The ConX Blog

6 proven ways to grow your building and trade contracting business

1. Use referrals
To get these you must Be as professional as possible with every client on every job...

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3 Ways drones can help your construction company

Drones in Construction
Should you get a drone? Drones are everywhere now and have become affordable with high quality cameras. They are amazing fun to take videos and photos of your favourite sports and hobbies, here is a quick look at a few ways to utilise them for your construction business.

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Tips for Hiring Top Tradies in the Labour Shortage Market

With the ongoing construction boom across Australia’s main cities everyone is feeling the strain of the labour shortage and we have come up with a few tips to give you the competitive advantage.

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4 Tips to make your construction business more professional

The construction industry has long been seen as a macho industry with such habits as wolf whistling at girls, eating pies, being dirty/scruffy and beer is generally a close association too. In recent years we have taken huge steps forwards with our professional manner and the introduction of the internet and social media has encouraged companies to broadcast a better ‘image’ of their business to make them stand out from the crowd. If you feel that you could do a little bit more for your businesses image here are a few tips to get you started.

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5 ways to reduce the risk of late payments in the construction industry

In Australia late payments has been identified as the no.1 challenge facing small business. Within the industry the subject of payment can often be a bit of a taboo, let’s be honest, nobody likes to ask for money and it is especially unpleasant having to ask for it a few times as a matter of urgency. In my experience, it is usually the subbie or the builder working on contract who pays all of their guys weekly that gets into trouble with cash flow. 

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ConX Working for Australia’s Subbies

In the oldest and most established industry in the world www.conxjobs.com is pioneering a new platform for subbies to ease your biggest pain points when it comes to building and growing a successful trade business.

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Construction Contractors Paying Invoices Late is Australia's Norm

Australia has recently been highlighted as the worst country at paying invoices out of a survey of 80 countries. The study was measured in the amount of days early or late that an invoice was paid and as you would expect the efficient Germans were 0.5 days early on average while the UK were 5.85 days late and waaay down the bottom is where Australia sit at 26.4 days late. source

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Validating Building and Tradespeople Contractor Licenses

ConX has been working on a beta program with the NSW government, integrating our system with api.nsw to validate contractor licenses on the platform in real time.

This feature is now live and all contractor licenses will be displayed on member profiles as “Active” “Expired” "Surrendered" or "Cancelled".

This transparency will reduce risk and and speed up the process of hiring your next tradie or choosing your next job. Build a free profile on ConX to check out how it works.

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How to Use Social Media for your Trade or Construction Business

Social Media for trade and Construction Businesses

For a lot of the construction industry, social media is a new tool for advertising and interaction that you may know nothing about. If you fall into this category or are just getting your social media channels up and running, here’s a look at some of the social channels and a few tips to help you get started.

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Manage your business cashflows

Cash is king when running any business. Here are 5 tips to help manage your cashflows when running a tradie business:

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