77 episodes

The Tool Box Talks for Electricians Podcast is for Electricians interested in growing their knowledge ,skills and ultimately your business.
Ben has worked in the electrical trade for over 20 years all over the world.
From the age of 19 and going through a full apprenticeship to become a fully qualified electrician where he was employed by a number of electrical company's.

Moving on to being self employed Ben soon started to build his own electrical business.

Having to learn many things the hard way in building a successful electrical business like:
*Money management
*Qualifications needed
*Insurance cover
*Finding customers
And many more.......
The Toolbox Talks For Electricians Podcast has been created to help other electricians avoid those mistakes and take your electrical business to the next level.

Along with electricians banter along the way.

Inside the Toolbox Talks for Electricians community Ben has loaded it up with free downloads to help grow a successful business, along with FREE giveaways.

You can join the community here -
https://linktr.ee/toolboxtalkforelectricians

By being part of the Toolbox Talks Community you will find out just what it takes to have a successful electrical business.
Along with how to keep your electrical business at the front of existing paying customers minds and find out how to use those customers to grow your business even more.

Subscribe to Tool box Talks For Electricians TODAY to not miss every new episode every Monday

Tool Box Talk For Electricians Ben Poulter

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The Tool Box Talks for Electricians Podcast is for Electricians interested in growing their knowledge ,skills and ultimately your business.
Ben has worked in the electrical trade for over 20 years all over the world.
From the age of 19 and going through a full apprenticeship to become a fully qualified electrician where he was employed by a number of electrical company's.

Moving on to being self employed Ben soon started to build his own electrical business.

Having to learn many things the hard way in building a successful electrical business like:
*Money management
*Qualifications needed
*Insurance cover
*Finding customers
And many more.......
The Toolbox Talks For Electricians Podcast has been created to help other electricians avoid those mistakes and take your electrical business to the next level.

Along with electricians banter along the way.

Inside the Toolbox Talks for Electricians community Ben has loaded it up with free downloads to help grow a successful business, along with FREE giveaways.

You can join the community here -
https://linktr.ee/toolboxtalkforelectricians

By being part of the Toolbox Talks Community you will find out just what it takes to have a successful electrical business.
Along with how to keep your electrical business at the front of existing paying customers minds and find out how to use those customers to grow your business even more.

Subscribe to Tool box Talks For Electricians TODAY to not miss every new episode every Monday

    Unplug Confusion: Ben Poulter Demystifies Electrical Questions

    Unplug Confusion: Ben Poulter Demystifies Electrical Questions

    Got A Electrical Question - I will answer it. I get so many questions everyday about being an electrician.
    I do my best to answer them all, however sometimes you need to talk to someone in order to get a better answer.
    From how much it would cost to install a new consumer unit to how I became a qualified electrician.
    Some questions may seem pretty obvious, but if you don't know - then you need to ask and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
    I'm trying out this type of podcast, so you will have to let me know if you think, me answering electrical questions is something you want me to do more of in the future.

    As always, if you have any electrical related questions you would like me to answer, please feel free to pop them down below.
    Here is the link to the amazon shop where you will find all the tools I use
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/toolboxtalkforelectricians?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_aipsfshop_aipsftoolboxtalkforelectricians_3AZ2BM5HESNFC0ZFE731

    • 20 min
    No Work Due To An Accident! What to do?

    No Work Due To An Accident! What to do?

    No Work Mean No Pay Self Employed It can get you down when you have to take some time off due to an accident it illness.
    But being your own boss, not everything is being on the tools - there is paperwork too.
    Its a good idea to create other ways to generate new customers into your business, but when your so busy, all these ideas get put to the side.
    Being stuck at home is the perfect opportunity to get these things in place to help grow your business in the future. To be honest this podcast isn't just for when you have time off work, The steps to grow your business in 2024 can be implemented anytime.
    Running your own business there is always something to do.
    Personally I like to be kept busy, with trying new ideas to generate customers all the time.
    Some work out and some are a waste of time.
    The methods mentioned in this podcast are the ones that worked out, so tune in and listen - then the next time you have a week stuck at home, Give it a go.

    There a some sample email nails here

    Set Up a linktree tutorial

    • 21 min
    Journeys To Become A Qualified Electricians

    Journeys To Become A Qualified Electricians

    How many ways is there to be able to become a qualified Electrician and get paid well?
    It doesn't happen in a few weeks - I can tell you that.
    There is a number of options for all ages of people to be able to enter the electrical trade.
    With the electrical industry growing rapidly every year, there is a good call for electricians all over the world.
    You can specialize in LED lighting, EV charger's, Solar power.....
    What ever you career path takes you down it all starts off with becoming an electrician.
    To be able to advance in the industry you need to know the basics and have the qualifications as proof to be able to turn it all into a business.
    if you feel you are confident to do the job, but don't have the qualifications to back it up, there is no way you can legally sign the work off for the customers insurance.
    There is no way around it, you need to get those bits of paper.
    An interesting thing I discovered for electricians who have worked in the trade all their like but have now qualifications - there is an option in there for you too.
    If your looking to get into the electrical trade, have a listen to the podcast today to see which route you want to go down.

