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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Advice on franchising please…
« Last post by Frankybadboy on October 21, 2021, 07:04:16 pm »
I have a separate business running from my home address -  .


didnt you get done for that and your red light bulb taken away  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Advice on franchising please…
« Last post by Perfect Windows on October 21, 2021, 06:58:56 pm »
Their argument is that they aren't free consultants.

Which is a horrendous attitude to take when you think about it.

I guess it makes sense. What happens if my ideal tax reduction solution resembles the Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich? (a real thing https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/double-irish-with-a-dutch-sandwich.asp)

Should taxpayer money be used to assess a deeply complex tax accounting scheme and tell me whether I'm going to get away with it? I'd argue not.

Vin
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Obstacles in front of windows
« Last post by james peters on October 21, 2021, 06:00:26 pm »
I live in wales , and i am visiting my brother in ireland.    I am  a little bit pEed, so I apologise in advance.
I have been in this game for 30 years.
at one point I realised that there were good easy jobs and not so easy jobs . then i realised I only wanted the easy jobs .
thats the beauty of this job . we can pick and choose what we do .
plant pots are a NO NO  ;D ;D ;D ;D


I'd have hardly any work if I only took on houses with no plant pots.... ;D

Only wanting easy jobs is not realistic in this day and age....lots of joe public have conservatories,kitchen/side extensions,glass extensions built onto their properties over time....

yes , I agree, but there are houses with plant pots , then there are houses like a garden centre  :o :o
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: New contract and VAT
« Last post by adman on October 21, 2021, 05:00:24 pm »


One full day you mean?

Yeah, 1 full day for 4 people each week
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I don't have anywhere near the amount of work as you, one full day for four people works out about £250 per person is that enough when you take into consideration running costs etc,depending where you are based I feel you would get a better return for a full day on domestic,,also your risk would be spread across the board,rather than having a large amount riding on one job,personally I would keep pushing for domestic work ,it may take a while to generate 50k worth of work but it the long run it will generate more income with less risk,and increase the value of your business
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I hear what you're saying, but it's £50k of work.  It's a prestigious client too and might push us into a different league.

  I'll probably put my quote in and not hear back so should probably stop stressing about it lol
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: New contract and VAT
« Last post by adman on October 21, 2021, 04:53:05 pm »
If it's going to be £240 per man for the day then it's not worth the hassle either you need to work faster, smarter, harder to get it working for 3 men or pass,

If your having that much trouble deciding to run with it then I'd say it's not for you

Darran

I can quote whatever I like, it's not really about just what the day rate is, although I appreciate any thoughts on what my larger competitors would be charging

If I was an employer, I'd employ another person, put my domestic prices up, and push through the Vat threshold and use this as a stepping stone to growth.

I'm not, I had always planned to stay as a small sole trader and build up a large franchise of smaller businesses.  This contract muddies my waters
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Obstacles in front of windows
« Last post by p1w1 on October 21, 2021, 04:49:17 pm »
Don't forget all the Solar trinkets placed strategically, exactly where they will catch on the hose, most of them with flimsy plastic stems and fragile glass globes on top. ;D
My Mrs covered our garden with them, they made great air rifle targets  ;D
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: How to price the window cleaning for a pub
« Last post by deeege on October 21, 2021, 04:36:04 pm »
There’s still plenty of Pub/restaurants that are willing to pay decent money for decent window cleaning.

Go and take a look and provide your price, worst that can happen is they say no. Just be aware that you’re probably not going to be able to clean the insides in the morning as the landlord will likely be asleep or not on site.

I do a few Pubs still and earn very good money from them.
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Need water tank and electrics fitted. Central Scotland
« Last post by Spruce on October 21, 2021, 04:28:29 pm »
Hi guys,
I've just changed my van and need tank and electrics fitted.
Anyone know of someone in Central Scotland who does fittings?
Its a Fiat Doblo and I'm fitting a 400ltr tank.
Unfortunately, I left the metal strips that anchored the straps to the floor on my last van, so any advice as to where I can get them would be appreciated.
I'm in Ayrshire but any metal works (or anywhere else), that you've used previously would be great.
Cheers

Google Daqua.
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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: Advice on franchising please…
« Last post by AuRavelling79 on October 21, 2021, 04:02:38 pm »
I have a separate business running from my home address - it is not window cleaning related and when I was setting it up the Inland Revenue were very helpful as to whether there was any conflict of interest.

However as I asked more complex questions, while helpful in attitude the chap at the other end said I should consult a third party for professional advice.

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Window Cleaning Forum / Re: New contract and VAT
« Last post by Smudger on October 21, 2021, 03:48:32 pm »
If it's going to be £240 per man for the day then it's not worth the hassle either you need to work faster, smarter, harder to get it working for 3 men or pass,

If your having that much trouble deciding to run with it then I'd say it's not for you

Darran
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