Close to My First Million Dollars as an Electrical Contractor

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Lulu.com, 2007 - Business & Economics - 120 pages
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This is a book for beginners and this is the real story of the experiences we already faced as a new business in the field of electrical contracting. We've traveled the road that you are just starting down. You are now ready to begin this huge and exciting challenge and I wish you the best of luck. Persistence is one of the qualities you will need in order to be successful.
 

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Contents

Why I am Writing This Book
6
The licenses youll need to have
11
How to find jobs
18
How to price jobs
22
How I got first contract
30
Supplying the materials
33
Completing the first job as electrical contractor
39
Passing the first ESA inspection
44
Issues concerning money
81
Winning preparing planning and completing electrical job
83
How to complete an electrical project
88
How to compete with others
91
Relationships with general contractors
93
Be ready for ministry of labour inspections
95
Preparing your company against internal and external attacks
100
Asking for money from your general contractor
103

When you need to fire the clients
50
How to collect the money
52
How to get new jobs
54
Dealing with general contractors
58
how to deal with the bank
62
How to hire people
65
Finding the big good general contractors
68
How to create a system that works
72
Still finding it hard to make money
75
Dealing with family issues
77
How to deal with safety
105
How to avoid the type of mistakes that 99 of contractors make
107
Dont let yourself get small
110
Why your company needs a set of values
111
Why and when you need to save money
114
The importance of paperwork
116
Leadership
117
Final words
118
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