You’re either a tradie who has been stood down or made redundant — or you know someone who has. After JobKeeper and HomeBuilder and all of the other infrastructure plans announced to give the construction industry a boost, some tradies haven’t yet seen the rush of jobs we were hoping to see by now.

It’s the start of a new financial year. We know you’re still worried about how COVID-19 and JobKeeper’s end date may affect your business in the coming year. On our most recent episode of Tools Down, we talked to our resident finance expert Jimmy Clyne of Melbourne-based accounting firm Clyne Partners about what you should or shouldn’t do in the coming months. Here are Jimmy’s top 3 finance tips for the beginning of the financial…

We know how the end of the financial year can be a stressful time for small business owners, especially this year. While you’re busy fixing up those balance sheets, we talked to Jimmy Clyne from Melbourne-based accounting firm Clyne Partners to get his best tax advice for tradies.

Tradies know that it pays to work smarter, not just harder. But actually putting that into practice is easier said than done. Luckily these days there are heaps of apps you can use to save time and cut down on boring admin, so you have more time to spend doing the things that you enjoy. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites right here.