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How to choose the right business for your needs

31st Aug '20 • By Shreya Kulkarni

You have any projects around the home or office that need to be finished ASAP? Hire the right, local tradespeople to help you service your goals

Before you hire any tradespeople to do certain things in your house or business you need to have a clear picture of what services you need, what your budget is and how soon you need the job to be completed. We have created an extensive guide to make sure you hire the right person for your job.

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Make a goal list 

Think about all of the services you require around your house or office and make a list. This will help you realise which services you requires. For example, if you need your garden maintained and a loose door fixed, you may be able to secure a professional company that specialises in landscaping as well as handyman work. Going around the house and creating a solid list will make it easier for you to get all the work you need finished in one swift go. No need to have your garden maintained only to realise you forgot your pergola needs fixing - A list will prevent little jobs from slipping through the cracks. Some businesses will also discount you based on a higher volume of smaller jobs you need done. It never hurts to prepare! 

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Research online 

Because of the vast amount of trades and service businesses out there, it is wise to do adequate online searches that narrow down the trades business that is most suitable to the work you need done. Online platforms that market businesses by trade and region like are there to assist you in making sure you are inquiring to the ideal business for your specific needs as a customer. These platforms are designed to take you straight to the business in your area that delivers the service you require. If you have a leaky tap and you’re located in Melbourne, online platforms with business directories will pull up the company in that region with plumbing services. Check out the content of the online presence of the businesses - Do their photos of previous work look professional? Do they have the services you need clearly shown in the list of services they offer? These answers should ideally be just a click away. 

Check for license and insurance

If a business is licensed and insured, this should be prevalent in their online presence. They should be able to provide a valid ABN (Australian Business Number) and proof of insurance any time, to any of their potential and existing customers. If this is not shown online for their business, you can always request that they provide this information to you via phone, email or in person. 

Check out the reviews

It is always wise to get information on previous customers’ experiences to ensure that the business you’re dealing with is reliable and trustworthy. The best way to predict the quality of the project you need completed is to gather information on another’s experience with the same business and service rendered. Reading of past experiences of customers will give you a good sense of how the company does business. 

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Pick up the phone

If you have any additional questions regarding the work you require, it is best to pick up the phone and call the business so that they have a better chance at providing you with an accurate quote. Keep in mind - Receiving quotes from trades businesses is completely free. You can gather as many as you like until you find the price and business that suits you best. 

Get multiple quotes  

You have to pick up a few before deciding which one is right for you. The same goes for choosing a trades and service business. Keep in mind the best business for the job is not always the one who gives you the cheapest quote. This is why it’s important to take all of the information into consideration when choosing the right business for your needs. 

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