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My Trade Story With Ashleigh Hiemstra

My Trade Story With Ashleigh Hiemstra

I am really excited to share our My Trade Story today, as Ashleigh’s story is so unique! I especially love the support that Ashleigh received from her family, very heartwarming. I hope you enjoy Ashleigh’s story as much as I do.

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Changing Attitudes – Women In Construction

Changing Attitudes – Women In Construction

I wrote last week about the vast changes taking place within our company, we have had some major shifting of roles and re-allocations. While it has all been positive from a management point of view, it has not been without its challenges, namely with staff and clients. Changing attitudes is proving to be…Continue Reading

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Fernbrooke Homes – Our Changing Roles

Fernbrooke Homes – Our Changing Roles

While I’ve been away, our business has been undertaking some very large challenges. They have forced us to pause and open ourselves to new ways of doing things. This has been quite an amazing experience with many lessons learned, and a lot of work on defining roles within our team. We have shuffled, changed, stretched,…Continue Reading

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75% Of Aussies Won’t Hire Female Tradies and Other Nonsense

75% Of Aussies Won’t Hire Female Tradies and Other Nonsense

It was widely reported last week, that 75% of Australians won’t hire female tradies. Much fuss was made of this piece and it was shared over and over again. At first, I ignored this “news” report preferring not to give this rubbish any more air time than it deserved. Now I have…Continue Reading

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My Trade Story with Lorraine Hull

My Trade Story with Lorraine Hull

Recently I put the call out for Women willing to take part in sharing their story for our My Trade Story segment, I was thrilled with the response I received. Occasionally you are blessed to have the opportunity to meet an amazing person and I was blown away by Lorraine’s story, I think you will…Continue Reading

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What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Bills

What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Bills

Cash flow is king for small business. It can make or break a business in the blink of an eye. Cash flow or the lack there of has nearly broken our business on several occasions. The lack of cash flow could mean bills don’t get paid. But what do you do what you can’t pay…Continue Reading

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You’re A Builder, You Must Be Rich!

You’re A Builder, You Must Be Rich!

I cannot tell you how many times as a builder, I have heard this statement or one to the same effect. Business owners in general are assumed to be wealthy, but in most cases, nothing could be further from the truth. We had a real spate of people trying to rip us off, steal from…Continue Reading

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