The Rise Business Blog
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Lots of tradies were flat out with contracts on the books into the end part of last year.

“I’ve got more work than I can handle” is one of the worst comments a tradie can make. It lulls them into a false sense of security thinking that they have got work for months ahead. Read More...
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The summer holidays are well and truly over with the children going back to school and the evenings drawing in. So now is the time to set your business plans and accountability numbers because if you don’t plan and measure your progress, it’s probable that you won’t actually make any progress before the next summer holidays start! Read More...
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It's the start of the year. A good time for reflection and of course planning for the coming year. Read More...
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Time – we all have 24 hours with 7 days per week. What sets some business owners apart is how they leverage their time for greater output – here are some areas you may wish to consider ... Read More...
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When you walk into your workplace or worksite do you see people working away at their computers, printing documents and fully engrossed in their work or are they?

Yes people may be busy typing away at their computers but is it answering their personal emails and facebook messages, busy printing documents or are they family pics taken in the weekend and fully engrossed in their work or fully engaged in the latest gossip email trail.

What about vehicle usage - your reps or tradies may be busy driving around town but are they taking the most efficient route, capturing only job related mileage on the job sheets and parking the vehicle up for the evenings and weekends when not on call?

As business owners we need to trust our workers however we also need to have levels of self accountability in place. This can be attained through measuring output, having expected turn around times with time stamping, GPS tracking and clear reporting lines. Read More...
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