The ConX Blog

Tradies find work locally

The average Australian spends 58 minutes on their commute to work each day. Extrapolate that out and it adds up to 10 full days per year. The CFMEU say many builders have the longest commute time (often at least two hours) and work for more than 10 hours per day.  While the team here at ConX can not promise shorter hours we are making the case for working locally.  

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A growing database of tried and trusted tradies

Hard work beats talent, but only when talent doesn’t work hard! But how can you be sure which category your next group of trades & labor will fall under when hiring them?

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Home remedies to ease the strain of construction work

Brickies and their knees, Chippies and their Lungs, Laborers with dodgy Backs, Electricians & Plumbers with hands & wrists.. Construction is a dangerous game with too much strain on the body and there comes a time when you need to work on your business, not in it!

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Hiring trusted tradies is like dating

At ConX, we often get compared to dating websites, and it makes sense. Whether you’re after a quickie on tinder, or a long-term partner on RSVP, we’ve got you covered (in the worker sense).

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4 Resources for your Technical Tool belt

Here are 4 useful resources for your technical tool belt to run your construction business:

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Getting hired by reputable construction contractors

With 2 builders going bankrupt every day and construction insolvencies costing creditors $3.4bn across Australia, you need to be aware of who you’re working for.

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Hiring qualified trades and labour

Many construction company owners find themselves in the same predicament - about to start a job after calling everyone they know, there’s not a soul available.

What next?

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5 Dangers to Avoid when Managing Cash Flow

The busier I get, the less cash I seem to have in the bank. Cash flow management is one of the most important aspects to running a small construction business and due to it’s unpredictable nature, it’s also the most challenging. Here are 5 key dangers to watch out for to reduce your risks:

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Hiring Construction Workers? Are they Employees or Contractors?

Considering how to staff your business is tough and the question of employees over contractors is getting more and more attention as Trade Unions and the government crack down on employers in the Building and Construction Industry whom they think are abusing the system when hiring construction workers.

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5 Tips to Stay Profitable when Pricing Construction Jobs

Estimating software is critical to accurately price big construction jobs, but when you’re a small subcontractor, it’s not always necessary. Here are 5 key considerations to account for when estimating a construction job without advanced software, to keep you profitable:

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