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    1. Tips on Becoming an Electrical Contractor Business Owner

      Tips on Becoming an Electrical Contractor Business Owner

      Discovered this interesting piece from the National Electrician's and Communications Association and it really intrigued our curiosity. It’s called 5 Steps to Starting your Own Electrical Contractor Business.

      It shares some intriguing points if you want to become an electrician contractor business owner. Here’s one of them:

      The best way to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge is by pursuing additional training, which NECA Education & Careers provides with a range of business and management courses. These courses cover a variety of business areas, from how to effectively manage a team all the way through to ...

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    2. Going Fully Digital on Your Business Management

      Going Fully Digital on Your Business Management

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Construction Business Owner, a business management magazine for contractors. It’s titled How Digital-First Practices Can Transform Your Client's Journey.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Today, technologies like relationship mapping software eliminate the need to create and manually update a physical key stakeholder map. These tools provide insights that are kept up to date automatically and delivered via email and mobile devices, and are what sales and business development people can depend on and reference for their new business efforts.

      To ...

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    3. Safety Webinar from the Construction Business Owner Magazine

      Safety Webinar from the Construction Business Owner Magazine

      Thought we ought to let you know about this event from the Construction Business Owner. It's called Top Safety Insights from 2019 & Vision for 2020.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      This webinar will take an unprecedented look at this year’s construction safety data, including data and trends from 2019 and key insights for 2020. Our panel of industry leaders will discuss the impact of safety programs on the micro and macro level, and how to create a strong and sustaining culture of safety that can be carried across all your teams and trades.

      Craig Atkinson and Donna Laquidara-Carr ...

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    4. Euroz tapped for Energy Resources raising

      Euroz tapped for Energy Resources raising

      Energy Resources of Australia has appointed WA broker Euroz Securities for its $476 million capital raising backed by Rio Tinto.

      Flagstaff Partners and BurnVoir Corporate Finance were appointed financial advisers and Ashurst for legal advice on the recapitalisation.

      The fully underwritten 6.13 for one pro rata renounceable entitlement offer was priced at 15¢ a share. This represented a 38 per cent discount to the 10-day volume weight average price.

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    5. Commentary: Distracted snacking could put your health and waistline at risk

      Commentary: Distracted snacking could put your health and waistline at risk

      Most people do not realise how easy it is to over-consume calories while snacking, says an expert.

      SHEFFIELD: Cakes, biscuits and energy bars are, for many people, just staples of everyday life – the snacks that keep them going through the day.

      But most people do not realise how easy it is to over-consume calories while snacking. In some countries, women are advised to consume 2,000 calories a day, and men, 2,500.

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    6. Some Things That You Should Already Know About as an Electrician in Australia

      Some Things That You Should Already Know About as an Electrician in Australia

      This Australia Wide First Aid article that we stumbled upon seems really interesting. It's called 6 Electrical Safety Tips All Responsible Electricians Know About.

      It makes some really interesting tips. Here's one that we found really thought-provoking:

      If it is possible, complete any dangerous electrical projects with the help of a partner. This won’t only help in distributing the workload, it also ensures that at least one other person will be on the site, ready to administer first aid or ask for help in case one of you gets into an accident.

      Don't hesitate to open ...

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    7. Why your trade business brochure is like firm handshake

      Why your trade business brochure is like firm handshake

      Have you ditched brochures for digital marketing? While more customers are searching for tradie services online, a brochure is a like a firm handshake – it promotes confidence and competence.

      If your current brochure looks tired and old-fashioned, it’ll need a facelift to have the right impact on customers, who are constantly bombarded with persuasive marketing messages.

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    8. This solar farm has to switch off every second day due to negative prices

      This solar farm has to switch off every second day due to negative prices

      When Australia’s renewable energy portfolio reached its important milestone on Wednesday of providing 50 per cent of the main grid’s demand for the first time, one solar farm couldn’t be part of the fun, and had to look on from the sidelines.

      The sight of wind and solar farms being switched off when wholesale electricity prices fall into negative territory has become increasingly common over the last few months, particularly in Queensland and South Australia.

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    9. Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

      Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

      The synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal power plant, located in the Qinghai province, was carried out.

      Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has successfully carried out the synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng Haixi tower solar thermal plant that is being built in China and in which Abengoa has participated as a technology provider.

      The synchronization of the turbine implies the correct operation of all the mechanical and electrical infrastructure to generate electricity (at low power ...

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    10. US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

      US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

      Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and make solar systems more resilient to cyberattacks.

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    11. What The New Solar Standards Mean For Installers

      What The New Solar Standards Mean For Installers

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the One Step Off the Grid. It’s titled What Does Australia’s New Battery Installation Standard Mean for You?

      It shares some interesting insights into the new solar technology standards. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      For installers, and particularly electricians, there are also some fairly major changes around switching from LV (low voltage) and ELV (extra low voltage) thresholds to a new internationally recognised classification called DVC, or Decisive Voltage Classification.

      Basically speaking, this means a number of existing battery systems will now have to be held ...

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    12. How to Use Zener Diode as a Simple Over-voltage Protection Measure

      How to Use Zener Diode as a Simple Over-voltage Protection Measure

      Came across this noteworthy piece from the Electrical Technology Organization's website. It's called Simple Overvoltage Protection with Zener Diode.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. Here's one that we thought was really interesting:

      Zener diodes have highly doped p-n junction, which allows the device to function properly even when there is reverse voltage applied through it. However, many Zener diodes rely instead on avalanche breakdown. Both breakdown types occur in the device the only difference being, Zener effect is predominant in lower voltages whereas, the avalanche breakdown happens at higher voltages. They are used to generate low-power ...

