In any line of business, creating and developing an efficient workflow chart is vital. This is especially true for restoration companies. Employees need to know what work they must accomplish, when their deadlines are and who they should report to with any questions or concerns. When everyone within a business is on the same page, the chances of the restoration work being done well and quickly is raised.
Not every company has strong workflows, however. There are companies where workers are constantly unsure of what they are supposed to accomplish. Perhaps two people are working on the same task indoors while nobody is doing an important job outside. A restoration business could have customers at multiple sites, and employees may not
18 Dec 2015 / Blog
The day has finally arrived. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has been released, and the power of the force has been renewed! As a fan since childhood, Star Wars has influenced my life in many ways. From a business perspective, there are many Star Wars quotes that perfectly align with setting goals and working towards success and helped us create the best water damage restoration software on the market. Here are a notable few that come to mind:
1. “Do or do not. There is no try.”
– Yoda (Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
Perhaps the most iconic quote within
Business owners must have a firm grasp of company finances to make decisions in the future. This is especially the case for those in the restoration industry. Understanding revenue streams, profit margins and where expenses are going allows the owner of a restoration company to devote more time and effort into the areas of business that need the help. Once finances are in order, the business can determine its best growth strategy moving forward.
One area where understanding finances can be tricky is attempting to differentiate between parts of a business. Certain teams or groups within a company may spend more than others, but that part of the business could also be responsible for bringing in more profits than any other part
The holidays are a busy time for everyone, especially for those having their home restored. Many want to get their flooded basement or destroyed roof fixed before family gatherings take place. This can mean a lot of business for restoration companies, who may have several projects going on simultaneously or a strict deadline to meet on a home.
With so much going on, the ability to stay in regular contact with customers is vital. Even if workers are on a different job site, DASH Enterprise from NGS allows a restoration company to oversee all their work while keeping important stakeholders abreast of job progress in real time. From updating important KPI statuses with insurance companies to updating homeowners on the progress
It can be complicated for the leaders of a business to complete all of the tasks asked of them. Between hiring staff, finding customers, handling paperwork and answering questions, there isn’t a lot of time left in the day to tackle unexpected challenges. As a company grows, jobs can be delegated to others, but a booming business also means greater responsibility for owners, managers and other executive-level employees.
Instead of looking to do every job themselves, many business leaders seek outside help. Hiring a consultant is a good way to add an expert voice to the team, without necessarily bringing in another full-time employee. Consultants understand the best practices for helping a company achieve its goals, while also helping businesses save