12 Things You Should Know About the 2017 NEC Analysis of Changes The National Electrical Code (NEC®) has been updated to the latest iteration known as the 2017 edition. CapitalTristate in conjunction with Wayne H. Robinson has prepared a fresh and new 2017 NEC Analysis of Changes...

State lines may be just lines on a map, but they have big implications on contractors. There are tens of thousands of contractors who operate within 25 miles of another state. In areas like the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic United States, there are contractors who operate in 3 or more states. Here are some challenges contractors face working in multiple states.
Social Media can be an intimidating place for newcomers. The best way to learn is either by fire (experience) or education. Education can be in any form - a blog, an eBook, or through friends or family. Just don't be caught breaking any of these 5 Unwritten Social Media Rules for Contractors when your business reputation is on the line!

If you're looking to brush up on your knowledge before taking the Master Electrician Prep Course, here's a Master Electrician Practice Exam. [button size='medium' style='' text='Practice Text' icon='' icon_color='' link='' target='_blank' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']   Once you've taken the practice exam,...

Murphy’s Law states that “expect the worst to happen at the worst possible time”.  Contractors and other service industry professionals know this better than anyone else.  However, it is not usually possible for contractors and service professionals to carry every single possible part or product...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the number of electricians in the United States at over 566,000. This noble and critical profession employs some of the hardest working individuals in the work force. Everyone knows being an electrician can be a dangerous job, but here are 9 shocking truths about electricians you might not know.
Solar Energy World is a contractor that focuses on customer satisfaction. One spin-off from this: It sought a certain type of company when it sought a solar supplier.
When deciding on a large home improvement or upgrade decision, most people will take the time to do some research. What research they do depends on a lot of factors that you have very little to no control over as a contractor. What you do have control over is where your business is located on the top review websites. The internet is where most people look for their information.

Here are the 11 Safety Questions You Need To Ask Yourself as a Contractor. Are your workers prepared for entry into confined spaces where gas detection is required to prevent life or death scenarios? Is your company in compliance with all applicable safety regulations? Are...

How Contractors can Capitalize on Social Media

There’s more than a few ways you can find a contractor in 2015. Which one is most popular you ask? There is not a single correct answer to that question. The typical person looking for a contractor realizes how important it is to make the right choice. There is a lot of money and frustration on the line. Many people will use any and all means at their disposal to check on a potential contractor before even giving them a call.

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. It has also become a place for businesses to make connections, network & spread the word about anything they would like to share. Despite the unlimited potential social media marketing offers electrical contractors, only some of them use it. Even less use it properly.
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