Tradie business coach

You know your trade; we know business. We specialise in smart strategies for bankable growth for tradies.

Our business coaching firm works with tradie business owners to make informed decisions on how to increase profitability.

We’ve been the coaching the trades industry for 20+ years, and we’re the most awarded firm year on year.

Explore how our knowledge and experience can benefit your business in the trades and construction sector.

Back your trades business growth with:

Industry knowledge from best in breedNext-level strategies Best practices for process, systems and techManagement coaching for high-performing teams

Back your trades business growth with smart strategies for real results

Robbie Carter - Elec Comm Services

Review of Tenfold Business Coaching

Robbie Carter - Elec Comm Services

“When people ask me whether business coaching is worth it, I just ask them, “Do you want to be successful or not? How bad do you want it? What’s it worth to you?”

I knew I had all the bits of the jigsaw; I just didn’t know how to piece them together. You don’t know what you don’t know. I needed that business education, that business 101 is what I get from business coaching with Tenfold.

Robbie Carter, Director
Elec Comm Services

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Intel and accountability to take your tradie business to the next level

Targeted advice to plan ahead and lead from the front.

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You’d never expect a sports team to win the grand final without the strategies of an experienced coach. And tradie businesses are no different.

So what does a business coach actually do for trades services businesses?

At Tenfold, we provide intel to make smart business decisions for real results.

With over 20 years experience in coaching a wide range of business in the Australian construction industry sectors, we know how to grow business.

If you’ve ever thought your business could be better and achieve more but you don’t know how, talk to us.

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Review of Tenfold Business Coaching

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We were going ok. But just OK. We were winning good jobs but it wasn’t showing in the bank account.

We knew we could do better. Then we started coaching with Tenfold and we smashed it.

Lee at Tenfold showed us our Speed To Results Plan and we hit it hard. In the first year our revenue increased 26%, gross profit increased 36% and net profit doubled then doubled again. We’ve kept the same team size and our efficiency has increased by 50%.

Cam Polsen, Director
CPE Landscape
Commercial Contractors

Take the guesswork out of your tradie business

Track and improve what matters to grow profits and cash flow.

What coaching does for your business:

  • Focus on results: Strategies that have delivered results for other businesses in cross-sections of industry are adapted to your business. Plans are peer-reviewed by our panel of business coaches and advisers.
  • Calculate and track the numbers that really matter: Make informed decisions based on data from your business and comparable businesses in your markets. Know what you need to know to.
  • Action and accountability: Realistic and focused actions to achieve specific outcomes. We’re on your side but we’re not your cheerleader – we’re your business coach. And you better believe we’re going to hold you (and your team) accountable.
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Business Coaching Firm of the Year for growing Australian businesses

Awarded: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

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Get a clear plan for your business growth

Our business coaching model takes you through a clear plan of practical stages:

Speed to Results

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Immediate actions to drive bankable results and positive returns in the short-term.

Sales | Cashflow | ROI

Advanced Growth

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Take your business to the next level with proven strategies and practical plans.

Get ahead of the curve.

Big Picture

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See the big picture for the best version of your business and plan to get there.

Plan with purpose.

Business Exit

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Achieve financial freedom through business sale or run by a management team. 

Wealth realisation plans

Customised Business Coaching

One-on-one business coaching with an experienced adviser matched to your trades services business.

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  • Face to face coaching or online business coaching sessions via Zoom

  • Best-practices and market leading strategies fully customised to your tradie business
  • Clearly defined return on investment, approved and overseen by Tenfold’s MD

Speak with a growth expert at Tenfold Business Coaching today and explore what’s possible for your business.

Business Coaching Growth Specialists

Back your trades business with the best in business coaching.

Any established business in the construction industry… at Tenfold Business Coaching we have experienced it all. And that’s no small claim.

Since 2002 we have helped hundreds of trade specialist businesses across industries to achieve their goals of increased profit, positive cash flow and business growth, and we can help you too.

From increased profit margins to enhanced operational efficiency and improved client satisfaction, the benefits of our coaching are tangible. We set and achieve realistic goals, ensuring your business sees real improvements and long-term success.

Our business mentors and coaches provide business owners with guidance and strategies to reach your goals with speed, and achieve lasting results.

The Business Excellence Forum & Awards Coaching Firm of the Year 2022
Business Coach and Firm of the Year 2022 Australia

Experts in job management tools

We make systems work for your business.

Unlike other business coaches, we don’t force you change your business management systems to suit us.

Tenfold business coaches are multidisciplinary and system-agile.

Really, that just means that we know how to use lots of different systems to get the best for your trades services business.

Business Coaching for Specialist Trade Services

Back your trades business with the best in business coaching.

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When you’re running a tradie business, success requires more than just hard work and expertise. It demands an understanding of the unique challenges your industry faces. This is where targeted business coaching comes in.

Effective business coaching for tradie businesses like plumbers, electricians, HVAC, landscape construction and builders doesn’t just offer general business advice. It provides specialised guidance that directly addresses the realities of these sectors.

