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PRESS RELEASE: 360e Offers Efficient New Approach to Field Management Software

(Portland, OR – March 5 th , 2019) – 360 Enterprises LLC (“360e”) is helping to usher in a new era in field management with its easy-to-use quoting, scheduling, tracking, and billing software expressly designed by contractors, for contractors. Powerful, user-friendly, and uniquely designed to remedy contractors’ most pressing and costly pain points, 360e field [...]

Essential Software Tools for Contractors in 2019

Do you find that general business management software falls short and fails to meet the needs of your service company? The truth is, most software isn’t programmed to meet the unique industry needs of home service contractors. If you want to upgrade to better contractor software, you need to know what to look out for [...]

Posted February 25, 2019

Successful Project Management Tips for Electricians

Do you need tips as a first-time project manager in your industry? Project management is a big part of an electrical contractor’s job. It’s also a difficult job. Project management is so vital to every business’ success that some individuals earn certifications and advanced degrees in the subject. The good news is that you don’t [...]

Posted February 20, 2019

Growth Planning, A Must for the Modern Contracting Business

Growth Planning is Critical for the Modern Contracting Business.  Last week we lost a customer. While customer churn comes with the industry, losing a customer for any reason always hurts. But this was the kind of loss that hurts the most. The customer went out of business. As the owner of a company that helps [...]

How Field Management Software Workflows Can Increase Efficiency

Every minute wasted of your company’s day-to-day operations can affect your bottom line. Even seemingly insignificant inefficiencies can hurt your companies revenue. While established processes can improve workplace productivity, an electronic workflow, designed for electrical businesses, will further streamline your operations, improve communication, boost efficiency and help you save money. Rather than exhaust multiple resources [...]

Posted July 14, 2017

Why Small Businesses Should Avoid Traditional CRM Companies

Customer relationship management, or CRM, relates to a process that allows a small business to learn more about a customer’s needs and behaviors so they can develop stronger ties. While traditional CRM for electrical company professionals can help improve how a company interacts with its customers, it might not pinpoint additional areas that need attention. [...]

Posted June 30, 2017

The Elephant Theory: How Avoiding Shared Solutions Can Help Maximize Business Development

A typical electrical contractor CRM system is designed to be built once and shared by as many users as possible. If the system were an elephant, you would find thousands of individuals riding it. When this happens with CRM for electrical company workers, the elephant could slow down or even crash for long periods, which [...]

Posted June 16, 2017

How to Use 360e’s Personalized Reporting to Improve Your Quote-to-Job Ratio

360e is robust software that facilitates project management for electricians. In addition to making it simple to schedule workers, track expenses, manage invoices and check on the progress of jobs, the app also creates reports that help you identify ways to improve quote conversion rates. Knowing how to take advantage of 360e’s intuitive features and [...]

Deductions that Save Electricians Major Cash

Tax season doesn’t have to seem like a nightmare to your electrical company's bottom line. Part of setting your small business up for success is maintaining good bookkeeping records that track all your expenses. Simple items that you may not have considered could count as electrician tax deductions that reduce the blow when you pay [...]

Don’t Lose Your Electrical Leads—Best Practices for Success

When you completed training to become an electrician, you learned the ins and out of electrical leads. Misplacing one meant losing the ability to use devices. When you own or help run an electrical company, you must manage a different type of lead—electrical business leads. One of the most difficult parts of making a sale [...]

Posted November 10, 2016

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