A profitable business starts with a rock-solid foundation. Lifestyle Tradie creates free resources designed to help trade business owners build a strong foundation. From eBooks and how-to guides to templates, flowcharts and instructional videos, these free resources are for tradies looking to start up, scale up or sell up — and be profitable. Sound like you?
Developed by Andy and Angela Smith, founders of Lifestyle Tradie, who owned and operated Dr. DRiP Plumbing for over 20 years, the resources provide proven step-by-step strategies you can apply in your own trade business for immediate and sustainable results. By leaning on the expertise captured in Lifestyle Tradie’s free resources, you can get started on making more profit today!
THE ART OF REFLECTING
Why is it so many of us Trade business owners work with a ‘head down, bum up’ approach… with no time to stop and reflect on how far we’ve come? The Art of REFLECTION is not just some ‘wanky’ activity.
THE ABCD CUSTOMER MIX
Do you want to increase your profit and reduce your stress levels when it comes to dealing with problem customers? In The ABCD Customer Mix, you will discover how to do this by ranking each of your customers from A through to D.
TACTICAL MARKETING FOR TRADIES
Is your marketing working for you? The world of marketing within your trade business can be an overwhelming one. In this guide find out the formula to follow for seamless marketing, plus over 120 online and offline ideas to implement today.
WORKING WITH YOUR LIFE PARTNER
People may call you crazy for working alongside your partner. It is hard enough maintaining a healthy relationship when you live separate lives, let alone when you are in each other’s back pockets 24/7! In this guide, discover how to work together in harmony and kick goals.
MAKE MORE PROFIT IN YOUR BUSINESS
If you want to make serious profit in your trade business, you NEED to understand ‘Make More Profit In Your Business’. Along with increased profitability, this formula will help you improve your leadership, efficiency, and decision making.
SPREAD RISK IN YOUR TRADE BUSINESS
If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that the only thing that’s certain, is change. Changes in the business environment, laws, economy, both globally and locally, can cause shockwaves within your trade business. In this guide, discover how to prepare for, and survive, anything!
YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING A GREAT ACCOUNTANT
Do you know the right questions to ask when acquiring a great accountant? Understanding your financial health is critical to your business’ success and wellbeing. In this guide, find the accountant audit and accountant questions to make the right decisions for your business.
HOW TO BE A GOOD LEADER IN YOUR BUSINESS
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. What are you doing to strengthen your leadership skills and lead your team to success? Take charge today using our ‘How To Be A Good Leader In Your Business’ guide.
A GUIDE FOR MANAGING YOUR STOCK
How closely are you watching your expenses? Did you know that it’s possible that you’re being frequently overcharged for stock or even worse, charged for other peoples stock?
WEBSITE RULES FOR TRADIES
Your website is one of the first places potential customers will land on when looking for a tradie. Does your website make your customers say YES to choosing YOU as their tradesman?
WIN MORE QUOTES NOW
Do you hate quoting…. never quite sure if you’re pricing the right amount, or if you’re asking too much?
Say goodbye to quoting insecurities with Win More Quotes Now.
GAIN BACK MORE TIME IN YOUR WEEK
Would you like to take back 4-6 hours back in your week? With The Time Maximiser guide you can earn your time back, so you can better focus your time and energy on your business.
CYBER SECURITY FOR TRADIES
If my trade business fell victim to cybercrime today… how well protected am I really? In our Cyber Security Guide For Tradies, learn how to defend your business against possible attacks.
HOW TO CONVERT MORE CUSTOMER CALLS
The most important person in your business isn’t you… It’s whoever answers your phone. Improve your phone skills with our Call Converter flowchart.
SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR TRADIES
Have you let your trade business social media pages fall to the wayside? Potential customers will judge your trade business based on the quality of your social media. Get your social media up to scratch, today.
HOW TO GROW YOUR TRADE BUSINESS TEAM
Growing your trade business can feel like a circus balancing act. Discover how to make your business decisions based on facts and critical thinking, to grow your tradie team the smart way.
HOW TO FIND STAFF NOW
Why is hiring and a decent tradie so hard? Hire A-grade staff using our hiring and retention guide.
Keen to get off the tools or sell up? Systems are the only way. Start systemising with this how-to eBook.
EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING CHEAT SHEETS
Do your new hires get thrown in the deep end? Get our flowchart and provide a seamless onboarding process.
DEBT COLLECTION FOR TRADIES
Chasing debt wearing you down? Apply these debt collection tactics and start filling up your bank account.
QUOTE FLOW CHEAT SHEETS
If preparing quotes is driving you mad, make it easy and more mindless with these 5 quote-flow cheat sheets.
Want to get more bang from your marketing buck? Win more customers with these trade-specific tactics.
BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS GUIDE FOR TRADIES
We’re in the eye of a health and economic crisis like never before. Who knows when it’s going to end? What will your customers think of you and your trade business when it’s over? More importantly, what’s your plan to get through all this? You could be losing money and not even know it.
CASH FLOW GUIDE FOR TRADIES
Cash flow is the lifeblood of a trade business, without it, your business will flatline! Cash flow forecasting is one of the most critical elements to ensuring your business has sustainable cash flow at all times. Do you have enough cash coming in to keep you afloat?
KPI’S FOR YOUR TEAM
Are your tradies making you money? If your business’s goal is to reach your break-even point and get into the profit zone, you’ll want to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to better understand whether your tradies are on track or veering off route. Where’s the best place to start?