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Does a Sole Trader need an ABN?

Does a Sole Trader need an ABN?

If you’re operating your business as a sole trader in Australia, do you need to register an ABN? Operating as a sole trader is a very popular way for tradies to structure their businesses in Australia.  It is in...

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Electrical Contractors Insurance Claims

Electricians – Insurance Claim Stats 2019

Earlier this year our Annual Client Survey revealed that our clients wanted to know more about claims affecting their trade. We listened, and now we present our first such update.  Below you’ll see a selection of claims that have...

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Trade Risk Office

Changes to income protection at Trade Risk

At Trade Risk we believe strongly in providing the highest levels of cover to protect tradies from the risks they face. That’s why, unlike most other insurance brokerages, we employed a qualified financial planner to provide income protection and...

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Is renovation work drying up for tradies?

Renovation work drying up for tradies

Aussies love a good renovation, but the numbers from one source shows we’re not doing it as much as we used to. This isn’t the greatest news for tradies and builders, given that for many of them renovations are...

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What is a sole trader?

What is a Sole Trader?

Setting up as a sole trader is a common way for tradies to start their business. Our data shows that over 72% of tradies start their business with this structure. Whilst we’ve all heard the term, what does being...

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How to Double Your Business Productivity in the Next 90 Days

This is a guest post written by Jon Mailer, CEO of PROTRADE United. If you are looking to improve your business’ productivity, efficiencies, and ultimately profitability, then there is no better place to start than with yourself. A business...

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What's the best trade for self-employment?

Best Trades for Self-Employment

If your goal is to run your own business, what is the best trade to be in? Being self-employed is very common in the trades, with so many workers operating as contractors and subcontractors. Often to become a self-employed...

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Mining Contractors Insurance

Mining Contractors Insurance

As a contractor working in the mining industry, you’ll most likely be required to hold your own insurance. Public liability is the most commonly required form of insurance for mining contractors, but it’s not the only one. In this...

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How to save on tradies income protection insurance

How tradies can save big on income protection

Do you have income protection insurance, but you think it’s too expensive? You’re not alone… But do you ever do anything about it? Or do you just look at the renewal each year and think “I should do something...

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Tradies Insurance in Superannuation

What tradies should know about the insurance in their superannuation

Most workers and business owners know that their superannuation includes some sort of insurance, but what is it? The big question could also be, what insurance do I have in my super that I’m doubling up on? We’ll look...

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