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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Every conflict has to have an antagonist, and in the ongoing war against global warming, nothing takes the heat like coal.


Most business owners have probably looked at their personal credit reports through at least one of the three major reporting organizations—Equifax,
TransUnion and Experian—and occasionally glimpsed something called a FICO score.

Are roads, parking lots and driveways covered with solar panels that feed power back into the grid actually feasible, or does it sound like a green-dream?

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Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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Editors' Pick
2014 Profile of the Electrical Contractor
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So, tell us, how the heck are you? Oh, wait, we already asked 
you that while conducting our recent Profile of the Electrical Contractor research study.

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What Do You Call It When It's Gone?
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Have you heard the definition of estimating? It is the art of starting from a random point and then proceeding with great accuracy.


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A New Energy Vision
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In January 2013, the Edison Electric Institute—the leading advocacy group of the investor-owned utility industry—released a report predicting “significant future disruption to the utility business model,” thanks to growing adoption of distributed generation resources.

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Tracking Your Business Credit
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Most business owners have probably looked at their personal credit reports through at least one of the three major reporting organizations—Equifax,
TransUnion and Experian—and occasionally glimpsed something called a FICO score.

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Cool Tools: Moving Materials And Tools
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Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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Hopefully, You're Hopeful. Hopefully, You'll Attend NECA 2014 Chicago!
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I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).


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A Contractor’s Guide to Writing Effective Proposals
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As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

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