Category : Guides

Switching from sole trader to company

Switching from Sole Trader to Pty Ltd Company

Many tradies start their self-employed life as a sole trader, but as their business grows, switching to a company is not uncommon. It can make a lot of sense to go this way.  When you go out on your...

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Painters Insurance Cost

What affects the price of painters insurance?

How do you know how much you should be paying for your business insurance? Try getting a few quotes and you’ll see that prices can vary quite a bit from one provider to the next, without any obvious reasons....

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Electrical contractors insurance guide

What insurance does an electrical contractor need?

As an electrical contractor there are a few different insurance types you should consider. Some of these may be mandatory for an electrician, whilst others are simply a great form of protection. In terms of mandatory requirements, this will...

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Insurance Claim

What is the most important form of tradies insurance?

If you’re a self-employed tradie with a limited budget for insurance, what do you do? Option one might be to not have any insurance, but that’s definitely not recommended! So what is the most important form of insurance should...

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Starting a Trades Business

For a lot of tradies, once they finish their apprenticeship one of the first things they think about is going out on their own. This may be as a subcontractor, possibly still working with the same company, or out...

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Sole Traders Insurance

Insurance for sole traders

We assist thousands of sole traders with their insurance needs. Whilst we also look after plenty of larger businesses, sole traders really are our bread and butter. In this guide we’ll take an in-depth look at each of the...

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Google Tradesman

Online Marketing for Tradies

Here at Trade Risk we get the bulk of our new clients from two different sources: referrals from existing clients and others who find us online. Any decent tradie will be great at getting referrals from existing clients and...

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Staying healthy on the job – 7 tips for tradies

When you’re working long hours in the heat of a hot Aussie summer, if you don’t look after yourself, you could end up in a bad way. But staying healthy doesn’t have to be a drag – and you...

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Good, fast and cheap – it is possible

There’s a common saying in business when it comes to wanting things good, cheap and fast. You can pick any two of them, but not the third.  i.e. You can have good and cheap, but it won’t be fast....

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Aussie Painters Network

What does painters public liability cover?

Most painters know they should have public liability insurance, but do you know what it actually covers? Essentially it covers you if you stuff up and someone else suffers a loss as a result. Speaking more formally, the policy...

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