Top 3 tech trends for glaziers in 2019

Posted by Colette Graimes on 30 Dec 2018 in Smart glazing technology

It's the start of a new year — the perfect time to assess where your business is at and think about what your hopes are for the upcoming year, including the kind of technology you're using in your business. We've done the digging on small business tech trends for 2019 for you to consider implementing in your glazing business.

Our top three tech trends for glaziers are...

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Happy holidays from the Smart-Builder team

Posted by Colette Graimes on 06 Dec 2018 in General

2018 has been and gone, we hope it's been a great year for your glass business and you're heading into 2019 with a positive outlook.

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Why should I use glass design software to draw up glass orders?

Posted by Colette Graimes on 28 Nov 2018 in Smart glazing technology

Or perhaps our title should have been ‘Why shouldn’t I be using software to draw up glass orders’ because the list of pros is so long and comprehensive and the list of cons is practically non-existent! Using software to draw up glass orders will reduce errors, save time and streamline ordering, keep you organized and calculate costs for you. Read on to find out how...

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Glaziers, are you encouraging your customers to leave reviews?

Posted by Colette Graimes on 14 Nov 2018 in Marketing your glazing business

Online reviews are a trusted source of information for many of your potential customers so it's important you cultivate your online presence. We recently came across a great article on the Hubspot marketing blog about encouraging your customers to leave positive reviews and we've come up with a few ideas on how you can apply these to your glazing business.

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BIG changes are coming to Smart-Toolbox – our all-in-one job management software for glaziers

Smart-Toolbox has a new look and a whole lot more happening under the hood with the latest update.

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glasstec 2018: Tips & tricks from show veterans

Posted by Colette Graimes on 11 Oct 2018 in General

glasstec is just under two weeks away, we are looking forward to another great show and hope we'll get to meet as many of you as possible at stand A53 in Hall 10! We have posted a series of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time in Düsseldorf — check them out here. For our final article, we'll look at the show itself and things to keep in mind while you're there.

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Technology and employee privacy: what glazing businesses need to know

Posted by Colette Graimes on 29 Sep 2018 in HR and recruitment for glaziers

With an increasing emphasis on workplace productivity and the emerging technologies able to measure it, the impact on employee privacy is becoming a hot topic of conversation. While some degree of monitoring is to be expected — internet usage for example — new tracking technology takes this to a whole new level, raising some potential ethical concerns worth considering.

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glasstec 2018: German phrases to help you make the most of it

Posted by Colette Graimes on 12 Sep 2018 in General

Make the most of your time in Düsseldorf by using these helpful German phrases to get out and about! Our German colleague has come up with the following to get you started...

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Is your data natural disaster-proof? A guide for glaziers

Posted by Colette Graimes on 29 Aug 2018 in Smart glazing technology

A natural disaster can have a huge impact on your glazing business. It could affect your employees as well as their homes and families, damage your premises, bring business to a halt... To name a few! While there are lots of ways in which you probably disaster-proof your business already, such as having an insurance policy, your business' data may not be stored as safely as you think.

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glasstec 2018: Where to eat and grab a bier

Posted by Colette Graimes on 18 Aug 2018 in General

The Smart-Builder team have attended glasstec in Düsseldorf five times now and they know their stuff when it comes to food! Want to know where to find the perfect bratwurst or bier at glasstec 2018? Read on...

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