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james the spark

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I set up my company just over a year ago and it has been going well but in the last month or so things have been really really slow and i was wanting your advice on the best way to get larger jobs.

I tried contacting builders kitchen fitters and such 400 in all and only got a few waste of time jobs to price and i am starting to apply with councils and such for tendering contracts but what else can i do?

what are the best places for advertising or getting leads to jobs as iv tried the paper local mag's and thousands of leaflets im at a bit of a loose end.
 

Farmelectrics

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It's not what you no its who you no hopefully your good name will fall in the right ears good luck
 

Murdoch

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If you've had a good first year, think yourself lucky. It can take 2-3 years during the good times to get a reputation.

Keep positive and if its that quiet get some quality leaflets done and go out delivering them.
 

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I always find that during the summer school holidays, all domestic works stops.
 

telectrix

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a lot of us are in the same boat, mate. there just is not enough work to go round atr the moment. folks ain't spending on electrics when there's holidays abroad, fancy bathrooms, and too many electricians chasing the same work. i'm just thankful that i don't need full time work anymore .
 
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james the spark

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I think that is the problem been talking to a few domestic electrical companies and they all went dead the last two months thats why i want to try and get into some bigger jobs im sick of scrapping about for little bits of work.
 

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All proper sparks who mainly do domestic need to get together and banish the cash in hand cowboys out of the trade.

How?

I don't know!

But their the idiots screwing it all up.
 
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a lot of us are in the same boat, mate. there just is not enough work to go round atr the moment. folks ain't spending on electrics when there's holidays abroad, fancy bathrooms, and too many electricians chasing the same work. i'm just thankful that i don't need full time work anymore .
I got no problem with fancy bathrooms...at £500ish a pop on wiring they bring me about 20k a year
 
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rdelectrical

i spent 130 on nice leaflets i posted a couple of hundred got 2 jobs that paid for the other 4800 but they work so plug in the ipod pick a nice day and go for it
 
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ive found that when it gets time for the leaflets to come out a ccu change or a test comes up
 
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On that note I am just starting out!
I have worked with local sparks and I concentrating on domestic only to slowly build things up! I know this will be tough and have applied with Napit I understand this is going to be a long haul and I am getting ready for the slog!

Any advice ?? Would be a great help!
 

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On that note I am just starting out!
I have worked with local sparks and I concentrating on domestic only to slowly build things up! I know this will be tough and have applied with Napit I understand this is going to be a long haul and I am getting ready for the slog!

Any advice ?? Would be a great help!
Main bit of advice is don't expect to earn much for the first 2 to 3 years. Quality and punctuality is king.
 
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