Creating your business to-do list

When you’re an entrepreneur, your to-do list is often long and constantly growing longer. There are an overwhelming number of things you need to do, and it can feel like they’re all urgent. In such cases, it’s easy to push important tasks to the side and focus on less-vital activities, but that often means you miss deadlines, make mistakes or always feel as though you’re trying to catch up. Here…  Read more

Main Causes of Stress for Building & Construction Business Owners & How to Counter Them

Many building & construction business owners believe that hard work and dogged determination are all it takes to build and sustain a successful business. But when you consider the pressures of running a company, it seems wise to add effective stress-management to the list. Left unchecked, stress can erode your passion and undermine performance – not to mention, take a serious toll on your health. Research compiled by Office Vibe…  Read more

Tax tips for new building & construction business owners

Do you want to avoid paying more than you should come tax time? Or a frantic last minute search for missing financial records? New building & construction business owners have a lot on their plate and can easily lose track of an approaching tax deadline or financial data needed to submit their return. Organisation is key when preparing for tax time. As is taking advantage of the many tools and resources…  Read more

Efficient business systems in the building & construction industry really pay off

Too many building & construction businesses fall over due to a lack of efficient systems designed to streamline the day-to-day operations. This typically happens because the business owner is so caught up in the daily workload of running a business that the fundamentals of good business management get forgotten. Often too it must be said that the owner simply doesn’t like bookkeeping or other administrative tasks, so these get put…  Read more

How to create good habits in a building and construction business

If you are like most building and construction business owners, there are never enough hours in the day to complete every task on your list. Often you are faced with prioritising what you need to do right now – deal with a client, meet a deadline, visit a site – versus the things you know you should do for the ongoing growth of your business. Scheduling time to attend to…  Read more

Small Business Digital Adaption Program

As part of the Business Resilience Package, the Victorian Government is offering grants to help SMEs embrace digital capabilities. The Small Business Digital Adaptation Grant provides sole traders, micro and small businesses with a $1,200 rebate on selected digital management tools, from suppliers that have partnered with the Victorian Government. Eligible businesses can register to trial selected digital business management tools to adapt websites, transition to e-commerce and manage finances. After…  Read more

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