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Ultimate Guide To Hiring For Your Skilled Trades Business

Ultimate Guide To Hiring For Your Skilled Trades Business

If you have worked hard for years and finally got your skilled trades qualifications, why not set up your own company? You have the skills to pay the bills, so to speak, and if you get things right, it can be a lucrative move. Of course, the real money will come when you start to grow your business and begin to take on employees. It will help you cover more jobs in less time, and the rewards can be significant.   But, without any management experience , are you ready to take on such a big move? There’s a lot to think about when you become a boss - and it’s not just about the money you spend on your employees. In this guide, we’re going to talk you through all the things you should be looking at. Let’s get stuck in straight away.   Hiring the right people   Hiring...
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Construction Industry Set to Break Records in 2015

Construction Industry Set to Break Records in 2015
According to several reports, the construction industry is set to break plenty of records in 2015. Not just in one country, but around the world. Recent figures have shown that not only could construction output break records, but employment growth could also. Is this a move in the right direction for the industry as a whole? The Recession The construction industry was one of the hardest hit by a recession. It makes sense. After all, people are not keen on building new properties if there isn’t the buyers market. This also had a knock on effect to those companies which worked closely with the construction industry. Those who produce parts for construction vehicles, such as CCTY Bearing would have noticed an impact too. Tradesmen and women, tool suppliers, every single area, would have been affected. The recession caused many construction companies to close down or go on hiatus while the economy...
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Top Tips For Ensuring Your Home Business Stays Legal

Top Tips For Ensuring Your Home Business Stays Legal
When you start your own business, there is just so much to think about. From choosing a business name to dealing with your budget,  sometimes it can all get too much. With so much to think about it’s far too easy to make silly mistakes, like accidently breaking the law. It might sound odd, but it’s amazing how easily you can break the law without meaning to. There are so many rules and regulations in place for businesses that breaking the law is far too easy. The key to ensuring that your company stays within the law at all times comes from being smart about the help you need. While you might want to run your business your business solo, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hire a little help. Staying within the law is important, so if that means hiring the help of a professional or two, it’s crucial that you...
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Fantastic Money Saving Business Ideas

Fantastic Money Saving Business Ideas
If you are a smaller company making can a decent profit can be tough. You are up against bigger and badder competitors who made be able  to afford more tech. You may not have a huge workforce. Even if you have a large company, the economy has been unstable lately. You need to think about the best way to increase your profits. Any good economist will tell you the most effective way to do this is to reduce your overall costs . This automatically means you are making more money. Outsourcing This is an option a lot of companies are taking. You outsource the less important jobs. For instance, fishing for customers. Calling people and asking if they require your business is a job that is necessary. But that does not mean your employees have to waste time doing it. Hire out a company to do it for you. This will...
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6 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Business

6 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Business
The economy has been tough for everyone over the last few years. Not least of all for small to medium sized businesses. Many startups have struggled from the very beginning to pull in profits. Even established companies have been feeling the pinch as of late. There are some reasons why you might not be getting as much business as you could, however. We’re going to look at the six most common reasons companies aren’t hitting their targets. 1. Your Product or Service Let’s kick off with one of the harshest realities. Is your product or service up to scratch? Are you offering customers something that they can’t get anywhere else ? You need to be focused on whatever your USP ( unique selling proposition ) is. The one factor about your business that ensures you stand out from the crowd. It could be the quality of the product, the price, the...
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