Become the tradesmen everyone trusts

Sep 19, 2023 | Construction

Trust is pretty integral when it comes to being a tradie. If people can’t rely on you, they won’t hire you or refer you to their mates.. Simple as that.

Part of building that trust is having lots of happy clients who can give you a good reference, having clear marketing so everyone knows who you are, and of course, sorting out your finances.

In today’s post, we’ll give ya some top tips on becoming that trusted tradie so that whenever a job needs doing, you’re the first name out of the hat.


Always do what you said you would

Imagine you’re hiring someone to fix your roof. You’d want them to show up when they say they will, do quality work, and give you a heads-up if there’s a hiccup, right?

That’s the same recipe for trust when you’re the one wearing the tool belt. Reliability, craftsmanship, and solid communication are your bricks-and-mortar.


Financial fitness is key

Alright, let’s talk brass tacks. Being a whiz with your finances isn’t just a numbers game: it’s a way to run your business like a well-oiled machine.

You’ve got those pesky ups and downs in income, plus the juggling act of bills, materials, and that van always needing a fix. Keep a handle on it all, and you’re already leagues ahead.


Stay on top of your taxes

Now, taxes might feel like a maze of paperwork and jargon, but trust us, it’s worth getting right.

Forgetting to claim business expenses is like throwing money down the drain. Stay organised, track your income, log your expenses — and those tax deductions will be like finding gold in your toolbox.


Budgeting and planning for success

Look, we get it. Budgeting sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, but it’s a surefire way to financial freedom.

Plan out your spending, set those goals, and watch how the numbers can work in your favour. Cash flow will become your best mate, and financial stress will start packing its bags.


Tools and resources for financial empowerment

Lucky for us, living in the digital age means apps and software can do the heavy lifting.

From tracking expenses to sending invoices, there’s a tool for every job. Cloud accounting apps like Xero and Sage have changed the game for accountants and businesses alike all over the world.

And, if number crunching isn’t your thing, call us — we’ll be more than happy to go through your finances.


Building a reputation

When folks trust you with their leaky pipes or flickering lights, it’s like you’re family. So with this duty of care comes a reputation you’ll want to maintain and grow.

Pairing financial stability with top-notch service is a recipe for customers who’ll sing your praises.


Wrapping up

So, there you have it — the lowdown on becoming the tradesman everyone turns to. From being the reliable handyperson to bossing your finances like a pro, it’s all part of the game.

Remember, you’re not just fixing things; you’re building a reputation that’ll have customers queuing up.

Got questions about how to master your finances? Our team’s here to help you, whenever you need. Reach out today, and let’s make your tradesman journey legendary.

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