Episode 64

Published on:

14th Apr 2023

The Biggest Business Hack Saving you from Mistakes

There’s one key characteristic that shows up time and time again in trades business owners that build really successful businesses…

They learn. 

Not only do they like to learn but they prioritize making learning part of their routine.

They understand that if you’re not continually learning then you’re standing still.

Or worse.

Going backwards.

This is an especially important characteristic for owners who came up through the trades. 

Because ‘how to run a business’ isn’t something you’re ever taught in your classes, apprenticeship, or working on the job. 

So when you make that leap to running your own business you need to learn how to do it properly…

Or you might not have a business for long!

This even applies to business owners who’ve been at it a long time. 

Because when you keep learning you realize you’re never doing everything as well as you could.

That’s why today Tony and Phil are going to show you why learning is so important for your business, and how you can use it to your advantage… 

Let’s get into it!


  • Stay competitive with other businesses.
  • Identify new opportunities.
  • Adapt to change.
  • Make better decisions.
  • A sense of personal growth because you get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve learnt something.
  • This increases your personal confidence.
  • Business improves and grows.


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How to build a profitable Plumbing, Electrical or similar business that gives you the time, money and freedom to enjoy life.
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Presented by Tony Fraser-Jones and Phil smith from Profitable Tradie. We dive into what it takes to build a profitable trades business that gives you the time and freedom you deserve.

We touch on topics like...
- How to hire decent tradespeople.
- What to do when clients don't pay their invoice.
- How to get around people beating me down on what I charge.
- Should I buy or lease my next van/truck?
- How to get my team to get off their phones and be motivated for work.
- The second easiest way to increase your profitability.

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