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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Problems auto mechanics face every day, and how to solve them

October 10, 2019
Life working as a mechanic isn’t always easy. While it’s often presented as a good thing for the industry that fewer people these days are choosing to repair their own cars – it’s more work for mechanics, after all – but it makes maintaining a healthy work-life balance sometimes feel impossible.

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What industries are considered to be in the ‘Motor Trade’?

October 3, 2019
When we talk about the motor trade industry, we generally direct the conversation at those who are at the front and centre of it – the car dealerships and repair garages. But the motor trade industry is so much more than that, encompassing many different types of business.

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How to attract more patients to your care home

October 2, 2019
There is an ever-growing need for social care in the UK, but it’s not always easy attracting new people to your care home.

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A timeline of what made the motor trade industry in the UK

October 1, 2019
The motor trade industry consists of the entire infrastructure around all kinds of motor vehicles. It starts with their design, development, manufacturing and marketing, followed by their sale, maintenance and repair. It also includes the production, distribution and sale of components, spare parts and accessories.

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How to secure repeat visitors to your hotel

September 30, 2019
Returning guests: the holy grail for hoteliers. All guests are valuable to the hotel industry, but repeat visitors are the foundation of long-term success. Loyal guests not only boost your revenue, they are also less price sensitive and tend to spend more money during their stay.

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What would a no-deal Brexit mean for UK landlords?

September 16, 2019
At the time of writing, a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely, as the prime minister Boris Johnson prepares the country to leave the EU without a deal. But who knows what might happen?

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How to get your car mechanics business to stand out

September 13, 2019
The motor vehicle maintenance and repair market in the UK brings in an annual revenue of £27.5bn. This is according to a UK market research report from IBISWorld, which also shows that the industry employs 212,582 people across 43,081 businesses. That’s a lot of car mechanics!

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Top 5 tips for new motor traders

September 12, 2019
A report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, cited by Motor Trade Insider, found that here in the UK, the motor trade industry turns over a staggering £64.1 billion every year. Not only that, but more than 770,000 are employed by the industry.

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How to employ the right people in the motor industry

September 12, 2019
A company is only as good as its people, regardless of its size or industry. If you own a small or medium-sized motor trade business, then the people you decide to employ can mean the difference between failure and success.

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What cars have the best resale value?

September 12, 2019
More than two million used cars changed hands in the first few months of this year, shows data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). To be exact, there were a total of 2,020,144 transactions during this time, with March proving to be a particularly high-performing month in terms of sales.

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Is employers’ liability insurance a legal requirement?

September 11, 2019
Employers’ liability insurance is a commercial insurance that virtually all companies must take out. It is a legal requirement for most businesses in the UK that employ at least one person.

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When do you need motor trade insurance?

September 11, 2019
If you have a business that requires you or your staff to handle or drive customers’ vehicles – or even your own vehicles ­­– you will require a comprehensive form of insurance to protect your company against any legal claims for accidents and mishaps that occur on-site or off-site.

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Top 5 tips for starting a vehicle valet service

September 11, 2019

Even though you might think that a car washing business would be an easy one to create, there are actually a number of obstacles you have to think about first. Remember there are car dealers, mechanics and other businesses operating in the industry that can offer the same service. It’s definitely a competitive business to get into and the key is finding a way to deliver an excellent service while keeping profits rolling in.

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How will Brexit affect the motor trade industry?

September 10, 2019
If you own a motor trade business, then depending on your trade, you’ve probably had Brexit on your mind. You may have even started to think of ways in which you can protect and future-proof your company, depending on the outcome.

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Are you insured if your business suffers an interruption?

September 6, 2019
Business interruption is a major risk factor for businesses, with a severe disruption event able to significantly damage revenues, stock prices, customer retention and growth.

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What are the rules and laws for starting in the motor industry?

September 4, 2019
Starting out in any industry is a bold move, and one that can reap huge rewards both for your finances and your own personal job satisfaction. If you’ve got a passion for cars and the skills to sell, mend, drive or otherwise spend your days dedicated to automotives, launching a business in the motor industry could be extremely lucrative and rewarding for you.

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5 tips on attracting new members to your fishing club

August 28, 2019
Almost every angler dreams of opening their own fishery at some stage. You can just picture it: owning your own lake, choosing your ideal fish stocks, watching your business grow and fishing to your heart’s content.

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Are you thinking of running your business from home?

August 21, 2019
The number of people running their own business from home is on the up. According to research by Barclays, 38% of small and medium-sized businesses are run from UK homes, while so-called ‘homepreneurs’ have increased by 3% over the past five years.

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How to prepare your property for new tenants

August 20, 2019
If you’re a first-time landlord, or you’re getting ready to welcome a new set of tenants into your existing let, there are certain things you need do before the new tenants move in.

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into effect on June 1st 2019: What is it?

July 23, 2019
It’s been looming over landlords for a while, but the Tenants Fees Act finally came into force in England at the start of June. Designed to reduce hidden costs for tenants, the new Act has implications for tenants, landlords and letting agents.

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What are the 4 main sectors of skilled trades?

June 27, 2019
Having a skilled trade under your belt can set you up with a job for life. As Logic4training, the UK’s leading building services training provider points out, there are many reasons why people choose the skilled trades as a long-term career option. 

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