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#199280 - 02/19/11 01:15 AM Starting a Electrical Company... *****
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Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: BC Canada
So I'm going to start a small company.
Can anyone run down for me the billing process for a service call and, say, a basement reno. contract. ?

invoicing, what gets taxed, how to keep good records, how to deal with income tax, permit process, Anything that can help...

I'm in B.C. Canada

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#199281 - 02/19/11 05:11 AM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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Welcome to ECN, mate.
I think that the Moderator of this area, Doug, would be your best source of info, after all he has been through this before and he is in your part of the world.


Edited by Trumpy (02/19/11 05:12 AM)
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#199304 - 02/19/11 04:26 PM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: Trumpy]
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Heyyyy....Thanks.

Cool kitty. Are those for catchin fish in the river?

BACK TO BUSINESS!!


Edited by pooL8 (02/19/11 04:31 PM)

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#199306 - 02/19/11 07:02 PM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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Pool8:
welcome to ECN Forums from one of the 'Jersey Guys'!

Dougwells, or one of the other 'North of the border' guys should jump in & try to help you.
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#199311 - 02/19/11 08:32 PM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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I use a flat rate system for resi service calls, and basic circuits. Permits are taken out on BC Online, and my service software does the invoicing and estimates.

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#199315 - 02/19/11 10:17 PM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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I would seriously read "The E myth contractor" by Michael E. Gerber
and "How much should I Charge" from Ellen Rohr.

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#199317 - 02/20/11 04:22 AM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: dougwells]
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Cool, thanks. I'm going to order those books tomorrow.

Does getting permits through BC Online differ from getting them through the Safety Authority?

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#199325 - 02/20/11 09:44 AM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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great for getting them instantly. BC hydro needs permit for each service disconnect , the other night had a main breaker replacement i could hand the hydro guy a copy of the declaration before he even pulled the meter. smile

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#199334 - 02/21/11 01:29 AM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: dougwells]
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So BC Online for Electrical Permit AND Hydro Declaration?

Cool. That's a nice easy job for ya. Love those.

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#199336 - 02/21/11 10:09 AM Re: Starting a Electrical Company... [Re: pooL8]
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hydro declaration still has to be faxed in ,just that we can print the paper work from bc online but hydro stuff need to be faxed in

http://www.bchydro.com/etc/medialib/inte...al_Services.pdf

http://www.bchydro.com/etc/medialib/inte...al_Services.pdf

Hydro likes the contractor to call in prior to needed their service, to get a reference number

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