Defend your right to be your own boss
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
9M ago
We're bringing back Shaun Schmitke, MBA National Director of IR for more on the sweeping changes to industrial relations happening right now.    We caught up with Shaun to get the latest about proposed changes to industrial relations legislation and what this will mean for independent contracts, self-employed tradies and people in the industry who want to be their own boss. To learn more visit: www.defendyourrights.com.au ..read more
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It’s almost tax time! Episode 2 featuring Aaron Froud, Partner at BellchamberBarrett
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
9M ago
Are you starting up your first business?  Are you setting up your business systems and procedures? Is your business growing? Don't let tax time catch you out.  Our second Tax Time podcast guest says that preparing for paying tax is an essential part of your business planning and financial management.  Aaron Froud is a Partner at BellchambersBarrett in Canberra with over 20 years professional experience across business, tax and accounting engagements.  Aaron takes us through, the pitfalls, traps, hot tips, and latest advice on preparing your business for tax time.  &nbs ..read more
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It’s almost tax time! Episode 1 featuring Tim Loh, Assistant Commissioner ATO and Spokesperson for Tax Time.
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
10M ago
Is it time you caught up on the latest news on tax deductions? Where can I find a one-stop-shop for the latest news on tax for small businesses? Is there an ATO website just for tradies? Where do I reach out for support? Our latest podcast guest has the answers and will tell you where to find everything you need to know.  Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh is the ATO spokesperson for Tax Time.  You may have seen him on morning TV breakfast shows across the country, and our Tax Time conversation with Tim has just dropped on Master Builders podcasts with your host Max Rafferty. This will b ..read more
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Future proofing construction: A workforce blueprint, and we run the numbers with our Chief Economist Shane Garrett
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
10M ago
We recently released our blueprint for future-proofing the building and construction industry’s workforce in wake of a shortage of half a million workers. With critical shortages across industries and skill levels hindering economic recovery and productivity growth, we chat with Jennifer Lawrence, Manager Industry Policy,  about what will be needed in the coming years and the policy priorities for attracting, recruiting, training and retaining workers for the industry. We also catch up with our Chief Economist Shane Garrett for the latest on inflation, interest rates and supply costs in t ..read more
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Revisit the Business of Building Podcast with Jock Merrigan Founding Director of Urban Habitats (first released on 21 April 2021)
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
11M ago
We’d like to revisit a great conversation we had with Jock Merrigan Founding Director of Urban Habitats (SA) that we first released on our podcast channel in April 2021. Jock has over 20 years of experience in the residential building industry. We spoke to Jock about achieving unique quality outcomes. He shared with us his experience in growing a successful and sustainable business and giving back to the industry ..read more
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Recent changes to industrial relations legislation (Part 2) - we look at what this means for your business
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
11M ago
This is the second in a 2 episode series featuring Shaun Schmitke - Master Builders Australia National Director - IR/Safety/Contracts. We spoke with Shaun about the incorporation of prohibition on sexual harassment in connection with work into the Fair Work Act,  and expansion of the circumstances where employees can request flexible work arrangements.  Shaun takes us through recent changes now in effect, changes soon to come, and what's on the horizon ..read more
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Recent changes to industrial relations legislation - we look at what this means for your business.
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
1y ago
What do recent and further changes to industrial relations legislation mean for your business?  This is the first in a 2 episode series featuring Shaun Schmitke, Master Builders Australia National Industrial Relations Director. He takes us through recent changes now in effect, changes soon to come, and what's on the horizon.  Stay tuned for our second episode soon- looking at steps you can take and where to seek further advice.      ..read more
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Paving the way for success (IWD guest panel)
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
1y ago
Our podcast has dropped to celebrate #IWD2023! Featuring some of the industry's best and brightest, we speak with them about how they are supporting more women into trades.  With guest host Master Builders CEO Denita Wawn, hear industry insights from our three panellists: Grace Ferreira, Director of Master Builders Australia & Co-founder of Canberra-based Pacific Formwork and Precast Projects. Michael Foreman, Manager, Engineering - Fleurieu Connections Alliance & Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance in South Australia. Bek Bishop, Co-Founder of Elite Building Services (Vic) P ..read more
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MBA President Craig Edmunds on giving back to the industry and we talk economic forecasts with Shane Garrett MBA Chief Economist
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
1y ago
We’re back! Back with our host Max Rafferty in 2023 to bring you in-depth interviews with people who know all about our industry and tell their stories in their words. Today we talk to two people with deep insights into things that matter in our industry. We meet Craig Edmunds, President of Master Builders Australia. He is an industry heavy weight with a passion for people and supporting them to reach their full potential in their careers. He spoke to our host Max Rafferty about where he started, his passion for giving back to the industry, the mentors who helped him along the way, and his 34 ..read more
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How to sell without sounding ”salesy” Part 2 - Sales Skills for Builders with James McGregor from The Blue Tribe Company
The Master Builders Podcast
by masterbuilders
2y ago
In this episode we continue our conversation with James McGregor about how to sell sustainable energy efficient homes without sounding salesy as he talks us through a simple 4 step sales process. If you missed the first part just check it out in your podcast feed. James is the founder of The Blue Tribe Company and he helps companies to develop and sell products that align profit with purpose - in other words they are financially successful whilst making the world a better place. Over the past 12 months he has been working with the building industry to develop a sales training program to sell e ..read more
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