business

How can small trade businesses protect themselves against an economic downturn?

The Bank of England has predicted that the UK will once again slip into recession towards the end of 2022. They also predict that such a recession would last until at least the end of the first quarter of 2023. Inflation has already risen above 10%. Wages are flatlining. The energy crisis is threatening everyone. […]

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Four-point action plan for heating and plumbing engineers to have a stress free Christmas

Fergus, the software that helps reduce the burden of business admin on tradespeople, has launched a four-point action plan to help hard-working business owners get the festive season they deserve. “To have a proper break, where you can really kick back, relax and be present in the moment with family and friends, hinges on finishing […]

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How to Reduce Costs as a Business Owner

Running a business can be highly rewarding, but it can also be a costly affair. For sole traders or small companies, reducing costs can be essential. There are a number of ways you can save money, without compromising the quality of your work or the safety of you and your employees. Adele MacGregor looks at […]

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How installers can grow their business with digital tools

Hannah Foley, Head of Digital at Wolseley UK, shares her thoughts on taking the stress out of being more ‘digital’ for installers who are looking for ways to have more time or grow their business stress-free. Everyone is talking about ‘going digital’ and that can sound a bit scary. However, it doesn’t have to be. […]

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Business confidence for tradespeople is bouncing back from pandemic lows

New industry insights from Screwfix has revealed that business confidence amongst UK tradespeople has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Screwfix’s Business Confidence Index is part of its monthly Trade Pulse survey, which includes a range of measures. All these measures rose in December 2021 when compared to December 2020 figures. The overall […]

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