It comes a surprise to many that in order to set up a tiling business you do not have to be a builder or even to have had a history of working in construction. In fact, all you need is energy, drive, motivation to learn and a passion to provide excellent tiling services to your local are (you never know, with some extra success, you may find yourself running a tiling business on a national level!).
There are many different types of people who decide to enter into a career in tiling, including those who no longer want to work a 9-5 office job, women returning to a new career after maternity leave and, of course, school or college leavers.
If you have decided that you would like to set up a tiling business, whether you’ve just left school or are seeking a career change, it is important to have a rough plan in place relating to how you are going to, first, start your tiling business and, second, make it a success!
Take a look at the following 5 key steps to setting up a tiling business to help make your business success as soon as you start up!
- Find a tiling course
First of all, you’ll need to establish the skills you need to become a tiler and will therefore need to gain the knowledge you’ll need to be a good tiler by choosing a credible tiling course.
It is important to spend time researching the best possible tiling course, don’t simply choose the course most local to you. Instead, opt for a course that have a high pass rate and also a high rate of success beyond the classroom.
- Choose your business name
Choosing the name of your business is the first step at creating your own tiling business and plays a significant role in the sales and marketing aspect of your company.
After all, a good name, combined with an excellent marketing strategy, can play a huge part in getting your business out there and in the minds of potential customers.
- Actively find business
Don’t simply assume that customers will be knocking at your door. Of course, after a few years of experience and some impressive jobs under your belt, the word about you and your business will be spread. However, actively getting out and telling people about your business and what you do will, no doubt, help you find business and make a good start on the tiling career ladder.
- Set yourself a clear business plan
At what level is your business starting? Do you already have a lot of investment behind it for advertising, marketing and development? Or are you starting from the basics? Essentially, the key to success behind any business is a clear business plan that keeps a firm grip on the numbers and finances.
- Do a GREAT job
Of course, it is essential that you aim to get on well with your customers and have a good rapport with them in order to provide full satisfaction.
In addition to good customer service, a strong head for business is required in order to have the potential to run a successful company. However, more importantly than ever, it is vital to do a great tiling job. Ultimately, you should provide a professional tiling job that people are prepared to pay for.
An excellent job, combined with a good business plan, strong marketing efforts and great customer service will most definitely lead you in the right direction of a successful tiling business.