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Business Management

4 Fieldwork Software Programs That Can Transform Your Business

Dedicated fieldwork software can be a gamechanger for a business. It streamlines processes, improves customer communication, automates bookings and provides reporting functions. If you haven’t been using any software to help your business, this may be the year to start. We’ve rounded up some programs

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Business Management

Is Taking Cash in Hand OK – Yes or No?

Cash in hand work can seem enticing. No invoicing, no lengthy payment terms, and no need to tell the tax man. You probably know at least a handful of people who are conducting “cash only” business without declaring it. They might be getting away with

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Industry Insights

Safety At Work: 7 Red Flags You Should Know

Most of us who work in the pest control, building inspection and general property services sector are aware of the safety risks that come with entering customer premises, using chemicals, crawling into tight spaces and conducting other related tasks. However, there are some safety risks

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Industry Insights

10 Pests to Watch Out for this Summer in Australia

In most property services businesses, summer is usually the busiest time of year – this is certainly the case for pest control. The warm weather and increased humidity create ideal breeding conditions for a wide range of summer pests, including cockroaches, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants,

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Getting the recruitment process is key to business success and growth in building management and pest control
Business Management

7 Tips For Getting Recruitment Right

Finding and hiring the right people for your company is essential for business success. This was a key message that surfaced at this year’s Pesticon, and it’s an issue across industries. Getting recruitment right in the property and pest control sectors needn’t be impossible –

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Industry Insights

Why You Should Market Your Pest Control Business as Sustainable

Many pest control and building inspection business owners may not realise that they’re an integral part of the sustainability puzzle. With the public becoming more and more aware of the importance of eco-friendly and sustainable products and practices, this will likely play an increasingly key

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Industry Insights

How to Safely Access Roof Voids

In today’s Australian property market, pre-purchase building inspections are very much the norm and this will no doubt continue given the value they provide to prospective purchasers. The increasing popularity of this service is welcomed by timber pest and building inspectors – more business! –

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Business Management

Keeping Records: How To Do It Efficiently and Why It Matters

Record keeping is important for any business, but it’s especially important for pest control and other property services businesses. Not only is it to keep your operations streamlined and organised, but to protect you from liability if something is to go wrong. When you’re starting

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Industry Insights

5 Tips for Pet Safety During Pest Control

Pet safety during pest control is a must – it’s something you absolutely have to practice. Your customers’ pets are their loved ones and, as a trusted service provider, you have an obligation to do the best thing by them too. After all, getting rid

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Business Management

How To Set Up Your Pest Control Truck

Recently, we asked our Rapid Solutions Facebook community for hints and tips on the best pest control truck setup. We recognise that every pest control business is different so knew it was worthwhile collecting opinions from various in-the-know sources. Some prefer one vehicle over another

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