Business & Marketing en Nexstar or Similar Groups? <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>I have been looking into possibly joining&nbsp;Nexstar, but it is not a possibility since the group is full in my area and there is a waiting list.</p> <p>We have a service business just under $1,000,000, systems and people in place but looking to take it to the next level. I think the peer to peer networking and learning are valuable aspects of this program. Are there any other groups out there similar to Nexstar? I don&#39;t want to join a national franchise either. We have an identity and I&nbsp;am not looking to change that.</p> <p>thanks</p> </div> Business & Marketing Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:50:41 +0000 139611 at Engineering Consulting - Finding My First Power Analysis Project <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Hello all,</p> <p>I am an experienced power systems engineer (Short &nbsp;Circuit, &nbsp;PDC, Arc Flash, etc) whose looking to start a &quot;one man&quot; electrical&nbsp;engineering consulting firm. I&#39;ve done a lot of research on the business aspect of the field and have learned a great deal while doing so. But what I&nbsp;need help with is&nbsp;getting a bid lead service&nbsp;or finding a&nbsp;way to get my first project.</p> <p>Thanks,&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;There are those who can and those who can&#39;t&quot;</p> </div> Business & Marketing Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:39:05 +0000 132351 at Residential electrical services austin <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Wanted to share some&nbsp;<span><a href="">Residential electrical services austin</a>! There are so many and wanted to see how and who you all thought stacked up to the rest! </span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span>I have linked my best choice! They have great service and since I am retired I now use them when I need a few extra hands!</span></p> </div> Business & Marketing Wed, 28 May 2014 16:07:02 +0000 46961 at Register Now for a Live Webinar sponsored by Schneider Electric <div class="node-body forum-body"><p><strong>Grow Your Business by Leveraging New Opportunities in the 2014 NEC with Your Customers</strong></p> <p class="style3">Thermal imaging is a proven technology that has enhanced the troubleshooting abilities of electrical and construction professionals.&nbsp; With the incredible advancements in technology and at very affordable prices starting at less than $1000, thermal imaging cameras are becoming a required tool for all maintenance personnel.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="style3">In this presentation, Brad Risser of FLIR Systems will:</p></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Marketing Mon, 12 May 2014 15:19:14 +0000 45941 at Service Technicians <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>What traits do you look for when hiring a new service technician?&nbsp;</p> </div> Business & Marketing Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:09:18 +0000 41811 at Buying electrical products from AmazonSupply <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Anyone have any luck buying stuff from AmazonSupply? If so, how are they better (or worse) than buying from regular electrical distributors?</p> </div> Business & Marketing Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:58:43 +0000 41681 at Marketing Your Residential Services <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Patrick Kennedy of Mister Sparky believes your annual marketing budget should be based on the following:</p> <ul> <li> If you want to maintain your existing level of business, spend 7% to 8% of sales.</li> <li> If you want to grow your business, spend around 12% of sales.</li> <li> If you want see aggressive growth, spend approximately 15% of sales.</li> </ul> <p>Do you agree with this line of thinking? If not, what percentage of your annual sales do you direct toward marketing efforts?</p> </div> Business & Marketing Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:29:15 +0000 41401 at Flat Rate Pricing <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>What Flat Rate pricing system are you using and what are the pros/cons of the system?</p> </div> Business & Marketing Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:23:26 +0000 41301 at