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Business-Coach

Business Coach for Tradies

Hi, I’m Karl. I’m determined to coach a Tradie business to more money and more freedom today. My only question is, will it be yours?

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What Do You Want From Your Business Coach?

Do you want a business coach that can help you:

  • Make more money?
  • Gain more freedom?
  • Earn more profit?

Growth Matters can help you achieve money, freedom, and profit. The business coaching service Growth Matters provides is proven to help you grow. Our business coaching will grow all aspects of your business.

However do you want business/life balance too? Our process will help you achieve that also!

Three business ideas we “coach” you on to help your bottom line are:

  1. Money Out: Expenses and the like.
  2. Money In: Are you charging enough for products and services you provide.
  3. Efficiency in Business Process: Are there ways to be more efficient so that more hours are spent on the tools and less doing admin stuff.

 

Your trades business can thrive!

Get started with a simple no obligation consultation. Shoot us a quick email and we will be in touch. No Spam, No BS. Just practical information and some FREE Coaching that you can use immediately!

Trades That Growth Matters Can Coach

Growth Matters can help the following Trades and Businesses:

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Builder
  • Drywall Business
  • Scaffolding
  • Any trade business, service business or contracting business
  • Any Small to Medium size business looking to grow

 

One point though, if you want a business coach who can help you make money, wouldn’t a background in making and counting money be a great place to start?

Karl has worked for himself and for large companies in the following industries:

  • Telecommunications
  • Education
  • Business and Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Marine Industry

And I’m sure there are more not mentioned. Specifically when working as a Chief Officer for one of the larger educational institutes in New Zealand he got to see and talk with a ton of Tradies at different parts of their careers. This valuable insight, combined with an understanding of accounting, management, business growth and how to educate, has put him in a unique situation which can provide real value to any plumber, electrician builder, or other trades person in New Zealand.

To learn more about Karl and why he can help your trades business succeed take a moment to look at this.

Trade Business Reviews for Growth Matters.

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Are you a Plumber, Electrician or Builder needing advice?

Look, I’m not gonna tell you how to swing a hammer. BUT I will tell you how much you need to charge each time you do! Let’s discuss how Growth Matters can help you. NO-obligation whatsoever. 

Who is Karl Martin as a Business Coach?

He is a man of many talents. Karl started his professional career with a Degree in Accounting from Auckland University. But don’t let that turn you off. Yes, he knows the difference between gross margin as a percentage of net annual expenses but he also has practical experience in the real world outside of the cubicle crunching numbers.

One point though, if you want a business coach who can help you make money, wouldn’t a background in making and counting money be a great place to start?

Karl has worked for himself and for large companies in the following industries:

  • Telecommunications
  • Education
  • Business and Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Marine Industry

And I’m sure there are more not mentioned. Specifically when working as a Chief Officer for one of the larger educational institutes in New Zealand he got to see and talk with a ton of Tradies at different parts of their careers. This valuable insight, combined with an understanding of accounting, management, business growth and how to educate, has put him in a unique situation which can provide real value to any plumber, electrician builder, or other trades person in New Zealand. 

To learn more about Karl and why he can help your trades business succeed take a moment to look at this. 

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AFEW QUICK WORDS ABOUT KARL.

Hi, I’m Shaun. Karl’s younger brother. Growing up Karl was a brother I could always depend on. He was kind, caring, dependable, hardworking, pragmatic and logical. AND he continues to be all these things for me today. 

I know you will get a lot of value from Karl. He is a great business coach, husband and Dad.  Super caring, honest, genuine and fair. He tells it like it is. And that’s what makes him a bloody good big bro too.

Now go get you coaching on.

Sincerely

Shaun Martin – little bro. 

P.S Yip, that’s me the goofball in the glasses. I like to think of myself as the brains of the trust.

P.P.S Did I tell you Karl, at 12, was playing Auckland Rep Rugby before slicing his big toe in 2 with an ax? What the hell is a 12 year old doing playing with an ax?

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What do Tradies say about Karl as a business coach?

Don’t just take my word for it. What are people in the trades saying about Karl’s insight and experience as a business coach for Tradies?

Can A Business Coach Really Help Me?

Yes, a business coach can help you.

More specifically if you are a Tradie, Growth Matters can absolutely help you. And here is one way we can do that.

Growth Matters knows all about coaching your company the right way to get you ready for MONEY IN – The Bonus Rounds. SWEET!

Once we have addressed:

  • MONEY OUT
  • MONEY IN (version 1)
  • MONEY IN (version 2)

And you are still in control of your business (not running around like a headless chook) you are now “fit” enough to take on Money IN – the Bonus Rounds. 

But I’m jumping ahead. More on that later.

Today I want  to talk more about the earlier stages of business development and business coaching. I want to discuss Money IN (version 1 and 2) versus Money Out. The strategies we have in these earlier version really help you make more money. And believe it or not with consistent coaching and training you can “win” your class. 

So what do we need to know?

Simply, money in must be more than money out, right? Simple, right?

But that’s the frustration, even for me. It’s so darn simple why is it so hard?

