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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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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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7 surefire benefits of mobile job management software

Franc Rebernik and his company, Knightguard, had a compelling reason to adopt the latest in field service management software. The large Australian security firm wanted to win the tender for a big NSW Department of Education contract. While the use of mobile job management software wasn’t man...

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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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12 apps to make life as a mobile tradie easier

You can get a mobile app for anything these days … usually for things you never thought were needed. But if you’re a tradie who spends a lot of time on the road, there are certain certain buttons on your mobile device that could become invaluable, allowing yo...

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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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Case Study: Willows Pool Shop

Customer service is paramount for Craig Promnitz, who runs Willows Pool Shop in Kirwan, Townsville, in far north Queensland. The company’s goal is to ensure that its customers have “the best-looking pool in the street”. To make this happen, Craig has seven mobile staff who rely on GeoOp a...

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New year, fresh start

By Peter Gearin Jude Manuel knows all about creating successful businesses. The GeoOp chief operating officer has worked in a diverse range of industries over two decades, and was a former general manager of Lee Hecht Harrison and Seek in New Zealand. H...

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