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One of the most uncomfortable parts of being self-employed is dealing with customers and clients that fail to pay you on time. On one hand, you need to make sure you get paid promptly for your work, but on the other, you want to keep things civil and not antagonise a client who may want...View Article
As a start up, navigating the world of business is a daunting task. In the trade sector, standing out from the crowd is a matter of risk assessing, forward planning and laying the groundwork for success. ‘How to start up a business?’ is something every budding entrepreneur types into a search engine at least once....View Article
It may feel challenging to start a business. But more of us than ever before are deciding to take a giant leap of faith and start our own trade-based businesses. Many business owners are now doing what they love while reaping the many rewards that come with being your own boss. These include a sense...View Article
Here at Checkatrade, we pride ourselves on having built up a platform which is now used by thousands of tradespeople across the UK, to help them gather customers and improve their business profits, year on year. We are committed to ensuring that every tradesperson on our list has the skills, qualifications and desire to provide...View Article
Trade credit is an essential element of a business. It allows businesses to commission the items or services needed to carry out a job with the agreement of the payment at a later date. A trade account represents one of the most valuable lines of credit to any business. Once a trade account has been...View Article
Kent-based female entrepreneur, Jackie Redmill, Founder and Director of 1st Scenic Windows and Doors, started her venture into double glazing back in 2003. Since then, 1st Scenic has worked on hundreds of projects across Kent, Surrey, London and beyond. Jackie continues to nurture her company as they go from strength to strength with the help...View Article
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...View Article
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...View Article
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...View Article
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...View Article
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...View Article