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  1. New Member Introductions
    I'm posting for my first time. Currently, I'm a CEMEX ready-mix truck driver and looking to cross back over to the learning another construction trade once again, and to have an end-goal to run my own thing. It seems that I'm splitting hairs between going Electrical vs HVAC-R. I have a better...
  2. UK Electrical Forum
    My name Richard and I'm new to the forum so hi everyone. I really want to offer finance to customers when I go out to quote work as I think it could give me a higher conversion rate. Do any of you guys offer finance at the moment and if so who with? Also do you think it's a good avenue to go...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey there, I am trying to connect with anyone that has thought about starting their own business up. I would like to get to know you, and if we get along maybe we can work together or even become partners. The reason why I'm here: Ever since I can remember I dreamed about doing running my own...
  4. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey there, I am trying to connect with anyone that has thought about starting their own business up. I would like to get to know you, and if we get along maybe we can work together or even become partners. The reason why I'm here: Ever since I can remember I dreamed about doing running my own...
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey guys, So i am looking to better track materials used on different job sites. We already use job numbers when buying from suppliers and we are looking for a program that will track all materials and possibly labor under one roof. Ideally it would be nice to be able to run a report and see how...
  6. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I am just so curious if lighting contractors tend to buy lights from Chinese manufactures or from local distributors ?
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey Everyone and hope you're all having a great 2017! I'm an electrician with over 15 years experience (based in London) and me and two friends (both electricians) want to set up together and go it on our own. I've not yet registered my business name but will do so within the next fortnight. I...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi my names David, I'm 3 years post trade as an Electrician. (Instrumentation & Controls) I'm looking to find out what kind of jobs contractors and sub-contractors like doing the most, that are the easiest for their business and return high revenues at the same time. I want to know this so I...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    I just wanted to find out what most contractors/sub-contractors favourite kind of work is FROM their customers/clients? I guess if there was the opportunity for you to only receive ONE kind of service/type job, what would it be? And why? I'm trying to find inspiration for my own side business...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    Just curious, but I imagine if you had a 10-20% profit margin,and occasionally more, I think that is a successful contractor. Are these margins I just listed possible in the industry? Of course, rent, fuel, workers comp, insurance, maintenance, benefits etc is kept in mind while trying to...
  11. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Curious as to the best ways people have found to get leads coming in? I would like to know what has worked best for you but I do not want answers such as: HomeAdvisor, Thumbtack, or AngiesList If you are able to provide me with up to 3 I would appreciate it. If you cannot list 3 because you...
  12. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    First off, please excuse me if this is not appropriate, but I hope it's relevant. I responded with something similar to this in a recent thread that was discussing project management software issues but I wanted to start a new post specifically for this to make sure more people see it, so...
  13. General Electrical Discussion
    I know AC work has 80%+ of electric. In addition, would you recommend getting into the AC business after completing an electrical apprentice? Or just focus on the electric trade as a contractor?
  14. Other Codes and Standards
    Hi, I'm looking for someone who knows electrical regulations in European Union countries such as Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Poland, ... to collaborate on adapting Elécxel-BTE program to local regulations. Visit elecxel.com, in Spanish, and become an idea and you can contact trouhgt it too...
  15. General Electrical Discussion
    Just wondering for any other IBEW professionals out their. I have over ten years exp. as a J.W. and ran many jobs along with an A.A.S. in Construction Technology and B.S. in Electronic Systems Technologies majoring in Automation and Network Infrastructure. Basically I'm wanting an Electrical...
  16. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I was a little deflated the other day when I met with a customer who is 83 and used to be a big time builder in my area. He really liked me, the website, and my presentation. He actually offered to invest in my business. But then he asked me about my business background. I told him none, so far...
  17. New Member Introductions
    I am glad to be here and hope I will have a chance to learn from you folks. I am a Master Electrician and a Master Trainer. I work for my wife at JuMar Training & Consulting. We provide all types of Mechatronics and Industrial Maintenance training. Also we teach Business Management...
  18. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi everyone before I begin I just want to let everyone know that I am Crystal of shanecrystal. My husband has been working in the electrical trade for about 12 yrs. now. It has always been his ambition to start his own company. Not looking for opinions on this fact but he is a member of the...
  19. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Do you own a electrical company, are currently apprenticing, or a journeyman working for a business or union.
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