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Category: Job Budgets

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Workflow Intelligence for Your Supervisors

Posted on 12 Jul 2019

Is your service-based business built to handle the workflow load you put on your supervisors and management team? In 2 back to back days I saw 2 tractor trailer trucks stuck at the same intersection. It wasn’t a coincidence. Their normal routes on a wide state highway were rerouted due to road construction. Neither made […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Company Messaging, GPS Location, Job Budgets, Supervisors,

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We Help Janitorial Companies Succeed

Posted on 29 Mar 2019

Business success doesn’t come easy. Every business owner faces hurdles and challenges to survive for the long term. This is especially true of companies, like janitorial businesses, that manage remote employees. Brandon, the founder and CEO of Chronotek, learned this firsthand as he grew up in his parent’s successful franchise commercial cleaning business. He worked […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Automated Reports, Call-In System, GPS Location, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Overtime,

Managing Offsite Employees Can Be Full of Surprises

Posted on 24 May 2018

Last weekend my family took me out for my birthday. It was a nice restaurant by the water with live music. Perfect spot for me. Everyone ordered ice water and since they were paying, I didn’t order water. I also selected one of the more expensive entrees on the menu. Hey, it’s your birthday only […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Automated Reports, Call-In System, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time, Time Clock App,

Is Your Business Tracking Work Hours With the Latest Technology?

Posted on 10 May 2018

It was eye-opening. Alarming is probably a better word for it. One of our clients had not been tracking work hours against contracted hours. She recently started using our Budget Manager tool and made a startling discovery. For over a year they have been losing 10 hours a week on a building they clean. Budget […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time,

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We Wish All Administrative Professionals a Fantastic Day!

Posted on 25 Apr 2018

What in the world would we do without Administrative Professionals? While small businesses are the backbone of the United States economy, Administrative Professionals are the rock stars who keep these small businesses, large corporations and government entities moving along. We at Chronotek thank every one of you for helping America keep businesses going. With 154 […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Automated Reports, Call-In System, GPS Location, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time,

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#5 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Losing Money on Jobs

Posted on 18 Jan 2018

Living paycheck to paycheck isn’t living the dream. Have you swiped your debit card at the grocery store and said a prayer at the same time? This happens when you don’t have a personal budget and you’re not watching your money come and go. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Mind your pennies and the dollars will […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Call-In System, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Overtime,

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#2 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Not Paying Required Travel Time

Posted on 11 Dec 2017

If your remote, hourly employees travel from job site to job site and you don’t pay travel time, we need to have a talk. You may be unaware that this travel time is required pay by the U.S. Department of Labor.  According to its website, “Time spent traveling during normal work hours is considered compensable […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Department of Labor, Job Budgets, Mobile App, Time Card App, Travel Time and Mileage,

Job Reporting

Are Your Numbers As Good As You Think?

Posted on 15 Aug 2017

I beat my son on Wii Golf the other day 40-47 on 9 holes. At first glance, one might think that my son is awful, while I am the next Rory McIlroy. The numbers are convincing. On average I beat him by a stroke on almost every hole. I could market this version of the truth and […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Call-In System, Job Budgets, Labor Cost,

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So Close – Real Solutions to Your Business Problems

Posted on 11 May 2017

Finding real solutions to your business problems can be like raising teenagers. You walk into the kitchen and on top of the counter sits a stack of used paper towels,  paper plates and food wrappers. Right there just about 12 inches above the waste basket. So close to doing the right thing! Or you pass […]
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Posted in: Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Mobile App, Travel Time and Mileage,

Managing Remote Employees: Automated Job Budgets

Posted on 23 Jun 2015

Spreadsheets are powerful, but lifeless. A spreadsheet can have fabulous pivot tables, line charts and colored graphs to provide vital information as long as human hands are entering the data…and keep entering the data.  The information spreadsheets provide to assist with business decisions is only good if the data is current.  For a small business owner with […]
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