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Enabling IoT for your simPRO-powered business

Curtis Thomson   20 June, 2018

In a series of articles I have talked about IoT and the massive potential it holds for field service businesses, as well as what to do in order to start preparing your business for IoT.

Taking AIM at provisional tax

MYOB   8 March, 2018

If you’re one of the many SMEs operating in New Zealand, you’ll know how difficult and time-consuming provisional tax compliance can be.

Tech basics for field mobility

Erin Haywood   13 February, 2018

The right mobility solutions are critical for those in the field service industry with ease of use, accessibility, and security being some of the most important must-haves.

Strong NZ demand drives expansion to South Island

Belinda Kelly   1 February, 2018

More companies in New Zealand will be able to streamline their businesses and increase profits with our expansion to the South Island to cater for increased demand.

Projecting cash flow to build a more resilient business

Erin Haywood   19 December, 2017

Cash flow is the single most important aspect of financial management for any small -- or large -- business. Running out of cash is the major reason businesses fail.

As a business owner, making sure you have cash available (or at least the potential to generate cash) to meet your obligations is not only essential for survival, but is in many cases a legal obligation.

Increase your profit in 90 days

The Business Factory   15 November, 2017

Gaining larger profits depends on accomplishing all the little things better – rather than making one huge change. You’ll need to focus on every little detail to reduce your expenses and increase your sales turnover over the coming 90 days.

5 ways to improve your estimating skills

11 October, 2017

When you price a job accurately and win it, it can deliver instant improvements to your bottom line – but getting it wrong can be a very expensive mistake.

These five tips can help you estimate accurately and secure your project’s success.

How to ensure your jobs are profitable

Tony Fraser-Jones   18 July, 2017

This is a guest post from Tony Fraser-Jones, Director at Profitable Tradie.

If you’re in business, making decent money is important. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t always work out the way you’d planned; you may find that your profits are low, or your cash flow is slow.

Machine Learning in Field Service

Curtis Thomson   10 July, 2017

Machine learning has the power to change how we look at field service – what it means to contractors and customers alike.

Key management skills to grow your business

The Business Factory   13 April, 2017

Many small business owners start out with a good business idea but little concept of what it takes to manage and grow a business.

The good news is that you can definitely learn and improve your management skills as your business grows.

And while there isn’t a definitive list of skills, the ones we’ve listed below could help you to build your initial vision and develop your business to its full potential.