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The Tradie Show — Together In Trade Business

The Tradie Show — Together In Trade Business is a podcast for tradies in business. Your hosts, Andy and Angela Smith, are award-winning trade business educators, fellow trade business owners and co-founders of Lifestyle Tradie. The Tradie Show — Together In Trade Business is educational, entertaining, even controversial. It’s about having conversations on topics that matter to tradies who want to be better at business.

Tune in if you’re a plumber, electrician, builder, painter, landscaper, glazier, air conditioning technician (plus many more). Tradie wives and partners will also relate and benefit from hearing the expert tips, step-by-step trade business strategies, insights and the occasional rant! Whether you’re in the car or catching up on admin, you’ll love listening to The Tradie Show — Together In Trade Business

Our story — Surviving the ups and downs of owning a trade business

After hitting rock bottom in business, how did Andy & Angela Smith turn their plumbing business around and rebuild their marriage? Check out ‘Our Story — Surviving the ups and down of owning a trade business’ TODAY to hear their journey of trial and error.

Control freak habits — Is it helping or hindering your business?

Andy and Angela Smith share their experience of how Andy’s control freak habits almost undid their business, and marriage. Listen to their story of how Andy overcame his ego, and came out the other side with a stronger business, and marriage because of it.

How to put profit first in your trade business — Guest starring
Mike Michalowicz, author of best-selling ‘Profit First’

“If something is important we put it first, so why in business do we put profit last?”
Mike Michalowicz, author of best-seller ‘Profit First’ joins Andy and Angela to share his profit-making methodology and insights into how to pocket big $$$ in your trade business.

Small business marketing must-do’s — Guest starring Tim Reid, host of Australia’s top marketing podcast and author of “The Boomerang Effect”

Tim Reid, host of one of Australia’s top marketing podcasts and author of ‘The Boomerang Effect’ joins Andy and Angela to shift our thinking from how we can take marketing from a chore, to a passion AND get great results with small budgets.

Why the heck is hiring so hard — Our guide to hiring top-notch staff

The cost & time alone for hiring staff is huge, so it’s incredibly frustrating when your staff turnover is high. In this episode, Andy and Angela dig into WHY hiring is so difficult and share a few trade secrets to minimising your hiring headaches.

I’m not a salesperson;
I’m a tradie!

As trade business owners, you’re not just a tradie, you’re also a business person. Join Andy and Angela as they share basic sales and confidence-boosting techniques so that you, and your team, can make the most of your client base and upsell with confidence!

Why tradies need to get their SEO, Google and marketing strategies RIGHT — Guest starring Kate Toon, “Google Whisperer”

Kate Toon’s joining Andy and Angela to steer us in the right direction for our SEO and digital marketing. She’s an expert in the field, so tune in to find out EXACTLY what you need to do to get your business trending online.

“I’m just a tradie…” Switching up your mindset — Guest starring Kylie Ryan,
mindset coach

This week on the Podcast, Andy and Angela are joined by our favourite mindset coach, Kylie Ryan. Together, they unpack why saying “I’m just a tradie” rather than calling yourself a business owner it’s actually hurting your business and impacting your success.

Systemising your business —
It will change your life!

Andy and Angela reminisce about the chaos they faced before implementing systems, when starting their trade business Dr. DRiP Plumbing. They share the importance of systems in a trade business, the benefits, and why it should be your top priority!

The unconscious mannerisms that get us unstuck as partners in life & trade business

Dr Louise Mahler, a vocal and behavioural expert, joins Andy and Angela for the final episode of Season One of The Tradie Show. Listen to episode TEN to find out why your body language, vocal tone and presentation might be driving customers away.

Mental fitness and supporting a mate can save a life — Guest starring Gotcha4Life Founder Gus Worland

Andy & Angela are joined by founder of mental fitness charity Gotcha4Life, Gus Worland. This episode is focused on the rising number of suicides in Australia, and how to prevent them. Content warning: some listeners may find this topic distressing.

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