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Subcontractor Insurance Requirements

Subcontractor Insurance Requirements

In the construction industry it’s very common for workers to operate as subcontractors, and it’s important to know your insurance requirements. In this guide we’ll be looking at a range of common questions relating to subcontractor insurance requirements within...

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Starting a handyman business

Starting a Handyman Business

As Australians become more time-poor and perhaps a little less handy, starting a handyman business continues to be a popular way of becoming your own boss. It’s isn’t necessarily difficult to start a handyman business, but there is a...

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Self-Employed Tradies Checklist

Self-Employed Tradies Checklist

Should you start your own business as a self-employed tradie? It’s a question that thousands of tradies ask themselves every year.  Should they keep working for a wage, or take the risk of going out on their own? The...

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Growing Your Electrical Contracting Business

Growing Your Electrical Contracting Business

Starting a business is one thing, but growing an electrical contracting business is quite another. We’re not a coaching or mentoring business, but we know a thing or two about business, so we’ve put together this guide to help...

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Five Must-Have Apps for the Trade Professional on the Road

This is a guest post written by Jon Mailer, CEO of PROTRADE United. With the speed at which business is moving, the office and business setup of the past is being transcended by the use of technology. Today, you...

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Tradie Accountants

Tradie Accountants

When running a trade business, should you use an accountant who specialises in the trades? Any old accountant will be able to look after you as a tradie, but there are benefits to using one who specialises in your...

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Lead Paint Removal Insurance

Painters – Insurance Issues with Lead-Based Paint Removal

We all know that painters in Australia don’t use lead-based paints anymore, but it can still be an issue, especially when it comes to insurance. Whilst lead was banned from paint decades ago, there are still tens – if...

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Online Marketing – Retargeting for Tradies

You might not be familiar with the term ‘retargeting’, but you probably have experienced it. Say you were researching cordless drills online, then next time you visit Facebook or Instagram, suddenly you’re seeing posts from the same stores. It...

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How Tradies can Maximise Credit Card Points

If you’re spending tens of thousands on materials and equipment each year, and even tax payments, you’re missing out if you don’t have the right credit card. Now before I go any further, I need to stress that this...

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Tradies Need Public Liability Insurance

5 Reasons why tradies need public liability insurance

Most tradies and trade business owners know they need public liability insurance. But knowing you need it, and knowing why you need it, are two different things! So we’ve put together a top five on why you should be...

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