Looking back at the road that our Energy Brokerage shop has traveled, I can't help but smile. The cool thing is that we have grown our business from a one man shop to a nation-wide organization, but that story is for my book not this post.
"If you own a business you would agree with me that cutting cost is one of the easiest ways to raise the profit margin."
I would have you consider this; Working with a respectable Energy Brokerage Firm will save you time and money, now the key word is "Respectable".
Some of you reading this post have probably experienced the opposite, you trusted an individual who has taken your trust and took a big Shit on it, yes I'm using profanity because there is no other way to properly articulate in words my disgust with "wanna-be-brokers".
Over the years I have lost count oh how many times USEC has lost business because someone selling door-to-door has beat our offering, at the same time I have also lost count of how many times business owners called us back because the invoice does not reflect the quote they got when they signed the contract.
The kicker is this; the reason why they are calling us is because the other individual's phone number does not work and they want help in trying to resolve the issue or to see if our offer is still on the table.
We always give them the answer that no one likes "Unfortunately there is nothing we can do at this time, you will have to wait until the Contract End Date."
If the described above has ever happened to your business, I can only imagine the frustration and mistrust you have for the Deregulated Energy Industry. The only way to rebuild trust is to develop a relationship with a Broker not a wanna-be.
Now for the juicy stuff, how do you know who are the good guys and who is an amateur just trying to make a buck?
The following is a must when shopping for Energy:
Following these 3 simple rules will allow for you to make an educated decision on which Brokerage Shop you wish to work with. Once you develop a relationship with that Broker you won't entertain quotes from anyone else again.
We have a saying here at USEC "If it sounds too good to be true, then more then likely it is." Does that sound familiar? Time has proven over and over that the cheapest quote is not always the cheapest quote.
I will end this post with this quote:
"Brokers can be held accountable when shit hits the fan, Wanna-be-Brokers will disappear just like the mirage that they are at the first sign of trouble."
by Mikhail Skachko