THE PODCAST

The Site Shed is a fully dedicated podcast for tradespeople, exploring everything from technology in the workspace, right through to apprenticeships and current affairs.
With regular guest appearances from industry experts, success stories and many various co-hosts, you’ll learn more that you’ll be able to retain!

How LinkedIn Works Best For Tradies

How LinkedIn Works Best For Tradies

Today’s episode is part two of our How to Use LinkedIn as a Tradie series with Underdog Agency founder, Jacob Bracey. In the last episode, we talked about the know-how of building your profile the right way. In this episode, we’re here to talk about the tools and features LinkedIn offers that you might not be familiar with, but can help you find potential customers.

From 2 Staff to 300 in 9 Years

From 2 Staff to 300 in 9 Years

Success, in any field, can sometimes be quite polarizing. Achieving that gold medal—that reward, that end goal—can sometimes stop you from seeing the path and stepping stones that you went through to get from A to B to your goal. The common notion people have when looking at successful business owners is that it was a quick, effortless overnight success for them. But that is rarely the case.

In today’s episode, we will break down some of the fundamental blocks and stepping stones that helped our guest get to today’s level. We’re joined today by John Akhoian, founder and CEO who has grown his plumbing business, Rooter Hero, from having two staff members to 300 in nine years.

Selling Your Trade Business

Selling Your Trade Business

In the last episode of this series, Brandon shares the actual process involved in selling and buying a business. This process requires professionals who specialize in business valuations and transactions. If you want to sell or buy a business, you need to get in touch with attorneys, marketers, and consultants for due diligence and a proper and legitimate process.

Preparing Your Trade Business For Sale

Preparing Your Trade Business For Sale

After evaluating your business, the second step is to prepare it for selling. This preparation is challenging, but it’ll be easier with the help of the right professionals and the right mindset.

In this episode, Brandon shared a list of things you will need to prepare your business for sale. The first on the list is to have a service and replacement residential work mix. The second is to have proper management in place. The third on the list is about updating your assets. He also noted that service agreements and warranties are essential aspects.

Valuing Your Trade Business – What You Need to Understand

Valuing Your Trade Business – What You Need to Understand

Twenty years ago, entrepreneurs believed they could not sell their businesses. Today, people are opting to sell their businesses, primarily if the company can be sold on fair market value.

Buying or selling a business has its processes. A company’s financial status is not the sole factor in valuing a business. Its’ goodwill or its intangible assets are also taken into consideration.

In this episode, Brandon shares his knowledge of the processes involved in selling a business, and also shares insights on how to increase your company’s value.

Zero to a Million in Four Years

Zero to a Million in Four Years

If you think building a business that can earn a million dollars within four years is impossible, then we just might prove you wrong. We’re not saying it’s easy! But with the right mindset, planning, and implementing changes within yourself and your organization, you can turn that dream into a reality.

You also need to make sure you’re armed with the proper help from the proper people. And in this episode, we’re joined once again by Jason Spaull of Coastal Asbestos Removal. Whether you’re up to the task of establishing a million-dollar company or simply want to pick up some useful tips to improve your business, you’ll surely love this episode.

Technology That Removes Friction and Improves Efficiency

Technology That Removes Friction and Improves Efficiency

In the second part of this series, Marcel shares valuable insights to help businesses streamline their operations using technological applications and devices. It is not technology’s goal to completely replace human contribution. Its purpose is to help business owners with primary concerns like product delivery and communicating with clients.

Upfront Pricing Isn’t Magic, It’s Science and Consistency

Upfront Pricing Isn’t Magic, It’s Science and Consistency

In this series, Marcel dives into the fundamentals of getting paid. For our first episode, it’s all about upfront pricing—it’s science and consistency. How should you set up your company, so you never have to worry about chasing bills? With upfront pricing, you can reduce huge overheads in expenses and chasing debts and, at the same time, cut all your personal, business, and financial stress.

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