Just wanted some advice from people on the forum. My brother has been working for himself as a licensed builder for a few years. He is great at building stuff and does very high quality work and has quickly developed a reputation for excellence but isn't the best at running a business (chasing own debtors, book-keeping, marketing, pricing, etc). There were a few topics I wanted some advice on so I could then pass on the advice to him: -Best bookkeeping/accounting software to use for him to run his business as a builder. -He doesn;t yet have insurance as he doesn't meet all of the criteria for builders insurance. This makes it hard for him in some cases to win larger projects. Any advice on what insurance to get and how to go about doing it? -Best type of work (shop fitouts, small residential rennovations, housing constructions) and clients to specialize in. -How to manage debtors, i.e. best way to structure payments and how to chase down debts -Contracts and the legal side of things, what type of lawyer/conveyancer to use, how much to pay, etc. -How to calculate pricing and what sort of margins he should aim for I would love to hear advice from experienced builders, investors, property developers and business people.