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Welcome to The Successful Builder – The Builders Business Coach.

If you’re like most of my builders, you’re a high-achiever, committed to delivering great workmanship, and being a successful building business owner.  You strive to grow your building business, get better, and reach your potential. And you want to make your world a better place. Read more

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Knowing Your Numbers Pays

Know your numbers

Business man standing on the top of the mountain looking at the valley. Business success concept So you have run your business “by the seat of your pants?” Well done. But with today’s challenges you know you need to make better decisions in order to keep up with the play. Also, you want to be […]

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Need to make more money?

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One of the common reasons builders start their own business is because they want to make more money than they do on the tools. However, while many may make more than they did on the tools (double in many cases), they often spend much more time doing so. Making significant money in building means understanding […]

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3 Tips For Starting A Building Business

How to sell like a builder

I was asked the other day, “What are the 3 things you say to someone when they’re starting their building business?”I had to think for a moment but I came up with three. Tell me what you think about them. 1. You need to learn to price for profit. Otherwise there’s no point in going […]

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What Can Birds Teach Builders About Marketing!

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So you need to “get your brand out there.” You know online marketing could make a huge difference, but you are not sure what marketing platforms are best for builders? Talking to others doesn’t remove the confusion, because they all have different stories. And few of them are doing it successfully. So which online marketing […]

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How To Effectively Recruit Skilled Builders

Recruiting Skilled Builders

Because it’s tough finding tradespeople you may be tempted to take on new employees too quickly. You wouldn’t pour a foundation without first knowing what is below the ground! So you probably shouldn’t employ a new team member without first checking their suitability. In this article I outline 4 key safeguards against hasty recruiting. In […]

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