Growing electrical contractor sees benefits from Small Business Management program
Global Electric, Inc. is a full-service electrical contracting company specializing in residential, commercial, industrial and solar projects and is licensed in California, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Currently, owner Justin Spiering employs 18 full-time workers and the business is still steadily growing.
“I love owning my own company,” Justin said. “It’s great to have the freedom to steer it in the direction I want it to go.”
“I knew I had the ability to run my business from the operational side,” Justin said. “But I really needed to learn more about the financial side as a whole.” After being referred to the Small Business Development Center, Spiering signed up for the Small Business Greenhouse Course.
“I was hoping for the financial knowledge, and I got so much more out of it,” Justin said. “The course covered all the basis of owning and operating a small business, from systems implementation, marketing, management of employees and the financial piece I was originally looking for.”
After completing the 16-week greenhouse program, Justin began taking the Small Business Management classes. “We were able to really break down what seemed like difficult business tasks and make them very manageable,” he said.