From Tradesman To Businessman: How Tradesman Make Their First Million In 90 Minute Chunks
Guest article by David E Lee
If you are a tradesman or woman that is in the position where you are thinking of starting your own business or maybe you have an existing business and want to develop it to be in the top 20% in your industry, then this book is going to give you the knowledge and tools to enable you to build a successful and respected company.
Do you want to be in the 80% or the 20%? In general, when you look at the tradesman industry you will find that around 1% of the businesses are crushing the market and doing exceptionally well. Around 4% of businesses are doing great and 15% are well on their way to getting to the 4% or even the 1%.
But if I told you as much as 60% of tradesman businesses are getting by and 20% are struggling, would you believe me? Well I hope you do because give or take a couple of % this is very true in our market.
This is the ultimate guide to assist Tradesmen and women move from the mediocrity of a life working for somebody else's gain or will guide them in making an existing good business a great business. Think about when you look back in your retirement, will you be able to say to yourself, "did I make a difference, did I matter and did I take advantage of all the opportunities I had". This is not a book on how to be the best plumber, carpenter or electrician. It is designed to make you become a success in your trade, whether you are thinking of starting your own business, or already have one and want to take it to the next level, this book has great information for you to take away and start using straight away.
It is written by a guy who has been a tradesman since he left school at sixteen, and has built two separate million plus turnover per year businesses both within 4 years of starting them. Enjoy the read and the information you take from it. If you use it, you will see a dramatic change in your career.
The book covers the following chapters:
1. Where to start
2. Your Business Structure
3. Who you hang around with matters
4 Using tried and tested methods
5. How to make the jump
7. Outsourcing & Employing people
8. How to price for work and setting your price
9. Being careful of the bigger boys
10. Working on your business instead of in it – Take time out - Your 90 minutes
11. Strategic Growth for existing companies
12. Advanced tactical strategies
13. Top tips to grow your business the other guys don’t know or won’t share
14. Business plan development.