The Site Shed

The Site Shed

The Site Shed is a tradie podcast designed to assist and educate trade based business owners around the globe with business related topics and current affairs. The podcast is targeted to tradespeople and contractors like plumbers, builders, electricians, tilers, roofers, locksmiths, landscape gardeners & horticulturalists, printers, chefs, hairdressers, however it is a small business podcast so it also suits anyone that is in business. Facilitated by former plumber Matt Jones, this podcast addresses topics related to the trades, such as; apprenticeships, technology, business tools, web, digital, cloud, content creation, SEO, marketing, as well as regular guest appearances from co-host specialists, successful case studies, good and bad experiences and lot's of do's and don't that have been learned through the school of hard knocks. Matt's unique approach to communicating relevant topics is both refreshing and enjoyable. His experience as a plumber of 12 years, combined with his knowledge of the digital and business space as the owner of Tradie Web Guys, a company that helps tradespeople and contractors grow their online presence, you're sure to transform your earbuds, into a university.

Episodes

April 9, 2024 31 mins

Discover how to streamline your contracting business with Daniel Simon of Coast in this enlightening episode. Dive into the world of smart fleet management and innovative expense cards designed to optimise your operations, reduce costs, and enhance control over your fleet expenses. Learn how modern technology can transform your approach to managing field expenses, from fuel to supplies, with real-time insights and customisable cont...

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Dive deep into the critical aspects of on-site hazard management with Taryn Toic, an expert in handling hazardous materials. This episode covers everything from asbestos safety to silica and lead exposure control, offering tradies and contractors vital information to protect themselves and their team. Learn about the latest in safety protocols, the role of technology in enhancing workplace safety, and the importance of proper hazar...

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Unlock the secrets to winning local council contracts with Jason Cooney of The Tender Team in this insightful podcast episode. Learn from experts how to navigate the tender process, from writing winning bids to understanding council requirements and streamlining your business processes for success. Whether you're new to government contracts or looking to improve your strategy, this episode offers valuable insights and practica...

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Wrap up our "How to Thrive, Not Just Survive" series with this deep dive into contractor sales process excellence, featuring insights from Weston of SynkedUp. This episode is a masterclass in leveraging software to streamline your business operations from quoting to financial control. Learn from real-life experiences on nurturing leads, overcoming objections, and evolving sales techniques for the modern contracting landsc...

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In this episode of The Site Shed, join us and our guest Weston from SynkedUp as we delve into the transformative power of contractor software solutions. Learn how the right technology can overhaul pricing, scheduling, and financial management, driving efficiency and profitability in the contracting world. From overcoming industry resistance to embracing data-driven decisions, this episode is a must-watch for contractors aiming to e...

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Welcome to the 400th episode of The Site Shed!

Our host, Matt Jones, takes the spotlight in this milestone episode as he shares his personal journey of reflection, growth, and redefining priorities. From ditching Instagram to seeking clarity in an Ayahuasca ceremony, Matt's quest for increased productivity and focus is at the forefront. He delves into revamping his business operations, embracing leadership developmen...

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 Join us for an insightful episode with Clinton Cowin of Tradiepad as we dive into how quoting and estimating technologies can revolutionise the trade industry. Learn about integrating these crucial processes into your tech stack, enhancing accuracy, and driving business growth. Discover the impact of tech on traditional quoting methods and how modern solutions can streamline operations, reduce errors, and elevate customer satisfac...

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 Join us in a groundbreaking episode with Clinton Cowin from TradiePad, as we dive into the essentials of quoting and estimating for trade businesses. Discover how to refine your quoting techniques and estimating strategies to drive growth and profitability. Clinton shares his expertise on leveraging technology to streamline your processes, ensuring you stay ahead in the competitive trade industry. Whether you're new to the bu...

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In this enlightening episode of The Site Shed podcast, we delve into the art of leadership development to empower growth within the trades. Featuring Ginine Capozzi of KnowledgeForce Consulting LLC, we discover invaluable strategies for leadership development, employee empowerment, and driving true profitability through professional development. Ginine shares her expertise on transforming trade professionals into visionary leaders ...

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In this special episode, join Tina White from Panoramic Academy as we explore the pivotal role of employee empowerment in driving business growth and achieving true profitability. Discover actionable strategies to harness the potential of your team, foster effective decision-making, and propel your business forward. Tina White sheds light on the transformative power of trusting your team and setting the stage for sustainable growth...

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Join us in this special episode as we uncover the electrifying success story of Joe's electrical company in the solar industry. Dive into Joe's transformative journey, exploring how he harnessed the power of solar success to scale his business and make a significant impact in the renewable energy sector. From the initial challenges to the innovative strategies that led to his company's growth, this episode is packed ...

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Join us in this inspiring episode as we delve into Shae Jarvis's journey to solar success with his electrical company. Discover how Shae transformed his business, navigated the renewable energy industry, and harnessed the power of solar to create a thriving enterprise. This episode is a must-watch for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners in the solar and electrical industries. Learn from Shae's experience and get va...

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Dive into our special episode showcasing the Top 10 The Site Shed Podcast Episodes of 2023. This compilation features the most insightful, engaging, and innovative discussions from the year. From deep dives into trade industry trends to practical entrepreneurial strategies, these episodes are a must-listen for anyone in the business and trade sectors. Tune in to gain valuable knowledge and inspiration to elevate your business strat...

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Explore the art of change management in the trades with our latest podcast, 'Trade Transitions: Mastering Change Management in Your Business'. This episode is a treasure trove of strategies and insights on navigating and leading organisational change effectively. We discuss practical approaches to adapting your business to change, inspiring leadership during transitions, and fostering a culture that embraces evolution. Th...

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Dive into the world of conflict resolution with our latest podcast episode, 'Mastering the Trade: Navigating Conflicts in Your Business.' Gain invaluable insights from industry experts on handling conflicts effectively in the trade industry. We explore the nuances of conflict resolution, essential leadership skills, and strategies to foster a productive team environment. Whether you're a business owner, team leader, ...

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Struggling with cash flow during the festive season? Discover our top 5 Christmas hacks to ensure your trade business gets paid promptly. In this episode of The Site Shed, we delve into practical and effective strategies to manage invoices, negotiate payment terms, and use technology to streamline your financial processes. Christmas is a crucial time for contractors and understanding these hacks can be a game-changer in maintaining...

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In this insightful episode of The Site Shed, we tackle the pressing issue of labour shortage and how businesses can effectively hire during these challenging times. We dive deep into innovative hiring strategies, providing practical tips on navigating the labour shortage, attracting skilled employees, and ensuring their retention. Whether you're a small business owner or manage a large corporation, this episode is packed with ...

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Discover how service contracts can be a game-changer in boosting your business turnover by 25%! In this insightful episode, we delve into the world of service contracts and uncover strategies to leverage them for substantial business growth. We'll explore the nuts and bolts of effective service agreement implementation, sharing tips and tricks that have proven to yield significant turnover increases for contractors and field s...

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Discover the crucial HR compliance mistakes that trade businesses frequently make and how to avoid them. In this insightful video, we delve into the top five pitfalls that could cost your business dearly. From understanding legislation to proper documentation, we cover it all. Don't let HR compliance be your downfall. Watch now to safeguard your trade business from costly errors.

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Are you struggling with managing expectations and having difficult conversations in your trade business? The secret lies in honing your communication skills. In this first part of our two-part series, we delve into the importance of effective communication in managing expectations and navigating challenging dialogues.

Learn how communication skills can make or break your relationships with clients and team members. We&apos...

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