13 06, 2019

3 Reasons Why Public Liability Insurance is Essential to Your Business

June 13th, 2019|

If you have your own business, insurance is a must. You’re legally obliged to have employers’ liability insurance to look after your team. And you could need professional indemnity insurance too. Why public liability insurance is important Public liability insurance is optional, but it can be really worth the money. Here are 3 reasons why [...]

13 03, 2019

How to Use Your NAPIT Keep Busy Profile to Win More Work

March 13th, 2019|

Did you know that 81% of customers do online research before making a purchase? If you’re a NAPIT Keep Busy member, you’ll know that we provide you with a free online profile to help you get more work. This is somewhere you can provide information about your business, showcase your great reviews and feature photos [...]

10 12, 2018

How to Leave Voicemails that Get You More Work

December 10th, 2018|

When you get an enquiry from a possible new customer, it’s vital to get in touch with them as soon as possible. Leave it too long and they might have found someone else to do the job. But you might find you end up leaving them a voicemail rather than actually speaking to them. Your [...]

12 11, 2018

4 Tips to Help You Manage Workplace Conflict

November 12th, 2018|

Conflict is a common part of almost any workplace, particularly small businesses. It’s not something to worry about - just make sure you manage it effectively so it doesn’t affect the service you offer. If you’re struggling to do this, we’re here to help. Here are 4 tips to help you manage workplace conflict and [...]

12 10, 2018

4 Tips to Help You with Your Trade Business Taxes

October 12th, 2018|

Doing your taxes can be tedious at best and confusing at worst. Whether you’ve been doing your own taxes for years, or are only just starting out with your own business, it’s always worth taking the time to do your taxes carefully. This can help you avoid making serious mistakes that are expensive to rectify. [...]

17 09, 2018

How to Get Repeat Work in 5 Easy Steps

September 17th, 2018|

If you're thinking about how to get more work, it's easy to automatically start thinking about how you can get new customers. New clients will definitely help you get more work. But repeat work can be an excellent source of revenue too. Every time you do a job, consider how much more you could earn [...]

14 08, 2018

Top 3 Seasonal Marketing Tips for your Business

August 14th, 2018|

Seasonal marketing refers to a collection of marketing practices. In short, seasonal marketing means taking advantage of events or activities during the year that can cause customers to consider buying a product or service. This type of marketing can be a great way to boost your sales and the profile of your business. But if [...]

13 07, 2018

3 Ways to Be Persuasive When Giving Quotes

July 13th, 2018|

When you’re quoting for work, it’s important that you’re also selling your business. Many tradespeople already understand this and take steps to present themselves in the best possible way. However, you should also be persuading your customers to choose you rather than simply picking the lowest quote they receive. This doesn’t mean simply giving customers [...]

15 05, 2018

4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

May 15th, 2018|

80% of customers expect businesses to have a quality social media presence. So, if you don’t spend much time on your business social media accounts, or simply don’t have any, it might be time for a rethink. Need some convincing? Here are 4 reasons why your business needs a strong social media presence. 1. Put [...]

23 04, 2018

How to Use Your Keep Busy Reviews to Grow Your Business

April 23rd, 2018|

When was the last time you bought a product or service and checked its online reviews before you committed? Online reviews are now key to commercial success. 92% of consumers read online reviews and 63% of customers are more likely to make a purchase if the business site features user reviews. You get a ratings [...]