Widely regarded as our most treasured commodity, time is one of those things that can’t be controlled, yet despite it’s value, we don’t spend near enough energy learning to manage it well, nor do we understand the finer nuances of getting the most from our time in order to become a well rounded human. Instead we pride ourselves on remaining in the default state of busy. Busy may not be such a bad thing, if it wasn’t so potentially counter productive.
It may well be that the answer to the ‘busy trap’ is not what you think.
Phill’s been in business for more than 20 years. It was around 10 years ago when he realised he’d like to take the business further.
He had big plans but the business model just wasn’t quite working; the infrastructure wasn’t enabling expansion. Phill hired the help of a business coach to implement systems and processes to propel the business forward.
simPRO is a powerful tool that revolutionises how businesses track, schedule, bill and analyse their jobs. Sometimes, however, a bridge needs to built to communicate with third-party applications or existing infrastructure.
‘Bridges’ between software applications are called integrations, and they are built using APIs (Application Programming Interface).
In this article, we’ve shared three examples of how smart businesses chose to streamline their workflow using the simPRO API.
If you’ve been following The Journey for a while you’ve probably already heard of Adam Bell. He was the guy who went from working long, long hours to becoming a triathlete in between fishing holidays. After a while he got bored of all the time off so he’s decided to get stuck back into work and put in at least 30 hours per week to grow the business. Adam’s bought a new office space and big changes are ahead.
I asked him recently how adding simPRO to his business has changed things for him personally and professionally. This is his email to me in all its unedited glory.
It's always exciting to see what can be achieved once the hard work is done and a business owner can sit back and enjoy the rewards.
Michelle and Cameron's businesses are in full swing. The staff and simPRO Enterprise are taking care of the daily tasks which means holidays (and gardening) are a reality for this entrepreneurial couple.
In this update we meet Lee Duffett, owner of Duffett Electrical Services. For the past 13 years Duffett has supplied electrical, fire and security services to commercial and residential properties along the south coast of Dorset, UK.
After joining Hawkins on Fire as Office Manager back in 2009, Eunice was tasked with managing office operations to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction and enable the business to grow. Finding the right solution for a company to rely on for its day-to-day operations is one thing, but being responsible for a new management system’s implementation is another. Eunice grabbed the ball and ran with it.
There comes a time in every business journey when you can’t just sit around patiently waiting for business to knock on the door. Often you’ll need to be more proactive in order to bring more business through. When it’s time to go out and get more business, one of the greatest tools you can call upon is a well-functioning Customer Relationship Management system.
In 2016, the owner of BLUi Security, Boz Jovanovic, learned a lifetime of lessons. His company had just had its biggest quarter after five years of being in business.
It’s not uncommon to hear stories from trade business owners learning the hard way what it takes to ride the roller coaster of profit and loss. Boz learned a lot last year, and he’s come out the other side with a fresh approach and some fresh ideas.