The ConX Blog

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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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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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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Building & Construction Businesses Win in the 2015 Budget

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Abbot’s 2015 budget, and with over 300,000 small businesses operating in the building and construction industry, more than in any other industry, we’ve definitely come out on top this year.

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5 steps to overcome the last minute panic of quarterly BAS statements

Well tradies, for those of you that report your activity statements quarterly, I’m sure, like me, you were tearing your hair out yesterday afternoon. Well, I made it over the line and here are my tips for making the next quarter a little easier:

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