With 20+ years of experience coaching the construction industry, we understand the specific needs and obstacles of trade services businesses This approach means the strategies you receive are not only sound in theory but also work in practice

We only provide 1:1 coaching to established businesses. No group coaching and no start ups. Because the advice we offer isn’t generic; it’s uniquely tailored to help your business overcome industry-specific hurdles and seize opportunities unique to your field.

Integrating business coaching into your trade or construction business means getting practical, industry-specific advice. It’s about making your business more efficient, profitable, and ready to tackle the challenges unique to your industry.

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Meet the team of Tenfold Business Mentors

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Find out why our business coaches love working with tradies

How Business Coaching Backs your Business

Customised advice for real results

In the competitive world of trade and construction, having a tradie business coach isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity to take your business to the next level and achieve high margins. The right business coach brings more than just business acumen; we bring industry expertise that can transform your business. Here’s what a Tenfold tradie business coach brings:

  • Tailored Industry Expertise: We understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the niche sectors within the trades industry. We provide targeted guidance in an industry where one-size-fits-all solutions simply don’t work.
  • Strategic Business Growth: A skilled business coach helps you identify growth opportunities. Whether it’s expanding your service offerings, entering new markets, or optimising your current operations for better margins, we guide you through each step. This strategic planning is essential for sustainable growth in these industries.
  • Operational Efficiency: One of the key roles of a Tenfold business coach is to help streamline operations. We assist in implementing systems and processes that enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and improve project management. This not only saves time and resources but also boosts your bottom line.
  • Enhancing Leadership Skills: A good business requires consistent leadership and agile management skills. As an owner of a trades business, managing teams, handling clients, and overseeing projects are daily tasks. Coaching supports you to be leader your business needs to thrive.
  • Navigating Challenges: With over 2 decades coaching trades we know that the construction industry is full of unforeseen challenges. From fluctuating market conditions to IR changes, a Tenfold business coach equips you to navigate these challenges with confidence.
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SmartGrass directors Richie and Carolyn Miles have been coached by Ash Thomson since 2003   

Having a business coach with industry-specific knowledge and experience is crucial for any trade or construction business serious about growth and profitability. Our guidance and expertise can propel your business to new levels.

Management Coaching

Coaching and mentoring for business owners and managers to lead high performing teams.

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  • Practical advice to upskill leaders and match their capabilities with the business growth plans
  • Tailored development plans to grow future leaders and improve their performance on the job

  • Behaviour profiling tools to recognise different workstyles and improve communication within teams

Speak with a growth expert at Tenfold Business Coaching today and explore management coaching for your trades business.

Financial models to maximise your margins

Managing the metrics that drive results to your bank account

There’s tons of data in trades business. The challenge is knowing which data to track. At Tenfold we use best-in-breed reports that are adapted to your business. Nope, they’re not templates. This isn’t paint by numbers. It’s very specific reporting based on your technicians, your cost of supplies, your jobs, your overheads (that includes your admin team and your marketing, your van repayments, everything that happens off-site).

Depending on your business, we might use one, several or all of these reports. And this is just for starters:

  • Billable hours
  • Chargeable rate calculator
  • Cash flow forecast

  • Financial model
  • Profit tracker
  • Revenue / pipeline forecast
  • Sales and marketing test & measure
  • Job profitability per tech
  • Sales conversion
  • Website traffic and SEO effectiveness
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Scaling up with smart strategies

Multiply your business growth with the right advice

For tradie businesses, having a strategic approach is essential. It’s not just about working harder; it’s about working smarter, using proven strategies that leverage your business’s strengths and market opportunities.

Identifying Growth Opportunities: Coaching helps identify where the potential for expansion lies. This might involve diversifying your services, targeting new market segments, or leveraging new technology to offer more efficient services. Understanding your market and customer needs is crucial in identifying these opportunities.

Streamlining Operations with Systems and Processes: Efficiency is key in scaling any business. From automating administrative tasks to optimising project management and improving supply chain logistics. Streamlined operations not only save time and reduce costs but also enhance the quality of your services. Efficient processes reduce waste, cut costs, and improve turnaround times, all of which contribute to a healthier bottom line.

Financial Models for Controlled Growth: Profitable growth requires sound financial management. This means not only keeping a close eye on cash flow and expenses but also making strategic investments back into the business. Wise financial decisions can accelerate growth and ensure long-term sustainability.

Leveraging Technology: In today’s digital age, embracing technology in your trades services business can give you a significant competitive edge. From project management tools to customer relationship management (CRM) systems, technology can streamline operations and improve customer engagement.

Implementing these strategies requires a clear vision and dedication. By focusing on these areas, trade and construction businesses can achieve sustainable growth, enhanced profitability, and a strong market position.

Economic insights to keep you ahead of the pack

Key market indicators to make informed decisions and avoid the knocks

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As a firm, Tenfold business coaching actively monitors labour demand in the Australian trades sector as an indicator of the market conditions in the construction industry.

We also track materials costs, grant opportunities, tender bid submissions and decisions, infrastructure pipeline forecasts, insolvencies and building approvals. Just to name a few.

These insights help our tradie clients be aware of headwinds so they can be better informed and make advanced moves ahead of the competition.

Discover what’s possible with
Tenfold Business Coaching

See the big picture for your trades services business.

Smart Strategies | Expert Advice | Real Results