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4 Contract Tips for Electrical Contractors

4 Contract Tips for Electrical Contractors   If you are a small business owner, you might wonder whether contracts are necessary when conducting your business. Regardless of the size or nature of your company, written agreements serve…

Labor Burden-Know Your Cost or Lose Your +++

Labor Burden    What does it actually cost my Electrical Company to work an employee?   This is a great question! If you are going to run a profitable electrical contracting business, then you need to know exactly what…
Making Money After the Bid

Job Tracking-Making Money After the Bid

You won the project but that is just the start. One of the most overlooked tasks in electrical contracting is Job Tracking. Smaller electrical contractors, just getting their electrical shop open, are overwhelmed with…
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I only missed (2) lights. What is the big deal?

I only missed (2) light fixtures no big deal, right? The overlooked estimator As estimators, we will never be perfect and from time to time we will miss something. We do our best to get it right and weigh our time spent VS cranking…
Lost art of estimating

The Lost Art of Electrical Estimating

The lost art of estimating In today’s computer age we have become custom to just pushing buttons and living with the results. The art of actually entering our knowledge along with the computer generated results has long been forgotten. Shorter bid dates, having to produce more estimates than ever before, are some of the issues we face each day. Detailed electrical estimating seems to be a lost art.
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There is an easy path to creating an accurate electrical estimate.

The Easy Path There is an easy path to creating an accurate electrical estimate reasonably fast. The answer is simple. “Spend endless hours learning how”. You must be willing to spend time learning how to estimate in the…
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The 15 must of a good leader.

s Most people define leadership differently but “A leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” No matter how you define a leader, they can be a difference-maker between success and failure.In business, your goal should be…
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It is obviously not obvious.

It is obviously not obvious. I teach a lot of people how to estimate electrical projects. I also teach or at least share my experience of running an electrical contracting business with many new people with little more than a dream. You…
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Making your 1st Million as an Electrical Contractor

Making your 1st Million as an Electrician Dan Jackson AKA Dans the Engineer I am borrowing this post for Dan. There are some good lessons here and I have added my take. Since entering the electrical trade, I have always heard people…