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    A Guide to Starting Your Own Trade Business

    For a lot of tradesmen, their end goal is to set up their own business within that trade. However, while you may be fantastic at your chosen trade, you may find yourself needing a little helping hand when it comes to the business side of things. So, here is our guide to creating your own trade business.   Build Up A Good Reputation One ... Read More

    by silb on September 19, 2019Comments (0)
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    How Well Protected Is Your Business?

    As an independent tradesman, your business is your financial stability, which means if something happens to any part of your business, you put your livelihood on the line. When it comes to securing your business, you should be prepared for every eventuality from accidents to crime. Protecting Yourself Firstly you must keep your health in good ... Read More

    by silb on July 22, 2019Comments (0)
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    Designing Kitchens: Bringing the Outside Inside

    One of the latest design trends to take off is bringing the outside in, especially when it comes to the kitchen. This trend, however, can be particularly difficult to pull off and make work whilst being practical and stylish. Here we will look at some of the best ways to implement the outside inside style whether you are carrying out a whole kit... Read More

    by silb on July 16, 2019Comments (0)
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    Tradesman Opportunities in Lancashire

    A lot of regeneration and investment has gone into the North of England in recent years. After plentiful research and reports into the supposed disparity in wealth opportunities between the North and South of England, a number of initiatives have been implemented by the government to address this balance. Infrastructure projects such as the cons... Read More

    by silb on July 15, 2019Comments (0)
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    Top Marketing Tips for Tradesmen

    The days of relying on the Yellow Pages and word of mouth are long gone. Today tradesmen need to be skilled marketers to get ahead and beat the competition. Whether it’s building a website or creating a logo, there a few relatively easy ways to build a brand and a reputation as a skilled tradesman. Create Your Own Website Today instead o... Read More

    by silb on July 10, 2019Comments (0)
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    Managing Price and Costs On The Job

    Running any business means being on top of your finances, and part of that is devising a pricing strategy. Ask yourself, as a contractor, and taking into account all of the material and labour costs you need to consider, which pricing strategy is best for you? Most customers can tell if a price is fair or not and are likely already comparing ot... Read More

    by silb on June 21, 2019Comments (0)
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    Ensuring Client Invoices Get Paid

    As a tradesman, there’s nothing worse than completing a job only to be given the run-around when it comes to a client paying up. Here are a few handy tips for how to firmly but politely ensure you get paid for the work you’ve done. Set Clear Payment Dates Before agreeing to carry out any work for a client or signing any contracts, ... Read More

    by silb on May 28, 2019Comments (0)
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    Life as a Tradesman: Looking After Your Health

    Life as a tradesman can get pretty hectic: quickly moving from one job to another, trying to fix botched jobs by tradesmen who have gone before you and, of course, that last minute scramble to complete your tax self-assessment. It can be easy to let stress go unnoticed at first before it eventually builds to a level where it starts to affect you... Read More

    by silb on May 24, 2019Comments (0)
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    Top Tips for Preparing Your Home for Moving Day

    Hoping to sell your home soon? Selling your home isn’t always easy, but there are lots of little things you can do to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Whether it’s simply fixing a broken light or repainting the entryway, small fixes can add a lot of value to your property. Depersonalise Although you might love all the pe... Read More

    by silb on May 22, 2019Comments (0)
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    Tips for Moving House With Ease

    When it comes to home improvements and adding value to a property, many of us are thinking long-term about resale values and what that might mean for our living situation in the future. The idea of home flipping isn’t new, but more of us are getting to grips with the specifics of house renovation and what needs to be done to turn a profit ... Read More

    by silb on April 29, 2019Comments (0)
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