Your Business

 

 

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. 

Klein Tools infographic of survey results.

Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., released the results of their annual State of the Industry survey on April 17.

In January, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that several of its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) supported technologies won awards in R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards, which the DOE called the “Oscars of Innovation.” A number of these technologies concern ele

Last month, we discussed the direct costs associated with a change order: labor, material, equipment and other miscellaneous costs directly related to the change order. Now, it’s time to look at your indirect costs, starting with overhead.
 Overhead


Mayor Bill de Blasio signs Introduction 247-A into law.

According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license.

More on Your Business

 
Editors' Pick
Showstoppers 2016

At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, 
a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.



READ MORE
 
Always Be Prepared: Utilities Improving in the Face of Stormy Weather


For proof that electric utilities have been hardening their systems, consider two recent weather events: Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.


READ MORE
 
Editors' Pick
Wait and See: 2017 OSHA Outlook

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its annual regulatory agenda at its semiannual meeting. This year, the agency is attempting to tackle considerably more initiatives than in the past.


READ MORE
 
Presidential Expectations: What Should ECs Expect From Trump?


Despite political and social controversy surrounding the 2016 election, there are reasons for electrical contractors to be optimistic about the next four years. One potential benefit of electing a business executive is the expectation of economically minded policies and regulations.



READ MORE
 
A case in point

A Case Study Of Bad Faith Negotiations

Everyone has encountered difficult contractors. You may or may not have an idea of what would be the ideal contractor to work with, but everyone has at least one clear instance of a general contractor that seemed to be from some evil nether region.



READ MORE
 
Milwaukee Tool 6-in-1 combination wire  pliers with redesigned  stripping capacity
Cool Tools: The Evolution Of Hand Tools

Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable.



READ MORE
 
Web Exclusive
Opportunities for 2017

As we end 2016 and look forward into the New Year, the big question for many companies in the industry in North America is, “Where will the opportunities be for cabling, electrical contractors, and electricians in the coming years?” In the United States, will 2017 mark the year that things pick up?


READ MORE

Pages

X