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Tradies accountants spend many years working with tradies and building and construction businesses. Here are some tips we’ve picked up from our tradies clients.

For an effective negotiation, tradies need to set clear and defined objectives. Know what your desired outcome is. As a tradie, you need to consider the short, mid and long term objectives. What is your goal for the next interaction and engagement with a client? Each decision you make must be made with these objectives in your mind.

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As a tradie and business owner, you need to plan properly as planning takes over about 80% of the final outcome. Find out the drivers of the other parties. Do you know the range of the negotiation? When do you walk away and do you have alternatives? Know the concessions that you are willing to trade and where, how and when can you help the most. If you rehearse all possible scenarios, you’ll know what to do no matter what.

Remember that you need to control the process to control the outcome. Be aware of the process. Manage the interaction, the timing, place, communication style, etc. As a trade business owner, you should not only focus on the negotiation but also on the process to be on the advantage. Find a common ground.

Once you have a common ground, you can start seeking an agreement. As a trade business owner and client, what brings you together? Focus on that so you’re in agreement, making it easy to overcome any contention later on. If there’s a disagreement at first, it will likely be entrenched, making it less likely for the parties to come into an agreement.

As a trade business owner, you must know how to control your emotions. What should be your communication style to serve the outcome you’re seeking? Skilled negotiators change communication styles to cater to the outcome they want to achieve. What is the other party’s communication style? Maybe you can counter it. Take a break if your emotions are not helping.

As a trade business owner, know the drivers of your clients and what they may not be telling you. As a tradie, you should not give concessions for free. You must get something in return. Remember that every interaction can be an opportunity to effect the outcome.

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