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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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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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