• 5 small business timesavers

    Posted by Andy Mead

    When you are running a small business, time is at a premium. Any way at all to shave off 5 or 10 minutes here and there to keep the day moving can be a godsend. Here are five great ways to do just that… 1 – Plan! One surefire way to waste a whole lot of time is to rush headlong into y...

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  • understanding your customer

    5 tips to help you understand your customers

    Posted by Andy Mead

    Determining your customers’ needs is the top priority for any business, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to do. Each of your customers’ specific requirements will be slightly different so how do you find the perfect balance to please them all? Unfortunately, there is ...

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  • field service management software

    What Could You Be Doing Instead of Spending All Day on the Phone?

    Posted by Andy Mead

    As an office manager or dispatcher, you might be on the phone for six-plus hours some days, fielding calls from customers, chasing down field workers or calling drivers for status updates.During flights of fancy, it’s easy to imagine all the things you COULD be doing instead of holding a phone...

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  • 4 Bad Habits That Are Sucking Your Productivity

    Posted by Andy Mead

    In today’s fast-paced, hectic world, it’s more important than ever that we are productive at work. But did you know that many of the things we do to try and boost our activity, are actually reducing your productivity without you even realising?  Here are just some of the habits tha...

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  • 3 tips for finding more hours in the day

    Posted by Andy Mead

    If you had more time, what would you do with it? Finish work early? Spend time with the family? Pick up a new hobby? Whatever you choose, I am willing to take a bet that your answer is not going to be “do more paperwork!” Sadly, there are only ever going to be 24 hours in a day, but use ...

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  • 3 Quick Fire Productivity Tips

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    Running a business – or even a department – can be extremely hectic. There’s always another task that needs your attention or another problem to solve – while your to-do list shows no signs of getting any smaller. To help you get a handle on your busy schedule here are three ...

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  • The Importance of Recognising a Job Well Done

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    It is no secret that everyone likes to be told when they are doing a good job. And when that type of praise comes from a manager or business owner, it has the potential to make an enormous impact on morale, that carries with it many benefits.     A recent study by the Division of Human Res...

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  • Earn a Break this Summer by Working Smarter

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    Up to three quarters of small business owners and entrepreneurs have sacrificed holidays to keep their business running.   A holiday is an important investment in the biggest asset the business has, so how do the remaining 25% manage to take time off and keep the business running?  Here ar...

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  • 3 quick-fire productivity tips

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    Running a business – or even a department – can be extremely hectic. There’s always another task that needs your attention or another problem to solve – while your to-do list shows no signs of getting any smaller. To help you get a handle on your busy schedule here are three ...

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  • Getting Over the Hump Tips to Stay Focused Right Through to the End of the Week

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    For many of us, Wednesday morning is the toughest time of the whole week. We are already two days into the working week, time is at a premium, the to-do list doesn’t seem to have shrunk since Monday, and to top it all off, we’ve still got three days (at least) ahead of us before a well-d...

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