How to deal with rogue customers

January 13, 2020
The media loves a rogue trader story – from doorstep scammers to botch-job builders, we’ve heard them all. But what about the rogue customers stories? Why don’t we hear more of them?

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What is an accidental landlord?

January 10, 2020
Not every landlord planned to manage a property. Some homeowners find themselves with no other option but to rent their home because they are struggling to sell it.

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How to employ an apprentice

January 9, 2020
By taking on an apprentice, you'll be doing yourself, your community and your sector a favour. And with government funding and support, the process should be neither as complicated nor as costly as you might think. Read on for our guide to taking on an apprentice and why you should make sure that all your employees and their work are properly covered by commercial insurance.

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What are the top risks in a vehicle repair workshop?

January 8, 2020
We all know that certain jobs are riskier than others. Firefighters, police officers, tree surgeons or high-rise window cleaners may be among the first professions that spring to mind – not a vehicle repair technician. 

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10 things electricians should know about asbestos

January 6, 2020
Working as an electrician means exposing yourself to a number of risks. There’s always going to be an element of risk when dealing with electricity, but there are ways to manage those risks. However, one potentially life-threatening issue that might not be so apparent on the job is asbestos exposure.

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Common office risks for your employees

December 18, 2019
Accidents happen and, if you don’t have cover, you could be liable if an employee gets hurt. Insurance Choice understands that your business is your livelihood. 

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7 reasons SUVs are so popular

December 16, 2019
The success of any motor trade business depends on a number of factors – from the quality of the customer service, to the location of the dealership and how easy the business can be found on the internet. But perhaps the biggest consideration should be the vehicles themselves. Ultimately, success depends on selling what today’s drivers want to buy, at a price that’s right.

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How to protect your business premises from flooding

December 13, 2019
The effects of flooding can be devastating for a business. According to data from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, more than 300,000 business premises in the UK are at risk of flooding.

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How do I become an MOT tester?

December 12, 2019
We’re here to help – take a look at our guide to becoming an MOT tester, then get started – you won’t look back.

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Workplace injuries: Everything you need to know

December 11, 2019
Millions of Brits have suffered an accident in the workplace. Recent research carried out by specialist injury lawyers Hudgell Solicitors, revealed that more than half of Brits (51%) have been injured while at work.

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Guide to maintaining or increasing a vehicle’s value in the motor trade industry

November 25, 2019
For the time your cars are out on your forecourt, you want to do all you can to maintain (or even increase) their value. But before you get to that, you need to make sure that all of these valuable business assets are covered with motor trade insurance.

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Tips on how to be a great car salesperson

November 22, 2019
The cars on your forecourt play a huge part in your success running a motor trade business. But how do you differentiate your dealership from others that stock the same type of vehicles as you? It’s simple: be the best car salesperson there is!

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How to manage cash flow in the construction industry

November 20, 2019
In order to manage cash flow in construction businesses effectively, it’s important to understand the reasons behind these issues and how to address them. This article will look at cash flow issues in more depth and offer tips on how companies can better manage cash flow in the construction industry.

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Making your office more environmentally friendly

November 18, 2019
We all know we need to be more sustainable in our homes – but it’s all too easy to leave our green intentions at the workplace door.

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New stricter MOT rules caught 3 million dangerous cars

November 13, 2019
MOT rules introduced by the DVSA in the UK in 2018 were designed to help clear Britain’s roads of potentially lethal vehicles. Since those new rules came into play, a third of cars, vans and motorcycles failed the assessment because of defects.

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What to do if your tenant has stopped paying rent?

November 11, 2019
When tenants don’t pay their rent, things can get tricky. It could be argued that when it comes to managing rental properties, frustration is par for the course. But the impact can be as financially draining as it is emotionally.

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How to promote your electrician business

November 6, 2019
Word of mouth will only carry your business so far, so it’s time to come up with a plan for how to advertise yourself so that those customers who have never heard of you can learn about your wealth of skills.

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Do you plan to expand into a restaurant chain?

October 29, 2019
Let us take you through our guide to opening your second restaurant and expanding your restaurant chain.

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How to set prices for your vehicles in the motor trade

October 25, 2019
Thinking about setting up a car dealership? If so, there will be a whole host of factors involved in determining how successful you become. These factors include everything from your location and industry knowledge, to the quality of your website and type of vehicles you decide to buy and sell on.

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Top tips for driving sales in your pub

October 23, 2019
Picture this. It’s a Tuesday night and your pub is packed – it’s standing room only. Even better, it’s like that every Tuesday. You’re pulling in Friday night-sized crowds every night of the week and driving up sales all the time.

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Tips for selling cars on Auto Trader

October 22, 2019
Whether you’re a car dealer, mechanic, or a business within the motor trade industry, when it comes to selling cars, Auto Trader is your go-to. Selling a car on Auto Trader’s online car marketplace gives you access to the UK’s largest car buying demographic and is likely to get you the best price possible for your vehicle.

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Which cars depreciate in value the quickest?

October 18, 2019
If you’re running a business in the motor trade industry, you’ll need to make sure you’re aware of how quickly certain types of car depreciate in value.

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Make your hotel stand out from the competition and attract new customers

October 17, 2019
With customers at the heart of everything a hotel does, the focus is on delivering the best experience possible. But with the rise of super-hotel chains and websites such as Airbnb, the sector is undergoing immense change. 

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How to build a trustworthy reputation in the motor industry

October 15, 2019
So, where do you start trying to earn the trust of untrusting consumers? It’s not going to happen overnight, but with a bit of legwork you could build a positive reputation for your motor trade business. Here are some tips on how to start cultivating a reputation that makes you more appealing to customers

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How to run a care home successfully

October 14, 2019
Running a care home is not an easy task. Looking after other people is a huge responsibility and not one to be taken lightly. When the people in question are in the latter years of their lives, have existing medical conditions, and are vulnerable, that sense of responsibility increases even more.
 

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