Keep your customers happy and profits in your pocket with job management software

Madeline Reynolds   1 May, 2018

In this fluctuating global economy, a key interest for consumers is value for money. It is because of this common concern that businesses are now, more than ever, under pressure to deliver a service that not only meets customer expectations in quality, but also price range.

Safeguard your business post Carillion collapse

Lynelle Hills   20 February, 2018

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has raised a lot of questions over the stability of the industry.

It is estimated that Carillion has affected as many as 30,000 small businesses

Apple or Android – which is best for field services?

Erin Haywood   16 February, 2018

It’s the eternal debate: Apple vs Android. For many people, it’s just a matter of personal preference, but for field services contractors, the efficiency of your tablet or smartphone can affect your daily operations and even the performance of your business.

Tech basics for field mobility

Erin Haywood   13 February, 2018

The right mobility solutions are critical for those in the field service industry with ease of use, accessibility, and security being some of the most important must-haves.

Social media: are you using it for your business?

Kat Bond   8 February, 2018

Social media is a great tool; it’s a route to new and different customers and a direct way of communicating with your existing customers. It’s also a free way to build brand recognition and create a name for yourself in your field.

Boost profitability with a Fleet Management System

Hannah Settle   31 January, 2018

With profit margins getting tighter and a growing range of competitors across all industries it’s time that businesses dive into the detail and see where savings can be made.

For businesses with mobile field staff, a fleet management system can help. We take a look at the many cost and time saving features.

No more ‘I reckons’ and other ways to improve your estimating skills

Andrew Crowe   20 December, 2017

Determining the cost of a job accurately and efficiently can be challenging, overwhelming and fraught with risk. When you price a job right and win it, it can deliver instant improvements to your bottom line -- but getting it wrong can be a very expensive mistake.

Projecting cash flow to build a more resilient business

Erin Haywood   19 December, 2017

Cash flow is the single most important aspect of financial management for any small -- or large -- business. Running out of cash is the major reason businesses fail.

As a business owner, making sure you have cash available (or at least the potential to generate cash) to meet your obligations is not only essential for survival, but is in many cases a legal obligation.

Slick coaching and deliberate practice

Andy Bailey   21 August, 2017

If you’re seeking to achieve business growth and expansion, it’s likely you’ll look to leverage the passion and talent of your employees. This might mean looking to your star performers, and it might mean looking for new hires.

The ultimate goal is to create autonomy within your workforce – you’re seeking to create a capability that works as if you were controlling it but with little need for your input. Think about that for a moment.

When autonomy is reached, things will just flow and you are free to turn your attention to higher level strategic matters which promote growth and expansion.

8 things to consider when choosing job management software for your business

Natasha Maycock   31 July, 2017

Tradespeople all over the world are reaping the benefits of cloud software that handles everything from creating quotes and scheduling jobs to generating invoices.

But how do you choose the right job management software that suits your trade business from a sea of providers?

To offer you some guidance, we’ve put together eight key considerations you should think about before making the investment.