In the 10 years, I have been working as an accountant for the Construction and Trades industry, I have noticed a recurring theme amongst businesses in this sector. You work hard and long hours but many businesses are never able to make the transition from being a tradie to having a successful business.
Running a business is difficult work, there is a lot of risk, stress and it requires significant investment. If you are putting yourself through all that pain shouldn’t you be compensated for it accordingly? You should be paid as a business owner, not a tradie. After all, you have a business, not a job.
Learning a new skillset
Running a business is an entirely different skillset to being a tradie. For this reason, many business owners will never progress from being a good technician to running a successful business.
So far most of the training you have received in your career has been centred around your trade and not your business. In fact, if you weren’t doing this course the most you would have done is a quick 1-day contractor course to qualify for your licence with Consumer and Business Services.
But do you have time to do a three-year degree in business? Of course not.
This 8-module course is designed to teach you exactly what you need to know to get started with a successful business. No fluffy stuff, just the advice and information you need to grow, make a profit and get off the tools.
It starts with you
This course is not for everyone it will require commitment, hard work and focus. It will not be a silver bullet to the success of your business but it will give you the tools you need to make it happen. If you are prepared to do the activities thoroughly and the hard work of putting everything into practice, you will reap the rewards and be on your way to becoming a successful business owner.