We know that we need to make more than we spend but most the time it never adds up. We spend plenty of time on the tools. Each week we complete more jobs than the week before. Our revenue is up month to month. Yet, there’s no more money at the end of the day. What the heck?

(SIDE NOTE: unless you want to get to that number of 10 or more employees this is how you can keep your net profit super high, people. And it’s not always about back breaking labor but seeing jobs, keeping your finger on the pulse, what’s happening when and where can be considered “on the tools” to some degree). 

Is some of this sounding familiar? If so then maybe we should talk more.

However first I really need you to do something for me. You need to watch our no B.S video that my little bro put together for you. After that we’ll talk some more.

Our No B.S. Business Coach Guarantee.

At Growth Matters we try to keep the Business Coaching B.S to a minimum.

This is our pledge to you. If at any point we are using to much business “jargon” let us know. It took me years to learn how to speak the language of Trades. Just like stork beak pliers, ball-end glass cutters, and an egg beater drill is second nature to seasoned plumbers, electricians and builders alike, so to net profit margins as a percentage of growth revenue is to me. 

All of the above can be very useful at the right time. Well, showing my age here but egg Beater Drill? Come on guys, why didn’t you call B.S on that one. Who would reach for one of those these days. Maybe, a super particularly cabinet builder? Heck, more half your crew (younger than 35) probably hasn’t even seen a picture of one, let alone use one.  

Right this all said, this video is a sincere attempt at giving you more insight into Growth Matters as a business coaching provider. It is a genuine effort to show you that we do value your time. We hope you will value ours also. Check it out. Feedback appreciated. 

This Is How Business Coaches Pay The Bills…

I said no B.S. I didn’t say I wouldn’t try and get you to talk to me more. We all gotta eat. Watch the video. Keep reading. If some of it creates a little more curiosity or if it seems like we might be on the same page remember this from.

It takes 7 seconds to complete (unless you are a crap typist like me) then it might take 7 minutes. 

Send me your email and we can start to make a plan. No obligation. Let’s just talk more specifically. 

No obligation. Just your email. That's it.

As promised here is your link to bypass the b.s – if you watched the video you got all you need to know… right?

How Can You Coach My Business In Regards To This Revenue Situation?

What’s the issue? Typically people go straight to the “expense” column. AND I will agree. It pays to know where your money is being spent. However to run a business you have to spend money. There are only a limited number of ways to perform “spend optimization”

Have you heard that one before? Spend optimization? Some person in some PR firm thought to rebrand the idea of “Cutting Costs”. Cutting Business costs sounds so gosh darn negative. Therefore we will optimize spending. Geez, right?

So, yes we will look at your expenses. We will check for any “red flags”. My experience allos me to understand what marials should cost in any trades business. Plumbing, Building and Electricians materials, tools, and expences can be worked out with some due diligence on my part. This has already been done in my years as specializeng as a coach for tradies.

However, after making sure your expences are in line, we will then typically look a lot more in detail at the Money In.

So, on that front…Do the following statements sound familiar?

  • I am working so much more these days but I’m not making any more.
  • Last month we billed out 40 more hours yet I have less money in my account.
  • What the hell is going on with my money. I don’t get it.

This is not uncommon. There is a clear solution. But just like if you have never run a marathon before, it takes good business coaching and a consistant effort on the business owners part to acheive success. We are going to talk aobut this more.

 

MONEY IN – The Bonus Rounds:

Think of it like you just went 12 rounds with Ali. You made it. Maybe you didn’t win but you friggen just went 12 rounds with Ali!

That is something you have to celebrate. And celebrating successes is another whole topic that people need to learn about. Kiwi’s aren’t always the best at it.

Right, so you went 12. You celebrated. What’s next for your company?

Do you wanna go in for another 3? Do you want to go a full 15 rounds?

MONEY IN – The Bonus Rounds is about growing your business. Taking it to the next level, as they say. But, only if you want too. At this point we can keep working together with ongoing coaching to maintain your busienss at the current level. We can coach you on strategies that make your current level of success progressively easier.

OR you can go for the next level. It’s not for everyone.

You thought the first 12 rounds were a slog… wait for the next 3!

That said, if you work your way sustainably through the first 12 rounds you will feel good. Just like if you train for a marathon. If you train consistently and get the right coaching when you reach your goal you might justthink to yourself, “Well that wasn’t so hard.” If this is the case then you know you have a great business coach.

But lets get into MORE MONEY STUFF and business growth.  With business growth comes added responsibilities. Added responsibilities can generate more stress.

Now instead of you and your two mates, you have 10 families relying on you growing your business successfully and sustainably.

 

Why Does Sustainable Business Growth Matter?

We have all heard stories of athletes coached to Olympic Gold and World Championships and fame only to have it taken from them, right? (EPO anyone, cough cough, Lance, cough)…

Their coaches, their mentors, the type of coaching they receieved was not sustainable. Yes, there was success, but eventually it all blew up. For some this cost them over $100 MILLION DOLLARS!

