So, you’ve decided to start your own plumbing business, or maybe you’re on the fence, thinking about making that leap. The thought of starting your own business in any field can be daunting, but it is important to remember that there are plenty of ways in which you can help nurture the growth of your business. The first while after you start your plumbing business may not be as busy as you would like, but this is the perfect opportunity to start implementing these helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your business. Your diary will be full in no time!

 

Get Online

A recommendation for all growing businesses nowadays is to get online. By developing more of a social media presence, you’re helping to improve your brand. Sites like Facebook also offer a review section, which is handy for potential new clients. Social media is also a handy and quick way to keep on top of your contacts and appointments, allowing you to contact your clients directly. Pretty much everybody is online nowadays and with effort and time, a quick search and a few clicks will be all it takes for new clients to find your business.

The Beauty of Print

Somewhat of a lost art nowadays, you shouldn’t forget the value of print advertising for spreading the word about your new business. As your business grows you can increase your advertising budget, but while you’re just starting out, even something simple like business cards or flyers are an excellent way to grow interest for your business and help reach people you maybe otherwise wouldn’t with word of mouth alone.

Go Beyond Sinks and Toilets

Once you have a bit more traction with your business, it may be useful to expand your skillset to cover more plumbing jobs. If you’re wanting to branch your skillset out into more specialized areas of expertise, such as septic tank pumping, search around online for inspiration on pricing and the skills required to carry out the job. More specialized plumbing services may require

Make Sure to Bring You’re A-Game

Although potentially self-explanatory, one of the most important things to ensure your plumbing business continues to grow successfully is by always making sure your brand has and maintains the best image it can have. Make sure to stay on top of messages and emails and always make sure you have every appointment marked down correctly so as not to make any embarrassing mistakes. The better you are at your job, the more likely a client will be to recommend you to someone they know, and so on and so forth.

Word of Mouth

Whilst being one of the more traditional methods of advertising, word of mouth stands as being one of the simplest and most cost-effective forms of advertising. When you’re hoping to grow your plumbing business, don’t be afraid to approach people and let them know. Whether it’s a quick knock on your neighbor’s door or asking your friends to spread the word, you’ll find yourself in contact with plenty of new potential clients.

Most importantly, good luck!

 

Starting your own business is an extremely fulfilling and fantastic experience. It gives you the freedom to work for yourself and expand your business skills and personal confidence. But money, sadly, does not grow on trees. Most people these days are on a budget and do not have endless funds to invest in their own company. But not every business needs to break the bank. There are plenty of options for a budding business-savvy individual to dive into when on a budget. Below are just five of those many options.

Clothes

As many things become obsolete, clothes are one of the most consistent and profitable markets on the planet. Ranging from super cheap to expensive, there are clothes for every price range. And it is this upside that makes selling clothes such a viable and safe business idea. Using drop shipping you can reduce costs even more and simply work as a middleman between the customers and the wholesaler. By doing this you will reduce your costs and only have to focus on creating a website/app and investing in marketing and research. And since clothes are so diverse in the price you can pick your target price range.

Tree Surgery

Many people in areas with heavy forestation are constantly looking for a tree trimming service. For those with the tools and the physical ability to get out within the trees, this is perfect. Tree surgery incorporates everything from removing unwanted trees to handling tree diseases. Many keen gardeners often want their trees trimmed to perfection or tree stumps sanded down for decoration purposes. Perhaps you have always had a green thumb and if that’s the case then this would be a perfect business for you. And cost-wise there is very little overhead. Simply investing in the necessary hardware, transport and advertising.

Personalized Crafts

For anyone who is a bit more creatively inclined, this could be the one for you. There has been a massive increase in people selling their crafts online or in marketplaces. Nothing is more personal and unique than something hand-crafted. In terms of cost, this route is fairly cost-effective. You can often charge people for parts and time and simply get in the equipment as and when you need it. This means you don’t need to buy large amounts of stock and risk it going to waste. All you need to do is to make sure you spend a lot of time on your advertising.

Cleaning

Cleaning services are a solid business idea. There are thousands of people with money and a need for a cleaner. You could easily fill that need. All you need to invest in is cleaning supplies and transport and advertising. Once you’ve done that you can start working almost immediately. And a business like this is excellent for word of mouth advertising. Do a good enough job at one house and soon you will have more jobs rolling in. Never underestimate the cleaner.

Painter

This one is simple, yet extremely in demand and highly effective as a business. people are constantly doing interior decoration and not everyone has the time or know-how to tackle the task of painting themselves. This is where you come in. You need to invest in brushes, tarps, ladders and other painting equipment. The client will be paying for the paint which you will buy as and when it is needed, reducing overheads. Again your biggest costs will be transport and advertising. But word of mouth is, again, invaluable in a line of work such as this.