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The differences between a sole trader and a limited company – is it time to make the change?

Some of you may have experienced months of decision-making when it came to setting up your business. But is it time that your now established business changes to become a limited company? In this article we give you a breakdown of the key differences between being a sole trader and a limited company to help...

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How Dave Green grew his fencing firm

In just over a decade, Dave Green’s firm, Wesson Fencing, has grown from a one-man-band to an established firm with 12 employees. Now regarded as one of Surrey’s leading fencing contractors, the company has used Checkatrade to help attract new customers and build its reputation. Here, Dave shares some top tips for his fellow tradespeople...

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marketing your business


Marketing your Business: The Basics Explained

With the accelerated growth of digital platforms, there are now many different ways in which you can reach potential customers. For business owners, this can seem overwhelming at times, particularly if you feel uncertain over what channels to use and how best to understand whether or not they help you in winning new business. Take...

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Software solutions to save time with


Save time with tech

For Tradespeople, having a hands-on job means we have little time to keep pace with day-to-day business administration tasks, let alone the latest tech tools. But in reality, taking the time to learn a select few could be key for saving time, cost and resources, enabling you to focus on what really matters: growing your...

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winning the job


You know you can do the job, but how do you WIN the job?

Checkatrade receives over 1.4 Million visits from customers looking for trades just like you, each and every month. For tradespeople, the biggest frustration doesn’t lie in the number of customers looking for trades, but rather how to successfully convert these customer leads into sales, particularly when you know you and your team can excel at...

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