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Power Up Your Business Podcast
50 minutes | 3 days ago
From Breaking Point to Happy Family
"I didn't want to be the Dad that was never there for my kids. It was a personal wake up call to make positive change within the business in order to turn our lives around." Nathan Kent - Laurence Plumbing Group Nathan & Hailley Kent started Laurence Plumbing Group in 2012, the same year they got married. After the initial honeymoon period post starting the business, the ongoing stress and uncertainty of operating a business placed great strain on their relationship. Hear how the family went from breaking point, with Nathan working long hours not at home and with Hailley constantly putting out fires trying to manage with no cash in the bank, to now having quality family time and great cash flow. For family operated business this podcast highlights the importance of getting your priorities in the right order. If you are unsure how to transform your business and power up to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why you MUST get your priorities in the right order? How you can quickly end up with no time & no money? Why the job site and office MUST be 100% on the same page? How leading from the rear can instill confidence and belief in your team? Why you MUST be ready to make positive change? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - GRAB YOUR FREE COPY (enter promo code - podcast) Power Up Coaching Program - Email to see if we can help REQUEST A CALL Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHub See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 23 days ago
Transformation into a Million Dollar Business
“We were slogging it out for 12 years, working long hours and thinking why don't we have any money in the bank. Got sick of being under constant stress with no reward.” Malcolm Van De Graaff – Brizscapes Landscaping Having started Brizscapes Landscaping in 2007, husband and wife team, Malcolm and Kylie Van De Graaff quickly found themselves in a struggle to stay ahead week to week, not knowing what the future held. After 12 years, with the constant stress, long hours, and no work life balance, something had to change. Hear how Malcolm and Kylie were determined to make the necessary changes to turnaround their business fortunes. Through setting high goals, implementing key processes, empowering their team, and being held accountable, they now have a million dollar business that 'serves them'! There are plenty of great take aways for all business owners looking to transform their business, enjoy this episode! If you are unsure how to transform your business and power up to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why you MUST get uncomfortable and get off the tools? How slowing down to focus on 'less' actually delivers 'more' value? Why it is critical for a husband and wife team to be 100% aligned with the vision and goals? How knowing and being accountable to your numbers is the single most important driver in building a profitable and sustainable business? Why as the owner it is important to step back to allow your team to take ownership? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - GRAB YOUR FREE COPY (enter promo code - podcast) Power Up Coaching Program - REQUEST A CALL Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHub See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
The Power of Innovation & Delegation
“The power of delegation - my business partner and I both believe that by surrounding yourself with good people it enables you to do what you do best.” Bill Alexiou-Hucker – GPSM Freight Forwarding This is an awesome episode full of tips that will help every business owner build a profitable business. Bill is an accomplished businessman, having successfully founded and operated numerous businesses. Bill shares his passion for innovation and research, that has allowed his businesses to stay ahead of the competition. There are great examples of how providing clients with innovation solutions, combined with having the patience to see it through, can lead to increased profits and loyalty. Grab a pen, write down notes, and enjoy this episode! If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why having a point of difference removes price from the discussion? Why it is important to be patient when building your business? How the power of delegation allows a business fast track to success? Why business owners must get out of the way and have trust in your team? Why profiling your most valuable clients will increase profit? Why it is important to always look for new ways to solve client’s problems? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: GPSM Global Freight Forwarders - https://www.gpsm.com.au/ Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHub See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Stand Out From The Crowd In Your Industry
It is with great pleasure we speak with Glen Carlson, co-founder of Dent Global, who are best known for their ‘Key Person of Influence’ business brand accelerator program, which is recognised by Inc.com as the number one brand accelerator program globally. Having assisted over 3,000 business owners to define their passion to stand out from the crowd, Glen provides awesome insights how to build a profitable, leveraged business. Glen shares great success stories, tips, and must do’s for those business owners looking to make positive change in their business, and most importantly their lives. There’s loads of tips and insights that will help you build a great lifestyle business. If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why it is never easy navigating a business? How having the right support, in the right environment is critical to success? Why you need to have a real purpose and meaning? Why investing in building business ‘assets’ provides leverage to scale? Why creating an effective ‘pitch’ is essential to standing out from the crowd? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Dent Global - https://www.dent.global/ Key Person of Influence Brand Accelaerator – http://events.keypersonofinfluence.com/au/ Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
The Importance of Saying ‘NO’ – Why Pleasing Everyone Will Send You Broke!
