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Business 101: How To Reduce Startup Costs

When you first start your construction business, you need to find a way to reduce the initial startup costs to maintain a steady, sturdy return on investment. Initially, there won’t be a hugely significant return on investment because you do, in this particular case, need to spend money to make money. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just freely spend money. As any businessperson knows, you need to be, after the initial startup phase,... [Continue Reading]

UK Freezing Weather Impacts Economic Growth, Derails Previous Predictions

The beginning of this month, the UK began to brace for more than snow and freezing weather. Experts warned that the bad weather would send a chill over Britain’s economy and lead to a short-term hit to growth. This is disappointing news after the encouraging expectations at the beginning of 2018. Many economists had forecasted that the first three months of this year would experience a 0.4% GDP growth. Now, the weather is expected to impact sectors... [Continue Reading]

Tradesmen finance options

Burgeoning demand for their services and a general shortage of the necessary skills mean that some tradesmen are able to earn six times the UK’s national average wage, according to a report by Simply Business on the 19th of September 2017. Like any small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), however, the successful independent tradesman is from time to time likely to need access to additional external finance. It might be required for: meeting a... [Continue Reading]

Motor trade insurance tips

If you are a motor trader, the vehicles that come into your possession – for the services you offer or because you are buying and selling them – are exempt from the rules that apply to private cars under the so-called continuous insurance enforcement legislation. Instead, you may register as a motor trader and have the right to use trade plates in place of separate tax and change of ownership each time a vehicle comes temporarily into your... [Continue Reading]

Finding the right travel website designers

Back in the 1970s, the Internet and travel websites didn’t exist. In those days, finding someone to generate a software solution usually involved finding a programmer. The more eccentric the individual was and the more incomprehensible techno-speak they used, the more in demand they typically were! Business knowledge It is only over the last 20 years that sponsoring companies have started to deemphasise the need for perceived technical genius in... [Continue Reading]