Hi guys. Have you ever heard the phrase “You don’t know what you don’t know”?
Tony from Profitable Tradie here and I want to tell you a little bit about one of the key lessons I have learned in business, both with our own businesses and coaching plumbers, electricians, drainers and guest fitters for the last eight years. And it is all about not knowing what you don’t know. So stay tuned.
Hi guys do you sometimes look at some of your mates or other businesses in your town or your area that seemed really successful? They seem to grow their business, they seem to make more money, drive a nice car, have good holidays and generally seem a bit more relaxed than you.
And you wonder how they do it. Do you wonder have they got a secret recipe or have they just cooked things up in a different way? And have they read or learned something that you don’t know? Well the answer is pretty simple, the answer is yes. And one of the key things to growing your business is to realise that you don’t actually know what you don’t know.
Now if you want to take your business from being struggling with cash flow, or perhaps you have got a lot of jobs happening but you’re not making as much profit as you want to. or it’s just really busy and you feel overwhelmed and chaotic.
There are people there who have solved that problem and cracked that riddle. And in fact that is why we do what we do at Profitable Tradie, we have got a system and a process to help you do that.
No I am not going to tell you too much about what we do, I would rather tell you about one of our members who has actually cracked the code and grown his business.
Now Brad Martin from Leading Edge Electrical, when he came to us it was himself and an apprentice. Now he has a business with turns over in excess of a million dollars and he is completely off the tools, he has got a strong team of tradesmen in place, he has got his office sorted out, life is looking good, he is just looking to invest in some commercial property.
So what I suggest is click the link below. You can have a listen to what Brad has done, and figure out some of the things things that he has done to make a life successful. And what he has learned is really in three key areas.
Number one, he has learned how to price his jobs for profit; he has learned that you need to actually price for a margin, not to just win the work.
He has put together a hiring process, step by step ten step process to actually hire the right guys.
He has put a lot of effort into training his guys, getting his checklist sorted so that he doesn’t have to supervise all the jobs and be on site.
He has also worked very hard on his marketing; he targets tickets to the local builders in his area in his niche market with some direct mail.
He has got his AdWords and his online marketing sorted, as well as other few key tricks of the trade which we can share with you on the video.
So guys, key lesson today is you don’t know what you don’t know. If you want to go your business you have got to learn some more. In fact, if you want to earn more you have to learn more. Earning is just learning with L plates.
So click on the link, watch what Brad has got to say and get inspired to grow your business and take it to the next level.
I will talk to you again soon guys, have a great day