17 – Working on the Right Areas of Your Business


As you know firsthand, business owners are very busy. But what exactly are you busy doing?

Are you spending the bulk of your hours working IN your trade business, and not finding time to work ON the important things that will help you grow your customer base and increase the size of your business?

These are tricky questions to answer, but it’s important that you take the time to reflect. Learning how to best use your time can result in a business that’s not only surviving, but thriving.

In this podcast, I share with you some very useful strategies to help you do the following:

  • Determine where you are spending most of your time.
  • Divide your time effectively to ensure smooth and profitable day-to-day operations, as well as future growth.
  • Find even more time in the day to work on tasks that need to be done. I’ll give you seven different ways you can achieve more each and every working day.

I’ll also introduce you to a formula for time management for business growth created by Tim Dwyer, Director of one of the world’s most respected business consultancy firms, Shirlaws.

Following Tim’s formula is a really insightful exercise, as it demonstrates just how much of a difference you can make to your revenue with his unique business capacity and time zoning strategies.

You know how the saying goes, “time is money”. Start using non-productive time right now. This episode of Tradie Success is just 30 minutes long – it’s the perfect thing to listen to now, or to subscribe to on your phone and listen to next time you jump in the car or hit the gym.

Let’s finish with this inspiring quote that really captures the essence of today’s podcast.


Find time when your arms are busy, but your mind is free. http://bit.ly/2qMFJn7 @tradiesuccess Click To Tweet

If you want to do more than just survive – you need to grow and thrive. @tradiesuccess Click To Tweet

We all have the same amount of time, yet some people get a lot more done. http://bit.ly/2qMFJn7 Click To Tweet

How you organise yourself and what you do with your time everyday is key. @tradiesuccess Click To Tweet

Whatever it is you want to achieve, there is someone out there who has done it. @tradiesuccess Click To Tweet

Download Your Free “Working On Your Business” Checklist

Want to improve your time management but not sure where to start? Download the Tradie Success ‘What You Need To Work On In Your Business Checklist' now.

This valuable checklist gives you

  • the Business Owner’s Weekly Work Zones guide
  • a step-by-step exercise that will help you uncover your revenue capacity and short fall
  • tips for ways to improve what you’re doing to maximize your revenue
  • sure fire strategies you can use to get more time in your day

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If you’re serious about growing your business by better managing your time, this checklist is the perfect tool to get you organised and keep you focused.

About Annette

Hi there. My purpose in life is to help trade business owners to grow a successful business. The purpose of this podcast is to share interviews with business experts that we believe do know what they're talking about, to help our listeners grow their business and achieve more than they ever thought possible. So who am I to want to give help to trade business owners about business? Good question! I’m married to a tradie, addicted to marketing and fascinated by what makes a successful business, well successful. Marketing is certainly on top of the list, but there are other areas of the business to get right - which is why this Tradie Success episodes delve into all areas of running and growing a trade business. In terms of my experience - I have marketing quals, 30+ years marketing experience, and have helped hundreds of small businesses (a lot of them tradies) achieve better results through their marketing.