Tradie Banner2cbnThe biggest asset in a tradie’s life (besides their toolbox), is their spouse, partner or family member who helps with the admin side of the business so that they can concentrate on what they do best.

Like many family businesses, the partner is drawn into the business when things start to get busy. Unfortunately, partners and family members don’t always get the recognition they deserve. Frequently thrown in the deep-end, they face a steep learning curve as they get their heads around insurance, bookkeeping, payroll, tax, software systems and marketing. 

When:           Wednesdays: 13 February, February 27, 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, May 1 

Where:          Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:             9.30am - 11.30am

Cost:             $55.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop, $150.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops 

They do all of this while juggling the demands of family, kids and their own career. 

The workshops are relevant to all partners and family members; businesses of all sizes and types from sole traders to larger companies; plumbing, electrical, landscaping, building, mechanical and more.

The format allows for discussion and peer support and subject matter experts provide up-to-date information, resources and answer questions.

Topics discussed include:

  • His, hers and ours – whose business is it anyway?
  • Marketing strategies on a budget
  • Protecting your business and your family
  • Compliance and changing legislation
  • People problems - growing the business and taking on staff
  • Finances – Making a profit, cashflow, chasing payments and paying suppliers
  • Communication and problem-solving in the family business
  • Organisation - systems, tools and processes to make your life easier

Workshop 1: Managing Risk
Wednesday 13 February, 9.30am - 11.30am

Workshop 2: Marketing
Wednesday 27 February, 9.30am - 11.30am

Workshop 3: Finances
Wednesday 13 March, 9.30am - 11.30am

Workshop 4: Compliance
Wednesday 27 March, 9.30am - 11.30am

Workshop 5: Troubleshooting
Wednesday 10 April, 9.30am - 11.30am

Workshop 6: Being a family in business
Wednesday 1 May, 9.30am - 11.30am


Unit 6, 65 Tennant Street
Fyshwick ACT


$55.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop
$150.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops


Please note no refunds within 7 days of the event date.

Spaces are limited for each workshop so please register as soon as possible.