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Security of Payment: Your Biggest Power Tool

Oct 09, 2017

Security of Payment legislation was designed to give subcontractors and trade contractors (‘subcontractors’) the power to enforce non-payment quickly and to deal with disputes quickly out of court.  The reasoning behind the legislation is that subcontractors basically funded the construction process, usually paying for the materials and labour for the work well before the subcontractors themselves were paid.  As a result, the payers (builders and owners) higher up the contractual …

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How to use downtime to increase productivity

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, …

3 examples of how forward thinking business owners eliminated manual data entry

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 …

A comprehensive guide to Customer Relationship Management systems. Pt.1

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 …

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Big air-conditioning company goes paperless and loving it

Boyle & Grigg Air Conditioning has been in business for more than 18 years. That’s plenty of time to learn what it takes to run a successful air-conditioning business, and that’s exactly what they’re doing. The business has morphed over the years to now become a successful and profitable business model executing projects ranging from $20 thousand to $2 million in …

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Regular training turns users into champions

Investing in staff training can reap enormous benefits for any business in more ways than one. Hawkins On Fire show how it’s done by continually up-skilling staff in the software they use every …

How to tightly control costs while managing this many contractors

With 20 staff and no less than 250 contractors performing various construction jobs in the field, Edge Industries uses simPRO to effectively manage costs and keep their huge workforce on …

From man-in-a-van to $20mil projects, and calmer than ever

Like many, Steve Campbell began his career as a trade business owner as a man-and-a-van. Getting work was never an issue, keeping his system fluent and organised was. As the …

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