Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions in place and the recent Government announcement, we will be postponing our Thriving in a Recession - Trades Businesses seminar. We will still be holding this event, and will be in touch to confirm the new date as soon as possible.


August 2020



We all know that key factors to running a profitable business in any climate, but especially in a recession, are:

1. Getting known – making sure that you are generating leads

2. Getting hired – converting those leads to contracts, without undercutting

3. Making a profit – doing the job well, and managing costs

4. Getting paid – ensuring your hard work is not for nothing

We are proud to have teamed up with three other experts in these areas to offer a free seminar aimed at helping construction businesses hit those points so they can thrive, even in a recession. 

You’ll hear from four experts who will give practical advice and tips you can immediately implement yourself to see results in your business.  They are:

Mint Design – “How to target new customers with social media”

Digital marketing specialists, Mint Design build websites and manage results-driven digital marketing campaigns on Google, Facebook and across the web.  Hear how you can implement some easy and cost effective digital marketing strategies to reach your specific target market.  Facebook advertising is easy, cheap and effective.

Next Level Tradie – “Profitable pricing – how to convert leads into profitable contracts”

Daniel Fitzpatrick is a specialist trades business consultant who offers 1-on-1 business coaching to assist tradies become more profitable and efficient, freeing up time to spend with friends, family, or on the boat.  He will explain some easy-to-implement strategies to convert potential customers to profitable contracts.

Combined Building Supplies – “How to cut costs without cutting quality”

CBS is New Zealand’s fastest growing co-operative* and the only one specialising in trades.  CBS can help you cut your costs, while still using your preferred suppliers and without cutting your quality.  They will explain how the co-op works and how it could help you instantly become more profitable.


Corcoran French lawyers – “How to get paid”

Focussed on delivering practical and effective results for individuals and small businesses, Corcoran French has specialist lawyers who can assist with building the fence at the top of the cliff, as well as being the ambulance at the bottom.  They will speak on how to get paid (on time) and what you can do when things don’t go to plan.

Plus, if that’s not enough, there will be free beers.

The details:

When:                  5pm – 7pm, Wednesday 16 September 2020

Where:                 “Embers”, Papanui Club, Harewood Road.

This event is totally free, but registration is essential as numbers are limited.