Go Solo!

Go Solo! Assistance and Guidance for those going Self Employed…

Are you currently employed as a Domestic Appliance Engineer and you are thinking of going Self Employed? Had enough of long, busy days for an average wage? Or are you looking for extra income to top-up your salary by working evenings / weekends?

We at NAC may be able to help!

We have been approached many times over the last couple of years by Domestic Appliance Engineers either currently employed and wanting to go Self Employed or currently employed but looking for / needing more income. We have decided that it is about time someone was able to reach out to assist those looking to better their work – life balance by offering support and services that are essential is taking the steps to becoming Self Employed and by supplying the resources needed for those wanting extra income.

We are pleased to offer 2 Packages. Both packages have been designed to assist those depending on what improvement they are looking to make.

Complete Self Employed Support Package

This package has been designed to assist those looking to leave employment completely to become 100% Self Employed. Here at NAC, we do a lot more than provide a steady stream of fully chargeable work, we also help people get in to their new roles as their own boss. Listed below are the main points we address and assist with when someone is planning to Go Solo…

Key timing and planning strategy – *** Fully Confidential Planning *** We discuss and plan a target date for handing in your resignation taking in to account the time needed to prepare the following in complete confidentiality…

  1. Self Employed Basics – We discuss the options of being a Sole Trader Engineer or a Limited Company. There are ‘Pros and Cons’ to both so each Engineer will want different foundations. We discuss and decide on the best direction for you then we can assist you in the direction you have chosen.
  2. Insurances – We discuss and enforce the importance of a good Public Liability Insurance. While it is not a Mandatory / Legal requirement, all reputable and intelligent Engineers will have a Fully Comprehensive PLI Policy.
  3. Vehicles – We discuss pro’s and con’s about what you are going to drive. Will you want to lease a van or buy one outright – Once you’ve decided, we can then put you in touch with a 3rd party lease company recommended by ourselves and used by ourselves to get you the best quote available. We do not make any commissions on any deals – You deal directly with the supplier should you choose to use them or of course, when you know how you are going to proceed, you can use a local dealer to deliver your needs. We will also assist in the setting up of any Fuel Account you may wish to have.
  4. Job Management – When you start on your own path, one of the most important things to master is Administration! You will only be as good as your Admin. We will discuss different systems available and we will showcase SERVICEmate which is completely mobile, fully customisable and completely stand alone. SERVICEmate is used by NAC and also over 200 Independent Businesses throughout the UK with thousands of jobs going through it week after week, we believe this is the best system out there to use. Whichever system you choose, we will help you set up and customise your system so you get the best out of it.
  5. Payment / Merchant Services – We will assist in the setting up of various Merchant Services including PayPal Business and Stripe. (If you are using SERVICEmate for your Admin, both can be fully integrated in to your account so you can take card payments from site with no need for card readers or separate apps).
  6. IT / Website / Logo / Branding Development – We will assist in your first Logo Design and we will get your very own domain name, 1 page website and email address set up so you have a ‘Shop-Front’ and professional contact details. Your domain and website will be hosted on our own super fast Dedicated Server in Manchester with a 99.9999% Uptime / Reliability record. Although websites are not mandatory, most people these days turn to the internet to find people so if you are not there, you’ll never be found.
  7. Spare Part Sources – We will give you a list of suppliers to open accounts with. We will also send you links of where to get Exploded Views / Part Information for various Manufacturers which makes parts ID a whole lot easier.
  8. NAC Engineer Database – We will add you to the NAC Engineer Database in your areas for the appliance types that you repair. This will mean that you will be sent work from NAC with just a small commission to pay per repair that you carry out.

Costs:

One Off Cost – Just £595.00 + VAT for the above services and a dedicated support manager meaning that you have someone, in your phone contacts to ring as and when you have any questions or want any advice both during planning and after you’ve started as your own boss.
On-Going Costs – £80 + VAT Per Year for Website Hosting / £3.99 + VAT Per Year for Domain Renewal / SERVICEmate Job Credits @ £0.30 – £0.50 + VAT Per Job (NAC Repairs excluded – Any jobs sent via NAC are free)

Complete ‘Extra Income’ / Part-Time Self Employed Engineer Package

This package has been designed to assist those looking to increase their income, such as those already employed. Listed below are the main points we address and assist with when someone is planning to increase their income…

  1. Planning and Confidentiality – We completely understand that employed engineers might not want other people knowing what they do in their spare time. We guarantee complete confidentiality whether we have just had a chat that hasn’t proceeded or whether we assist you in to being a Part-Time Self Employed Engineer. We have a number of Engineers on our Database that have full time jobs in this industry and other industries and we make it work well.
  2. Areas and Skill-Sets – We will discuss with you your areas and skill-sets in which you would like work on a part time basis.
  3. Vehicles / Fuel and IT Equipment – Being a Part-Time Engineer, you would need use of your own vehicle, mobile phone and Laptop / Tablet. We will discuss all the points relevant to this including vehicle insurance and how it might affect your policy / premium.
  4. SERVICEmate – We will assist you in the set-up of your account so you are ready to start accepting work!
  5. Spare Part Sources – We will give you a list of suppliers to open accounts with. We will also send you links of where to get Exploded Views / Part Information for various Manufacturers which makes parts ID a whole lot easier.
  6. Payment / Merchant Services – We will assist in the setting up of various Merchant Services including PayPal Business and Stripe. (If you are using SERVICEmate for your Admin, both can be fully integrated in to your account so you can take card payments from site with no need for card readers or separate apps).
  7. NAC Engineer Database – We will add you to the NAC Engineer Database in your areas for the appliance types that you repair. This will mean that you will be sent work from NAC with just a small commission to pay per repair that you carry out.

Costs:

One Off Cost – Free! Absolutely Free.
On-Going Costs – SERVICEmate Job Credits @ £0.30 – £0.50 + VAT Per Job (NAC Repairs excluded – Any jobs sent via NAC are free)

For more information and to have a fully confidential chat, please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly!

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