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Dog Sledding in the Yukon

Brad Halcrow   16 May, 2017

When Paul Harty and wife Jenni started out in electrical business in 1987, during the day Paul would be on the tools while Jenni worked at the supermarket. At night, they’d get together to do the invoicing. Over time, the couple's hard work has paid off.

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.

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.

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.

How the travelling man runs his electrical business from overseas

Brad Halcrow   18 December, 2016

Paul Christie, our original Journey-goer joined the simPRO sales team in the United States back in May – but that didn’t mean he had to leave his electrical business in Australia behind.

Unorthodox methods for building a strong team culture

Brad Halcrow   16 August, 2016

It didn’t take John Libroaperto, owner of L&L Electrical Division Pty Ltd, long to learn that there’s a difference between being a sole trader and a business owner.

First, there was the excitement of getting the business off the ground while staying on the tools. Then the colour-coded whiteboard used to coordinate the jobs got out of control. John realised he needed to step off the tools in order to grow the business and become a businessman.

Electrical incident builds strong team safety culture

Brad Halcrow   5 July, 2016

Condamine Electric has had to ride the workload roller coaster just as Stimson Plumbing did when the flurry of work brought on by the gas pipeline in the Surat Basin dried up.

As a result, General Manager of Condamine Electric Alistair Green looked at how to reduce risk to keep the business viable and staff employed. A look at various cost-cutting measures was just part of the equation.

A recent potentially life-threatening incident called for an even deeper look at risk assessment both for the business and for the entire fifty-strong workforce.

A serious investment in staff

Brad Halcrow   7 June, 2016

The team at Daltons are specialists in their field. In fact, this has been the niche for Daltons since the outset back in 1966 when now Managing Director Bruce’s father began the business. Nowadays, their services remain in high demand. A strong investment in staff has kept Dalton Electrical at the top of their game.

Paul enjoyed the Journey so much he joined the company

Brad Halcrow   29 May, 2015

Original Journey-goer, Paul Christie dropped in this afternoon to take care of some business. He’s been doing that bit lately since, well, he’s part of the team now! Literally.

Rock solid platform for growth

Brad Halcrow   6 May, 2015

With an exit in mind, Gavin Walton, owner of Condamine Electric Company wanted to build the business into a genuine SME. Alistair Green joined the business to look at the business structure. It wasn’t long before they realised in order to build structure, more robust tools were required, particularly if they were to effectively manage their projected growth.

Recently the business escalated from 15 staff to 30, next they’re aiming for a century.