4 signs you need a bookkeeper for your Trade business

Running a small business can be less complicated when you have a few clients, and everything is easily manageable including job scheduling and making payments for raw materials and tools. However, keeping track of these small daily transactions will start requiring more of your time as your business grows.

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Understanding Cash flow projections

Tradies spend a lot of time getting work done on various projects for clients with the goal of business growth and profitability. Business growth and profitability are closely related, on the one hand, growth requires a tradie to be in control or have oversight of the various business functions and profitability on the other hand, is as a result of sound financial management principles.

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How to build a successful team for your trade business

As your trade business grows, there will be a need to add new team members in order to service new and existing clients. Potential employees will come from different backgrounds and with different levels of experience. As the business owner, you need to be sure that the people you are hiring add value to your business.

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Top 6 tax deductions for trade business owners

Tax Deductions for Tradies

As we fast approach the end of the financial year, did you know that as a trade business owner, you can legally minimize your taxation liability by seeing a professional adviser.

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Credit Insurance – A backup plan for Tradies

Credit Insurance

It is common in business that clients may sometimes delay in paying what they owe you or even fail to pay up. The question then is, what can a tradie do in a situation where a customer fails to pay. One way to protect your business is to demand payment up front which can work for some clients but then you might end up losing business to other businesses that offer better payment terms. However, another means of protecting your business against bad debts is to get credit insurance. Credit insurance covers your business, so that you still get paid even if they go under or fail to pay you.

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How To Check the Financial Health Of Your Trade Business

Understanding every aspect of your business not only ensures that you are in control of your business but also enables you to forecast and prepare it for the future. Tradies that are hands on usually focus on getting the actual work done, however, the financial side of the business needs equal attention.

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