As your business coach my job is to ensure this doesn’t happen to you. I will help you grow your business wehre you want to grow it. And with an ongoing consistant “training” schedule you will get where you wnat to be.

Does that make sense? 

Part of my business growing is learning better to explain my coaching approach. If you want the million dollars overnight type deal, Growth Matters is not the coaching provider for you. 

Growth Matters can certainly take you there but get rich quick is typically unsustainable.

Sustainable growth matters because you want to enjoy what you have built. Sustainable growth matters so that you can enjoy your family. Sustainable growth matters so you can sip Pina Colada’s or some other fru fru drink on a gorgeous beach in Costa Rica, right?

What is the opposite scenario?

Business coaching strategies that grow a business without putting systems in place and without addressing the basics first. Without strategies, policies and procedures work life becomes very chaotic. You will no longer feel like you are in control.

And besides, do you even want to expand your business past 2-6 people? Maybe staying small, efficient and yielding higher returns is your dream.

Your business coach must see this. It is their job, my job as your business coach, to listen to you and understand what matters most to you in your business.

Business success is different for everyone. As your business coach let me help you define your goals. The let me coach you to be the most successful business owner you can be.

Sounds awesome, right?

 

What Does a Good Business Coach Do?

A good business coach will “coach” the business owner in running their business. The coaching will help them understand why they do what they do. For example, do you operate your business for:

  • More Money?
  • More Profit?
  • More Organization?
  • More Family Time?

Probably a little of each, right?

A business coach will help you set goals around money, profit and family time. Once you have those goals a good business coach will help you achieve them.  

But how can a business coach help me achieve my goals?

How can a business coach help me get more money and more profit? 

A Business Coach Will Build An Actionable Plan.

The Business Coach’s plan should be practical, achievable and actionable.

This plan will include clear, objectively, measurable outcomes to help you meet your goals. As the plan is measurable you will know if you are on target to achieve success. Does this mean you stop once you achieve success?

NO. The best business coaching services will help you reset new goals for you and your business. Maybe the 5.5 Haines with 150 HP on the back doesn’t cut it anymore. Did anyone say Superyacht?

Ideas and plans that the business coach must also make sense, right?

The Business Coaching Service You Choose Must Make Sense.

A business coaching service must be able to explain to you:

  • What you, as a business owner, needs.
  • How the business coach will help you get what you need.

You know your business so the plan must be a good fit. A good business coach will be able to clearly show you how their ideas fit your business and your goals.

If it’s a Superyacht you need then your business coach must do the following:

  1. Create a step by step plan that clearly defines how you will achieve this.
  2. Create processes so you can maintain control of your business.
  3. Ask ongoing questions to ensure you are both headed in the right direction.
  4. Provide ongoing feedback.

All of these plans and ideas must make sense to you. 

The Nitty Gritty of How We Can Help Your Business Grow Successfully.

Hi there. Karl here again.

As we are now diving into the business coaching nuts and bolts I felt I should take over from my little bro, Shaun. He’s great and all but come on, how do you take that hair seriously?

Today I want to introduce you to up some questions and topics I might ask you about as I learn about how I can help. These questions might include:

  1. Are you getting paid for all your work?
  2. Is getting paid for work completed an ongoing concern?
  3. Do you know how much you made on the last job?
  4. Do you feel like home-owners or other subs use your company as a bank?

I have heard of these concerns from plumbers, builders and electricians alike. If you feel like you are the local bank, I can help you identify the issues and implement solutions.

For example a solution might involve using a piece of software to automatically remind people that you are in-fact not the bank.

It sounds simple right? Just like wiring a 3 way light switch? Remember we all have learnt unique skills that we can share with each other. 

I have come across many tradies that are invoice and collecting jsut fine. Maybe the problem is routed a little deeper.

Do you know why you charge out your guys at the rate you do?

How much profit am I making on the materials I am buying?

What about vehicle expense, tools, insurance etc. Surely there is a formula for all this?

A Good Business Coach Gives You Answers that are Practical.

The secret formula. What is that magic multiplier? We all want it. Well unfortunately I am here to tell you there is no one magic number. There are many factor that decide what margins needed to be charged such as:

  1. The market you are providing your service in. For example if you need yard space in Auckland its going to cost alot more than space in Murupara. 
  2. Your client base – are you working with retailer customers or real estate investors. 
  3. Heck even fluctuations in the exchange rate can affect margins. The New Zealnd dollar drops and the price of gas goes up. This can influence the cost of running your vans. 

Our business coaching wil give you all the tools you need to anser these questions. The answers we give you will result in more questions. We have answers to those too. And so on. 

Just like anything you are trying to be better at it is an ongoing process. You must be patient. You must be consistant. There needs to be some raw talent of course. AND like any great team you need a good coach. 

Growth Matters can be your coach. 

I am determined to help a business to be succesful today. As a coach I have the knowledge, the best instruction, and advice to mae a business succeed. 

Do you want to be that business?

Sincerely 

Karl Martin.

So whether you are a new electrician working off your phone, a plumber working out of a van or two, or a seasoned journeyman and entrepreneur with many employees, Growth Matters can give you a lot of value. 

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