Get tax-ready well in advance of deadlines

Get tax-ready well in advance of deadlines »

Many people who are self-employed don’t give much thought to their tax return until the 31 January deadline is looming. In fact, 30,000 people

Launching a trade business on a shoestring budget

Launching a trade business on a shoestring budget »

For many plumbers and heating engineers, running your own business is a dream you want to turn to reality. It may be that

Don’t chance it with cheap spares

Don’t chance it with cheap spares »

Cheaper, non-approved boiler spares may look like a bargain, but they could cause problems further down the line. David Willetts, Commercial Director –

In-cab technology helps slash fleet insurance claims

In-cab technology helps slash fleet insurance claims »

Quality Heating Services, which specialises in gas fired central heating appliances, systems and controls in the social housing sector, has reported a 34% fall

Why you should shop at your independent merchant

Why you should shop at your independent merchant »

Championing the independent merchant, The IPG, a membership group helping plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists deliver the goods, spells out the reasons you

4 reasons to make your business paperless

4 reasons to make your business paperless »

Colin Yates, chief support officer at WorkMobile, a data capture solution, encourages businesses to kill the paper trail and go digital. 

Digital transformation

Get advice on how to grow a business

Get advice on how to grow a business »

Launching this summer, Vaillant will be running a nationwide campaign for installers that will provide expert advice on growing a business. At

Spot financial trouble before it happens

Spot financial trouble before it happens »

There’s no doubt that running an independent business has many rewards, but it also has its challenges. As well as doing the day

Making the case for apprentices

Making the case for apprentices »

New research from JTL shows that the majority of small heating and plumbing businesses are not employing apprentices, often due to lack

Working under your own steam

Working under your own steam »

It can be lonely running your own business – you’ve got to do the job, but you also have to organise all