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Managing timesheets: 5 tips to turn timesheets into your friend

Posted by NextMinute on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you're stretched to keep on top of things at work, the last thing you need is to be stressing over managing timesheets.

Although it sounds like a simple thing to manage, it can often be another task that drags on and makes the day even longer. Especially when you’re lacking in time; timesheets can quickly turn into a hassle.

Never fear - there are plenty of ways to turn timesheets from foe to friend. In fact, their main purpose is to help you keep organised whilst on the job, which is why we’ve compiled a list of a few tips to help you manage them.

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Topics: Admin, Management

4 Quickfire Tips for Small Businesses Managing Paperwork

Posted by NextMinute on Feb 2, 2019 2:42:00 PM


Your small trades business is up and running, you’ve got a decent number of employees working for you and business is growing steadily – but as your business grows, so do the demands of everyday paperwork and admin tasks.


This is a situation that many tradies find themselves in after a few years in business, and it can be increasingly difficult to keep on top this while still doing the job you love, and putting in as much time and effort as possible into your business.

We have compiled a list of a few simple tips to help you get that stack of paperwork under control and relieve a little bit of pressure, so you can put your energy back into your business and the people that work within it.

Here's how to manage paperwork at work:

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Topics: Admin, Employee, Job Management

How to Minimise Clashes with Customers [7 Tips for Tradies]

Posted by NextMinute on Jan 9, 2019 12:57:18 PM

Here's the scene; you get a job, awesome. But before you know it the honeymoon is over and you're butting heads with your customer.  Things are not quite going to plan and the relationship is becoming strained.  This is not good for anyone, right?

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Topics: Admin, Customers, Job Management

4 Tips to Reduce Time Spent on Admin (How Trade Businesses can Tackle it)

Posted by NextMinute on Dec 19, 2018 8:50:00 AM

 You most probably started your business out of passion, to be independent or to attain financial freedom, but it turns out that you’re spending a quarter of your time doing all the paperwork you always set out to avoid. 

If you run a small business, you're not alone. According to the Beehive, small businesses dominate New Zealand industries.

About 97% of Kiwi businesses have less than 20 employees.

According to a piece of research in which more than 1,600 small-business owners were surveyed, 55% of them admitted that their business is being held back because of the time they spend doing admin work. Is yours one of them?

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Topics: Admin