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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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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 …

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Phill’s team are united with the business, and the community (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second post in a two-part series following Laser Plumbing Vermont. In this interview we hear how Phil Craig has established a strong team culture which has prepared the company for a …

Staff autonomy enabling a speedy process (Pt 1 of 2)

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 …

An open letter of phenomenal success

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