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PlantMiner suppliers reaping the benefits of mining sector ramp up and increased infrastructure investment

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In the 12 months since June 2016, PlantMiner, which was recently named as one of Westpac's top 20 businesses, has more than quadrupled the average value of a transaction won by businesses listed on the online marketplace.

Queensland Government to prioritise jobs creation in State Budget

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The Hon. Curtis Pitt, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment spoke at the Queensland Media Club’s pre-budget event yesterday. The Treasurer affirmed that the State Government’s top priority will be to create jobs.

Top tips for the building and construction industry to get EOFY ready in 2017!

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With the end of the financial year fast approaching it is always a busy time in building and construction. 

Contractor confusion: disconnect between estimators, project managers

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We’ve noticed a concerning trend throughout the Australian construction industry, within companies of all sizes and disciplines. Many of these companies do not facilitate simple collaboration between the estimating and project delivery teams.

Rio Tinto executive team undergoes sweeping restructure

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Andrew Harding has been replaced asRio Tinto’s Chief Executive of Iron Ore. 

How to measure and understand your business's profitability

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For developing construction businesses, knowing your financial numbers is crucial to your company’s growth because these figures will indicate if you are moving towards success or heading towards trouble. Experts such as accountants or financial analysts will help you when it comes to tracking your profitability, but you can also takes steps to do it on your own. 

3 tips to better identify hazards on site

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Identifying hazards in the workplace involves finding things and situations that could potentially cause harm to people. It's an important step of your risk assessment plan, and aims to eliminate health and safety risks that may compromise your project. So whether you're a project manager or  plant hire supplier, use these three tips to identify hazards on your job site. 

3 quick tips to help manage your subbies and operators

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The relationship between equipment hirers and suppliers go beyond the signed contract. Project managers have the responsibility to nurture their organisation’s relationship with their plant or equipment suppliers since this will help in the timely completion of a construction project and a good relationship between the two parties could help reduce the risks of a misunderstanding.

6 things you can do to increase exposure for your construction business

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It's no secret that brand awareness and exposure serve as an important way to attract new clients to your business. It represents a real opportunity to showcase previous jobs, clients you've worked with, services you offer and more. But for those of us that lack time and online marketing experience, the brand strategy process can seem a little intimidating. 

4 quick tips to improve your team's efficiency

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It's a no-brainer that in any business, to remain competitive you must boost operational efficiency wherever possible. It's particularly important for SMEs to operate efficiently, because they often have more limited resources than larger top tier companies. 

Reporting on projects, pooling together plans and quotes for tenders, and making sure projects are completed on time (and within budget) are all a part of the golden goal - and understanding what small operational tweaks you and your team can make to improve efficiencies will help reduce overall operating costs, improve client satisfaction, and will help keep you ahead of your competition.