The ConX Blog

The Instant Asset Write-Off

The Government are offering business the opportunity to write off up to $150,000 for the 2019/20 tax year. Purchase any new or used piee of machinery or equipment and avail of this offer. 

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5 Tips For Submitting A Professional Bid

At ConX we have been helping small to medium-sized contractors with their takeoffs and estimates for over 5 years with a lifetime of experience in the industry before that. Quoting and estimating is one of the most important aspects of the job and can be one of the most difficult things you need to master as a successful contractor. If you get it wrong it can end up being quite painful, either you are consistently missing out on jobs as you are not competitive enough or else you get burnt for your own cash if you undercook the bid. Getting it right is essential to sustaining and growing your business. 

Here we have listed a couple of best practices when bidding on a project to help you stand out and also ensure that you submit an award-winning bid. Whether it's for a contractor you have worked with for 20 years or a brand new lead, here are 5 things you should consider when putting together an estimate. 

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Support for Construction Businesses during the Coronavirus

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The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Assistance includes cash flow support to businesses and temporary measures to provide relief for financially distressed businesses. Read more to find out how each of the following topics are addressed

  • Boosting cash flow for employers
  • Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses
  • Increasing the instant asset write-off
  • Backing business investment
  • Supporting apprentices and trainees

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6 Tips for Setting up a Successful Construction Business

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When you’re running a construction business, everyday presents a new set of challenges, whether that is at pre-construction phase, preparing cost estimates, sending quotes to win jobs and ordering materials or trying to manage jobs once they’ve started or recovering payment from the builder or owner once the job is done. Putting processes in place will maximise your ability to succeed and limit the downside of any setbacks you may encounter. 

What follows are some nuggets from my time as a carpentry contractor and a few things I learned from speaking with our clients that I wish I knew when I was on the tools. 

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New Feature: How to collaborate as a team

Having your team connected is essential at all stages of a construction project, with our latest release you can now collaborate on projects in the takeoff and quoting phase.
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How To Do A Concrete Takeoff On ConX Measure

Here are 5 simple steps to do a concrete takeoff and prepare a quote. We have also made a 4 minute video that will show you just how simple it is to do a concrete takeoff, ConX actually makes the process fun.

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