Skilful Carpentry Business: 5 Ways to Bringing Your Dream Career to Life

If you’ve been working as a carpenter for a while, then you may have come to the conclusion that it’s time to start your very own carpentry business. There are plenty of benefits to doing this including being your own boss, having a higher earning potential, and being able to tailor your services to your strengths.

However, starting a business requires careful planning and execution to increase the chances of it being successful and with more than 8200 carpentry and joinery businesses already existing in the UK, a strong start is needed to fend off the competition.

So, whatever your business knowledge, we’re here to let you know what you need to turn this dream into a reality and start a business that customers can rely on. Read our guide below to learn the basics of running your own carpentry business.

Register your business

Every business in the UK must be registered – even if you’re working as a sole trader. You can do this by registering through the government website and once completed, your business should have all the necessary documents to start trading.

Ensure you have the right insurance

This can be a very dangerous job and so, covering your business and yourself from damage is important. In 2020/21 there were over 120 workplace deaths with the construction industry being the one with the most fatal accidents. Carpentry insurance may also help to pay for legal fees should your business be liable for things like damaged properties.

Get the right tools

They say a bad carpenter always blames their tools but in most cases, good tools can help to enhance the work. Be sure to buy all of the carpentry tools you need to bring out the best in your work and provide exceptional services to your clients.

Find clients

Next, it’s time to find your first clients. We recommend telling friends and family members to ask around to see if anyone needs some carpentry work doing. You should also consider setting up a website and social media accounts as you can reach a huge audience through these. Your online presence will also let you show off your fine work, which will give people more faith in your abilities too.

Deliver results

Now that you’ve got your clients, you’ll need to get to work. Be sure to go above and beyond with your carpentry and customer service as a positive experience will ensure your business has a great reputation. This could help your business remain booked up, which will be great for your pockets.

Starting a new business doesn’t need to be complicated. If you’ve got faith in your abilities, then don’t hesitate and get started today.




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