I have worked and even lived ith A Tradie.
I have seen Tradies work all damn day and come home to get straight on their computer and try do quoting until the middle of the night only to get up exhausted in the early morning hours to go out on the tools again.
I have seen Tradies get bombarded with countless phone calls while they are trying to work. I have seen you guys juggle jobs, over commit day after day after day.
I have calculated tens of thousands of dollars lost from not collecting money on jobs. I have seen Tradies faces when I have told them how much money they have thrown down the toilet! It’s heart breaking.
I have seen Tradies almost walk out broken from BILL SHOCK because of how much they owe the ATO, with nothing left over for them. You have no idea what it feels like to be the person that delivers that kind of message. It honestly crushes me.
I have seen Tradies just plod along with no real plan. No idea If they are making or losing money, not keeping records and then the shit hits the fan and they have no where to hide. Then they find themselves in deep SH*T!
I can’t tell you how many ATO employer obligation reviews I have done with Trade Businesses and it is alarming how many of them are NOT compliant. And then along comes the fines and interest charges… The ATO don’t really care how hard you have worked, they have rules you need to follow – that’s the law.
Before I set up Tradie Troopers, I spoke to Tradies about what they liked and didn’t like about accountants and book keepers like me.
You Tradies don’t really like us accountants! You think that we think we are better than you! Or we act too professional! Well that’s a bit of a joke when one of my biggest secrets is that I swear like a trooper. But I took this advice on board.
I was even told that using someone like me made you feel uneasy about how much I was going to cost you. I thought this was a valid concern. I mean, when I renovated my house, I wanted quotes from Tradies before they did any job – fair call fellas.
SO TRADIE TROOPERS WAS BORN – A NO NONSENSE, WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK APPROACH ABOUT WORKING WITH YOU, THE TRADIE. THE ELITE FORCE BEHIND YOUR BUSINESS. YOU DO WHAT YOU’RE BRILLIANT AT AND WE DO WHAT WE ARE BRILLIANT AT
There are certain things I need from you in order for me to deliver. If you don’t commit I can’t help you and it’s best we go our separate ways.
Our fees are fixed each month depending on what services you want us to be engaged in. You may only want some of our services or you may want them all. You may be doing some things great and only need us for others – we can cater for you needs. But there are no surprises, it’s a fixed monthly fee for a minimum 3 months then you can terminate at any time.
My success is measured against your success. If I can’t get you to a position to achieve your goals, then we shouldn’t be working together.
I want to be that person who gives you peace of mind and takes away that part of the business that you are crap at. I mean I can’t paint, nor do I know how to put light switches in or build a house – so don’t get all offended!
You see, the whole reason I set this up is because what fulfils me as an individual is to see you where you want to be and to be that one person that got you there.