thanks for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to The Profitable Tradie Podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us and leave us a review with a 5-star rating.



    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Berrieboo ,

My favourite business podcast

I listen to a ridiculous amount of podcasts and this is my absolute favourite! I love that there’s so much value in every episode - it makes me excited to implement changes in my own business. The fact that they are mostly around the 30 minute mark is also brilliant as they’re not too long. I often end up listening to an episode more than once as there’s so much good stuff in them. In short I can highly recommend!

Amegrace ,

So much gold in this show

Worth the 30 or so minutes of your time to listen to these shows. Really valuable content and I always take something away even if I listen to certain ones more than once…. Now to just go and implement and stop being fearful 😀

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