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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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

Sole Trader Insurance

We specialise in sole trader insurance and have helped thousands of sole traders with their business insurance needs. Whilst we also look after plenty of larger businesses, sole traders and one-person companies really are our bread and butter. The Trade...

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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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Handyman Tools

Property maintenance insurance

If you’re running a property maintenance business there are a few different insurance types you should consider. Why?  Because like all trades and workers in the building and services industry, there are certain risks that you face in your...

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Budget for Tradespeople

Why does it cost more to pay monthly?

Some insurance brokers charge extra for monthly payments, and some don’t. Are the ones not charging extra automatically better? Are the ones charging extra just greedy? Interesting questions, and definitely worth looking at when you’re comparing trade insurance quotes....

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