Your System Matters!

Do you remember what it was like being on your first large job? It was new, it probably felt exciting, perhaps you felt a sense of being overwhelmed.  However, after getting in there and getting your hands dirty, you found that it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be.

So you move on to the next job. And you find that this job goes a little smoother. It's just the natural progression of things. So over a course of time you do more jobs and become more proficient.

So let's fast-forward.

The next phase in your life is that you decide you want to go in business for yourself. You do little jobs here and there, and then you land your first big job. All of a sudden for some strange reason you get that feeling of being overwhelmed again, perhaps you feel a little bit scared of the prospect of having such a large job. But why? You have done many jobs like this in the past, so why should this one bother you?

Then it occurs to you. This job is nothing more than a process. It is a system of small steps or tasks that need to be completed in a certain order to give you a final result. It is nothing more than a bunch of small jobs that are intertwined together that makes up one large job.

The same is true when it comes to the business side of your business. It is nothing more than a systemized process. Now the question at hand is, do you have a good system or a bad system?

So ask yourself these questions and really think about the answers.

Do you have a system in place or a definite process that leads you to more success? Or are you just winging it?

What could you do right now that would greatly increase your revenue streams?

What can you do to overcome your business struggles?

I have found over the years that many business owners are great technicians but lousy entrepreneurs. It is not their fault; they trained for many years to become a master of their trade, not an entrepreneur. Being a successful entrepreneur is a trade all within itself. So to become wealthy and to become a successful entrepreneur we must now focus on how we can master the entrepreneur.

More to come.              

To your success! ~ James Brush

 

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Earn more money and increase your bottom line.

As you know there are many key components in running a successful business. One component that has helped us become the leader of the pack in our area is that we are consistent. Consistency is key in everything you do. From how you answer the phones, your uniforms, your customer service, and the way you price jobs. You have to know how to price jobs quickly, consistently and with maximum profit. You need to be able to price the job right then and there. This will help you close the sale and give you a competitive advantage.

You need to give your team the tools to be successful. If you’re electricians succeed, then your company will succeed. ES2 is that tool. Whether you go out in the field and price jobs or any one of your technicians go out and price jobs, the price will always be the right price.

ES2’s Up Front Pricing is the way to go. So what is up front pricing? Upfront pricing is giving an exact quote to the penny for any type of electrical repair or installation that your customer may need. It’s the straightforward approach. Giving your customer the ability to say yes or no to your quote before any work has started.

Most consumers today prefer to know the exact price of what they are purchasing. Consumers do not want an open-ended ticket from contractors that use time and material. That is just one reason why we use upfront pricing.

Our technique is simple:

    1. You go to your client’s house.
    2. You give a quote right then and there in front of your customer.
    3. You ask the customer what they would like to do.
    4. You do the work or schedule the work.
    5. Get paid when you’re done.
    6. Repeat.

That is how we earn more money, increase our bottom line and dominate our area. Would you like the same?

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What your fellow electricians say about ES2.

After many years of pricing the old fashioned way and not making any real money to speak of, I started searching for a better and more modern way to do business without paper invoices and having to spend family time to work up the estimates and not sending them by snail mail. Now when I arrive I already have my customers data in the customer list , I just pull up the work to be done by touching it on the iPad click on their name and have them sign the estimate on the iPad screen with the set pricing already there and your done !! The its emailed on the spot. My income jumped into the black very quickly and I've never looked back with regret for joining ES2.

Aubrey Teele
John's Electric Service
Hoover, Alabama

Since my start with Electrical Success Systems, job closure has tripled. The highly professional service this software system has, is why my confidence in this system is so great. Not only the program, but also the vast amount of practical on the job experience, that shines through every part of it. It is easy to forget the amount of work that goes into a task and running a business, but with ES2, all of that is built in. The thought that went into each task extends into the back office. With direct input into quickbooks online, it more than pays for itself in the time saved from double entry. Great job James and crew!

John
Expediter Electric
Portland, Connecticut

New member here. I went into business in 89 and have been flat rating for about 15 years. I was trying to find one program to get rid of 6 that I was using.I found it! There is so much great information in the forum, and the contributions by everyone is nothing like I've ever seen. Tight group in here. The forums are worth the monthly fee alone.

Steve
Electrical Solutions

I have been using the system for nearly four years now. To call this anything less than essential would be doing a disservice to what it has done for me. The amount of time it saves me from office paperwork is priceless. I no longer need to come home after a long day and type up handwritten notes into spreadsheet and mail out an invoice or quote. Everything is done onsite. My customers receive quotes nearly instantaneously, and I'm no longer trying to estimate on the fly. The team at ES2 is very attentive and constantly striving to help advance my business as a whole. I'm glad I can count of them being in my corner when I need them.

Mike Showalter
Parkside Electric
Elburn, Illinois

We have been using “Electrical Success Systems” software for a number of years now. It allowed us to get rid of the paper, lost notes, and confusion that plagues most all of us. We have been able to streamline the quoting process, keep track of invoicing, and make changes to the business to bring better service to our customers. The staff is excellent at helping you out and answering your questions and concerns, and that is not just about the software but the business side of things too. Ultimately it has helped our shop to become extremely competitive at a higher level, all the while maintaining a healthy profit margin. I highly recommend utilizing the software and all the company has to offer!

Seth Sillbaugh
Switched Electric
San Francisco, California

I am part owner of an electrical service company in the San Francisco bay area and we have been serving our clients since 1999. We started using the ES2 system in 2011 and have been very happy with the program and with the support staff. In the past we used paper and pen to give the customer a number that we thought would be profitable for us. And sometimes we would get the job and sometimes we would not. Ever since we signed up with ES2 we have closed more business, gained more clients, clients love to see that we give them an ``up front honest price”, they love the professional look (using a portable device iPad or Samsung pad) and most important we make a good ethical profit.

You owe it to yourself and to your family to at least try the system for 6 months. You have nothing to lose except the profit that is rightfully yours if you don’t sign up.

Edward
Edward's Electrical