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Are you a tech savvy tradie?

Are you a tech savvy tradie?
23Jul2019

Is your trades business behind with the times when it comes to technology? Learn how Carbon & Telstra Trades Assist can provide you with the technology you need to thrive in your business!

Are you a tech savvy tradie?

It’s been a long-standing myth that innovative technology is out of reach for small businesses. But since the introduction of cloud-based systems, the need for a hefty upfront investment on technology is history. Now, smart systems are available for businesses of all sizes thanks to online technology.

Trades-based businesses are no exception. You may be thinking it’s too hard to move your invoicing, quoting, payment collection or job scheduling online, but think again! We’re clued up on the best tech to introduce to your trades business.

Here are three trends that are worth embracing to help stand out from your competitors and drive your business forward:

Implement cloud systems

Apps designed for tradies put you in control of your business whether you’re on the job, or in the office. These apps help handle quoting faster and more accurately with access to materials pricing on the spot. And because you can see profit as you go, you know where you’re making money so you can focus on the work that matters to help build a healthier bottom line. 

They help take the headache out of scheduling, so calling and texting your team to tell them where to be and when is a thing of the past. You can get better visibility of progress on work, manage larger, more complex jobs and even send work orders to subbies. And because they integrate with accounting software, they can save you from rewriting notes from your diary, to jobs sheets to invoicing software. Everything’s at your fingertips, giving you a smarter way to run your business.

Be social on social!

Attract new customers and retain existing ones through the power of social media. It’s free to set up an account and easy to manage it. Facebook and Instagram are both great platforms that you can use to promote your services to an uncapped audience. If you want to be really smart, dig deep into the audience insights to find out who your customers really are. Where are they located? What are their interests? When are they online most often? Knowing these stats can help you to shape powerful digital campaigns that can help drive your business to the next level.

Invest in smart people

Often, becoming a smart business starts with your people. The biggest improvements can come from recruiting the right people, who are aligned with your values along with training your workforce to do something different to what they did yesterday.  Technology can help attract and retain new apprentices and Gen Z workers who have grown up with smartphones and want to work in an environment which is innovative and aspirational.  And by encouraging your team to embrace technology to help them work more efficiently they can see the benefits both personally and for your customers.
Be the tradie that your competitors fear! And take the first steps to becoming a tech savvy tradie and improving the way you work. Learn about Carbon Groups’ partnership with Telstra Trades Assist here or fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch to chat. 
 
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