Running your own business is very rewarding. We want to enable service leavers to have the opportunity to successfully run their own businesses instead of being forced into employment. Our market research suggests that ex-military personnel who come across problems running their own business often fail within the first 18 months mainly due to the following reasons; a lack of a mentor to turn to when faced with issues, not properly monitoring cash flows, or concentrating on doing their trade and forgetting to maintain the crucial areas of business development and marketing. Partnership with Trades Brigade allows you to focus on the important task of carrying out your trade successfully while we help you maintain and develop your business. We also have many national work opportunities that we offer to our partners; therefore if work dries up we can find you work to keep your cash flow constant.
Opportunities for established Tradesmen when partnering with The Trades Brigade:
Opportunities for Inexperienced Tradesmen when partnering with The Trades Brigade
The Trades we support
The business support package is primarily aimed at the artisan, home improvement and maintenance sector. The following are examples of the types of individuals who can benefit from partnering with The Trades Brigade:
When joining The Trades Brigade you will be assigned a unique and dedicated territory for your trade. You will be the only Trades Brigade worker in your trade that is permitted to operate in that area.
The start up costs when launching an independent business are daunting. Servicemen are potentially eligible for various grants at launch. These range from Government initiatives through Service Charities to the Public Sector.
Many are linked to age; others draw on Regional affiliation. They may not be publicised and are often difficult to negotiate through. The Trades Brigade will assist you every step of the way sourcing finance. The following are examples of possible sources of finance that may be available to you:
In most cases this will only require the Serviceman to complete the details on the application form. The Trades Brigade can do the rest for you.