1) Show Customers How Passionate You Are About Your Trade
2) Start Your Business While You’re Still Working
How long can most people live without money? Not long. And it may be a long time before your new business actually makes any profits. Being employed while you’re starting a business means money in your pocket while you’re going through the start-up process. To do this properly you need to talk to your employer. Bosses that sincerely care about their employees will be excited to hear your plans. They may be disappointed they will lose the next big thing in the plumbing world and some other trade but don’t misconstrue their disappointment for anger. Do this right and you could be working with your soon-to-be ex-boss on a project in the future that is mutually beneficial for both of you.
3) Don’t Do it Alone
You need a support system while you’re starting a new business as a tradie. A family member or friend that you can bounce ideas off and who will listen sympathetically to the latest business start-up crisis is invaluable. Even better, find a mentor or, if you qualify, apply for a business start-up program such as the ones provided through the New Zealand Government. I have found many opportunities and funding from various investors, government agencies, and lenders for new sparkies, chippies, or in fact a business in any of the trade industries. When you’re starting a business experienced guidance is the best support system of all. A business coach… just saying 😉
4) Get Clients or Customers Lined Up – But Don’t Steal Jobs From Your Current Employer
5) Do Your Research
You’ll do a lot of research writing a business plan, but that’s just a start. When you’re starting a business in the trades, you need to become an expert on your industry, products, and services if you’re not already. Actually, if you’re starting a new plumbing company or embarking on your journey as an electrician, you probably should already be an expert, right? Well if you are coming into my house to replace a water heater or electrical panel you sure as hell better know what you are doing. I think you would agree, wouldn’t you?
6) Get Professional Help
7) Successful Tradies Plan Ahead And Make Sure the Money Is Lined Up
9) Be Professional in all aspects of running a business as a tradie.
9) Get the Legal and Tax Issues Correct the First Time. Don’t Mess With The IRD
10. Final words to starting a business as a tradie and what you must do to be successful in the trades
- Show Customers How Passionate You Are About Your Trade
- Start Your Business While You’re Still Working
- Don’t Do it Alone
- Get Clients or Customers Lined Up – But Don’t Steal Jobs From Your Current
- Do Your Research
- Get Professional Help
- Successful Tradies Plan Ahead And Make Sure the Money Is Lined Up
- Be professional in all aspects of running a business as a tradie.
- Get the Legal and Tax Issues Correct the First Time. Don’t Mess With The IRD
Do you want to talk to a business coach that specializes in helping the trades industry?
Growth isn’t always about making more money. Growth in the trades can be as simple as collecting more invoices in an easy and automated way. Or maybe it is about getting off the tools and moving into a management role. Want more time to spend with the family on the weekends? That is another example of how you can grow your business. Growth Matters for all tradies regardless of their specialty. If you would like to talk to a business coach that specialises in helping tradies achieve more success can contact us in several different ways.
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You have worked so hard to master your skills as a tradesperson. Don’t leave the success of your business to chance. We can make sure that you grow your business in all the right ways! Check this out for more tips for running a successful business in the trade industry
Growth can be measured in many ways. As a tradie Growth Matters and we can help make it happen
As your business coach, I will listen to what you are trying to do. We will create measurable goals. I will give you the right tools to get the job done right. After that, you will go to sleep each night knowing everything is just right. Growth Matters for all trades but it must be done right. Fill out the form below to get your grow on!
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