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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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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

The title of this story is borrowed from an ancient Stoic philosopher named Seneca. It reminds me of many stories I hear from owners and operators in the trade industry. There’s often a stoic attitude required to ride the roller coaster that is being in business and seeing opportunity where others may see an …

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What it took to win an air-conditioning job in the 60’s

Imagine a time when you had to take the train into the city to pick up the parts required for your next job. Nowadays that seems a little inefficient but of course back then, there was no …

Strong team culture bolsters large electrical contracting business

ADJ believe in committing to staff for the long term to provide a stable working relationship. To bolster that stability Raynor ensures company growth remains steady rather than riding the peaks …

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 …

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