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  1. HoverSPRX

    Commercial Electricians CRM Software

    Hello all, Just looking into some new software to help with CRM as my old system is no longer feesable, would be interested in what any of you are all using and if there are any good features with it or anything you find a bonus to our industry specifically? Many Thanks
  2. buzzlightyear

    pay your invoice or watch your windows

    I'm sick and tried of sending invoices to customer saying pay within the seven days and some customers try and pay late .I run a business not a charity, I now you have to give them 30days to pay in the invoice ,but stuff that ,we have all been their waiting for payment .I now send them pay now...
  3. Dan

    Invoice to go

    Invoice to go advice reviews and feedback 2017 I know there are a few users of Invoice2go on here, what package are you going for? I have just had to upgrade due to using it more and more for quoting, got a half price deal on the popular... Invoice to go Are you a DIYer? find a free diy advice...
  4. Dan

    What apps do you use ? advice, reviews and feedback

    What apps do you use ? advice reviews and feedback 2017 Just thought I would start a thread to see if anyone uses any apps, might be useful for some members. I got an app called invoice simple, Invoice Simple - Invoice your customers in seconds by... What apps do you use ? Are you a DIYer...
  5. Westley wood

    Invoice help!!

    Hey guys... I have just started my own company and I was wondering if anyone could help me on a invoice design. The type of invoice I was thinking of was a letter type... What's best?
  6. S

    Customer not paying advice please

    I have completed work for a letting agency for a few years now. One of my recent jobs I carried out an EICR on a rented property which then failed on a number of inspections also a number of code 3 inspects. I then emailed an estimate to the letting company to then forward on to the landlord...
  7. Hellmooth


    Decided to look into going with Stroma, had a look online and decided to fill out the application, I thought it would just be basic details to allow someone to call me and have a chat etc.........I filled it out and all I got was an invoice asking me to pay £288 before anything could proceed! Is...
  8. E

    Domestic Angry customer this morning. :-(

    It ruins my day when a customer turns like this. Is it my communication, or are they just after something for nothing. I had a call out to check out a shower circuit. A, "shower engineer", whatever that is, told her that the shower kept cutting out because the circuit kept cutting out, but as...
  9. J

    Working direct and I haven't been paid, need advice.

    Hi all, I recently worked direct for a small electrical contractor, I still haven't been paid after nearly 2 months and I don't know what to do. I am having trouble finding out what I can do legally on the net. Does anyone have any advice? Cheers Jay
  10. E

    Commercial Customer not paying, hanged up on me.

    Hi, everyone. If this is in wrong section, please move. I need advice on what I should do. Basically I installed a 4 core 25mm, 20 meters swa cable for a shop. The run was from a 3 phase supply to a single phase shop. The other 2 phases were being used for shops next door. As this...
  11. S

    Small domestic business drowning in admin

    Hi all I do mostly domestic work, tiny jobs to rewires. I'm inundated with work and desperately need to reduce the time I spend on admin so I can spend more time keeping up with demand. I was wondering how other people deal with quotes, invoices, certificates, notifications, etc. I currently...
  12. BillyTheSparks

    Expiry of invoice

    Hi all, I have an invoice for a job that I carried out 3years ago, which I never sent and obviously never received any payment for. I just wondered if there was and expiry date of invoices and any legalities that I may encounter should I send this invoice now, after such a long time. I would...
  13. brizospark

    Quote, invoicing software

    Do any of you self employed lads use quote / invoicing software If so can you recommend through experience
  14. Tidy Max

    Organising, Invoice Numbers, Purchase Orders and Quote numbers help needed! Software?

    Hello folks, Once again i find myself turning to the forum for advice, this time its paperwork related. I am getting myself in a right mix up with my invoice numbers, purchase order numbers, quote numbers and job numbers..... please can a few of you shed some light on how to organise said...
  15. 9

    rcd protection

    Changing a storage heater. I < 13amps Consumer unit - rewireable fuses If ur changing the heater do u need to rcd protect the cable or am i right in saying i would get away with hanging fcu to an rcd fcu??
  16. W

    sign off for a customer whos company has gone bust

    Guys, we have been asked by a customer that has had an install done but the company have went bust. We have looked at the job at it meets all install criteria. we are aprehensive about the legals. what implications would there be if we signed off. regards wiggly
  17. N

    What Paperwork do you issue?

    Hi Just wondering what paperwork you all issue when replacing a consumer unit, I've been issuing an EIC and a schedule of test results I normally print them of IET website but I was just looking through their amended forms and was wondering if I should also be completing a schedule of...
  18. R

    When do you actually do the paperwork?

    Hi Just a question here regarding testing and certification. If you got called to a house to replace a socket that had its casing cracked or you put a lovely new B&Q chandelier up for someone would you then do a minor works Cert + Si + STR? Seems a little overkill to me If you don't what's...
  19. M

    How to minimise Costs within a Job.

    Ive been given a question on "state how the electrical contractor may minimise costs, with particular reference to CASH FLOW? I do not really understand how cash flow can minimise costs only that you ensure you price up a job correctly. Please can you enlighten me on this question Thanks
  20. G

    PIR write up help needed :/

    Hi, i did a pir on an old cottage on tuesday. the lady is going to rent it out, so it the installation needs to be bang on. i did all my inspection and wrote down what i could see was wrong and needed correcting. then i carried out the testing and recorded all of my results on eic just for the...
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