Finance and Loans for Tradie

Finance and Loans for Tradies- Are Cash Jobs Really Worth It?

Cash is king or is the king dead?

For some tradies in business, sometimes cash doesn’t quite make it to the bank business account or financial accounts…

It seems from an initial perspective that this cash is beneficial in a number of ways. Yes it is great to have cash in your pocket with immediate purchasing power. Whilst this cash can be used for a bite to eat, buy whatever you need, clothes, or for a short break somewhere. Sometimes there is the view that the taking of the cash means a reduction in turnover which in turn reduces profit and taxes.

But there is a downside and it tends to comes much much later in a number of ways. Usually the first thing is you need to go to the bank for a loan or to roll over your existing facilities with the bank. The result here is you fail to get approval from the bank or the interest rate you are offered by the bank seems too high. In some cases we are seeing people pay between 3% to 5% more than they should for their business funds because their financial accounts from their accountant do not show a strong ability to service the loan facilities you require.
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5 Lead Generation Strategies That Work for Tradies

Are you falling behind your competition?

Are your current lead generation, marketing, and promotional strategies working to help you build and grow your tradie business? If not, read on….  Read more

Social Media Tips for Tradies

Social Media Tips for Tradies

Social Media and Tradies

It is a fact that social media shaped both our personal and business lives in the last 10 years. It is a very powerful tool that can you can leverage on as a tradie. With the proper platform and the correct use many tradies found success with it. The use of social media in Australia is at a record high and data suggest that it will only increase further in the years to come. It only makes sense for you as a tradie to leverage on it since it is the perfect vehicle to reach more clients.

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5 Top Tips to Market Your Tradie Services Whilst Working on the Job

Did you know marketing your trade business locally can be easy and inexpensive? 

Everyday you are on-the-job is a golden opportunity to market your tradie services to the local community. Don’t waste it!

You are in the right place at the right time and with these simple techniques you can maximise your return on time and your marketing dollar.

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Does My Tradie Website Need a Privacy Statement?

The bottom line. You need to protect website visitors

In the wake of the European GDPR, the online world is becoming more concerned about protecting the privacy of visitors who browse a website.

The Australian Information Commissioner regularly reviews the rules on privacy and actively monitors Australian websites. For this reason, if your business operates with a website, you need to make sure you are aware of any issues regarding customer’s and website visitor’s personal information which may be collected.
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Supersteam: What I Need to Do to Get Ready

Preparing For SuperStream

Do you have employees? Then you may have already heard the new buzz word floating around at the moment, SuperStream!

Whether you are a trade business, or any business for that matter with 1 or more employees, you will need to get informed and understand the impact of SuperStream to your business.

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5 Ways GeoOp Helps Tradies with Job Management

Managing Your Trade Business With The Right Tools!

Workplace management software company GeoOp claimed the top award during the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards in Auckland. The company won the award for providing support to businesses with less than $5 million turnover through its cloud technology.

The award is also proof of GeoOp’s expertise in planning and leadership. It has continued to provide excellent business support and reliable improvements and evaluation processes that are delivering results.

For trade businesses owners like electricians and plumbers that have a team out on the road, GeoOp can be a great support tool for your business in managing jobs.

Here are are five ways GeoOp can help your trade business.

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Online Directory Listings Australia – What to Look Out For

How to Find the Right Platform to Boost Your Business

Being listed on an online Australian directory can be helpful for any business or tradie as a lead generator and profiling platform. The right platform can give your online profile a lift, access to the right customers and save you some advertising dollars.

However, with the growing number of online listing sites, it’s not always easy to select the right website to be part of. It’s important to understand how they differ and if they are actually beneficial to you – otherwise it could end up being a waste of money.

We give you a rundown of the things you should consider when looking for an online directory listing to be a part of.

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Preparing a Business Plan for Your Trade Business

Have you got a business plan for your tradie business?

If you don’t, or if you’re starting a new business, it’s worth considering and pretty much essential to have a business plan in place so you know where you are heading. We’ve collated some of the best advice we could find so you can prepare your own business plan.
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Tradie Year-End Financial Planning Help – Talk to Your Accountant and Get Ready Now

Local Accountants and the new Federal Budget

The Federal Budget announced in May 2015 a number of changes that could impact your trade business.

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