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

Making cashless payments a priority

Making cashless payments a priority »

Businesses that have a variety of ways to accept payments from customers are probably going to find they get paid on time more often with less

Jargon buster for insurance terms

Jargon buster for insurance terms »

In a crusade against baffling insurance terminology, Mark Herbert at ConstructionInsure.co.uk has launched a jargon buster in a bid to help plumbers understand complex insurance

Convincing customers to keep boilers healthy

Convincing customers to keep boilers healthy »

Domestic boilers manufacturer Ravenheat knows that it can be difficult to explain to customers why they need an annual service on their appliance.

Making sure the work-life balance is right for you

Making sure the work-life balance is right for you »

Offering advice to small heating and plumbing businesses, Martin Jones, MD of TradeHelp, highlights the importance of balancing a hectic working life

Pension planning – what are the options?

Pension planning – what are the options? »

Continuing his series of articles on how to grow a heating and plumbing business, Martin Jones, MD of TradeHelp, offers a guide

Crack the VAT code: a primer

Crack the VAT code: a primer »

Life isn’t easy running a plumbing and heating company. One of the banes of the lives of many owner-managers is paperwork, and

Are you managing your fleet budget?

Are you managing your fleet budget? »

As the tax year has recently come to an end, businesses across the UK will be busy reviewing their finances. With recent changes