Episode 88

Published on:

29th Sep 2023

Why Your Profits Shrink When Your Business Grows

Your business revenue is growing nicely and you're adding team members. 

But when it comes to your profit margins, they seem to be falling. 

And you're left thinking "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?" 

When you grow, you think your profit margin will just keep moving. 

But you can get into real trouble if you don't understand this isn't the case, and what to do about it. 

It can make growth seem intimidating.  

And make you feel like you want to stay in your lane. 

But it's a huge mistake.  

and if you don't adjust, your business consumes your life and becomes a glorified hectic job. 

So Phil and Tony recorded this episode to put all the fears and inconvenience to bed. 


  • Learn about the systems you require for each stage in business
  • Understand where you sit in the business development timeline
  • Learn how reducing your net profit is actually a sign of success
  • Prevent yourself from stretching yourself too thin in your business


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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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- Should I buy or lease my next van/truck?
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- The second easiest way to increase your profitability.

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