Level 1

New Recruit

About the program

The New Recruit level, is the first of five levels in the Tradie Business Accelerator program. It’s a 30 day level, designed to test the applicant and enable them to show us if they have what it takes, or not.

Only those with a true desire to grow and succeed will pass as a new recruit, and move through to the next level (Bootcamp). All participants in the New Recruit level must complete 100% of the activities successfully to pass.

Although essential, the topics and activities are by no means complex or time consuming, so it’s more the demonstration of discipline and commitment to getting activities completed, that a successful new recruit will demonstrate. This is most definitely “a test”.

Your Business Assets

Introduced by Matthew Jones, Cube Performance.

We start with you at the very basic level… have you secured or optimally setup your business and its assets? Even for the experienced business person, checking these critical areas may turn up some surprises. Making sure all your housekeeping in relation to these area is in order, can prevent major issues later in your growth journey.

  • Private Group Live Implementer Support
  • Video guided exercises
  • Simple activities

 

Your Business Assets

1. Video – Your Business Structure 3.5 minutes
     Activity – Check your business structure
2. Video – Understanding Business Names 2.5 minutes
     Activity – Review your business name
3. Video – Understanding Trademarks 2.5 minutes
     Activity – Secure your trademark
4. Video – Website Domains 5.5 minutes
     Activity – Check or secure website domain

Your Social Media Essentials

Introduced by Matt Jones, The Site Shed.

A good Social Media and online presence is essential for growing Tradie businesses. Yet many of us are resistant to change and new technology. Perhaps we don’t understand the space, or we simply don’t have time to deal with it. This week we focus on establishing or reviewing the essentials, which are critical for later activities for your marketing, advertising and sales strategies.

  • Private Group Live Implementer Support
  • Video guided exercises
  • Simple activities

 

Your Social Media Essentials

1. Video – Google my Business 5.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting up your Google my Business account
2. Facebook Business Page 1.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting up your Facebook business page
3. Linkedin Personal Profile 5.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting up your Linkedin personal profile
4. Instagram Business Page 1.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting up your Instagram business page

Handling Phone Calls (like a Pro!)

Introduced by Edward Plant, Institute of Couples in Business.

The lifeline to a Tradie business, in terms of new work, is the phone. Yet so many of us don’t really want to talk with anyone and see the phone as a distraction. Furthermore, handling phone calls, your voicemail greetings and leaving messages for others is handled poorly and yields poor results. Getting this seemingly small component of business right, means so much for growth journey ahead.

  • Private Group Live Implementer Support
  • Video guided exercises
  • Moderate activities

 

Handling Phone Calls

1. Video – Handling Phone Calls 4.5 minutes
     Activity – Monitoring your call activities
2. Setting your Voicemail Greeting 1.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting your new voicemail greeting
3. Returning Calls 2.0 minutes
     Activity – Monitoring your call activities
4. Leaving a Voicemail Message 5.0 minutes
     Activity – Leaving more effective voicemail messages

Managing Emails & Device Calendars

Introduced by Clinton Cowen, Tradiepad.

Emails and device calendars are now a non negotiable part of operating a professional business. As with anything, there are many points of difference between just being able to do something, and doing something amazingly. Email and calendar management is no different. Learn from the experts, what makes the difference for you.

  • Private Group Live Implementer Support
  • Video guided exercises
  • Simple activities

 

Managing Emails & Device Calendars

1. Video – Looking Professional (with business email & calendars) 5.5 minutes
     Activity – Choose your platform
2. Managing Emails 1.5 minutes
     Activity – Best way to optimise your email inbox
3. Using Device Calendars 5.5 minutes
     Activity – Setting up and utilising your device calendar
4. Managing Your Time 3.5 minutes
     Activity – Tracking your time to identify improvement opportunities 
Monthly Q & A Webinar, Live with Experts
Assessment for pass into acceptance for Boot Camp

Summary