How The Right Team Is Key To Your Trades And Building Business Success

As a Trades and Builders Business Coach, I meet business owners in the trades and building industry every day, and a fairly typical question is ‘what’s the most important thing I need to do to have a successful business?’ 

The answer I give depends on how much I know about your business. The more I know, the more tailored my answer can be.

But if we’re starting from the beginning, and I don’t know anything about you or how your business is set up, my answer is always – you need the right team around you to be successful.

It starts with your team
If you are really committed to being successful, you need an amazing team. A team that includes people working for you,  and also supplying you with services or products to run your business. That includes your business mentor, who understands your business and your industry.


So how do you choose the right team for you and your goals?

The Internal Team.
This core internal team includes you, the apprentice/s, the qualified, the project manager, sub-contractors, your office team, and the bookkeeper. While there can be more, this is what makes up your main internal team. 
The External Team:
These are your team of specialists that you use as your advisors and supporters to help you build a high performing business.
From the strategic standpoint, your Trades Business Coach, or Builders’ Business Coach, is critical for setting the direction, keeping you accountable and helping you achieve overall success through your business. Having a clear roadmap and the support to get there will fast track your success and give you back your freedom.
The rest of your specialist team will help you in the following areas:
Financials 
Branding 
Sales & Marketing 
Operations
HR/Staffing
Productivity 
Productivity can be easier with Job Management Softwares such as AroFloas like AroFlo. AroFlo can be pivotal in helping you grow your business and manage your team. As your business grows,
you need different systems and AroFlo is a great system that will work in conjunction with you and your business, enabling the business to be less reliant on you. 
No more last minute quoting, allocating people to jobs on the fly, forgetting important costing information and sending invoices manually. Doing things that way leads to mistakes, lost business,  and headaches for you and your clients. Focus on your projects, getting new business and keeping your team happy, whilst the rest is automated through AroFlo. 
I practice what I preach
As a business mentor, I have worked with trades and builders business owners for 18 years. I know how important a team is to achieving success. Rather than trying to do everything for my clients, my team of experts provide my clients with what they need to bring their vision to life. Every aspect of a successful business and life is covered by either myself or one of my panel of specialists.
Over To You
If you’re not sure about your vision or what team you need around you to achieve it, it’s time to choose the right Trades & Builders Business Coach. Look for one that can provide you with a team of specialists to cover all the important aspects of building a successful business that gives you back your freedom. 
At Business Sight we run our Trades and Builders Business Program together with a team of over 30+ specialists including a Job Management System such as AroFlo, so you can improve the productivity of your business and implement the systemisation of your operation, so you can focus on your clients and building your business.
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Blog from the VA:
HEADLINE: How to buy back time in your small business and 5 other reasons why you need to hire a VA now If you ask a small business owner what their number one struggle is, you will most likely receive this answer: Time. There is never enough time to complete all the tasks on that never-ending to-do list to keep the business running smoothly. And there is especially no time to even consider growth or expansion. So how do you
address this issue and, in turn, ‘buy back’ your time as a small business? The answer lies in hiring a System’s Strategist – Virtual Assistant.
Firstly, let us take a quick look at what Virtual Assistants are and what they can do for you.
Simply put, a virtual assistant, or VA, is a self-employed owner (just like yourself) who specialises in administrative services. Most VA’s niche in particular industries or specific task orientations. But unlike standard Receptionists or Assistants, VA’s usually operate from a remote location, separate from your place of business. There are all types of VA’s available who have established their services around their strongest administrative skill. From scheduling appointments, making phone calls, managing emails and social media to the more complicated things like video editing, copywriting, and even virtual legal assistance, right through to implementing systems and processes. If you have a specific need in your business, you can be assured there is a VA out there somewhere who can fill that need for you.
So why should you hire a VA instead of a Receptionist or Assistant?
1. As Needed: Unlike an onsite receptionist or assistant, you can hire VA’s on a case by case basis or for a small number of hours per week. This ensures you have no staff ‘sitting on their hands’ waiting for something to do and that the time allocated to your VA is indeed productive.
2. Simple: Unlike employing staff, there are no taxes to withhold, no superannuation contributions to make, no holiday pay or sick pay. All these elements are THEIR responsibility making it so much simpler for you to get the help you need, without additional work on your end. This can simplify your worries, as you then have no need to be ableto able to manage any ongoing office person. Delegating the repetitive tasks to an efficient VA will give you peacepiece of mind when themind the task gets completed.
3. Lower Costs: It goes without saying that if you are hiring a VA works out A LOT better for your bottom dollar too! You can set repetitive taskstask and create automations around this for them to work through. You can engage them with a set task for a set number of days or hours per day. You may even wish to have them from as little as 10-15 hours per week to virtually have all your business running like a well oiled machine.
4. Productivity: Remember that VA’s are business owners themselves. So unlike (most) employees, they have the same business mentality as you and will always strive to be as productive as possible to retain you as a customer.
5. Value of Your Time: As the businessbusines owner, we often forget that our time is worth something in our business. Think of it this way, let’s say for argument’s sakeargument sake, you charge YOUR clients $110 per hour for your services, then that is how much it costs you in time when you spend an hour organising your social media for the week. Is it worth that? Or would your time be better spent on growing the business instead?
6. Adding Value from working within the Trades and Building sector: Securing a VA that haswas an established knowledge of some of the ongoing challenges that Trades and Builders face on the job is a bonus. There is automation that can happen when
time frames, rescheduling of jobs/tradies/services are called for a little quick thinking and asking the right questions to manage equipment shortages and deliveries to be coordinatedco-ordinated. All this in the right hands of your VA support person.
So, if you are one of those Trades and Builders who keeps falling victim to the ‘hustle’ and can never quite see the bottom of their To-Do List, then it is time to consider hiring a VA. Just remember, you are not paying someone to do it for you, you are buying back your own time. And what is that, really worth to you?