    • 19 min
    Being The Boss! Do You Have What It Takes?

    Being The Boss! Do You Have What It Takes?

    The Boss gets paid the most - That's the job you WANT! 
    It's not for everyone being the boss of your own company. 
    You give it all as go though.. 

    Working for a big company as an employee Teaming up with a one man band Being the boss of your own business 

    Whatever you think being your own boss is like, you never really know until you try. 
    Even then there will be unexpected challenges that you have to deal with. 

    However there are some things to keep in mind when becoming your own boss. It may not be easy and it will be challenging, but hey? That's part of the fun. 

    You don't get to make good money without working hard for it. 

    It's the hard work you put into being a boss of your own business that makes the business thrive. 
    Learning how others have done the same before.Using your own imagination to try new techniques Having the attitude that failure is not an option. 

    Everything that is covered on the tool box talk for electricians podcast. 

    Every episode published is packed with real life experiences of challenges I have faced on building an electrical business over the last 20 years. 

    So after this episode, check out How To Start Your Own Electrician Business Properly.

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/77HwIzkjZujRnVb5l6TXUc?si=VWCfgpaYRy-0WZ_cyS7JCw

    • 17 min
    How To Do Electrical Wiring Jobs In a House

    How To Do Electrical Wiring Jobs In a House

    There is too much to do being your own boss - Its TOO Hard!Its only hard when you don't know how. Think about when you learnt to drive, you had to figure out the gears, brakes and clutch. - It seemed impossible right?
    Like anything in like the more you do it the easier it gets.
    Every job you do is different and requires you to adapt to suit the customers needs.
    This is also a skill you acquire over time as an Electricians.
    I have done this podcast to give you an idea of what sort of problems you may come across running your own electrical business.

    I started at the very beginning all the way through to the moment you get paid.

    Many of the tips you will find helpful in building an electrical business, they are things I have done over the last 20 years that have helped my business grow.


    It can be made even easier too with the right tools to help you along. Like some of these tools here -

    ⭐Quote & Auto Invoice
    Paperwork is never the best part of any job, but it is the way you get paid.
    Take the pain out of paperwork with having a spreadsheet that create the invoice for you on auto.
    Also being able to send the invoice from the comfort of your own van which, will get you paid quicker.
    https://toolboxtalkforelectricians.ck.page/products/quote-auto-invoice

    ⭐Email Nails x 10.
    The number one method I have used over the years to grow my customer base and grow my business.
    10 x Email Nails to send to your customers and keep YOU and your business at the front of their mind whenever and Electrician is mentioned.
    https://toolboxtalkforelectricians.ck.page/products/email-nails-x-10

    ⭐20 + Electrical Certificates
    From Emergency lighting certs to Solar Sign off.
    Including electrical inspection reports.
    Minor Works
    Periodic inspection reports
    https://toolboxtalkforelectricians.ck.page/products/certs

    • 22 min
    Undercutting Other Tradesmen? Is it a race to the bottom?

    Undercutting Other Tradesmen? Is it a race to the bottom?

    The aim is the be the cheapest Electrician out there and win all the work!If that's the case, then your going to be the poorest electrician too. You have heard the term "cheap rubbish" that's what you and your business will be classed as.

    Cheap means cheap for a reason. To be honest there are electricians out there doing work for peanuts, this is possibly because they have something to hide.
    No qualificationsNo insurance

    You never know until its too late and the job is done, Its always a few week alter it goes wrong.
    That's when the customer regrets going so cheap!

    If your trying to build a business, you need money to be successful and I'm afraid being cheap doesn't make it in this world - Being good on the the other hand and carrying out quality and professional work, That will go a long way.

    Listen to the stories of the lesson learnt overtime, when being cheap.

    You will regret it in the long run.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Education

The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll
TED Talks Daily
TED
Do The Work
Do The Work
Mick Unplugged
Mick Hunt

You Might Also Like

Electricians Podcast
Electricians Podcast
The Electrical Show
Fix Radio
Electrical News Weekly
eFIXX
The Electrician Podcast - Powered by Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric
Apprentice 121 Podcast
apprentice121
Electrician U
Electrician U