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7 top tips for tradespeople to run a successful business

With tax changes, Gas Safe exams, health and safety issues and difficult customers, life is never simple for the busy installer. Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now discusses how easy it is to lose sight of the basics in all of the turmoil. Most of us that run businesses know most of what we must do […]

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5 tips for tradespeople to help reduce van theft

Recent years have seen a major rise in theft from vans owned by installers and other trades people. For those that have been hit, the result is major disruption and cost. Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now looks at 5 tips for reducing the chances and impact of this potentially painful problem.  My road leads to […]

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7 things installers need to know about dealing with VAT

There are many challenges for installers outside of just knowing how to do the job. Benjamin Dyer, the CEO and co-founder of Powered Now, looks at one of them – dealing with VAT. VAT stands for ‘Value Added Tax’, and all VAT-registered installers have to add it to their sales invoices. For example, an installer […]

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5 tips for installers to reduce stress when running a business

Many people start their own businesses because they are ambitious. Unfortunately, this tends to come with quite a bit of stress. Benjamin Dyer – CEO and co-founder of Powered Now – looks at ways to manage and reduce the stress when running an installation business. For many plumbers and heating engineers starting out on a […]

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How to tackle the skills shortage, and why tradespeople are here to stay

2017 is set to be a crucial year for the UK construction sector. Celia Francis – CEO of Rated People – discusses the skills shortage in the trade industry, Government promises and why marketplaces are here to stay. Recently, the UK Government made a commitment to building new homes, which will continue to put greater […]

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