printed quote advice required?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Small Biz MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Small Biz MoneySaving
i just need some advice.

i am in the process of becoming a sole trader(still in my job at this present time),and i have just got my first customer lined up.

the jobs are for the same customer(local estate agency),but in 2 separate new build houses.

so would i need to print out 2 quotes or combine them?

i will print it on letterheaded paper with my company details address etc.the quotes are for £150 each - 25%new customer/business discount which brings the cost down to £120 each would i need to separate all costs on the quote or just describe the work being done?

for example:
(list job requirements)
new business discount>-25%


(list job requirements)
new business discount>-25%

any advice on a professional looking quote please!i will not be charging vat.

thanks in advance,m.


  • If it was me, I would give 2 separate quotes, one for each job. It is up to you how you set out the quotes. If you know exactly what will be needed in the way of materials/parts then you can include these in the quote.

    Whenever I give estimates/quotes I quote for labour only and state this clearly in the T's & C's, adding that any materials will be charged extra. It is often difficult to judge exactly how much will be needed in the way of materials in my line of work, so this method works well for me.

    The only other piece of advice I would offer to make your quotes look professional would be to use capitals in the right places and be clear and concise in the description of work to be undertaken.


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