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Lizzie Zoom

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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #15 on: 07 March 2018, 12:55:40 »

It has been too long since I last formulated a business plan and times change in view of what is needed in your particular sector of business.

However, try this for a free guide that you can access on your PC immediately once you have registered:

https://www.cardellmedia.com/g/lp/how-to-write-a-business-plan/?business_owner=I+want+to+start+a+new+business

No idea how good or not this is, but it must be at least a guide on how you want to proceed and it comes by route of a qualified sourse, Chris Cardell.

Best of luck :y :y
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #16 on: 07 March 2018, 13:13:16 »

Good luck with the job search, Mr Gonads. SE is good provided you are aware that 'payment for work' will be all over the place. Some people, especially those who need certain things to happen at exactly the same time each week will be out of their comfort zone with SE, and fail to thrive.

I know a lot of people look down on the trades but, personally, I am always in awe of people who can make that line of work .. work, for want of a better word! I tried self employment and failed miserably for a great many reasons (lack of structure being one, I've always been a slacker ;D ) so anyone who can make a go of it has to be doing something right in my book.

Sparks, though, they all take the pi... uh, oh, hey Gonads ;D ;)
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #17 on: 07 March 2018, 13:19:52 »

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Sparks, though, they all take the pi... uh, oh, hey Gonads ;D ;)

They'll all masters at it here ....  ???  ;D ;D
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #18 on: 07 March 2018, 13:21:44 »

....

Sparks, though, they all take the pi... uh, oh, hey Gonads ;D ;)

They'll all masters at it here ....  ??? ;D ;D


mere amateurs compared to car painters.
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #19 on: 07 March 2018, 13:33:51 »

Ain't dat de troof!
I have watched some of "Wheeler Dealers" and the most expensive part of the re-work is usually the paint job, starting at 1.000 for a simple panel respray and anything up to 5,000 for a car body!
How can that be justified?

Ron.
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #20 on: 07 March 2018, 13:38:45 »

Ain't dat de troof!
I have watched some of "Wheeler Dealers" and the most expensive part of the re-work is usually the paint job, starting at 1.000 for a simple panel respray and anything up to 5,000 for a car body!
How can that be justified?

Ron.


Have you seen the cost of materials lately?


I was thinking more of the way they treat you than what they charge.
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #21 on: 07 March 2018, 13:48:10 »

Cost of materials? For that small panel at 1,000, a couple of rattle cans from Poundland would have sufficed!

Ron.
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« Reply #22 on: 07 March 2018, 13:51:59 »

Cost of materials? For that small panel at 1,000, a couple of rattle cans from Poundland would have sufficed!

4k to prep and paint the Cobra, taking it from bare gelcoat complete with flash-lines through to fully painted & buffed, including laid-in stripes.. I didn't think that was too bad ;)
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« Reply #23 on: 07 March 2018, 14:03:31 »

OUCH! Covered in go;ld leaf too, was it?

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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #24 on: 07 March 2018, 14:08:56 »

Cost of materials? For that small panel at 1,000, a couple of rattle cans from Poundland would have sufficed!

4k to prep and paint the Cobra, taking it from bare gelcoat complete with flash-lines through to fully painted & buffed, including laid-in stripes.. I didn't think that was too bad ;)

Del boy would have sorted your Cobra for a monkey. He was also fully-trained in the art of cleaning a priceless 18th century chandelier.
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #25 on: 07 March 2018, 14:32:01 »

Have you considered limiting yourself to inspection and test on the sparky front.

Would probably need the part P inspection and test qual plus calibrated test kit but it then means your in with testing only. which is easier work. plus any remedial should you wish to take it on.

As this is now a requirement for all landlords the workload is generally growing and you could even do PAT testing to  :y

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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #26 on: 07 March 2018, 15:49:56 »

Have you considered limiting yourself to inspection and test on the sparky front.

Would probably need the part P inspection and test qual plus calibrated test kit but it then means your in with testing only. which is easier work. plus any remedial should you wish to take it on.

As this is now a requirement for all landlords the workload is generally growing and you could even do PAT testing to  :y
I once PAT tested 750 pieces of kit for a large secondary school. Jesus I was bored.  ;D
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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #27 on: 07 March 2018, 17:32:55 »

Have you considered limiting yourself to inspection and test on the sparky front.

Would probably need the part P inspection and test qual plus calibrated test kit but it then means your in with testing only. which is easier work. plus any remedial should you wish to take it on.

As this is now a requirement for all landlords the workload is generally growing and you could even do PAT testing to  :y


Thought about it Mark.
To do that full time, I would need full ticket from NAPIT ect.
That would include doing my 17th Edition first then paying Napit for the year upfront.
To add, i've just found out that 17th edition (3rd amendment) is to be subsided by the new all singing, all dancing 18th edition this July  ::)  ;D

Whatever happens, I need to start bringing money in fast to fund all this otherwise i'll end up turning to male prostitution again  :D

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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #28 on: 07 March 2018, 17:33:51 »

Good luck with the job search, Mr Gonads. SE is good provided you are aware that 'payment for work' will be all over the place. Some people, especially those who need certain things to happen at exactly the same time each week will be out of their comfort zone with SE, and fail to thrive.

I know a lot of people look down on the trades but, personally, I am always in awe of people who can make that line of work .. work, for want of a better word! I tried self employment and failed miserably for a great many reasons (lack of structure being one, I've always been a slacker ;D ) so anyone who can make a go of it has to be doing something right in my book.

Sparks, though, they all take the pi... uh, oh, hey Gonads ;D ;)



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Re: How the hell do you write a business plan ?
« Reply #29 on: 07 March 2018, 17:38:45 »

It has been too long since I last formulated a business plan and times change in view of what is needed in your particular sector of business.

However, try this for a free guide that you can access on your PC immediately once you have registered:

https://www.cardellmedia.com/g/lp/how-to-write-a-business-plan/?business_owner=I+want+to+start+a+new+business

No idea how good or not this is, but it must be at least a guide on how you want to proceed and it comes by route of a qualified sourse, Chris Cardell.

Best of luck :y :y



Registered Lizzie.
Thanks for that but most of it is his ideas is about how to improve website / social media advertising which i've got mini me for  :y
In fact, even though its just the first page / logo, my Facebook site came on line a couple of days ago  :y
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