The Site Shed
About This Show
The Site Shed is a 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.
The podcast is a combination of Matt's experience as a plumber of 12 years, combined with his knowledge of the digital and business space as the owner of Tradie Web Guys, which is a company that helps tradespeople and contractors grow their online presence.
Tune in on iTunes and turn your earbuds into a university.
Most Recent Episode
TSS105_Giving Your Business a Merry Christmas with Festive Marketing
7 days ago
As we enter into the holiday period, some festive marketing ideas can help keep your customers happy and your bills to get paid. With: Matt and Will from Growth Labz Coming into the Christmas season, some companies get inundated with jobs from people that want things done before the break, while it's 'crickets' for others. The aim of this podcast is two fold. First and foremost, how can you best serve your customers coming into the festive season? Secondly, how can you best service your business coming into the Christmas/New Year break? Christmas can be a chaotic time for most of us and the last thing we need in the lead up is avoidable problems. As tradies and contractors, when your customers are coming to you with a problem, it's often can be a pretty gnarly one, so better to get to them, before they get to us. Examples: Sewers are blocked, power is out, garden is overgrown, etc. As a business owner, you have a responsibility to your customers to ensure that their previous problems don't recur. Especially at a time like Christmas, when family and entertaining is on the cards. How proactive are you in making sure your customers are not going to run into problems this year? Have you reached out to connect? Have you put a reminder in your calendar to get hold of them prior to their problem coming back? If not, why not? What do you think your customer would prefer? You approaching them offering to reduce the chance of a problem occurring, or them calling you with an emergency because a disaster has occurred? It's a no brainer. And of course, it's a double edged sword. Sure you're being proactive in solving their problems before they arise, however you're also at the same time building professional rapport, while at the same time creating a nice passive income stream for yourself. In this podcast, Will and I talk about how you can use your website, along with some smart festive marketing techniques to best serve your customer, while at the same time increasing your turnover. If you find a company on Earth that doesn't want to achieve that, please let me know, so I can get them on the podcast...and shred them. If you like this podcast, you'll likely enjoy the following. Go check th
Rated 5 out of
Keep it up
Hey Matt, I have been listening to all the podcasts whilst working in the office.
Everything so far has been super beneficial to any tradie or trade business owner.
Your presenting has been professional and insightful and you're asking questions of your guests that we are all interested to hear. Cant recommend the podcasts highly enough. Keep up the good work and looking forward to your future podcasts!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast for tradies and contractors
This is a great business podcast for tradies. It covers a lot of very important elements, that's hard to find information on elsewhere.
Date published: 2016-03-28