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How To Open An Electrical Contracting Business

openOrganize your electric business. Choose the organization of your business with the help of a Certified Public Accountant familiar with service in small businesses. Visit your county or city employee’s office to obtain a business permit and inquire about additional permits that are needed in your jurisdiction. Check with your commercial insurance agent about commercial and professional liability insurance. Finally, ask your State Revenue Department if you need a sales tax number for your commercial service. The Nebraska One Stop Business notes that the state of Nebraska does not require a general business permit although surrounding towns may require their own permits. Professional permits must be obtained separately.

Handle your electrical logistics permit

Before you can operate as a professional electrician or as an electrical contractor, you will need a state-issued permit. Contact your state electrical permit department or the professional permit board regarding applicable tests and permits. So how to open a small business in Nebraska? Well, you must have a valid professional permit from the Nebraska Department of Permit and Rules. Permits are issued to different classes of electricians and electrical contractors. Individual electricians or businesses can request them.

Establish your base

If you spend most of your time caring for clients, a small office is likely to be sufficient. You will need a safe space in which you can store your electrical items and a work surface to perform electrical assembly work. Finally, you will need secure parking for work involving electrical equipment and items.

Cultivate your business prospects

Contact general contractors to discuss potential electrical opportunities in building a new home or remodeling projects. Ask about commercial building projects such as tenant buildings, assisted living facilities and other commercial buildings.

List and network

Contact real estate companies in the area and offer your services to agents whose clients need electrical services. Occasionally, electrical work is needed to prepare a home in the real estate market or to comply with the recommendations issued by a home inspector. Agents that do not need your services will appreciate the experience you give them and can give references to your colleagues.