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Margin vs. Markup – What’s the Difference?

As an electrician or other tradesman, owning a business can be difficult. Sure, you understand the electrical aspect of the business and even the customer service part. But, when the numbers come into play, things can get a bit tricky to say the least. Your business’s accounting is such an imperative part to its success [...]

Posted November 5, 2019
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The Anatomy of a Service Call

Is Your Business Falling Prey to the ‘Money Pits’ of Contracting? In today’s fast-paced business environment, contractors are regularly struggling to compete for customers and jobs all while trying to manage operations, employees, new technology, cash flow, and profits – a tricky balancing act for even the most skilled business owners. However, contracting companies that [...]

Posted October 24, 2019
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What People Are Saying About 360e

Have you heard of 360e? We designed 360e software to improve the workflow of electrical contractors and home services technicians with features such as job scheduling, billing, job tracking, and more! We know it works because we use it—and we’re electricians, too! For more insight, check out what is being said about us by contractors [...]

Posted September 23, 2019
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Top Ways to Maximize Jobsite Productivity

Productivity is the broad term that succinctly describes how successful your team is on a day-to-day basis. Whether they are going out into the field or working in the office, how productive everyone is will determine whether or not your business succeeds and grows, or stagnates and eventually fails. Looking to streamline the productivity of [...]

Posted September 20, 2019
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How Do I Choose the Best Employee Scheduling Software?

The right employee and job scheduling software can change your life as a contractor, whether you do plumbing, HVAC, electrical, or related services. But how do you choose the right software tools for your contracting business? At 360e, we’ll help you understand what to look for in a scheduling software. Manage a Growing Business Effortlessly? [...]

Posted August 23, 2019
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How Do I Manage My Plumbing Business?

Your plumbing business has plenty of room to grow, or it would—if you had more time. Maybe you’d like an office assistant and dispatcher or scheduler, a field supervisor, a billing bookkeeper, and/or a marketing person to bring in more leads. Most small businesses can’t afford to hire all of (or any of) those people! [...]

Posted August 22, 2019
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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Field Management Software

Growth has always been—on some level—equivalent to adding complexity, even risk, to your business. More clients and/or a higher retention rate means success in many ways, of course. But it also means more names, more numbers, more scheduling; in the end, it means managing your business becomes harder and harder, which quickly leads to inefficient [...]

Posted May 22, 2019
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How to Grow Your Electrical Business

Regardless of what success looks like to your electrical contractor business, growth and stability are the metrics you’ll use most often to determine the quality of your company overall. In both these regards, it is only natural to find a point where you hit a wall. Typically, a business will stagnate when it simply doesn’t [...]

Posted May 21, 2019
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Electricians: 5 Reasons You Need Job Management Software

You’ve likely heard a fair bit about service management software at this point. And maybe, as an electrical contractor, your interest is piqued. But in the end, choosing to take advantage of new tech always boils down to the why. Why should you use management software for electricians? The following are five strong reasons. Take [...]

Posted April 26, 2019
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How to Measure Success for Your Home Services Company

Plenty of home services companies are highly adept at maintaining a solid status quo in terms of current business. Enabling your business to grow and evolve, however … that can be a good deal tougher. How do you determine the best ways to grow? How do you know where you need to bolster your efforts? [...]

Posted April 21, 2019
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