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3 simple signs your business is ready for a payments platform

At a certain point, every growing business needs to take a leap and invest in new technology. It can be daunting and expensive, but the rewards can greatly outweigh the costs and stress.

Collecting payments earlier to help manage your cashflow is one of the most important aspects of any business. This is one area where technology can make a huge difference.

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Why profit isn’t the problem and cashflow is king

What is cashflow management?

In its simplest form, cashflow management is doing everything possible to ensure that money flows into your business as quickly as possible, and leaves the business as slowly as possible.

When you’re a busy, hard-working small business owner, getting paid on time is vital for success. But, invariably, not everyone can or will pay up when they should.

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Handheld devices in field service: more than just dispatching machines

Handhelds have become as ubiquitous to field service as the screwdriver and wrench.

Smartphones and tablets take on many roles for the modern technician; they're dispatchers, service logs, invoicing machines, GPS-enhanced direction givers, video training devices, and repair documentation all rolled up into one convenient little device.

Having worked with many different versions of the smartphone for the better part of a decade, I thought I understood all the ways they could be used to enhance my job; that was until another tech taught me a way to use one of the features I’d never dreamed of...

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Slick coaching and deliberate practice

If you’re seeking to achieve business growth and expansion, it’s likely you’ll look to leverage the passion and talent of your employees. This might mean looking to your star performers, and it might mean looking for new hires.

The ultimate goal is to create autonomy within your workforce – you’re seeking to create a capability that works as if you were controlling it but with little need for your input. Think about that for a moment.

When autonomy is reached, things will just flow and you are free to turn your attention to higher level strategic matters which promote growth and expansion.

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How to build a tech ‘ecosystem’ for your business

A study by Harvard Business Review recently revealed that it expects to see increased demand for companies seeking ‘hybrid’ Chief Information Officers (CIOs) – technology experts who aren’t just business savvy, but also know how to build a holistic technology system that can drive and support business growth.

Great technological infrastructure allows businesses to strengthen their communication channels, simplify their business operations and strip manual tasks, sparking more profit.

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How to take your business to the next level

You’ve done the hard work by setting up your business and establishing solid foundations with a good client base – congrats! So how do you expand, and do so profitably?

We’ve zeroed in on the world’s top-performing companies to see how they’ve achieved their growth goals, and how you can apply the same strategies to your own business.

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8 things to consider when choosing job management software for your business

Tradespeople all over the world are reaping the benefits of cloud software that handles everything from creating quotes and scheduling jobs to generating invoices.

But how do you choose the right job management software that suits your trade business from a sea of providers?

To offer you some guidance, we’ve put together eight key considerations you should think about before making the investment.

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Are you getting the most out of digital working practices?

Businesses today are quickly adopting cloud software as the benefits become more apparent and even necessary to keep a competitive edge – benefits like less paperwork, greater efficiency, and time savings.

Though, often this adoption is limited to a single program, like a cloud accounting program.

With just the one program in place, businesses may still see a complex web of manual processes in place, and realise they could benefit from integrated cloud solutions to simplify their processes and increase productivity even more.

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