350 episodes

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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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.

    Building A Permanently Profitable Business | Ft. Katie Marshall |Ep. 350

    Building A Permanently Profitable Business | Ft. Katie Marshall |Ep. 350

    Do you feel overwhelmed by the financial situation of your business? Are you a trade-based business owner whose cash in bank position hasn’t improved even when you are flat out? Learn how you can take control of your business’ finances! 

     

    Join us as we discuss how to build a permanently profitable tradie business through financial management and more! We cover everything you need to know to make your tradie business thrive. 

     

    Our special guest for this episode is Katie Crismale-Marshall of Profit First for Tradies. A certified Profit First Mastery level coach and author of Profit First for Tradies who thoroughly enjoys working with trades business owners for  over 10 years with her bookkeeping business Efficient Tradie Bookkeeping to help them build their permanently profitable businesses.

     

    Discussion Points: 

     

    00:00 Introduction

    00:32 Welcomes Katie Marshall

    03:08 Matt shares a brief background about his business with Profit First for Tradies. 

    09:00 Steps to take to get started on financial management

    15:43 Importance of having a bookkeeper in a business

    22:06 How Matt manages the financials of his business

    24:39 Identifying what you need for your business’ financial situation

    25:17 Redflags on businesses that doesn’t have financial management system in place

    28:10 How you can use financial literacy in your personal life

    29:40 Debunking myth on financial management system

    31:58 How to work less and make more money

    36:29 Matt’s view on having the right people in your team

    41:22 How finance management system can help your personal goals



    Resources:

     


    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free


    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Get an exclusive freebie from Profit First for Tradies by visiting this link:  www.profitfirstfortradies.com.au/thesiteshed
    Order a copy of our guest’s book at www.profitfirstfortradies.com.au

     

    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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    • 50 min
    Identifying post COVID Opportunities for Tradies and Contractors

    Identifying post COVID Opportunities for Tradies and Contractors

    Identifying post COVID opportunities for tradies and contractors doesn't need to be hard.

    It's no secret that the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economy. It has forced many businesses and people to change the way they live and work. But as the world starts to get back on its feet, there are still some great opportunities for tradies out there who know where to look! 

    Together with our special guest, Brian Keen - a sought-after business expert and author of How To Franchise My Business Simply, we are going to discuss what has happened in the world of tradies since the pandemic hit, and how tradies can take advantage of the changed landscape.So, if you want to learn more on how to identify post-COVID opportunities in your industry, don’t miss this episode!

    Discussion Points: 

    01:00 Introduction

    02:25 Welcome Brian Keen

    05:03 What are the opportunities available for tradies and contractors post-COVID

    06:10 The trade business journey of Brian Keen

    09:01 How the use of marketing and technology created opportunities for tradies despite the pandemic

    09:40 Problems other tradies encounter as technology progress with time

    13:24 Matt’s thought on considering franchising a business

    14:45 How business training helps tradies who wants to start their own business be successful

    19:30 The change that impacted the service industry

    20:59 The opportunities created for the service businesses during pandemic

    21:47 Brian shares experience from 30 years ago

    28:19 How media negatively affected trade businesses during pandemic

    32:20 Businesses adapting systems and processes through pandemic

    38:30 Advice for people trying to start a business

    48:27 How creating your own economy can help your focus to grow your business

     

    Resources:


    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free


    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed
    Check out Matt’s review of our guest’s book, How to Franchise my Business Simply by Brian Keen https://www.thesiteshed.com/book/how-to-franchise-my-business-simply
    Grab a FREE copy of How to Franchise my Business Simply https://franchisesimply.com.au/

    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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    • 56 min
    Finding and Retaining All The Staff You Need

    Finding and Retaining All The Staff You Need

    If you're a tradie, you know that finding and retaining good staff is essential to your business. But it can be tough - good staff are hard to find, and they're even harder to keep around. So what's the best way to go about it? Tune in to this episode, and we’ll share with you how you can find and keep the best people for the job with the right approach!Together with Al Levi of 7-Power Contractors, we are going to talk about some tips and tricks on how to find staff that are a good fit for your company culture and make sure they stick around for the long haul. Tune in to this podcast to know more about 7-Power Contractor and be guided on how to find and retain all the staff you need for your trade business.

    Discussion Points:

    01:00 Streamline your business with 7-Power Contractors02:50 Introduction of topics for this podcast06:30 Evolution of recruitment around global and local issues 08:46 How investing on systems can help your business to find willing techs with great skill 12:24 The story of how trade operating manuals helped their trade business13:27 The power of organisational chart in a business and finding the right employees19:05 How marketing can be used to find employees 20:00 Steps you need to take before hiring 24:23 Matt's view on team member's understanding about their role 25:19 Business owner's dilemma on recruitment 29:32 2 things a trade business owner should work on32:36 How leadership can improve your business 38:08 Helping your employee with job security 45:45 4 Steps of Corrective Actions 53:51 Advocating Time Tracking Sheets to track your employee's productivity59:40 Implement Process to your business with 7-Power Contractor Program

    Resources:


    Fast-track your recruitment process! TAKE THIS SPECIAL OFFER FROM 7-POWER CONTRACTORS! Go to this link NOW! tradie.wiki/7Power
    Visit 7-Power Contractor’s  website, check out the link below: 7powercontractor.com/s3tss
    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free
    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed

    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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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Creating an Amazing Customer Experience

    Creating an Amazing Customer Experience

    Have you ever heard the saying, “they’ll come for content, but stay for community”?

