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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Jca730 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:17 am

Celticrsmith wrote:That’s cool. We’re you in to bikes prior?

I’m desperate to be self employed but I don’t have a trade behind me. I think if it were something I was really into prior then I’d consider it. I enjoy fishing but the wife won’t let me be a monger lol
Yes, I've always been into bikes. This was the only thing I considered doing after taking voluntary redundancy a few years ago. Someone once told me "if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life" and it's true, im open 7 days a week and pull 12-13 hour days regularly through the summer and I've never been happier.

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by JD2k » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:10 am

Geraout wrote: If you came to my house the first thing I would spot is the illegal number plate.

One of my pet hates I'm afraid. When you buy a personal registration you make a declaration that you will not mis-space or misrepresent the registration or risk a fin and foreit of the number. So why do people ignore what they sign up to?

Blatant law breaking is hardly professional in my opinion....
If anything, the plate promotes his business. I’ve seen a lot of private plates on business vans with reference to the company name. The personalised touch looks goodImage
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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:13 am

Jca730 wrote:Yes, I've always been into bikes. This was the only thing I considered doing after taking voluntary redundancy a few years ago. Someone once told me "if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life" and it's true, im open 7 days a week and pull 12-13 hour days regularly through the summer and I've never been happier.

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As a long time bike tech this is something I’ve looked into doing after recently becoming self employed as a handy person lol
I do a bit for a few bike traders but didn’t think I could make the leap to going to peoples houses for repairs.
Ideally I’d like to kit out vans but don’t have the funds to start Image


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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Jca730 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:39 am

With correct liability insurance, web and logo design, tools, branding and so on you'll be spending 4-5k just to start, as you know cycling is seasonal for the majority of people so you need to have something to fall back on through the winter months when bikes get put away.

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Yeti » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:32 pm

Celticrsmith wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Do either do you well? I’d like to do something with mine
The business that runs the 2k is a bit specialised, and the van is the tip of the iceberg in terms of our costs. My "day job" pays the bills for me, but it's not an easy line of work to make decent money in.
Sorry chaps, much as our 2k looks nice, I prefer my Mk2. ;)

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by shanky887614 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:37 am

i use mine for work but if im honest i could get away with a car for work now

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Caddy business?

Post by hef355 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:41 pm

Geraout wrote:
If you came to my house the first thing I would spot is the illegal number plate.

One of my pet hates I'm afraid. When you buy a personal registration you make a declaration that you will not mis-space or misrepresent the registration or risk a fin and foreit of the number. So why do people ignore what they sign up to?

Blatant law breaking is hardly professional in my opinion....
Well, what can I say! ‘Blatant’ nit picking is hardly in tune with the helpful ethos of this fine forum either ...

Like Stu (Barbel) says he’s never been stopped by ANPR, speed cameras, tolls or even numerous speed coppers! Only a special constable (PCSO) or wanna be police officer would even take the time to make such a petty comment ... ‘in my opinion’

If someone came to my house to repair my vehicle with a plate like this it would instill me with confidence and make me think this guy has got an ‘attention to detail’ attitude so its a yes from me StuImage


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Re: Caddy business?

Post by pegger » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:12 pm

It’s a yes from me as well mate.😂I have messed about with numberplates for years on my vans and motorbike.

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Kreutz » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:22 pm

I'm a courier, my Caddy never let me down.

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Sparky6911 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:53 pm

I work in the ski industry and have just changed from T5 / Transit Custom size vans to the Caddy Maxi as I need the length but it was only ever less that half full unless I was going to a trade show.

So I was paying a small fortune in fuel, tax, insurance etc to move a load of air around the country.

I'm having the rear seats fitted and constructing a bulk head behind the second row with a hatch to allow me to slide skis through when needed.

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Mickthebell » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Yes from me too 4 months as my own business. I fit cctv/alarms/access control systems etc. She's racked out with a false floor so loads of room. Just upgraded the 'office' to Touran seats and centre console. Can't stop looking at alloys now I think there's something wrong with me.

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Post by The polisher » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Just use mine for collections and deliverys and the odd time for call out polishing service then it's used at the weekends for mountain biking and weekends away chillin Image ImageImageImage


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Re: Caddy business?

Post by crxftyyy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:16 pm

Mobile Detailer in Cumbria, maxi is a definite advantage for the extra cashImage

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Re: Caddy business?

Post by Berger » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:48 pm

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Mines used everyday for my kitchen fitting business


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Re: Caddy business?

Post by lord-dudester » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:50 am

Love the racking there Berger. Amazing how much you can get in them when you do a nice bespoke system like that

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