On this episode we speak with the husband and wife team Grant & Renee Walker, owners of Grant Walker Electrical. Having operated their business for the past 18 years they share the highs and lows they have experienced on their journey together. Grant & Renee provide key learnings and tips that are applicable to all business owners – from making the mistake thinking that by being busy all the time they must be getting ahead financially, through to understanding the importance of putting processes in place to be able to work ‘ON’ the business. Renee provides great advice how to streamline your administration that will allow you grow your business where you ‘earn more, work less, & create a great life for your family’. If you have questions about how you can take your business to the next level then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why you MUST understand and constantly review your key financial numbers? How saying yes to everything will keep you busy and send you broke? Why having clear role responsibilities is critical for working as a husband and wife team? Why investing in external support, even when losing money, has been a game changer? How to use ‘offshore’ support to streamline your admin to free up your time? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Grant Walker Electrical - https://www.grantwalkerelectrical.com.au/ Konvert Offshore Administration Support Services – kon-vert.com Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones - BUY NOW Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Success Leaves Clues - What The Reece Group Can Teach ALL Business Owners
We speak with the Reece Groups NSW leaders; Mark Young and Craig Smith; to discuss what made the Reece Group the dominate market powerhouse it is today. The Reece Group are a great success story, starting with one store back in 1909, to now being the Australian market leaders in plumbing and trade supplies, and recently have ventured into NZ and US markets. This is a must listen for any business leader who is looking to improve the overall performance of their business. Mark & Craig share key insights into what makes Reece tick, all of which are transferrable to any business and any industry. This episode is jam packed full of tips that can be implemented immediately. The key point that resonates throughout this interview is about building a culture where every team member owns it!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
The Power of the 'GAP' in Communication - Improve Relationships, Projects & Profitability
Mick Slatter shares his inspirational story, from the depths of depression while operating his tradie business in the early 2000’s when he was about to lose his house, to now educating and teaching tradies how to reduce risk within their business.To be successful in business and in life, Mick discusses the importance of having the right support people in your corner. When we fall, and we all do, it shouldn’t be viewed as a failure, but rather as a learning experience. Mick’s story epitomises this through drawing on his dark times as a source of strength when faced with new challenges moving forward.Mick provides great tips for how tradies can reduce potential costs while administering contracts, as well as how to deal with unfriendly communication. There’s loads of tips and insights that will help you save potential blood, sweat, and tears. If you have questions about what to look out for before starting your business as well as how to successfully manage contracts then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why it is important to learn from failure? Why you shouldn’t open a business just because you want to escape a boss? How self-awareness was key to overcoming depression? Why just knowing how to do the job isn’t enough? How conversations driven by integrity and information empowers tradies? How managing the ‘GAP’ between reaction and response provides time to think? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Mick Slatter - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-slatter Chris Wightwick – The Mind Kit http://www.themindkit.com Power Up Your Tradie Business book by Matthew Jones BUY NOW Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
How tradies can attract more ‘A-Class’ clients online
Matt Jones, owner of Tradie Webguys & The Site Shed Podcast, is a tradie evangelist with a passion for helping tradies successfully transition off the tools and into the often-unknown business world. Matt, as a former plumber himself, understands that making the transition to a business owner can be very difficult; as Matt states “as a tradie you don’t know what you don’t know about business.” Since 2012 Matt has educated thousands of tradie business owners to improve their marketing, attract better quality clients, develop systems, and connect to a global tradie community via The Site Shed If you have questions about how to successfully run a tradie business then you’ll find the answers in this interview, including: Why it is important to ‘niche’ your business? How to attract and convert quality clients from your website? How systems and processes allow business owners more freedom? Why business owners are often the roadblock to success? And plenty more … Resources mentioned: Tradie Webguys - tradiewebguys.com.au The Site Shed Podcast - thesiteshed.com Podcast links: Podcast Studio: RadioHubSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | 2 years ago
Power Up Your Business | Trailer
'Everyday people, everyday stories, extrodinary results’ We speak with tradie business owners and business experts who share real life, inspiring stories how people have pushed through tough times to achieve success. We share mistakes made and lessons learnt, to highlight the fact that throughout your journey as a business owner you are not alone.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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