Approved Builders Telford: Setting up a business, or launching a career as a trader of any description, takes courage in these days of recession and belt tightening. But with careful supports in place, your business can become successful quite quickly. The supports are critical to success however, and they include a basic but achievable business plan, the goodwill of your bank, a bit of well-thought-out marketing, and an entry in the Approved Trader Directory.
The business plan will help to keep you on track and assess how you are doing month by month; the goodwill of your bank will ease cash flow problems; marketing will bring customers to you; and the Approved Trader Directory listing will instil confidence in those customers and help them to choose you over other traders who rely on a good sales pitch but have no evidence to prove they are legit.
The Directory is cleverly designed identity screening service, and is offered as a boon to both you the trader and your prospective customers.
Once you are listed in the Directory, you can invite clients to view your listing as a way of satisfying themselves that you are a bona fide trader, with nothing to hide. It’s an easy, one-off system of identity verification which means that you don’t have to justify yourself over and over again to customer after customer, every time you quote for a job.
From the point of view of the consumer it reassures them that you aren’t a rogue trader or scammer, but a properly managed business with a traceable address, a healthy credit profile, and verified insurance, licenses and certificates.
A listing in the Directory will cost you as little as £29.99 for six months, or a mere £7 a month. For that we establish your bona fides as a trader. If you don’t satisfy our requirements, we don’t list you and we refund your money. But our requirements are basic: we check your identity, your qualifications to trade, your insurance and your financial profile to ensure that you are currently basically credit worthy even if you have had bankruptcy or other credit issues in the past.
It’s a simple but ingenious service, and an integral part of any business plan for an up-and-coming trader or service provider. Get yourself included by calling freephone 0800 888 6667 or by visiting our website.