    Well, it’s similar for your customers. They’ll come for a service, or a product, but stay for the experience.

    It’s the reason why hotels in Vegas go above and beyond. Their experience is defining. For better or worse.

    You can spend a week in two different hotels, right next to each other, and have a totally different experience. And you’ll ALWAYS return to the one you had a better experience at. Always, regardless of cost.

    In this podcast, we discuss how you as a tradie/contractor can work to improve your customer experience. 

    There’s room for improvement in all departments and areas of your business. The question is, what are you doing about it?

    Be sure to leave some comments in relation to your experiences with good and bad customer experiences. We’d love to hear what’s working for you.

    Discussion Points: 

    00:18 - Welcome back to the Site Shed podcast!01:38 - Podcast Introduction02:47 - Matt thoughts about Domino's pizza delivery app04:52 - How Dave Edward ended up being the customer experience expert09:32 - How important it is for an organisation to make customer experience part of the process16:32 - How to detect opportunity for customer experience and which of them should be on top of priority list23:20 - Dave Edward on tradies referring to themselves as "tradies"34:40 - How to start improving the area, businesses lack in41:18 - Starting with values and company culture from the onboarding process45:34 - How important is taking responsibility and accountability of the flaws

    Related Podcasts:


    TSS143 - Dominating Customer Service - [LINK]
    TSS218 - Using Data to Create an Amazing Customer Experience - [LINK]

    Resources:


    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free
    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed

    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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    • 51 min
    How to reduce your marketing spend and 10 X your conversions

    How to reduce your marketing spend and 10 X your conversions

    Are you looking for ways to improve your conversions without spending more money on marketing? You must be asking yourself right now about how to reduce your marketing spend and 10x your conversions. You’d probably call BS on me about this, but I’m telling you, it’s absolutely doable. 

    And in today’s episode, I share a few simple tips that can help you get more out of your marketing budget – but at the same time attract more leads and increase your conversion rates 10x more. 

    If you're looking to make real progress in your business, don’t hesitate to watch this episode!

    Discussion Points: 

    0:00 - Are you looking for a way to reduce your marketing spend and 10x your conversions?0:43 - Welcome back to the Site Shed podcast!5:12 - First step to take in positioning yourself as an expert in your trade9:33 - How essential is it to choose the right name for your company?12:17 - Tips on choosing your domain name with relevance to your company’s name15:29 - Do you need to use a business email for your company?16:50 - How do you tell your potential customers all about your company?19:04 - Tips in building your website to attract more leads27:35 - Is cold calling and hard selling still an effective strategy nowadays?34:09 - Additional tips for positioning yourself as the expert in your trade

    Resources:


    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free


    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed

     

    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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    • 38 min
    Finally! The ONE Software for Tradies and Contractors to Replace All Others!

    Finally! The ONE Software for Tradies and Contractors to Replace All Others!

    Looking for an all-in-one software for tradies and contractors? Look no further! Finally! Here’s the one software for tradies and contracts to replace all others! This software offers everything you need to manage your tradie business. It's user-friendly and will absolutely save you time and money!

     

    You’ve probably been asked the question, "How are we going to do this?" one too many times. This usually means that there is a need for data collection and/or analysis. But with tons of tools out there, it tends to get confusing, therefore leading to trade business owners just dropping out and moving on.

     

    There’s no excuse! The need for CRM is clear… But what are the right tools you need to help you achieve your desired outcome? It's so important to make an educated decision on which CRM tool is best suited for the needs of your organisation.

     

    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity - tune in to this podcast today to learn more!

     

    Discussion Points: 

     

    0:00 - Are you fed up with running/using so many apps for your business?

    2:08 - Welcome back to the Site Shed podcast!

    4:21 - The problem about the huge disconnect between your job management tools and your sales & marketing CRM

    5:26 - What are the common tools you need to have for your business?

    12:03 - Matt’s realisation of the consolidation of tools for one’s business

    13:50 - One CRM to do it all for trade businesses??

    14:02 - Showcasing the things/tools that this incredible CRM has to offer…

    22:49 - Things you need to watch out for about this CRM

     

    Resources:

     


    Learn more about the CRM that DOES IT ALL for your trade business! Just click on this link: https://www.tradiehub.net
    Get your own website worth $5500 for FREE! Just head across to: http://tradie.wiki/free


    Get your FREE Opportunity Assessment right NOW! https://www.tradiewebguys.com.au/grow/
    Join a global community of 6000+ trade professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSiteShed

     

    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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    • 24 min

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PearlTiffany ,

Very informative and on point!

I enjoyed the fact that Matt sheds a light to help entrepreneurs get into business with ease. He's got interesting guests that shares valuable information too! We'll surely listen for more.

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