Paul Chau has made a big step into opening up a Supercheap Storage franchise with 2 of his best friends Angelo and Chad. Having moved from China, his parent s impressed on him the importance of doing something with his life that he could be proud of. And from a young age, it was his dream to make it big in a business where he could call the shots. It wasn't difficult to make the decision to start his own franchise with Supercheap Storage.
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Rely on experienced consultants before your container purchases
When it comes to import and export, I reckon that the best way to make sure that everythign is going alright, is to have eyes and hands on the ground. The companies that you deal with have to be just as trustworthy - one container load worth of stuff is not cheap and you shouldn't be playing around that kind of money...
Posted on 29 Jun 2019 05:29
paul chau
New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world
This is such a huge topic that has seen a growing trend of late amongst various tech giants. It seems that it has become almost a norm for them to take part in ill-practices despite affecting majority of users. Obviously profits are one of their main driving factors.
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 14:52
paul chau
The future of travel: How technology is reducing airport baggage loss
It is scary to know the figures are actually that high. I have never experienced a loss baggage but I know it is actually an inevitable situation. The only way to safeguard myself against unforeseen circumstances would be to get myself insured.
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 14:37
paul chau
What governments can learn from Perth's property market
I think that there are a lot of countries that have a good handle on their low income housing or government subsidised homes. I think that it's important for all countries to keep having feelers out to other countries in the world to learn the good things and get rid of the bad things.
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 10:32
paul chau
IAPF acquires Melbourne industrial property
Businesses need to expand in due time and some either acquire neighbouring plots of land or relocate completely in order to increase their land space. Such a movement is critical to ensure that a bigger operation can be put in force with immediate effect. Once that is put into action, more orders can be fulfilled and progress can be increased.
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 10:15
paul chau
American Swiss sets up shop in Australia
I bet it won't be long for this jewellery chain to reach global heights soon enough. With the quality that they are promising and prices that are affordable for their range, demand is bound to soar. Quality is the number one factor that consumers need when it comes to jewellery and they have it.
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 09:52
paul chau
Driving during loadshedding
At the end of the day, every road user needs to practice graciousness and remember that they are not the only ones on the road. Whether as a pedestrian or a driver, everyone needs to have control. A little courtesy would go a long way to make daily commute for everyone a breeze.
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 07:42
paul chau
Encouraging a new breed of storage for the digital age
I can believe that we've created a lot of data in the last 2 years, but what I want to know is how much of all of that big data in storage is actually useful information and how much of is just a waste of data units on the internet…
Posted on 26 Jan 2019 12:55
paul chau
How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities
Every industry has its own peak period and down time, hence this dynamic cycle needs to be taken with stride by the many competitors within the same market. Improvements vary from company to company, be it managing their warehouse facility, to running its delivery processes. What matters at the end of the day is that the goods reach their recipients on time and in perfect condition.
Posted on 26 Jan 2019 12:01
paul chau
Jungheinrich has been awarded the IFOY certificate 'Best of Intralogistics' four times
I keep hearing this name when it comes to the all of logistical solutions greats. Now I'm really curious to know what exactly is the criteria for those awards and why Jungheinrich has continued to top these categories!
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 07:24
paul chau
Holdsport keeps sales climbing gently
Rapid pace of sales is better than a stagnant one. Now that they can see a slow increase, they can start slowly retrieving their inventory from storage to showcase to customers. As more and more publicity is gained, sales are bound to see a spike.
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 07:14
paul chau
Prospects of pallet trucks market remain positive
Technology is always necessary to improve daily business operations especially at a large setting like a warehouse facility moving dynamically day by day. Electric pallet trucks would help process deliveries at a much faster pace that enables faster turnaround of shipments. This can ensure order fulfillment will be kept as the topmost priority at all times.
Posted on 15 Jan 2019 10:36
paul chau
Digitalising the CFOs role
Today, we are all highly dependent on digital data storage but not every single piece of document is sufficient as a softcopy form. Documents from the fields of financing, medicine as well as many others, data in their physical form is still required not only for archiving but for regular audit purposes. Thus, storage facility would still be needed in this context.
Posted on 15 Jan 2019 09:39
paul chau
Central Square opens at SA's first green, mixed-use city precinct
All buildings should fall under this new requirement I think. It's not that difficult to fit a new facility with power units or other technology that will ensure the building is more environmentally friendly. At the very least, we could see less air conditioning and more one air spaces, and even solar panels right?
Posted on 28 Dec 2018 05:44
paul chau
Caterpillar consolidates parts distribution centres
It would definitely save the company time and costs in the long run when they move their facility much nearer to the area of demand. Being efficient is not just about fulfilling orders on time but it is also to remain as customer-centric as possible, meeting demand that comes in various forms.
Posted on 28 Dec 2018 05:33
paul chau
Long4Life offers to buy Holdsport
I reckon that Long4Life is going to have to make a pretty good offer to buy out the business, the product in storage and the whole facility for Holdsport! From what I've heard, they seem to be doing well enough themselves to want to give up the business to someone else at this point in time right?
Posted on 28 Dec 2018 03:33
paul chau
Holdsport runs into heavy weather
There are many factors that will be affecting the outcome of how an establishment unit is run. Apart from the main factor of market demand or consumer confidence, the next important aspect has definitely got to be economic growth. This is something that is beyond the control of business owners. They can just do their very best to sustain what is left and hope for a spike in the overall trend in the economy over time.
Posted on 27 Dec 2018 16:13
paul chau
Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts
I don't think that this industry is the only one that suffers from this excess and wastage at the end of events. Even in the self storage industry, the whole premise of the business circles around the fact that people have many, many things in excess! It will definitely be a long time before people learn how to reign in their desire for ownership or more and more items...
Posted on 2 Jun 2018 03:47
paul chau
Running a small business is a marathon, not a sprint
I can definitely relate to the saying that running a business is like a sprint. I just hope that I'll be able to keep pace now that my self storage business has been set up for a while though! I can only hope that it will eventually be like a marathon if you're able to keep afloat for the long term, but the truth is - you are still sprinting the whole way in order to win.
Posted on 1 May 2018 07:49
paul chau
How do you price an idea?
The answer to this question - is actually how much you want to profit from that idea to begin with. If it's an idea that's supposed to help people, and you don't intend to monetize it, why would you need to price it at all? After all, what good is your idea if you're just going to tuck it away into storage and not share it with the world?
Posted on 1 May 2018 06:04
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