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All my issues will go away right?

A customer calls me and says man my company is having all kinds of issues. Everything is going wrong. We are losing money and I can’t keep employees on the job. Covid is making everything harder than it use to be. I really need some help. I need some kind of estimating program, bidding software, one of those electrical cost estimation software things that you guys sell. I have been thinking about buying the Best Bid Hybrid Pro. I have been looking at it and talking to you on and off about it for about a year or so but I got to do something and stop talking about it. This is the worst year that I have had and I am not sure I can keep going. He then...
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Electrical Estimating Software-Which One is Right For Me?

This could be the most important article that you will ever read pertaining to your Electrical Contracting Career. After all you will fail or succeed based on your ability to estimate.Your ability to estimate will large be accomplished by what electrical estimating software you use. Why should you purchase the Best Bid Hybrid Pro? When you started your search for electrical estimating software you thought it would be easy right? Just Google “electrical estimating software” and “vwah-LAH”, issue solved? Well you may or may not know the top (4) spots and the last (3) spots on the first page of Google are paid possessions and may not even apply to your search term at all. These spots are costly and guess who pays that cost?-- Correct, the user. Then there...
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Electrical Estimating Pre-Game Strategies

Get your pre-game together This post is for electrical estimators that may be just a little nervous when they start to price electrical work. That can be a good thing, at least it means you care about the results and quality of your bid.Ok you have electrical estimating software and you have on-screen takeoff software to fall back on but electrical cost estimation is a little more than just the electrical estimate.  Electrical bidding software with programs for pricing electrical work is a must but electrical cost estimation just starts with the electrical parts, pieces and labor to install them. Good electrical estimators pricing electrical work with the best electrical estimating software like the Best Bid Hybrid Pro still need to account for items that the electrical estimating software will not include until you tell it to....
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You must be willing to do your part. We will go out of the way to do ours.

A customer calls me and says man my company is having all kinds of issues. Everything is going wrong. We are losing money and I can’t keep employees on the job. Covid is making everything harder than it use to be. I really need some help. I need some kind of estimating program, bidding software, one of those electrical cost estimation software things that you guys sell. I have been thinking about buying the Best Bid Hybrid Pro. I have been looking at it and talking to you on and off about it for about a year or so but I got to do something and stop talking about it. This is the worst year that I have had and I am not sure I can keep going. He then...
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Best kept secret of being a successful Electrical Contractor.

Best kept secret of being a successful Electrical Contractor. There are many things that have to come together to take your company to the next level. We have experienced them all. At Best Bid. We have lived through times when  business was  good and we have seen it when business was bad but there is one thing that gets you through all seasons of you Electrical Contracting Career and we will give you our secrete later on in this post. When you are just starting out in business you may not understand the basics of how things work. Getting projects to bid on may be one of them.Most areas have a local plans room where most of the work that is bidding will be posted. This is a great place...
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Being a great electrician does not prepare you for owning your own company.

What does it take to be a successful Electrical Contractor?  When owning and running a successful Electrical Contracting Company you learn to wear many hats. Being a great electrician does not prepare you for owning your own company. You will need to learn many new skills. There are so many things that go on behind the doors of an Electrical Shop that you never see as an electrician in the field. One lesson that you learn quickly is winning jobs doesn’t equal making profit. Another lesson that you will learn is working hard does not necessarily equal making a profit either.You can work yourself to death and still go broke. Once you win a project then you must install the project for less than you bid. Now you must get...
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WHY TO PURCHASE & LEARN ELECTRICAL ESTIMATING SOFTWARE

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What’s the Best Electrical Estimating Software for My Company.?

What's the Best Electrical Estimating Software for My Company.? This is a common question that we get asked every day.The simple answer is the best one that you can afford.Now with the Best Bid Hybrid Pro you can easily afford the best. You may be a guy with a dream still working in the field or a small (3) man shop, we assume you both have the goal as the larger shops and that is to grow and make money. To grow you need more work and to get more work you need to bid more jobs to bid more jobs you either have to work longer hours or invest in electrical estimating software like the Best Bid Hybrid Pro. At first this is always a hard choice to make....
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Wiring by the Sq. Ft. Seriously?

Don’t be fooled to price your work based on Sq. Ft prices that are set by people working out of their home with no insurance. Residential Electrical work is not a great way to make money. Being forced to price by a Sq. Ft. number in lieu of actual cost.
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Electrical Estimating-How did we get here?

Electrical Estimating- How Did We get Here? The days of pen and paper with lots of luck thrown in. Thirty years ago electrical contractors had no choice but to run their businesses the old-fashioned way by using pen and paper, writing down endless list of material and using their calculators to extend pricing and man hours. I still have nightmares of extending pages and pages of numbers hopping I didn’t make a mistake. We relied heavily on historical data to check our prices against, along with all sorts of rules of thumb. We sometimes let out gut feelings control the final price. These techniques worked largely in part to having much better drawings to work with than we do today. Lots of time was spent consulting each trade to make...
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