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B2B 101: How to win a business contract

12 July, 2019 by Greg Waldorf, CEO, Invoice2go

For electricians, winning enough repeat business to achieve consistent cash flow can feel like a never-ending task. Here are some tips for securing ongoing jobs.


Huge job boost for NT tradies

14 January, 2019

The Northern Territory Government's $100 million Public Housing Stimulus Program is expected to support up to 550 full-time jobs over the next 18 months.


CEO Insights 2019: Craig Dugan, Optimal Group

02 January, 2019

Craig Dugan predicts the key trends and challenges that will impact the energy industry in 2019 and discusses the theory versus reality of smart cities.


Huge job growth for sparkies in Australia

23 November, 2018

Electricians are in high demand across Australia, with roles increasing by up to 66% over the past year.


Electrical services industry to experience long-term growth

22 October, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

After a challenging past five years, the electrical services industry is expected to experience market growth in the coming years, according to a report from IBISWorld.


Victoria's renewable energy employment boom

04 October, 2018

A report found Victoria leads in large-scale renewable energy construction jobs, and the Victorian Government rebate will see an increase in rooftop solar installation jobs.


US funding for Brisbane-based EV charging company

12 September, 2018

Brisbane-based Tritium is receiving $400,000 in funding from the EPRI in the US for developing an extreme fast charging system that can connect to the grid.


5 tips to earn repeat business as a contractor

10 September, 2018 by Chris Strode

Contractors find themselves constantly investing time and money in finding new customers.


Smart meter JV to receive $35m CEFC funding

04 July, 2018

intelliHUB, a joint venture that is acquiring Acumen, Origin Energy's $267 million smart meter business unit, has received $35 million of debt finance.


NECA welcomes apprenticeship boost and payroll tax relief

20 June, 2018

NECA has welcomed the increased funding for VET and a reduction in the burden of payroll tax on businesses, both measures announced in the NSW Budget 2018/19.


Funding initiative for grid stability and security services

28 May, 2018

ARENA has announced a $7 million funding initiative for renewable energy to deliver system security services.


Security of Payment recommendations good news for contractors

23 May, 2018

The report on the Review of Security of Payment Laws is good news for electrical contractors who are often the last in a long chain to receive payment, said NECA.


New regulatory approach for LED lighting

18 May, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to further improve lighting energy efficiency regulation by introducing minimum standards for LED light bulbs in line with EU standards.


Infrastructure, energy security key in Budget 2018

09 May, 2018

The 2018 Federal Budget tackles head on the connectivity challenges posed by a growing population with substantial infrastructure investments in new and existing projects around the country.


Budget 2018: opportunities for electrical contractors

09 May, 2018

Although there are no big ticket items for the electrotechnology sector in the Budget, the ongoing investment in infrastructure, company tax cuts and the extension of small business concessions will benefit electrical contractors.


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