The Site Shed

By Matt Jones - Trade based business enthusiast

The Site Shed is a podcast designed to assist and educate trade based business owners around the globe with business related topics and current affairs. The podcast is targeted to tradespeople and contractors like plumbers, builders, electricians, tilers, roofers, locksmiths, landscape gardeners & horticulturalists, printers, chefs, hairdressers, however it is a small business podcast so it also suits anyone that is in business. Facilitated by former plumber Matt Jones, this podcast addresses topics related to the trades, such as; apprenticeships, technology, business tools, web, digital, cloud, content creation, SEO, marketing, as well as regular guest appearances from co-host specialists, successful case studies, good and bad experiences and lot's of do's and don't that have been learned through the school of hard knocks. Matt's unique approach to communicating relevant topics is both refreshing and enjoyable. His experience as a plumber of 12 years, combined with his knowledge of the digital and business space as the owner of Tradie Web Guys, a company that helps tradespeople and contractors grow their online presence, you're sure to transform your earbuds, into a university.

  1. 1.
    Adapting Your Business to Accommodate for Physical or Mental Health Conditions
    35:42
  2. 2.
    Gracefully Exit - Your Options
    24:06
  3. 3.
    Value Building
    26:01
  4. 4.
    How to Begin Planning Your Exit Strategy
    30:48
  5. 5.
    Small Wins with Peter Kendall
    1:09:05
  6. 6.
    What the Successful Companies Do to Retain Their Employees
    30:05
  7. 7.
    What’s Your Purpose?
    23:10
  8. 8.
    Why Your Employee Experience Probably Sucks
    44:41
  1. 9.
    Why Hiring for Skills is Killing Your Business
    27:42
  2. 10.
    Creating a Recruiting Engine
    42:38
  3. 11.
    The Recruitment Attraction Model
    41:51
  4. 12.
    Why You Should Not Talk About Work At Work
    30:13
  5. 13.
    You're Not A Business Owner Until You Start Thinking Like One
    29:37
  6. 14.
    Why Sports Teams Hit Their Goals Out Of The Park, Yet Tradies And Contractors Struggle
    40:33
  7. 15.
    Converting More Leads By Showcasing Your Expertise
    45:17
  8. 16.
    Efficient Tradies Reaping The Rewards Of A Post-COVID Business Boom
    43:08
  9. 17.
    Profit First For Tradies - Author Conversation
    39:17
  10. 18.
    How to Manage Client Expectations Like a Boss
    38:56
  11. 19.
    You’re Not in the Joinery Business, You’re in the Manufacturing Business!
    51:40
  12. 20.
    Don’t Believe The Myth, Business Systems Remove Creativity
    25:52
  13. 21.
    The Business Owner Is The Worst Person To Document Processes
    21:00
  14. 22.
    TSS 265 - The True Cost of Not Systemising
    24:25
  15. 23.
    Will Virtual Reality Eventually Replace Technical College?
    1:02:29
  16. 24.
    TSS 263 - Accountability - Using Your Numbers to Hold Your Team Accountable in Your Journey Together
    44:32
  17. 25.
    TSS 262 - Forecasting: How to Use and Adjust Your Data Based Numbers in the Field Daily
    14:47
  18. 26.
    TSS 261 - Budgeting - Knowing Your Numbers & Establishing a Great Sales and Financial Plan
    38:40
  19. 27.
    Should We Get Back On Track OR Get Onto a New Track
    47:50
  20. 28.
    TSS 259 - How to Stop Competitors From Stealing Your Clients
    32:32
  21. 29.
    TSS 258 - What To Consider When Hiring Contractors
    40:51
  22. 30.
    TSS 257 - Keeping Accountable and Measuring Results
    27:58
  23. 31.
    TSS 256 - Building Your Business Roadmap
    34:44
  24. 32.
    TSS 255 - What Do You Want, and How Are You Going to Get It?
    33:01
  25. 33.
    TSS 254 - Proof that Your Trade Business Can Run While You Travel the World - Part Two
    43:39
  26. 34.
    TSS 253 -The Complete Process Breakdown of a Commercial Solar Project
    41:24
  27. 35.
    TSS 252 - The Past and Future of Solar Power
    54:51
  28. 36.
    TSS 251 - Streamlining Company Processes
    29:19
  29. 37.
    TSS 250 - Technician’s Three Lines of Defence – Workflows, Knowledge Base and Live Calls
    27:21
  30. 38.
    TSS 249 - The Impact of Technology in Modern Business
    34:07
  31. 39.
    TSS 248 - Adapt or Die. It's Time to Reinvent!
    52:53
  32. 40.
    TSS 247 - How to Make Sure Your Intellectual Property is Safe
    30:19
  33. 41.
    TSS 246 - How to Make Sure Your Business is Ready for Sale
    32:20
  34. 42.
    TSS 245 - How to Make Sure You Get Paid
    49:14
  35. 43.
    TSS 244 - Equipping Your Business to Emerge from the Coronavirus Pandemic Stronger
    48:05
  36. 44.
    TSS 243 - How to Obtain Winning Reviews for Your Business
    56:51
  37. 45.
    TSS 242 - Overcoming Your Content Creation Fears and Getting It Done
    26:52
  38. 46.
    TSS 241 - Creating a Content Creation Plan
    34:45
  39. 47.
    TSS 240 - Laying the Foundations of Successful Content Creation
    45:24
  40. 48.
    TSS 239 - Are you Building your Asset? Matt and Jon Dale have a Discussion
    1:16:12
  41. 49.
    TSS 238 - Navigating the Coronavirus as a Small Business - Expert Panel Discussion
    59:07
  42. 50.
    TSS 237 - Playing The Long Game with Membership Programs
    47:24

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