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HR in Trades Business Video

Trades Businesses – Legal Essentials Workshop

Many challenges faced by Trade businesses could be avoided if business owners had the legal contracts prepared or reviewed by a business lawyer.

This workshop is important for any Trades based business owner to hear from a panel of industry experts who work with Trades business owners day in and day out.

Recently many people in the Trades Industry have had their business terms and conditions, commercial contracts and other legal positions tested. For example customers or builders not paying their invoices.

This video demonstrates the importance of having proper written commercial contracts in place (either directly with the residential customer or the builder), the correct business structures and payment procedures

Legal Aware Trade Business Owner Workshop Video

Legal Aware Trade Business Owner Workshop Video

In this workshop, I join an amazing panel of experts to discuss the importance of implementing and adhering to strict HR practices and processes for your Trade business.

This all comes in wake of the recent case involving a tragedy on a worksite and Queensland’s first sentencing of Directors of a company for manslaughter due to a workplace incident that caused the death of an Employee.

I discuss the importance of having a well-drafted subcontractor agreement with anyone you engage (rather than employ) to help you in your business. This can assist with liability and being clear about each parties’ Work Place Health and Safety obligations

5 Mistakes Tradie Businesses make and how to prevent them

5 Mistakes Tradie Businesses make and how to avoid them

Too many tradie businesses leave themselves exposed for legal and financial pain. 
Helen Kay talks to us about a proactive approach to protecting your business against these 5 mistakes that businesses make, and how to avoid this being YOU!

How to make sure you intellectual property is safe

How to make sure your Intellectual Property is safe

The only way to protect your brand from someone else using it is to register a trademark.

If you are running a successful business and you operate under a name that is different from your name then you have created a brand and for every good piece of work you do for a client, you will be creating goodwill in your brand.

In this Podcast I touch on:

1. The difference between Business Names and Trademarks
2. the benefits of registering a trademark
3. How do you register a Trademark in Australia

How to make sure you get paid e-guide

How to make sure you get paid

This podcast is directed at anyone who provides services and who doesn’t get paid for work upfront (so everyone basically).

Times are tough and so you have to make sure you get paid for every single job you do.  You can’t afford to be complacent.  You need to review your Terms of Trade and your Payment processes to make sure they are tight enough.

If you don’t have any written Terms of Trade – you need to get some NOW! How else do you expect to get paid for the work if you have no enforceable contract with your customers?

There are a number of different ways to ensure that you have a better chance of getting paid In this podcast I share some of my suggestions.

How to make sure you get paid

This podcast is directed at anyone who provides services and who doesn’t get paid for work upfront (so everyone basically).

Times are tough and so you have to make sure you get paid for every single job you do.  You can’t afford to be complacent.  You need to review your Terms of Trade and your Payment processes to make sure they are tight enough.

If you don’t have any written Terms of Trade – you need to get some NOW! How else do you expect to get paid for the work if you have no enforceable contract with your customers?

There are a number of different ways to ensure that you have a better chance of getting paid In this podcast I share some of my suggestions.

How to make sure you get paid e-guide

How to make sure you get paid

This podcast is directed at anyone who provides services and who doesn’t get paid for work upfront (so everyone basically).

Times are tough and so you have to make sure you get paid for every single job you do.  You can’t afford to be complacent.  You need to review your Terms of Trade and your Payment processes to make sure they are tight enough.

If you don’t have any written Terms of Trade – you need to get some NOW! How else do you expect to get paid for the work if you have no enforceable contract with your customers?

There are a number of different ways to ensure that you have a better chance of getting paid In this podcast I share some of my suggestions.

Tradiematepro Live – Commercial rent negotiations COVID19

Tradiematepro Live – Commercial rent negotiations COVID19

Commercial rent negotiations during Covid-19.

The landscape of business is changing daily. In this webinar, a panel of industry experts go over the COVID-19 implementations from the Australian government.

I talk about:
• the Code of Conduct for commercial leases,
• what the laws are around commercial rent, and
• how to negotiate rent relief with your landlord.

how to do the best for your employees video

Tradiematepro Live – How to get paid webinar

In this webinar, I join a panel of industry experts to go over the importance of terms of trade.

This was where I jumped in and talked about how tradies can make sure that they get Paid for the work they do, the importance of having terms and conditions and other payment processes like deposits and stage payments.

In addition, the panel answered questions about project contracts, how to negotiate with your employees on getting through this crisis together, and how to start planning your cash flow.