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‘Cashflow stress’: Business owners worried about the economy as defaults spike

Nathan Schokker, owner of facilities management business Talio, says he’s experiencing a “two-paced” economy at the moment, with some clients a little sheepish, although he believes there are still opportunities.

“We can see a number of our clients hold back on making decisions and/or spending money which flows on to us,” he tells SmartCompany.

Hold the phone 

10/07/19 | Sunrise | Businesses banning mobile phones at work

“Killing the dream”: Business owners sleeping just four hours a night to keep up with $20 billion red-tape burden

Nathan Schokker, owner of facilities management business Talio, says administration and red tape is a “constant stress”.

“Often long after the work is done, business owners are working through everything else: invoices, following up jobs, seeking feedback, internal paperwork, client paperwork, tax, accounting and bookkeeping,” he tells SmartCompany.

We’ve got a leak!

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“One fine day I’m called by one of our commercial property management clients and asked to rush out to one of their buildings as a “toilet issue”.

A guide to employing staff for the first time

Nathan Schokker, founder of Talio and experienced employer explains “my first rule is always, always, trust your gut. That internal voice, not your brain, that instinctive voice. Whenever I’ve followed that it’s always worked especially when it comes to people and when I’ve gone against it, it’s failed! Obviously you shouldn’t neglect checking experience, references and attitude should always be a great measure of how well someone will do.”

A guide to employing staff for the first time

Nathan Schokker, founder of Talio and experienced employer explains “my first rule is always, always, trust your gut. That internal voice, not your brain, that instinctive voice. Whenever I’ve followed that it’s always worked especially when it comes to people and when I’ve gone against it, it’s failed! Obviously you shouldn’t neglect checking experience, references and attitude should always be a great measure of how well someone will do.”

Why this Brisbane accountant is hosting dinner parties for small business owners

Nathan Watt is a partner at Brisbane SME financial consulting firm Watson & Watt. Watt saw a need to network with other business owners who were sharing similar experiences or facing problems as a small business. So in an attempt to build this community, he sought out his connections on LinkedIn, invited them to a dinner party. The guests of the first Founder’s Feast included Nathan Schokker, facilities manager of commercial service firm Talio.

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“We’re there to solve problems for people and at the core of it I love solving problems and putting smiles on faces,” says Schokker.

How to avoid the office flu

Nathan Schokker, the facilities manager for Talio, has the perfect way to avoid the flu at work. “Our number one tip for preventing the cold/flu spreading through the office is through detailed disinfectant cleaning of phones and computers.”

Start-ups cleaning up extreme rain, hail or shine

Brisbane-based Talio, which launched in 2013, is reporting more business caused by natural disaster. Its services include cleaning buildings of mud, debris and flood waters.

TV Safety MUSTS!

“It doesn’t take much for a flat screen TV to topple,” says installation expert, Nathan Schokker, owner of property maintenance company Talio.

How co-working spaces can help entrepreneurs

Nathan Schokker, owner of Brisbane-based facilities management company Talio, believes the cliché “it’s lonely at the top” rings true for small business owners.

The risks and rewards of diversification

Nathan Schokker, director of Talio, a commercial facilities management company that diversified into concierge services, agrees that it’s sometimes the smaller, subtler strategies that generate the best returns.

The excuses Australians use to get out of work

Nathan Schokker, found and director of facilities management and concierge services, Talio, said he has confronted staff who he suspected of faking injury or illness.

“I have witnessed people change their behaviour when it isn’t a genuine illness, whether that’s their conscience getting to them or just a sub conscience tick,” he said.

Seven ways to ask better questions

“Never ever be afraid to ask the simplest question,” says Brisbane-based businessman Nathan Schokker, founder of facilities management and concierge service Talio.

Table for one: the guide to dining out on your own

“Restaurants prefer groups or couples from a monetary point of view but…they’re alienating a sizeable segment of the market. Nathan Schokker.

Communication breakdown? Emails are the culprit

Nathan Schokker, director of facilities management services provider, Talio said he banned emails between employees to promote more face-to-face communication.

“My staff are very energetic and tech savvy, being part of a start up. People were emailing on weekends, public holidays and any day of the week with ideas. While the ideas were good, it was starting to get tiresome,” he said.

Companies banning emails so employees talk to each other

Fairfax Media reports that several Australian companies have started banning internal and external emails.

Brisbane based facilities management services provider Talio has banned emails between employees to promote more face-to-face communication.

Confusion, communication breakdown and work which never stops: Why Australian companies are banning emails

Nathan Schokker, the director of facilities management service provider Talio, says he implemented this new rule six months ago and has already seen a positive difference in the workplace.

Staff are happier now that emails have been banned

Hook up with clients online

“I signed up to Coffee, Networkr and butN at the beginning of the year,” says Brisbane-based Nathan Schokker, owner of facilities management company Talio. “I like the Tinder-style swiping system and the potential to quickly arrange coffee catch-ups but there are so few Australian members at present that I haven’t got a lot out of any of them yet, apart from a few online conversations.”

Nap rooms gone bad

For Schokker, director of Talio Group, striking the right balance between encouraging weary workers to rest and allowing too much time for “slacking off” has been the biggest challenge.

Australia’s filthiest offices

Nathan Schokker runs facilities management business Talio. He says keyboards are one of the most repugnant pieces of equipment in an office.

How To Win At Office Politics

*Original Article http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-win-at-office-politics-20140529-39654.html

Know your enemy

Nathan Schokker worked for a competitor for 13 years before founding Talio in Brisbane in August last year. Schokker describes his market competition as “quite aggressive”. Cleaning and security services are the most cutthroat.

Do you suffer from Weekenditis?

Nathan Schokker, runs an integrated facility services company and says he finds it hard to steer clear of work on the weekends, often spending up to 9 hours doing some kind of work.

“Sometimes there will be a big job on, or there’s an emergency, or even just checking my emails,” he said. “Sometimes you just can’t avoid it.”

Are you management material?

Nathan Schokker runs facilities management business Talio. He once had a situation in which there was a communication breakdown with a client over cleaning of and repairs to the client’s property. Repeated back and forths with the client couldn’t resolve the situation.

Are we addicted to our phones?

Nathan Schokker founder of facilities management provider Talio admits checking his phone between 20 and 30 times an hour if he’s waiting on an important email or phone call.

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It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Talio is here to help, so give us a call or email to see how we can make your business run smoother. If you’re not sure about moving to a new provider, we offer a trial cleaning period so you can assess the quality and cost competitiveness of our services.

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