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    13. Wiring Safety Checks You Have to do at Home

      Wiring Safety Checks You Have to do at Home

      Found this interesting article from the Platinum Electricians. It's called How to Check for Bad Electrical Wiring.

      It offers up some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Some other tell-tale signs that you need professional help is when you find melted fuse boxes or when you see sparks when plugging in an appliance around the home. Overheating of appliances in this way can result in a fire so unplug it immediately and take it for repairs.

      Take a look at the rest of this interesting piece for more information…

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    14. Office Network Cable Management Reminders that Both Electricians and Office Users Must Know

      Office Network Cable Management Reminders that Both Electricians and Office Users Must Know

      Discovered this awesome article from Quik Electrical and it really piqued our interest. It’s called Tips for When Installing Network Cables to Offices.

      It shares some fascinating reminders. Here’s one of them:

      If you are setting up network cables newly for premises, it is important to identify the exact requirements needed for function in the environment. There are many ways to do the cabling yourself, given that you have with you an open registration cabling course, as it would help with the accurate planning purposes as well.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read ...

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    15. Reliable Work Gloves for Electricians

      Reliable Work Gloves for Electricians

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from EDC Magazine. It's called 10 Best Work Gloves for Electrician to Buy 2019.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      If you want to choose the most reliable electrical work gloves, take note that your choice also requires you to get to know more about the specific temperature that you should work in as well as the type of work you intend to do.

      While you should avoid compromising flexibility for warmth, you also have to remember that exposing your hands to extreme freezing temperatures if your job requires ...

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    16. Tradie Business To-Do List Before You Start Out

      Tradie Business To-Do List Before You Start Out

      Here's a compelling article from the Quickbooks blog. It's called 5 Things to Know Before Starting a Tradie Business.

      It makes some really interesting points. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      The Australian government provides a business registration service that will help you cover all your general legal obligations, for example, applying for an Australian Business Number (ABN) and registering for the relevant taxes. However, tradies may also need to comply with other legislation depending on the particulars of their trade. 

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    17. Electrical Services Business Startup Tips

      Electrical Services Business Startup Tips

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Trade Risk. It’s called Starting an Electrical Business.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      The license requirements and processes are slightly different in each state, so for now we’ll look at the basics rather than going into too much detail. In some states, having your trade certificate isn’t quite enough to get your contractor’s licence. In Qld for example you may need to complete a business course via TAFE or other suitable registered training organisation.

      To find out more about ...

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    18. What's a Superconductor?

      What's a Superconductor?

      This article from The Electrical Technology Organisation piqued our curiosity. The author calls it Difference Between Conductor and Superconductor.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking: 

      A superconductor is a material that exhibits zero electrical resistance i.e. there is no opposition for the flow of electrical current. The resistance causes loss of energy in the form of heat but since there is no resistance so there is no loss of energy inside a superconductor.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below… 

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    19. Keys to Building Your Tradie Business

      Keys to Building Your Tradie Business

      Came across this fascinating piece from Kochie's Business Builders and it really piqued our interest. It’s called 7 Tips to Getting Your Tradie Business Set Up for Success.

      It shares some thoughtful ideas from marketing to servicing your tradie business. Here’s one of them:

      Profile your customers. The better you understand your customer the better you will be able to target them. Adjust your marketing campaign to suit your ideal customer, whether that is via social media, direct mail or digital marketing.

      If you want more interesting advice, give the full article a read at the website ...

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    20. Want to be a Sparky? Now's the Time to Get After It

      Want to be a Sparky? Now's the Time to Get After It

      Here's a compelling article from the Manufacturer's Monthly. It's called Electrician Training Facility Seeks to Stem Skills Shortage.

      In this new article, we learn the nuances of the increased demand for skilled electricians and how Australia is planning on satisfying it. Here’s one that’s particularly interesting:

      In addition to the simple increase in demand, the increasingly complex buildings that are a feature of modern-day construction are impacting on the need for electricians. In 2018, CEO of the NECA, Suresh Manickam, highlighted how electricians were in need.

      To learn more, have a look at the full ...

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    21. We May See an Upsurge of Women in the Electrical Trade Soon

      We May See an Upsurge of Women in the Electrical Trade Soon

      Here's a fascinating article from The Guardian. It's called Labor to Spend $12m Boosting Number of Female Tradies in Vocational Education Overhaul.

      It shares some interesting news. Here's a short excerpt that we thought was thought-provoking:

      A Labor government will commit $12m to boost the number of female tradies as part of an overhaul of Australia’s vocational education sector.

      The shadow skills minister, Doug Cameron, said the commitment aimed to boost female representation in traditionally male-dominated occupations, where women remain a tiny fraction of the workforce.

      For more information on this, give the rest of the ...

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    22. Preventing Arc Flashes for Your Workers

      Preventing Arc Flashes for Your Workers

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Safety Solutions. It's called Arc Enemy.

      It shares with us some reminders. This one, we thought, was worth the share:

      Keeping employees safe when working at height also means implementing fall prevention measures. Providing safety education and training to employees regarding PPE use, like how to inspect prior to use and properly fit and wear harnesses, is of the utmost importance. This work, which helps to enforce a strong safety culture, where safety is the priority of both business owner and contractor, is the most valuable employers can do, empowering their workers with ...

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