Does your team know about the Quick Quote and Quick Invoice feature? It’s an even faster way to get quotes and invoices to clients and take payment in the field, without having to create a job and add client details.
When it comes to managing the finances, a lot of small businesses are using dated accounting software, a system of spreadsheets, or relying heavily on their bookkeeper.
Cloud accounting has well and truly arrived, and if you haven’t already, you should be looking into how this simple and easy-to-use technology can help you and your business.
Integrating your ServiceM8 setup with one of our supported cloud accounting solutions, like QuickBooks Online, further streamlines the management of your business, covering jobs from the moment they’re created all the way through to tax time, and providing great visibility across your operations.
So, what is cloud accounting? And why is it so great for small business?
People judge books by their covers, particularly in a business context, so don’t underestimate the power of professional conduct and presentation – it’s part of your brand, and it might sometimes be the only thing separating you from your competitors. Professional written and verbal communication, branded vehicles, company uniforms with logos, a motto that reflects what you stand for, business email addresses, a good website (and great service!) all form part of a professional business image.
Cashflow is the lifeblood of every small business. Small business operators need to be paid as close to the completion of a job as possible.
Chasing unpaid invoices can end up costing more than a job is worth in labour. For many businesses, chasing payments is put off until cash is needed to pay bills or staff wages, as they are too snowed under with current work. Generally, the owner cries “How can we not have enough money? We’re so busy!”
One of the new features of ServiceM8 3.0 is the support of Apple Dynamic Type. What this means is when you increase the size of text for your Apple device the text size in ServiceM8 will increase too. Great if you’re having difficulty reading small or thin font without your glasses.
We can’t wait to introduce you to ServiceM8 3.0! With over 40 new features and improvements, ServiceM8 3.0 will revolutionise how small business works. From new ways to communicate with staff to a built in mobile payment system. For the latest information follow us on facebook.
Providing consistent quality service to your customers is essential if you want your business to grow and succeed. As your business grows it is impossible for you to personally check the quality of all work.
While collecting feedback won’t prevent one of your customers from having a bad experience due to an unhappy staff member, unsatisfactory work or miscommunication, it can highlight an issue before it has a chance to do long-term damage your business. (more…)
20 June 2014
ServiceM8 has been named the 2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year at the Telstra NT Business Awards in Darwin on Friday night.
“Small business wants assistance in getting things done, preferably in the background, without fuss and right the first time. We started ServiceM8 to be that assistant,” CEO Kim Ford said.
“Our belief is that mobile and cloud technologies will have a profound effect on not just how efficient businesses are, but how they deal with customers. ServiceM8 is a cloud solution that is capable of completely changing how businesses operate.”
Other winners at the awards were Country Wellness Pharmacy for the Start-Up Award, U B COOL PTY LTD for the Small Business Award, Killarney Homes for the Medium Business Award and Power Projects NT took home the Regional Business Award.
Will Irving, Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Ambassador for the Telstra Australian Business Awards, said: “”ServiceM8 has truly thought about how to help small business, particularly as the rubber hits the road. They’ve developed a cloud-based solution that is easy to use, affordable, and allows customers to have ongoing input into product and service improvements.”
We are incredibly honoured to receive this award, and would recommend that any small to medium business enter the Telstra Business Awards in future years. The application process itself is invaluable – it really makes you reflect and analyse all facets of your business. Our sincere thanks go to Telstra for running such a prestigious and long-standing awards program.
And of course, a massive thanks to our ServiceM8 partners and customers. Without your support, we wouldn’t have reached this point. We dedicate this award to you, and will continue to strive for better, more innovative ways to empower small business to thrive.
ServiceM8 now progresses to the national Telstra Australian Business Awards, which will be announced in Melbourne on 7 August.
Read more on the Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards here: http://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/highlights/2014-winners/nt-524.aspx