Top 5 Areas to Master as the Business Leader

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In order to master your business, you need to master a few things as leader and business owner. Keep in mind, being adaptable and open to change is key for any business owner in order to see positive change and growth.

Here are the 5 areas to focus on in order to better yourself and your business this year:

1. Master your Teams 

A happy team is a productive team. Ensure everyone understands the common goal of your business. Tell them the values you hold, and the environment you wish everyone to work in. Ensure there’s open communication and that you take the time to reward your employees for their great work.

2. Master your Money 

The strategies you have in dealing with money will either make or break profitability, thus affecting how long you will be in business. Have plans for budgets and auditing account receivables so that you can avoid any problems with your cash flow. You should constantly be adapting to pricing increase.  

3. Master your Marketing 

In order to offer value beyond just price, you should be focusing on the customer themselves. Know their values and trigger points— what’s truly important to them and why. Master how to increase conversion rate, the number of transactions and the margins of each sale so that you can maximize profits. Never forget up-selling and cross-selling.

4. Master Technology

Technology doesn’t have to be complicated— embrace it as it’s the way of the future. When used correctly, it can help you stay organized and better on top of tasks as well as make them easier. Find tools that have a positive affect on your profits such as tools to systemize account receivables.

5. Master Self-Growth

As a business owner, you want to invest in learning so that you can stop constantly making the same mistakes. You don’t necessarily have to seek formal education, but you should want to seek answers to your biggest business problems.

Passion alone will not lead to profits, but knowledge will get you to a path of better understanding your business because you’ll be focusing on the important questions and tasks, resulting in better decisions and actions. When you are a business owner, think like a leader, not as an employee.

Change won’t happen overnight— it’s going to take some planning, searching, teaching, and learning. But nothing will change for the better if you never start.

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5 Apps to Maintain Control and Save you Time

It’s the day and age of technology, so why not use it to your advantage? Sure, learning how to use a new app or computer program may sound daunting, but it’s very much worth the efforts. The reason these apps were created for your industry is to SAVE you TIME, and to help you MAINTAIN CONTROL.

Here’s 5 amazing apps currently on the market that can truly change the way you run your business:

1) Jobber App

You’re already busy enough with managing your projects and team. When you add administrative work to the mix, you’re working overtime, correct? Save time in your day with Jobber. https://getjobber.com/industries/general-contracting/

  • Batch Invoicing
  • QuickBooks or Xero Syncing
  • Scheduling
  • Route Optimization
  • Drag-and-Drop Calendar
  • Financial Reporting
  • Invoice Templates
  • Expense/Payment Tracking

2) ExakTime App

Does your service crew get to the office to fill out their paperwork after 6-8 hours running calls? Are their often mistakes and unhappy customers because they make mistakes on monitoring their time? Not any more with ExakTime. http://www.exaktime.com/solutions/time-clocks/exaktime-mobile/

  • Crew & Cost Code Tracking
  • Field Notes
  • GPS
  • ID Confirmation of crew members
  • Team View Map

3) JoistApp App

Constantly working over time in order to get paperwork done? With Joist, you can tackle everything from the job site or in the truck in order to get it done right away. This allows for less mistakes and things to be forgotten. https://www.joistapp.com/

  • Estimates
  • Invoices
  • Management

4) FieldLens App

Do you struggle to communicate with your team while they’re out on job sites? FieldLens App allows you to control your team and projects from a distance— so that you can focus on your own important tasks. http://fieldlens.com/

  • Reporting
  • QA/QC
  • Punch List
  • Safety
  • Manpower
  • Realtime Project Communication
  • Audit Trail
  • Progress Photos and Videos
  • Integrations

5) Tradies App

Are you struggling with creating your own forms, templates, and paperwork? Fear no more. Tradies is a mobile tool that provides you with quick solutions to all the paperwork forms you may need in your day. They also provide tons of support through how-to videos on their website. http://www.contractorsapps.com/our-apps/tradies

  • Site Diary
  • Change Orders/Variations
  • Quotes
  • Invoicing
  • Toolbox Talk
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Request for Information
  • Sub-Contractor Agreements
  • Tender Request
  • Estimate
  • Backcharge Notive
  • Purchase Order
  • Site Instructions
  • Extension of Time.

Stop drowning yourself in paperwork, and start saving time by investing into an app built for your industry! These apps provide automation in your business operations that will help you to systemize and get back control. Find an app that suits you and your business best so that you can start getting time back to spend with your family and work on bettering your business.