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Toolbox Tips


Short videos that help you begin making changes in your business and let you get a feel for what you'll be working on in the Tradies Toolbox Coaching Program.

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Having A Good Culture – Is It Necessary In Your Trades Business?


https://dev.smallfish.us/build-a-good-culture/

Click on the video to watch it (Runtime 5 minutes and 42 seconds). Click here to book a 10-minute chat with Jon. If you’d rather read the transcript it’s here below. How to have a good culture in your trade business?  Culture is not just ping-pong.  I’ve talked about your team...

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The Best Way To Manage Your Team Of Tradespeople


https://dev.smallfish.us/manage-your-team-well/

Click on the video to watch it (Runtime 4 minutes and 45 seconds). Click here to book a 10-minute chat with Jon. If you’d rather read the transcript it’s here below. How to manage your team of tradies? It’s Jon here from Small Fish Business Coaching and I’m helping trades businesses grow and...

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Trades Business Management 101: How To Lead Your Team Properly


https://dev.smallfish.us/lead-your-team-properly/

Click on the video to watch it (Runtime 6 minutes and 33 seconds). Click here to book a 10-minute chat with Jon. If you’d rather read the transcript it’s here below. How to lead your team of tradespeople? You run a people business. A trades business is a people business. You’re...

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hiring-process

Your 5 Step Hiring Process To Attract The Best Tradies to Your Team


https://dev.smallfish.us/hiring-process/

Click on the video to watch it (Runtime 6 minutes and 50 seconds). Click here to book a 10-minute chat with Jon. If you’d rather read the transcript it’s here below. Welcome to this week’s Toolbox Tip and it’s called, ‘An Interview Trick To Get Tidy Tradespeople Or A Silly Gimmick?’...

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Price VS Risk Series


https://dev.smallfish.us/price-vs-risk-series/

Remember, you need to charge enough to have good margins and sustainable business and, in order to be able to charge enough, you have to be able to explain why you are worth what you’re charging (and it has to be true, there’s no room for bullshit here). This little series...

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How To Tell If Your Customers Are Lying


https://dev.smallfish.us/customers-tell-lies-series/

I wrote two short videos commenting on how your customers tell lies. Sometimes they tell bare-faced lies and sometimes they tell little white lies. Sometimes to trick you into giving them a better price and sometimes to save embarrassment (for you or for them). It’s good to remind yourself that not...

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stability

Know Your Value As A Trades Business – How To Achieve Stability


https://dev.smallfish.us/achieve-stability-trades-business/

Click on the video to watch it (Runtime 8 minutes). Click here to book a 10-minute chat with Jon. If you’d rather read the transcript it’s here below. Your Value – Stability This is another video in the series on ‘Knowing Your Value’. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it...

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