Cannon Services, owned by James Cannon, is a plumbing and heating firm that primarily deals with the domestic market. In the following story, James tell us how simPRO has given him a clear and detailed picture of the financial health of his business, and more.
What is a probationary period?
When a new employee starts work, as an employer, you are entitled to put that person on ‘probation’. Once that person has begun their probation period the risks involved with employee termination significantly decrease.
‘There are just not enough hours in the day!’ you cry with a desperation rivalling Tom Hanks’ Wilson-I’m-Sorry and fall to your knees in despair.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But if you’re a business owner, I’m sure that sentiment or something like it has at least crossed your mind before. Maybe more than once.
And when you’re working crazy hours six or seven days a week just to get everything done, sometimes a deserted island with only a volleyball for company doesn’t actually sound so bad...
It’s hard to put in writing exactly how simPRO has benefited Kaluca Plumbing, Heating & Electrical. Business owner Ian tells it like it is. His appreciation for the benefits simPRO has brought to his business is obvious in the video below.
Does your office feel chaotic?
A well-organised, efficient office is key to running a trade service business that’s both profitable and fun to own.
Here are four simple steps you can take to get your office under control.
This is part three of a three-part series that follows Tom from Allfire and his fire safety business journey.
In the health and safety-conscious world of fire safety, auditability and transparency enable a competitive edge. In part three of Tom’s journey, he reveals how he has achieved audit scores of 100% every time.
This is part one of a two-part series that follows Ian from Kaluca Heating, Plumbing and Electrical.
In the early days Ian Lucas had too much work to handle on his own. As is often the case for people in the trades industry in the same position, the time came for him to make a decision. Ian needed to decide whether or not he’d remain on the tools and self employed or to embrace the opportunity and become a business owner. He chose the latter.
This is part two of a three-part series that follows Tom from Allfire and his fire safety business journey.
Growth is a focus for most businesses – but there are always inherent challenges to be overcome. What’s a strength when a company is smaller may become a weakness as staff numbers increase.
In the video interview below Tom shares how he keeps his business growing and ahead of the competition.