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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. 

As part of Boston’s waterfront renaissance, American shoe company Converse has opened its new headquarters in a facility that housed manufacturing and storage for most of its almost century-long life.

When it comes to the architecture of mission-critical systems for any organization, the power and network infrastructure layers need to be reliable, redundant and resilient. Those are the three R's you need to remember if you are working on building or maintaining any mission-critical application.

In the realm of emerging technologies, investment is a strong barometer of momentum. According to one recent study, investment in building energy efficiency points to rapidly growing momentum in the field.


The latest electricity sales data and forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) are just the latest indicator that energy efficiency works.

More on Your Business

 
Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

Improve written communication by following the rules Have you ever written a letter like this? “Dear Owner/Contractor: We have been in business for 20 years and never encountered the problems we have with this job.


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Reducing the Cost of Material Distribution

Part I: The Paradox   As the economic landscape of the electrical industry shifts from industrial to commercial/residential, the contractors demand more effective services from their supplier/distributors. Every day owners and operators of electrical distributors must face the question: Who are we?


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Build Revenue and Customer Loyalty

  Service and maintenance are an important value-added opportunity for the electrical contractor.


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Catching Some Zs

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel of your business No matter how well you plan and manage your company, you cannot guarantee that you won’t be one of the 40,000 companies filing bankruptcy in a given year. Not all factors resulting in business failure are under your control.


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Almost Last Chance: The Extension

How to review: part 2 My previous article discussed how you should review your takeoff. Now I am going to discuss how to review the byproduct of your takeoff: extensions. No speed-reading allowed And no interruptions! Reviewing your extensions requires calm, steady, uninterrupted focus.


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