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The Oneflare Cost Guide Centre is your one-stop shop to help you set your budget; from smaller tasks to larger projects. Everything from house painting and tree felling to pet grooming and personal training, price lists are easily accessible.

Choose the right business for your job

Choosing the best price within your budget is only one of the many things you should consider. Finding the right expert to get the job done is difficult and there are 6 questions you should ask yourself when choosing the right business for your job.

Certification

Is the business qualified?

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Making sure the business has the right qualifications for their area of expertise is important. In most trades, such as an electrical or plumbing work, experts should hold a license before carrying out any work - and this is bound by Australian law. In other less regulated areas such as makeup artistry, it’s worth asking if they have completed courses or certificates to prove they hold the relevant qualifications.

Verified

Is the business verified?

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Make sure a business is verified by asking for their ABN, or check if the verified badge is displayed on their Oneflare profile. For a business to be verified by Oneflare, they must provide their ABN, logo, a short description of their business as well as a certificate of insurance relevant to their area of expertise. By ensuring a business is properly verified, you can trust that they are a legitimate business.

Experience

Do they have relevant experience?

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This question may seem like a given to any expert you hire, but in some cases, a category of a service is not a one size fits all. For example, you’re looking to hire a DJ for your wedding, but some DJs may only specialise in 16th birthday parties. It’s a simple yet important question, that will provide valuable insight when choosing the right expert for your job.

Insurance

Are they insured?

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Check if the business you’ve hired has the relevant insurance. Public Liability insurance protects the business from any financial risk regarding potential damage or injury, whereas Professional Indemnity insurance provides protection against any alleged breach of duty or error of conduct in a professional service.

Documents

Do they have any references?

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References in the form of photos can be easier to judge and digest than previous customer reviews. Visual references can be seen as more essential for larger projects such as renovation work compared to a general cleaning job. Whether it’s seeing an architect’s or interior designer’s past work, you can get an idea of their style and creative direction - and evaluate if this suits what you’re looking for.

Review

What reviews do they have?

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Even if they’ve ticked all the boxes above, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the right business for you. By checking their Oneflare business profile for previous customer testimonials, you can gauge if they’re reliable, trustworthy and capable of getting the job done.

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