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Hello everyone, I been using electricians talk for a long time and read posts pretty much everyday and find a lot of useful stuff but never really posted a question. So here is first one, I just got my EC license and starting out as a one man shop. I have no problems as far as trade, I take pride in my work. But I'm not really comfortable with business management, accounting, estimates etc. etc. Any tips, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Yikes.

That's why most Contractors go out of business. Great tradesmen, poor businessmen.


There are several good books on the subject of business froma Contractors perspective; "Running A Successful Construction Company" by Gerstel is a good one. There are also books on Estimating, Mark-up and Profit, Accounting, and so forth.

You can cruise Amazon. They have 'em all.


Good luck to you.


And start small. Small mistakes are easier to survive than large one's.
 

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Thanks everyone for your guys feedback. I am planning on to start small just one step at a time.
 
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