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7 steps to brilliant job and staff scheduling

Effective job scheduling is one of the most important but least understood disciplines of business management. Assigning the correct employee to the right job at the right time is crucial for business success, especially for companies with a mobile workforce. So why don’t some managers give i...

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9 ways to squeeze more profit out of every business day

It’s the Holy Grail of business: increasing the number of profitable hours in a day. Short of asking staff to do more overtime or take shorter breaks, how do owners and managers coax more revenue-raising activities out of every employee and every subcont...

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Big Brother is not watching: selling mobile job management software to staff

Technology allows managers and business owners to track their mobile employees’ every move. Not only can office staff use the GPS on mobile workers’ own smartphones to see where they are at all times, they can see how long they are at each job and how many tasks they are able to do each ...

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How to prepare a small business for mobile job management software

Job sheets, whiteboards, clipboards, filing cabinets … these are the communication and information storage tools of old-fashioned, inefficient small businesses. For owners and managers of trades and services companies who are only familiar with these traditional ways of working, and systems t...

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Let’s make it clear – good mobile staff communication is vital

Many small business owners don’t give a second thought about the need for clear communication. Messages can often be passed across a desk or delivered face-to-face on the other side of the office. “Most offices don't need a well thought out ‘communications strategy’,” says small bu...

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Effective tips for training small business employees

A big mistake made by small business managers is not providing adequate staff training. It doesn’t matter if a business is bringing in a new employee or the latest piece of specialist machinery or mobile technology, staff who aren’t trained properly will cost time and money. In the long run...

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3 things successful mobile service businesses do well

The major issues facing service businesses with a predominantly mobile workforce are universal. They tend to be all about controlling costs and effectively managing job schedules and staff. A recent US survey of 100 small- and medium-sized business managers showed that the biggest challenges...

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How technology helps us run our small business

Craig Finn spends his working life advising small business customers on the right technology for their needs. But Finn, who is managing director of Advantage Communications and Data<...

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How to eliminate paper in your service business

Whiteboards took up half of Wendy Fallow’s office. The operations manager of Clear Concepts, a Sydney-based customised glass design business, said her working life consisted of sticking cellotaped magnets on pieces of...

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GeoOp launches payments solution, GeoPay

GeoPay helps businesses get paid faster, more securely One of the biggest challenges facing business operators is getting paid by their customers, securely and on time. They are often forced to chase unpaid invoices and their mobile workers may be required to carry cash or clunky card reader...

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