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Tip #22: Use LinkedIn to Target Customers

 Dec, 22 - 2018   Business

We found a great quote on-line this week:   “Any individual who is not on LinkedIn these days is akin to a small business that was not in the yellow pages a few years back”   As a one-man band, or small business, you might feel that it’s irrelevant, but...


Tip #20: Customer Service – Our Advice on going the Extra Mile

 Dec, 20 - 2018   Business

However experienced you are and however good you are at your job, in a people-based trade, nothing beats good customer service.   Here’s our checklist to ensure you make the best impression when you’re out and about.   The Basics:   Turn up on time. If you’ve made an appointment...


Tip #16: Getting in your Local Press, our Advice on Public Relations

 Dec, 16 - 2018   Business

What is Public Relations?   What exactly is public relations? Well, basically it means getting your business in magazines and newspapers editorially, as opposed to paying for adverts.   For most sole traders and small business’, the key place to do this is your local press and related websites where...


Tip #4: Getting Paid what your Worth – Our Advice on Pricing jobs

 Dec, 04 - 2018   Business

Giving a good service at a reasonable price is key to winning work, but be careful not to sell yourself short.   It is important to remember the basics when reaching your final price, they are:   Labour Materials Profit Contingency   Sounds simple, but don’t be fooled, getting a...


What Insurance Do I Need for My Trade Business?

 Aug, 13 - 2018   Business

Price Comparison websites may seem like a good idea if you’re in a hurry to get insurance cover, but insurance is a complicated business and installers are being warned to take care and read the small print – to ensure they cover they have is adequate and relevant.   Inadequate...


Small businesses at risk as Carillion collapses

 Jan, 15 - 2018   Business

News of Carillion’s liquidation has sent shockwaves through the construction industry, but what effect will it have now, in the future & on your business?   What is Carillion? Carillion was one of the UK’s largest construction and facilities management company. It held 450 public sector contracts for the government,...


Employing Someone For The First Time

 Apr, 24 - 2017   Business

Have you reached the point where you need an extra pair of hands to keep on top of your workload? Getting extra help can be quite a daunting prospect, bringing challenges you won’t have faced before in terms of laws, rights and responsibilities. We can help!  Employing Staff is just...


Help In Preparing Quotes

 Apr, 07 - 2017   Business

Costing up a job isn’t easy as there are so many variables to consider; particularly for new businesses or if you’ve started taking on different kinds of work. We can help! Job costing is just one of the topics covered in our series of business guides which tackle subjects relating...


Tax Hike Update: Government Make A U-turn

 Mar, 12 - 2017   Business

Great news for Logic4training customers!  It was announced yesterday that the government will NOT be going ahead with plans to increase National Insurance for the self-employed. In his Spring Budget last week, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced unexpected tax hikes for self- employed people, which would have seen sole traders with...


Self-employed Face Tax Hike

 Mar, 10 - 2017   Business

Its been said that millions of people who are self-employed are expected to face a tax hike. This includes installers!  Chancellor Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget speech that there are going to be plans to increase the amount of taxes paid by those who are self-employed. According to bytestart, the...