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Detailed tracking and reporting results record profits

Brad Halcrow   6 March, 2017

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.

Avoid Unfair Dismissal: Probationary Periods

Campbell Fisher   21 February, 2017

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.

Time to take that holiday

Erin Haywood   20 February, 2017

‘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...

Can quoting time really be reduced by more than 70% ?

Brad Halcrow   16 February, 2017

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.

Chaos in your office? Four ways to get your office under control in 2017

Tony Fraser-Jones   14 February, 2017

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.

Cruise ship bliss thanks to simPRO

Brad Halcrow   13 February, 2017

The last time we spoke to John Libroaperto he was planning a holiday. It seems to be a popular goal. In fact, the majority of Journey-goers seem to have travel set in their sights once they’ve got the business running as it should.

Winning work in the fire safety industry with complete transparency

Brad Halcrow   7 February, 2017

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.

The confidence to deliver on a promise

Brad Halcrow   5 February, 2017

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.

Sparkies turned serial entrepreneurs

Brad Halcrow   3 February, 2017

In our last interview with Andrew and Prue Aranovitch, we saw a couple of entrepreneurs aiming for the stars with multiple successful businesses under their belt and always on the lookout for the next opportunity.

Formalising staff roles, building apps and composting

Brad Halcrow   11 January, 2017

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.