Going it alone and launching your own business is certainty not for the faint hearted, you suddenly become the accountant, the HR manager and recruitment expert all at once! If your new business is trade related, say electrical contracting for example, you will need a network of suppliers to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need when you need them. You may already have made a few contacts, but a back-up plan is essential. This back-up plan should consist of workers you can call on at short notice for urgent jobs and also suppliers who can keep you stocked with essentials. If you are West Midlands based, it may be a good idea to use an internet search engine and type in ‘electrical wholesalers near me Walsall’, you might not need them immediately, but you may well do in future. Typical electrical contractor supplies that can be obtained quickly if need be include but are not limited to:
- Tools and Equipment
- Safety Wear
- Testing Gear
The above list is by no means comprehensive but serves to illustrate the type of stock that an electrical wholesaler should have at all times and may be able to dispatch in a hurry.
Keeping your Business Profitable
It’s all very well getting your business up and running, it’s keeping it running year after year that’s the hard part. You’ll need an accountant, a bookkeeper and of course lots of regular customers!