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Inbox ZERO

What is this mystical state of being that people call ‘Inbox Zero’? Is it real, or is it like a unicorn, the Loch Ness monster, or sharks – only existing in fiction, dreams and imagination. Well, I can tell you from personal experience that ‘Inbox Zero’ is real, it is achievable, and it is fantastic.

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WA Tragedy; Timely Reminder for Arc Flash Clothing Safety Assurances

The importance of Arc Flash protective equipment is often underestimated. This was sadly demonstrated in the recent events in Perth when two men, who were undertaking electrical maintenance, lost their lives in an explosion and several were also injured. Employees of a privately owned company that services the high voltage electrical industry were working in

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What’s the difference between Calibration and Adjustment?

We get this question a lot, and it is a commonly misunderstood or misinterpreted topic. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions that will help to clarify the matter. Thanks to Master Calibrators for the assistance in drafting this article.  What is Calibration? The most basic reason for calibrating an electrical instrument is to ensure

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My best sparky want?s to leave to go it alone, what should I do?

So you’ve got the feeling one of your best blokes is thinking about leaving to start his own contracting business.  Lately he’s been more interested in the business side of things, he has aspirations for things (houses, cars, boats) clearly out of his price range with what you currently pay him, he’s good at what

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Three phrases the SAS don’t accept, and nor should you!

This one isn’t just for the business owners or managers out there, this applies to everyone in the electrical industry. The three phrases below aren’t under any circumstance allowed to be used in elite military teams like the SAS, so why should your company be any different? It doesn’t matter if you own the business

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Consistent Testing and Measuring Leads to Success

Do you ever wonder how the top businesses in any industry got that way? How their marketing seems to reach exactly the market they are looking for? Why it seems they hit the mark time and again while in your business you may feel like you aren’t hitting the target as often as you should (or could)

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How to Create Your USP (Unique Selling Proposition)

To ensure you never have to compete on price, you’ve got to develop your company’s USP (Unique Selling Proposition). Your USP is the one thing that is truly different about you, or at least the one thing you can promote as being different. A successful USP should be: • Truly unique. • Exciting to your target market. •

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Opening up a Profit Bank Account

Where has the money gone? You may have had this experience as a contractor and a business owner.  You have been along to the accountant to review last year’s financials and they give you a hearty congratulations for having a profitable year.  But wait a second…  If it was such a profitable year than why

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QLD Safety Regulations making your head hurt? We’re here to help!

This edition of POWERtalk is aimed mainly at our QLD customers, but also has some valuable insight for anyone in the Industry, no matter what state you’re in. The main intention is to clarify changes in the testing and calibration section of the Queensland Electrical Safety Act 2002, and also the new Queensland Electrical Safety

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Buried in paperwork? The time to go paperless is NOW!

How many folders of filed paperwork do you have in the office or in storage? If the answer is lots, technology has enabled us to eliminate that from our business, and go entirely paperless. Paperwork is the burden of most businesses, and the thorn in the side of any admin team member, electrician, and even

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POWERtalk is go!

Welcome, to the all-new POWERtalk from Mobile Test n Cal. We aim to bring you short, sharp, informative and helpful articles to help you run your electrical business, or be better at your role in the electrical industry. It is NOT going to be all about our business or service, with constant bragging and self-serving

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