Episode 120

Published on:

8th May 2024

The Ultimate Guide For Managing Tradespeople

Do you HATE when employees make avoidable mistakes? 

Nobody’s perfect but employees can take a profitable job and screw it up big time. 

Mistakes in business can be a death sentence. 

But business owners like you and I can also make mistakes. 

The difference is our mistakes tend to be a lot more expensive. 

An apprentice might do a poor job which costs $500 to fix. 

But a business owner who hasn’t delegated that job properly is leaving much more on the table. 

It’s easy to see when staff muck up because we have to pay for it. 

But when we muck up, it sometimes isn’t even noticed. 

But that really needs to change because I’m sick of business owners throwing away 20% of their net margin on bad management and not noticing 

So Phil & I sat down to talk about how to be profitable managers. 


  1. The best ways to manage your team in 2024 
  2. How to make your team less dependent on you. 
  3. The process for reducing team mistakes. 


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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.
Are you the owner of a Plumbing, Electrical, or similar service business and looking to increase your profits and regain your freedom?

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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.

Along with sharing a ton of free resources so you can get started on what we're discussing right away!

We also talk with some of the world's most successful trades business owners and learn how they took their businesses from mediocre to multimillion.

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