Checkatrade, Book a Builder, etc. for commercial working?

Andy Timms

Using websites like Checkatrade or Book a Builder for B2B?
Has anybody experience of using such website for B2B or commercial work. I feel as through they are more geared towards consumers, household, or general handymen workers.
I have a property development company and not sure if it is worth looking for customers on these websites.
I was given a free trial to a similar type of thing but by a lesser known website. I can say after a few weeks it wasn’t worth the time. Almost all of the customers were looking for very small jobs, it was more get a few hours of work in your spare time kind of website rather than serious contracts. I assume but not 100% sure that this is what it will be like for all these types of websites.
So as property developer how do you feel about using these type of sites to find clients. Or as a business owner would you use these sites for long term projects?

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Archie Williams
Finance, General

Hi all.
Ill try to keep it short.
I am self-employed. A few months ago I was involved in a road traffic incident where the other party accepted total responsibility in writing. During the following days I was unable to work, however subcontracted the work which could be, again I have this in writing.

Daniel Reeves
Landlords, Real estate investors, Technology

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Given the circumstances its difficult to see a point where as many people will be working from home as they are currently.
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Clive Smith
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Hi I am a sole trader running two separate businesses.

Combined they have a turnover of over £80,000.

Do I have to be VAT registered or can I register one of them as LTD company and run the other as a sole trader and treat them as two separate entities?