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Building new foundations becomes key to award winning business growth

Brad Halcrow   5 December, 2017

It was in 2011 Scott Aldridge decided to go it alone as a Sole Trader electrician. Around the same time, Christchurch had begun rebuilding the city following that tragic earthquake that left so much devastation. Work for the trade services was plentiful. In the following months, there was no shortage of work when the growth of RED Electrical began.

simPRO helps you grow: Laser Plumbing secure $20million in tender win for Grafton workers

Caitlin Maynard   18 October, 2017

Innovators and early adopters are leading the way in all industries. We are at an exciting point in the evolution of technology.

You gotta dig the No Dig method

Brad Halcrow   20 September, 2017

Dennis Yarrow began Yarrow Plumbing back in 2003. Before that, he cut his teeth in the plumbing industry working in Papua New Guinea where he learned how to manage a team of 50 (and some other life skills he hadn’t bargained for).

Time for coffee & sunrise photography

Brad Halcrow   19 June, 2017

Meet Michelle. She and her husband have had multiple businesses over the years. Their two current businesses are housed under the one roof. One of which, ABC Embroidery, is running on simPRO...

Time to take that holiday

Erin Haywood   20 February, 2017

‘There are just not enough hours in the day!’ you cry with a desperation rivalling Tom Hanks’ Wilson-I’m-Sorry and fall to your knees in despair.

Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But if you’re a business owner, I’m sure that sentiment or something like it has at least crossed your mind before. Maybe more than once.

And when you’re working crazy hours six or seven days a week just to get everything done, sometimes a deserted island with only a volleyball for company doesn’t actually sound so bad...

How the travelling man runs his electrical business from overseas

Brad Halcrow   18 December, 2016

Paul Christie, our original Journey-goer joined the simPRO sales team in the United States back in May – but that didn’t mean he had to leave his electrical business in Australia behind.

Using tablets for national expansion

Brad Halcrow   25 October, 2016

Clarksons Electrical is a family owned company based in Albany, New Zealand, now managed by 2nd generation David Clarkson. Five years ago, David set his sights on growing Clarksons nationally – and that he’s done. In the five years David has been in the General Manager’s chair, the company’s opened five offices across the country and grown to more than a hundred staff.

What to do when all your projects hit pause

Brad Halcrow   19 August, 2015

Earlier in the year Boz was preparing for some big projects planned to go ahead. Quotes were accepted and the resources had been scheduled. Through some bizarre twist of fate each project, one by one, was postponed. What to do?!

Using simPRO to grow two businesses

Brad Halcrow   16 April, 2015

When Jody and Damian Stimson joined their father Greg, just like most other trade businesses not too long ago, all the company work and data was being managed with paper..