Victorian Construction Sector Grant

The Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four – Construction provides one-off payments to eligible employing and non-employing businesses in the construction sector that were impacted by the construction industry shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions last month. The program applies to construction businesses operating in the following local government areas at the time of the restrictions: Metropolitan Melbourne The City of Greater Geelong Mitchell Shire Surf Coast Shire Applications…  Read more

5 tips to help you keep construction projects on time and budget

One of the big challenges faced by the construction industry is projects that stretch timelines and budgets. Delayed schedules are so common, they can be seen to be the norm, not the exception. This erodes trust, plans for future projects and ultimately affects your profit margin. So how can your business build a reputation for delivering construction projects on time and budget? Even if you work towards solving just one…  Read more

Managing Field Workers in Your Construction Business

It’s one thing to manage workers when they’re all in the same place at the same time. However, when you run a construction business with field workers, things can get a lot more challenging. Not only are you typically not on the same job site as them, you might also have workers scattered over a variety of sites and projects. Managing them doesn’t just mean scheduling them and making sure…  Read more

Client Focus: View Bank Homes

View Bank Homes is a family owned and operated business delivering architecturally designed homes in the communities of Melbourne’s North. Having started as a humble small business View Bank Homes has grown over thirty years to become one of Australia’s most trusted boutique residential property developers. View Bank focuses on building homes in close proximity to amenities, public transport and schools in both well-established and up-and-coming suburbs. They aim to…  Read more

Main Causes of Stress for Building & Construction Business Owners & How to Counter Them

Many building & construction business owners believe that hard work and dogged determination are all it takes to build and sustain a successful business. But when you consider the pressures of running a company, it seems wise to add effective stress-management to the list. Left unchecked, stress can erode your passion and undermine performance – not to mention, take a serious toll on your health. Research compiled by Office Vibe…  Read more

Tax tips for new building & construction business owners

Do you want to avoid paying more than you should come tax time? Or a frantic last minute search for missing financial records? New building & construction business owners have a lot on their plate and can easily lose track of an approaching tax deadline or financial data needed to submit their return. Organisation is key when preparing for tax time. As is taking advantage of the many tools and resources…  Read more

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