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  • Succession planning...

    What is it and why your business needs it Planning for the future of your business – or ‘succession planning’ – is not only a plan for retirement, it’s a plan for managing the unexpected. “Succession planning is all about clarity, and articulating how your business can continue to operate...
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  • 5 tips for building a successful business

    John and Geoff Dahlsen There may be no one-size-fits-all recipe to sustained business success, but with tenacity and focus the challenge can generate lasting reward. Both John Dahlsen, owner and co-chairman of the Dahlsens group, J C Dahlsen Pty Ltd, and son, Geoff Dahlsen, CEO, understand this sentiment well. “There...
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  • Working smarter, not harder

    As a small business owner, the management of your home building business can quickly become stressful. The list of responsibilities seems to literally grow by the minute – business development, cash flow management, client and project deadlines are only the tip of the iceberg. Productivity Specialist and Principal Consultant at...
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  • How to maximise your business potential online

    Many of you tell us that you generate enough work simply by relying on the good news spreading through your region about your great workmanship and customer service. But if you’d like to squeeze some more homes into your pipeline, harnessing the power of digital marketing and advertising is certainly...
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  • Taking time off: how to leave your business in good hands and really enjoy a break

    Everyone knows that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” but when you run your own building business it can be difficult to take a break without worrying that your business will fall over in your absence. Here are five tips to help you take a real...
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  • How to work smarter, not harder: three productivity tips for small business success

    As a small business owner the management of your building business can quickly become stressful. The list of responsibilities seems to literally grow by the minute – business development, cashflow management, client and project deadlines are only the tip of the iceberg. Productivity specialist and Principal Consultant at Lingford Consulting...
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  • Three steps to successfully take on an apprentice

    Taking on an apprentice can deliver benefits for your business. So how do you make sure things go smoothly? According to Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador, Alan Waldron a simple focus on attracting, training and retaining apprentices will make the difference for building companies looking to grow a sustainable business. Alan, who is also...
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  • Why being service-focused matters in residential building

    As the residential construction industry becomes increasingly competitive, standing out from the pack can mean the difference between nabbing that much needed extra project or falling off the market radar. Exceptional customer service, based on open and clear communication, cooperation and collaboration underscores the success of many businesses across all...
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  • Building safety: conforming and compliance

    The quality of every building product that you select for your construction projects is vital to ensuring the safety of your staff, contractors and of course the final building owner/resident. Dahlsens understands the important role product quality plays in building both your business' success and reputation. That's why you can...
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  • How to take on an apprentice and make it work

    When everything goes to plan, taking on an apprentice can help your building business grow and thrive. Yet training up a young, and most likely inexperienced employee can also present challenges. According to General Manager at Apprenticeships Support Australia, James Moran, the following simple strategies can help ensure that taking...
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