The rise of the iTradie: tradies swap cash for apps

“”Will you do it cheaper for cash?” is something Ben Stuth only gets asked on the odd occasion these days.

Stuth has been an electrician for 14 years now and says times have changed since he started Bill & Ben The Electrical Men with his father.

“When I first started 14 years ago dad would get the invoice book out and write out an invoice and you would be stuck at [a] job for 15 minutes. Now I can do an invoice in a matter of minutes and you don’t lose any of your records.”

The difference is the advent of smart phones and invoicing apps like Invoice2go and OneFlare (owned by Fairfax).” Read more

Cara Waters Brisbane Times 3 Mar 2017