Tips for the time poor Tradie

clockHome based businesses and small sole traders get a bad rap sometimes. Unfairly criticised for being too small to handle “proper jobs”.

That’s a rather condescending attitude, considering that small business is by far the world’s biggest employer group, on average providing well in excess of 60% of the jobs globally.

But let’s stop and ask ourselves why that is though? Why do people have such a bad perspective on smaller businesses, and sole traders, and in particular the trades?

Using only my own experiences as a client of several smaller businesses around me, I can say there are 6 main issues relating to how professional you are, and how you are perceived.

I’ll address all 6 of them over the next 6 blog posts, one by one, and give you tips to managing things without adding extra strain to yourself.

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Webinar : Making the most of Trade and Product Quoting

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Out latest webinar focused on Making the most of Trade and Product Quoting

We didn’t get very many questions during the session, so fire away in the comments and let us know what you think .

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Don’t participate in other people’s drama

AngryLadyWe’ve all been there, regardless of whether you’re a plumber, an admin assistant, a project manager, a developer, or a printer;  no matter how hard we try , there are always small ( and sometimes not so small) issues that crop up at the last minute that have to be dealt with.

Sometimes it’s a supplier not having the parts ready. Sometimes it’s critical project members not showing up for a long planned meeting because of illness.

Occasionally however, it’s something a little more than bad luck. Over the years I’ve had the misfortune several times of being placed in horribly stressful situations because of people that deliberately waited until the last minute to place something seemingly urgent, with a massively critical deadline on my desk.

It absolutely had  to have a decision right that second.

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