How to start a car dealership

Monday, 24th June, 2024

Starting a car dealership can be an incredibly rewarding and profitable business venture – as long as you’re well prepared. Regardless of whether you’re working as a sole trader from your home garage or as a large trader on a forecourt, you’ll still need to ensure you’ve covered all bases before hanging up that open Read the full article…

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The Motor Trade Industry: Inflation Impact Report

Monday, 12th December, 2022

It’s no secret that prices are rising throughout the UK. The cost of living is increasing immensely across every sector, partly due to the knock-on effects of COVID-19. And the motor trade industry is no exception. A June 2022 ONS report revealed that petrol prices jumped by 20p a litre between January and May 2022 Read the full article…

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Guide to becoming a Taxi Driver

Thursday, 29th April, 2021

Driving a taxi can be a great way to make a living. You can pick hours to suit your lifestyle, meet people from all walks of life, and earn a good wage. While taxi drivers have certainly been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 could be a great time to become a taxi driver again. Read the full article…

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What’s the Difference between Courier Insurance and Goods in Transit Insurance?

Monday, 22nd February, 2021

The courier industry continues to grow, providing business opportunities for both individuals and businesses in this thriving sector. With sustained demand for online shopping from consumers, the need for couriers has never been greater. This is great for those profiting from the sector. However, both courier businesses and self-employed couriers do need to ensure they’re Read the full article…

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Guide to becoming a Courier

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

Courier business has grown massively during the coronavirus pandemic. With people confined to their homes, online shopping and deliveries are often the only way of obtaining essential items. Courier deliveries are not just a delivery lifeline for many people. They also help create an income for new couriers who are unable to carry out their Read the full article…

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How Much Does Courier Insurance Cost?

Monday, 8th February, 2021

The cost of insurance for courier vehicles will depend on the type of cover you choose and the nature of your business. You will probably want to cover the goods you transport as well as your vehicles – we can include this in your package (good in transit cover). Whether you are self-employed or an established Read the full article…

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What Insurance Do I Need To Be A Courier?

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

Now is a great time to be a courier. The big players, such as DHL, FedEx and Hermes, dozens of smaller firms and self-employed contractors are all competing to deliver goods from online retailers. It is a boom time for the industry, whether you just want to earn a little extra money using your own Read the full article…

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Guide to setting up a repair or MOT garage

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

Do you enjoy the challenge of fixing and repairing vehicles? Are you good enough to make money and set up a garage business? Running a garage business and becoming a motor trader requires specialist knowledge. You will need help making the right decisions to get your business going, learning as much as possible before making Read the full article…

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Motor Trade Predictions 2021

Monday, 18th January, 2021

Coronavirus shook the world in 2020. In some ways, it boosted the pace of technology change, encouraging increased use of the internet, apps, and video conferencing. In other ways, it slowed everything down, with ‘normal’ life suspended and traditional retailers – including car dealers – hit hard. Even still, there are opportunities for motor traders Read the full article…