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Welcome to the ‘You and your business’ section of The View, where we’ll be providing you with regular content, offering tips and advice for running a successful business. We understand that some of our readers have managed successful business’ for decades, but we hope that the guidance provided here will help support those just setting up. We’ll also look at new and innovative business practices that could benefit even the most seasoned veteran.
Many tradespeople working in the construction sector don’t typically follow the traditional 9 - 5 working day, with most having a fairly unstructured work schedule with no set hours or days.
But while many of you will take satisfaction out of having the ability to work flexibly, this lack of structure can make it difficult to keep track of how much you are actually working.
From time spent travelling to jobs or nipping to the local builders’ merchant to pick up a packet of nails, to taking a call in the evening to schedule a new job or ensuring your books are up to date, you can quickly spend more time working than you actually think.
Here are our tips for achieving a better work / life balance : READ FULL STORY HERE
It’s no secret that we’re experiencing a skills shortage in the industry and many businesses are finding it difficult to recruit and retain the right calibre of employees. Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests the problem is only getting worse, with 40 per cent of employers surveyed saying they’re finding it harder to fill vacancies than they did last year.
We recently commissioned some independent research of our own which revealed the skills shortage is one of the key concerns facing installers at the moment, further emphasising the extent of the problem.
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As many of you know, having a social media presence for your business is vital – it’s a great way to communicate with your customers, engage with prospects, build your reputation and generate new leads.
The popularity of social media shows no sign of slowing down and as a result, a large proportion of tradespeople are using it to grow their business and even position themselves as thought leaders within the industry.
Whilst social media can be a very valuable platform to showcase your work, attract new customers and grow your business, there may come a time when you’ll receive comments that you might not like.
For those of you that are relatively new to social media, we’ve created a checklist to run through if you find yourself in a position where you need to respond to a negative interaction. READ FULL STORY HERE
To give you even more industry insight, we’ve picked a selection of expert builders, roofers and window fitters with vast industry experience to be Eurocell Champions. Our Champions will provide regular ‘how-we-do-it’ videos, giving you helpful hints and tricks on installations and demoing various products. We’ll also be interviewing our experts regularly to gain insight on a wide variety of topics. You’ll be getting to know our Champions very well over the next few months but to introduce them to you now we’ve asked each to give us a little bit of background about their business and what they do.
With autumn now in full swing and the short winter days not far away, homeowners may be considering ways to maximise the amount of natural light entering their properties.
So, taking the spotlight for October’s Product of the Month is our Skypod lantern roof range.
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As you’re probably aware, we have 200 Eurocell branches across the country, where you can buy the products you need to get the job done.
From screwdrivers and sealants through to fixings and fascia boards, each branch has a huge range of tools, roofing, cladding and accessories available, but did you know you can also buy your PVC-U windows from branches too?
We recently carried out some independent research to give us an up to date view of the main issues facing installers.
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