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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...


Business Rates Revaluation

 Feb, 23 - 2017   Business

The latest revaluation of business rates comes into force on 1 April 2017 – are you ready? Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as offices, and businesses will probably have to pay business rates if they use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes.  Usually,...


Logic4training Business Guides

 Jan, 13 - 2017   Business

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be launching our “Business Guides”, offering invaluable step-by-step advice covering everything you need to know about setting up and managing a successful building services business. To receive your free business guides straight to your inbox, simply fill in your details below   *...


Pension auto enrolment – Don’t get stung with a 10k fine

 Dec, 28 - 2016   Business

If you are an employer with one or more people working for you, under the pensions Act 2008, you must put your employer(s) into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. First of all understand that this is your legal duty, even if you only employ one person, you are...


Pricing Your Time

 Dec, 23 - 2016   Business

Quoting for a job should be as simple as working out the cost of materials and the time required. So how do you get a realistic handle on those two components?  I’m sure as a professional tradesmen you want nothing more than to find a price which meets the expectations of...


Telephone answering service or…

 Dec, 14 - 2016   Business

I recently read an article in HPM magazine about voicemail costing plumber’s trade. The piece was all about how potential customers calls are being missed (33%) and 69% of callers don’t leave a voicemail message. Based on a survey of 300 “micro businesses” carried out by “mobile answering service” Moneypenny,...


Creating A Facebook Business Page

 Dec, 12 - 2016   Business

Social media is forever changing, enabling anyone and everyone to easily connect and engage online via computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles. So how do you decide which social channel is best for your business? Well, at Logic4training we recommend you get on Facebook first. Why? Because Facebook has been ranked as...