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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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Trade Insurance Claims

Trade Insurance Claims Data

Trade Risk has looked after the business insurance needs of over 8,000 tradies since 2010, so we have quite a lot of data on claims. We’ve helped tradies with claims for stolen tools, tradies who’ve caused damage to the...

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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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