Business guides and resources

Coming up with a business idea and starting a business can seem overwhelming and complicated, especially for people that work in the trade.

There are so many things you have to consider including registering a company, all the way to business planning, paperwork and much more.

This is where Powered Now can help, we are experts at helping trade companies get started.

You'll find a bunch of useful resources on this website and we are adding to it all the time. 

business guides

Starting a new business

electrican or plumber

Who earns more - plumbers or electricians?

There are a number of reasons for wanting to know which are the top trades and which earn the most. It might be that you are considering a career in a trade and want to know which pays the best.

Or it might be that you are a plumber and want to have bragging rights over sparkies.

Either way, hopefully this article will shed light on the subject. But it’s not straight-forward! So please read on.



How to manage paperwork & accounts

Managing customers


House that lockdown built

The House that Lockdown Built

In new national research by Powered Now, it has been revealed that the total spent by British consumers on home improvements (2020 / 2021) has amounted to £110.3bn, signalling an increase in expenditure by 29.7%. The research also highlights that Brits have spent an average of £2,011 per person on home refurbishments, while the UK property market has witnessed a 10.9% rise inaverage property value.

Find out which trades were the biggest beneficiaries of this boom in trade spend in our detailed research paper.


Additional Guides

  • UK Government Help to Grow Scheme
    In the 2021 spring budget the Chancellor announced the new Help to Grow Scheme

  • Our guide to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
    CIS is a bit of a complex science and if you are charging it its always a good idea to make sure you are doing it correctly. Here is our guide to what is the construction industry scheme.

  • As well as these guides we publish a lot of interesting content on our blog.


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