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Top Tradesmen Tips

  • Losing Money In Winter? New Research Suggests So

    A recent study has found that loads of workers are losing out on money every winter! A lot of this money is being lost due to poor lighting. On average, tradespeople work 37.9 hours in the summer. But, in winter, this fell to 37.2 hours a week. With the average tradespeople earning £544.60 a week, this resulted in a loss of £295.32.

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  • Self-Employed: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    More people in the UK are self-employed now than ever before. The number of people of self-employed workers in the UK increased from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2015, an increasing trend started in the early 2000's.

    Making the choice to become self-employed is a gamble however. While there are advantages to working for an employer, for some people, the advantages of self-employment make it the right choice for them.

    If you're thinking of making the move to self-employment, this article will help lay out some of the key benefits and downsides: Continue reading

  • 28 Tools Every Plumber Needs In Their Toolbox

    Nothing's worse than turning up at a job and finding out you don't have the right tools. So we decided to put together a list of essential tools that should be in every plumber's toolbox so you can focus on the job at hand:
  • The Trade Awards Your Business Should Apply For

    There’s still time to enter your firm or business into the Building Magazine annual trade awards for construction. These are probably the most prestigious awards in the industry, but recently, some other awards have been introduced, to recognise contributions in newer areas, such as self-build. Continue reading

  • Personal Protective Equipment - Hand Safety

    If lifting heavy equipment and management of hazardous liquids are all part or your daily work routine, it's important to ensure you follow PPE guidelines, which were created to ensure you are safe on site. Continue reading

  • The Best Work Boots For A Tradesman

    As you know, being on the job isn't about looking ‘boot-iful’ (sorry), it’s about protecting yourself so you can get the job done efficiently.

    One of the main risks during any job you undertake - is the protection of your feet. (Especially for road workers, riggers, scaffolders and builders) Continue reading

  • The Best Wood Treatments On The Market

    This one's for the decorators!

    As you know, the weather in the UK is as unpredictable as a football accumulator these days. Therefore when it comes to preserving wood outside, we need to know what the best treatments are, especially when it comes to cost, effectiveness and longevity. Continue reading

  • Top Tradesman’s Tips - Invest in Promotional Marketing Materials

    There’s no school like the old school! When it comes to marketing your trade business, there is no doubt that the new methods of responsive web design, social media outreach and the use of online directories are great at promoting your company, but don’t give up on the tried and tested methods of promotional marketing. Many methods of traditional marketing are also evolving into the 21st Century in hugely successful ways - you might well be surprised by the options out there! Continue reading

  • Tradesman Tips: Register Your Business With Online Directories

    There is no doubt that local directories have still got a major role to play in the trade industries, however why not take advantage of the biggest directories in the world as well? Google alone handles over 100 billion search queries a month! Getting your trade business seen on a directory with this sort of popularity is critical. Continue reading

  • Tradesman Tips: Create An Online Presence With A Responsive Website

    More and more businesses are setting up an online presence with a website. With the growth of technology, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops, there are now more people than ever using their devices to search the internet for tradespeople. This is why a responsive website is a must for all businesses in today’s world. Your business needs to compete online and a responsive website is the best way to do this. Continue reading

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