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Online Business: How To Take Your Business Digital

Online business has been considered “the future” for many years now and for many of us it’s very much already our “right now”. And over the past 18 months, the pandemic has undoubtedly increased the favourable nature of an online business environment. More organisations are

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Industry Insights

Australian Native Pests Causing Property Damage

There are plenty of Australian native pests that can cause property damage, from termites to ants (yes, really) and cockroaches. Thankfully our country is also home to highly qualified urban pest control experts who can step in to provide many valuable pest management services. In

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Business Management

Car Theft: Prevention Tips and Tricks

Car theft isn’t always what you’d imagine it to be. Vehicles aren’t only stolen when they’re broken into or hotwired. In fact, taking car keys and driving off just as the rightful owner would is becoming one of the more common ways of stealing a

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Business Management

Run-Off Insurance & Why You Need It

Are you selling or closing your business? If so, considering taking run-off insurance cover should be at the top of your to-do list. Maybe you’ve had a successful career as a pest controller and are looking to retire. Or perhaps you’re making a profit by

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Business Management

Common Business Car Finance Options Explained

As a pest controller or building inspector, you might need to buy a vehicle to increase productivity and help your business grow. Or, you might be just starting out and need to kit out a vehicle for yourself. There are several business car finance options

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Industry Insights

5 Building Inspection Rules to Follow in Avoiding Claims

Building inspection claims are becoming more commonplace, especially as the housing market is experiencing increased buy/sell activity. By nature, the property services sector is prone to litigation so it pays to ensure your inspection reporting is accurate and compliant. Read more about what we’ve learned

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Business Management

Tax Deductions for Your Business

If the words “tax return” send you into a cold sweat, you’re not alone. But it’s worthwhile applying great focus on making the most of your tax deductions. Knowing what to claim on tax can help you greatly as a small business. While it’s not

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Business Management

In Conversation with Lifeline

On 25 May Rapid Solutions held its first industry forum for promoting positive mental health, understanding its importance for the pest and building services industry. We partnered with Lifeline to bring their ‘In Conversation with Lifeline’ presentation direct to pesties in the Newcastle NSW area,

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risk needs to be managed with subcontractors and insurance - especially during high risk jobs like termite treatments
Business Management

Subcontractors and Insurance: Are You Covered?

Ever found yourself in the position where you want to make use of a contractor to support your pest or building services business? If this is the case you’ve likely wondered about subcontractors and insurance. And if you haven’t then you should! If you’re in

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Industry Insights

Pre-Purchase Inspection Reporting Claims: What We’ve Learned

Everyone’s talking about Australian real estate prices and where they’re heading. Many of our customers are telling us they’re still super busy with pre-purchase inspection reports as properties are snapped up across major cities and regional areas in all states and territories. We’ve even heard

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Industry Insights

Preventing The Return Of Termites

In our first article on termites, we tackled the treatment options available when you find live termites during an inspection. After an initial termite treatment to rid the building of live termites, the second phase then has to be implemented. This focuses on preventing the

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Industry Insights

Termite Treatments: What You Need To Know

Termites. They can cause huge problems in buildings, which can cause huge problems for the professional pest controllers in charge of safeguarding them. Here’s some key information you need to know about the types of termites in Australia, and the termite treatments available. So, when

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Business Management

Insurance Brokers and Rapid Solutions – Did You Know?

Insurance brokers have been around for decades and are readily used by many small, medium and large businesses. There are many reasons for this, all of them beneficial for the business owner. This article delves into why people use them and why Rapid Solutions often

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This pest controller is using the Rapid Inspect app for report writing in real-time.
Business Management

Clear & Rapid Reporting: An App + the 4Ws

In building your business success, communication is key. So, it’s important your pest and building inspection reports are accurate and simple to understand. You want rapid reporting and the customer wants a clearly written report. Plus, your report writing needs to be compliant with Australia

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Rapid Training

Interview with Urban Pest Control Expert, Jay Turner

Jay Turner is an award-winning urban pest control expert. He’s also a Rapid Training trainer, teaching our accredited courses in pest management. We interviewed Jay to find out what motivated him to become an urban pest control manager, and what he loves about his job. Story

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Industry Insights

All About Bee Removal

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in queries related to bee removal and how to go about this. As bees and their contribution to the ecosystem are increasingly covered extensively by global media, Australians increasingly want to remove bees without harming them. And rightly so. To

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A termite management plan is a plan of action that you as a professional pest management technician devises for your customer.
Industry Insights

Termite Management Plan: What It Is & Why You Need It

A termite management plan is a plan of action that you as a professional pest management technician devises for your customer. Its purpose is to assist you in tackling a termite problem in their property, in a holistic manner. But what does it entail? Your

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Industry Insights

Signs Of a Bed Bug Infestation

Nobody wants to think about the bed bugs biting while they’re sleeping tight. Unfortunately, a bed bug infestation isn’t an uncommon problem. Although Australia was fairly bed bug free for a long time, they have reappeared with a vengeance in recent years. Some estimates say

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Business Management

Making an Insurance Claim: What You Need to Know

You might not have had experience with making an insurance claim in the past so you’re nervous about your first time. Or, you may’ve made one so long ago that you’re uncertain of the best steps forward these days. We get it. We’re here to

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Business Management

Best Business Insurance Checklist for the New Year

If you own a business which uses chemicals, you’re used to wearing a mask. Before COVID-19 could you imagine that people would be wearing masks just to buy groceries? The pandemic shows us we should plan for the unexpected. Which is why you need the

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Business Management

Working On The Go With These A+ Apps

Working on the go – as every property services worker does at some point – comes with some great perks. Not to mention greater efficiencies for businesses that due to their nature require lots of kilometres. You get plenty of time to yourself on the

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