Well, we made it.

50 episodes since we first sat in front of our shiny new microphones and uttered those words… “welcome to the Tradies Business Show”.

It’s been a fantastic journey (so far!) and we’ve learned a lot. We’d also like to think the show keeps getting better and we’ve got more planned for the next 50 episodes…


Before we get too misty eyed and way off track, let’s focus on what this episode is all about!

We thought it would be fitting to interview the man behind the meeting behind the Tradies Business Show – David Dugan. Dave was the guy that introduced Warrick and Michaela to each other so technically, if it wasn’t for David Dugan, you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

David’s specialty is helping clients create profitable partnerships, also known as alliances or referral relationships.  He’s the go to guy if you want to secure steady leads from partners who could also benefit from being associated with your business.

In this episode, Dave takes us through the why, who, what and how of partnerships as well as talking about his passion for coaching others and why a tradie might consider engaging their own mentor or coach.

Tune in as we get all reflective….sniff…

Don’t forget Dave’s offer of a free, 15 minute phone consult to any listeners wanting to get some tips on setting up their own partnerships. Whether you’re trying to crack into the real estate agents or want to get referrals from your local tile shop, click here to register your interest and Dave’s team will get in touch to book a timeslot.

You can also download David’s checklist here PLUS if you’d like to listen to David take you through the partnerships checklist, step by step, simply jump into the Tradies Business Toolkit for the bonus members-only interview.


David Dugan Partnerships worksheet