Tradie business coach

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You know your trade; we know business.

We specialise in smart strategies for bankable growth for tradies.

Business coaching for tradie business owners to increase profitability, get ahead and lead from the front.

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

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Australia’s most trusted business coaches for tradies:

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Robbie Carter, Director
Elec Comm Services

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“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 tradie business education 101, and that’s what I get in coaching with Tenfold.

Coaching to take your tradie business to the next level

Advice and accountability to get results in every area of your tradie business.

Lee Dore Extrordinair 2022

You’d never expect a sports team to win the grand final without the strategies of an experienced coach. And the same is true for tradie businesses.

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

At Tenfold, our coaches back tradies to make smart decisions in every area of business: sales and marketing, tenders and quoting, recruitment & HR, operations, finance and strategy.

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

If you believe your business can be better and achieve more, talk to us.

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Review of Tenfold Business Coaching

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Cam Polsen, Director
CPE Landscaping
Commercial Contractors

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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%.

Financial models to maximise your margins

Managing the metrics in your tradie business 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 for your specific business: 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
  • Cash flow forecast

  • Financial model
  • Profit tracker
  • Sales conversion
  • Chargeable rate calculator
  • Revenue / pipeline forecast
  • Sales and marketing test & measure
  • Job profitability per tech
  • Website traffic and SEO effectiveness
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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 to grow your tradie business

Business coaching takes you through a clear plan of practical stages for growth.

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. 

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Customised Tradie 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 tradie business.

Award-winning business coaches for next level growth

Back your trades business with the best in business coaching.

We get real results for 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 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 real. We set and achieve realistic goals, ensuring your business sees real improvements and long-term success.

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

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Experts in job management tools

We make systems work for your business.

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

Tenfold business coaches are system-agile.

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

Advice and coaching for specialist trade services

Dedicated business coaches who understand tradie businesses.

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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 dig working with tradies

How business coaching backs your tradie 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, because one-size-fits-all solutions simply don’t cut it.
  • Strategic Business Growth: A skilled business coach helps you identify growth opportunities. Whether it’s expanding the services you provide, entering new markets, or building a team, we guide you through each step.
  • Operational Efficiency: One of the key roles of a Tenfold business coach is to help streamline operations. We assist in systems and processes that enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and improve job management. This saves time and resources AND boosts your bottom line.
  • Enhancing Leadership Skills: A good business requires consistent leadership and good management skills. As an owner of a tradie business, managing teams, handling clients, and overseeing projects are daily tasks. Coaching supports you to be leader your business needs.
  • 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 backs you to navigate these challenges with confidence.
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Having a business coach with industry-specific knowledge and experience is crucial for any trade or construction business serious about growth and profitability.

Tradie business coaching backs your 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

Management Coaching

Coaching and mentoring for tradie business owners 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.

Take the guesswork out of your tradie business

Know what actions to take to grow profits and improve 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.
  • Track AND improve 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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With a specialist tradie business coach, you can take your business to new levels.

Scaling up tradie businesses with smart strategies

Multiply your business growth with the right advice and actions.

For tradie businesses, having a strategic approach to growth is essential. It’s not just about working harder; it’s about working smarter, using proven strategies that leverage your business’s strengths and maximise 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 the needs of our customers 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 for tradies 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.

We invest the time to give our clients the edge.

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Tenfold Business Coaching for Tradies

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