Listen in as we pick the brains of successful tradie business owners and business experts to learn how you can 'Power Up Your Business'.
In each episode you’ll discover a treasure trove of valuable information as they share their strategies for business growth and their real life, inspiring stories of how they have pushed through tough times to achieve success.
Core Success Habits - Don't Get Distracted
"After we achieved our 5 year goals we stopped focussing on the success habits that got us there. We started getting distracted by new shiny objects and as a result the business quickly nose dived. Once we got back to implementing our core success habits our revenue and profit is now the best it has ever been." Peter Hill - Hills Electrical
In 2013, 5 years after taking over the family business, Peter Hill was fried. He was burnt out working himself into the ground to the point where he didn't want to go back to work. He had to make serious change. In 2014 Peter engaged Cube Performance to implement the 'Core Success Habits', that ultimately resulted in Peter achieving his 5 year family and business goals. Then, however, in 2019 Peter got distracted and started to neglect his core fundamental success habits. Revenue and profit plummeted, stress and frustration increased. With a kick up the bum and renewed focus on the core success habits Peter and his team delivered record revenue and operating profit in 2020.
Sink or Swim - Time to Lead
"When Dad who founded and managed the business was diagnosed with terminal cancer it forced us to reevaluate everything. Myself along with my brothers agreed to continue running the business while Dad was going through treatment." Corey King - SJM Plumbing Services
Corey King was thrown into the deep end when he was required to step up and manage the family business when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016, Corey and his three brothers had the choice to sink or swim in taking over the reins of the business. Hear how Corey struggled with the transition from 'tradie' working onsite to the 'leader' managing from the office. With drive and dedication he is now leading a multi million dollar business with a great team that delivers great profitability.
Resilience & Belief - The Journey of a Business Owner
"I ended up working huge hours for very little money. It all came to a head after 5 years when my 3 year old said Mummy when is Daddy going to have time for me. It was at that point in my life that something had to change. This is not what I signed up for." William Sawers - Plumbing Solutions
William Sawers has been operating Plumbing Solutions in Adelaide for the past 15 years. Will's journey has been one of resilience and determination, from building up the business with large teams and lots of customers to then scaling back down to just himself, and then building up the business again now with the correct 'Success HABITS' and support in place. Will really struggled for a long time to create a successful business. Now with the right habits, processes and support in place Will is confidently building a business that serves him to deliver his family goals.
From Breaking Point to Happy Family
"I didn't want to be the Dad that was never there for my kids. It was a personal wake up call to make positive change within the business in order to turn our lives around." Nathan Kent - Laurence Plumbing Group
Nathan & Hailley Kent started Laurence Plumbing Group in 2012, the same year they got married. After the initial honeymoon period post starting the business, the ongoing stress and uncertainty of operating a business placed great strain on their relationship. Hear how the family went from breaking point, with Nathan working long hours not at home and with Hailley constantly putting out fires trying to manage with no cash in the bank, to now having quality family time and great cash flow. For family operated business this podcast highlights the importance of getting your priorities in the right order.
Transformation into a Million Dollar Business
“We were slogging it out for 12 years, working long hours and thinking why don't we have any money in the bank. Got sick of being under constant stress with no reward.” Malcolm Van De Graaff - Brizscapes Landscaping
Having started Brizscapes Landscaping in 2007, husband and wife team, Malcolm and Kylie Van De Graaff quickly found themselves in a struggle to stay ahead week to week, not knowing what the future held. After 12 years, with the constant stress, long hours, and no work life balance, something had to change.
Hear how Malcolm and Kylie were determined to make the necessary changes to turnaround their business fortunes. There are plenty of great take aways for all business owners looking to transform their business.
The Power of Innovation and Delegation
“The power of delegation - my business partner and I both believe that by surrounding yourself with good people it enables you to do what you do best.” Bill Alexiou-Hucker
Bill Alexiou-Hucker is an accomplished businessman, having successfully founded and operated numerous businesses. In this podcast Bill shares his passion for innovation and research, that has allowed his businesses to stay ahead of the competition. This is an awesome episode full of tips that will help every business owner build a profitable business
How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Your Industry
“In my experience is it’s not hard work people are afraid of, they’re just sick and tired of hard work for no progress.” Glen Carlson
Glen Carlson is the co-founder of Dent Global, who are best known for their ‘Key Person of Influence’ business brand accelerator program. Glen has assisted over 3,000 business owners to define their passion to stand out from the crowd & provides awesome insights how to build a profitable, leveraged business. Glen shares great success stories, tips, and must do’s for those business owners looking to make positive change in their business, and most importantly their lives.
The Importance of Saying ‘NO’ – Why Pleasing Everyone Will Send You Broke!
“We were getting drunk on sales. We had all these guys working, we were super busy, there can’t be any problems. Then one day we couldn’t pay the bills. Why couldn’t we pay the bills?” Renee Walker
Grant & Renee Walker, owners of Grant Walker Electrical have operated their business for the past 18 years and provide key learnings and tips that are applicable to all business owners. From making the mistake thinking that by being busy all the time they must be getting ahead financially, through to understanding the importance of putting processes in place to be able to work ‘ON’ the business.
Success Leaves Clues – What The Reece Group Can Teach ALL Business Owners
“Those that are coming in at entry level get to see the leaders putting pipe away. They’re sweeping the floors. They’re emptying rubbish bins. It doesn’t matter your position. You can do all of the 1%’ers.” Mark Young
Mark Young and Craig Smith, the Reece Groups NSW leaders discuss what made the Reece Group the dominate market powerhouse it is today. This is a must listen for any business leader who is looking to improve the overall performance of their business. Mark & Craig share key insights into what makes Reece tick, all of which are transferrable to any business and any industry. This episode is jam packed full of tips that can be implemented immediately.
The Power of the ‘GAP’ in Communication – Improve Relationships, Projects & Profitability
“Going home the day that you’ve been told that you could potentially lose your house is probably one of, it’s not the worst time, but it’s definitely one of those times that is like getting hit in the face with a brick.” Mick Slatter
Mick Slatter shares his inspirational story, from the depths of depression while operating his tradie business in the early 2000’s when he was about to lose his house, to now educating and teaching tradies how to reduce risk within their business.
How tradies can attract more ‘A-Class’ clients online
“If you’re that type of person that thinks, they’re a shit customer. This guy’s a shit employee. The projects I keep getting are shit. The problem is not them. The problem is you. Look in the mirror.” Matt Jones
Matt Jones, former tradie, owner of Tradie Web Guys and The Site Shed podcasts helps tradie business owners to improve their performance through improved marketing and processes.