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Can I get insured before I register my business?
Can I get insured before I register my business?

Rhino Trade Insurance 03 March 2023

If you’re just starting out in the world of business, congratulations. The road ahead might be tough at times, but you’ll reap so many benefits along the way.

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Staying safe whilst working at height
Staying safe whilst working at height

Rhino Trade Insurance 02 March 2023

Falling from height is one of the top risks plaguing the trade industry. It is, without doubt, a leading cause of accidents and injuries on a building site. Of the 59,000 tradespeople who were injured on-site in 2021 (many from falls from height), 39% needed, on average, three days off, whilst 26% were off for more than a week. 

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Boosting your business with a trade association membership
Boosting your business with a trade association membership

Rhino Trade Insurance 01 March 2023

Trade industry associations offer a variety of benefits for hardworking tradesmen and women in the UK. They can provide useful networking opportunities, industry insight and key developments, legislations, regulations and best practices from your chosen area of work. 

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Do I still need small business insurance if I work from home?
Do I still need small business insurance if I work from home?

Rhino Trade Insurance 27 February 2023

Running a small business from home is the dream for many of us. And it’s easy to see why.  Being the boss of a home-based business brings you freedom, control and, if everything goes to plan, plenty of cash.

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How to Stay Organised as a Small Trades Business Owner
How to Stay Organised as a Small Trades Business Owner

Rhino Trade Insurance 24 February 2023

Whether you are starting out or have run your business for years, learning to plan effectively can help your business blossom. We hear countless stories of tradesmen and women stressing over different aspects of their business. Don't spend another moment worrying. We have your back!

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5 Ways to Cut Costs in Your Trades Business
5 Ways to Cut Costs in Your Trades Business

Rhino Trade Insurance 23 February 2023

Whether you are a seasoned professional in the trade or just starting up, planning your finances and cash flow is an important part of staying liquid. As a self-employed tradesman or woman, you handle a variety of tasks, so let's show you some quick and effective ways to structure your finances. 

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How to Effectively Communicate with Your Clients
How to Effectively Communicate with Your Clients

Rhino Trade Insurance 22 February 2023

Communication is key in any industry, but as a tradesperson, it plays a critical role in keeping the project safe, on track, on budget and to the client's expectations. If you have poor communication, you could lose vast sums of money as risks and hazards are everywhere on a building site, and if you don't communicate effectively, something nasty could happen. 

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The Benefits of Collaborating with Other Tradespeople
The Benefits of Collaborating with Other Tradespeople

Rhino Trade Insurance 21 February 2023

Having a mix of trades with various forms of expertise can open different avenues to your business, help you grow, work on more significant projects and develop new skills that you can pass on to the next generation. Let's look at how you can benefit from working with other tradespeople. 

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Reputation Management for Tradespeople
Reputation Management for Tradespeople

Rhino Trade Insurance 20 February 2023

They say your reputation precedes you. But what if that’s not a good thing? For tradespeople, professional reputation is a serious business.

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Can you run a business without business insurance?
Can you run a business without business insurance?

Rhino Trade Insurance 20 February 2023

Business insurance. What is it? Do you need it? And most importantly, can you run a business without it?

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Business energy support set to change in April 2023
Business energy support set to change in April 2023

Rhino Trade Insurance 19 February 2023

Let's review the new energy relief program, how the latest prices of gas and energy will affect your trade business and what you need to prepare for. 

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The Pros and Cons of Working as a Subcontractor
The Pros and Cons of Working as a Subcontractor

Rhino Trade Insurance 18 February 2023

Choosing to work as a Subcontractor can provide a steady source of work without having to look for new customers or get hired by a company. However, it may come with some significant disadvantages, such as less control over who you work with on a daily basis, taxes that may be more complicated, and pay that may not be as reliable.

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What’s your niche?
What’s your niche?

Rhino Trade Insurance 17 February 2023

Being a jack-of-all-trades is all very well. But would you prefer to be a master of one?

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The Top Mistakes Tradespeople Make When Choosing Insurance
The Top Mistakes Tradespeople Make When Choosing Insurance

Rhino Trade Insurance 17 February 2023

Purchasing trade insurance has never been so straightforward. However, when things become too easy, you may not fully understand what's under the hood of your policy. Let's talk about the biggest insurance mistakes for tradesmen and women.

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The Importance of Professional Development for Tradespeople
The Importance of Professional Development for Tradespeople

Rhino Trade Insurance 16 February 2023

In this post, Rhino Trade Insurance wants to provide a brief introduction to professional development, the main reasons to improve your skills, and how to keep ahead of the curve when developing your own trade knowledge.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Trades Industry
How to Stay Competitive in the Trades Industry

Rhino Trade Insurance 15 February 2023

Just like with funeral directors, people will always need plumbers. And builders. And electricians. And gardeners. And cleaners. In fact, you name the trade, there’s always going to be a need for people skilled in it. 

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Why It's Important to Review Your Trade Insurance Regularly
Why It's Important to Review Your Trade Insurance Regularly

Rhino Trade Insurance 14 February 2023

When starting a new business, one of the most important things is getting the right level of trade insurance. Ignoring your insurance policy could put your business at risk of being underinsured, which would be a huge mistake.

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Why do painters and decorators need tradesman Insurance?
Why do painters and decorators need tradesman Insurance?

Rhino Trade Insurance 13 February 2023

The life of a painter and decorator can get pretty eventful. You probably work long hours, find yourself in some ungodly messes, and deal with all sorts of colourful characters in your pursuit of getting the job done. But at the end of the day, the transformations you deliver to your clients are worth it.

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Trade Education: Skills Shortage, Apprenticeships and Vocational Training
Trade Education: Skills Shortage, Apprenticeships and Vocational Training

Rhino Trade Insurance 11 February 2023

Today, Rhino Trade Insurance takes a closer look at these points and how we can, as an industry, resolve them. Tradesmen and women need our support; otherwise, life could get very difficult indeed - they do, after all, keep our power on and water running. 

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What happens if you have no Public Liability Insurance?
What happens if you have no Public Liability Insurance?

Rhino Trade Insurance 10 February 2023

Public Liability Insurance isn't obligatory, but it's worth considering as it can form a shield around you financially should someone take legal action against you for property damage or injury. It protects the interests of both the public and your clients and applies at your premises and others'.

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