We haven’t had a good update here on The Builder’s Wife for some time, and yet there have been so many changes! If I were honest, we’ve been hiding a bit and I’ve not felt up to sharing as much personally as I have over the years. I did share a little of the challenges my husband has been facing and it allowed so many readers to get in touch and share their own stories. In fact, for 2 days I read, cried, answered and cried again, so many of our wonderful men are struggling.
As we are coming up to the 5th birthday of the blog, I’ve been looking over the changes this bit of online space has made over the time. This blog meant only ever for the documentation of our renovation, turned into its own business.
It has provided me the opportunity to help many home owners build or renovate without all the stress and worry. It has led to public speaking, newspaper articles and even a TV interview. Recently it has also led to the conception of a second business, Tradies in Business.
Tradies in Business came to be after a conversation with my business partner discussing the real cause of the high suicide rates in the construction industry. My own experience with the Builder has shown me that this is so often caused through financial and business strain and that is preventable.
There are so many groups and organisations talking about suicide prevention, starting conversations and assisting our industry, but I am yet to find who is talking about why it is happening. Hence Tradies in Business was born. We are in the business of preventing the ridiculous lows that so often happen in business, we are interested in getting business owners off the tools and into business ownership.
I don’t want business owners to suffer as my Builder has. What we are creating with TIB is a community and platform to educate you about owning a business. Already we have seen one of our members generate new jobs by using one tool, that same member is about to recover a debt and future proof his business from incurring any others. Can you see how that can prevent the unnecessary stress that comes with running a business?
So, what does this mean for The Builder’s Wife, we are changing here what you will be seeing. My small business posts will now be found over at Tradies in Business and we will get back to all things decorating and building or renovating your home.
Over the last 6 months I have been building and designing a course for those who are building or renovating, to help you fully prepare for the process. You can expect to see a full launch in the coming month, keep an eye out for your exclusive offer!
Our 5th birthday is fast approaching, and I think we need a party!! Surely we all deserve a bit of fun 🙂
Do you have any party ideas? Should we do online or in person?