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Eremos
17-12-2002, 06:25 PM
I am seriously looking into setting up a plumbing business, eventually moving into general building & maintenance work.

I can take care of the nitty gritty details like getting the company registered, getting an accountant, etc.

What I am having problems with is how to get the business flowing the first few months. Does any one have any suggestions? I am looking to bootstrap this operation as much as possible.

Does anyone know of quick and efficient ways to get plumbing business? I have thought of the usual ie. Yellow Pages, etc.

Any thoughts would be welcome!!

Thanks.

KevinL
18-12-2002, 10:46 AM
Why not look into buying an established business or opening a franchise?

Eremos
18-12-2002, 10:51 AM
Hi Kevin,

Many thanks for your reply. Much appreciated.

I didn't think about opening a franchise...any ideas on the best way to do this?

I would rather start up small and then scale up- hence buying a business would be difficult...are there any other options?

KevinL
18-12-2002, 10:54 AM
Try the British Franchise Association tro see if there are any plumbing franchises in existence, I mean most people have heard of Drain Doctor but I'm not actually sure if there are any plumbing franchises. If not, perhaps you could start one in the future?

R.E.D
09-04-2003, 09:09 AM
I also are interested in setting up a business in plumbing, once I qualify in a few years time for more info plese read my post : Plumbing enterprise.

Richard Dorkings