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Three Time-Saving Technologies That Put Talent to Work

Posted by Lynn Wise on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Just as ATMs free bank tellers from handling many routine tasks and allow them to focus on customers’ more complex needs, automation and artificial intelligence in accounting and bookkeeping can redefine skilled workers’ jobs and save your business time and money.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

Nine Guaranteed Takeaways from the Service World Expo

Posted by Matt Michel on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Are you vacillating about Service World? Do you wonder if it’s worth it? Do you think you cannot afford the cost or time away from the shop? Here are nine takeaways you will benefit from if you attend Service World.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Asset Protection

Posted by John LaPlant on Sep 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago, we lost two great people. John McCain, the consummate gentleman and statesman and a man who was respected by his constituents and peers, and Aretha Franklin, the amazing talent with a special voice that had passion, range, and register. She also made the song “Respect” an iconic hit.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

The Business of Professional Development

Posted by Dave Rothacker on Sep 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

“Fred has 25 years of experience. I bet he’s pretty good!” This is a fair assumption until you hear from Bill, one of Fred’s previous service managers who replied that Fred has one year of experience repeated 24 times.

What about your doctor? Let’s say he attended college for nine years. Then for the next 20 years, he practiced medicine without additional education. Are you still comfortable with his expertise?

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

It's Your Busy Season - Train Anyway!

Posted by Steve Mores on Aug 31, 2018 7:00:00 AM

I’d like to jump outside of our industry for a moment to mention a few unrelated fields with a common component: Training.

My soon to be daughter-in-law works in the insurance industry, and as you can imagine with the constant changes going on in the insurance world, they have continuing education training all year to keep them up-to-date on current trends and changes. Even during their busy open enrollment season, training continues.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

The Train Them or Replace Them Decision Grid

Posted by Todd Liles on Aug 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

“Should I put money into this person, or should I just replace them?” This question comes up weekly inside of our consulting company. Clients and readers send in their emails, texts, and social messages pleading for an answer. This topic is causing a lot of frustration and anxiety for business owners today.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

Top Three Profit First Tips to Help Close 2018 with a Bang!

Posted by Lynn Wise on Aug 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Profit First is a method to manage your cash flow and budget for your business. There are many ways to innovate how to use it in your business to drive the goals and outcomes of your business strategy.  Mid-year is the time to assess where you have been and where you are going, but there are three tips that will drive the goals every day. Half the year may be gone, but there is no better time than now to implement Profit First in your business than now to close the year with a bang. Not only will these Profit First tips help you close this year successfully, but will prepare you for achieving your business goals with a greater probability in 2019 and years to come.

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

What Can You Learn from a Country Western Song?

Posted by Vicki LaPlant on Aug 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Okay, I admit it!  And now, I can’t stay in the closet anymore.

I am a Country music fan. 

In the office, while we are working, the country music station is blaring in the background! Turned down during calls of course. 

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

Are You Three Feet From Gold?

Posted by Rodney Koop on Jul 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

During the gold rush, cirque 1848 when 300,000 men and women ventured across North America, when heading west to become rich in the California Gold Rush, do you think that the gold in them there hills had just appeared over night? Absolutely not. It had been there for thousands of years, waiting to be found. It wasn’t a question of if the gold existed long before it was unearthed, it was a question of who was going to find it. At some point, someone was three feet from gold and had no idea. Being a contractor for over 40 years, the gold laden service calls have always been there, but it took me knowing what to look for and the process it takes to retrieve the gold. After decades of struggle and doing calls for less than what I was worth, I learned to maximize each call that rang through my business line, working smarter, not harder. I found the glimmer that pays big bucks.   

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

Succeed by Inverting Your Business

Posted by John LaPlant on Jul 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Several years ago, Vicki and I attended a function near the Ronald Reagan Ranch in California. One of the activities was the opportunity to ride in a Glider Plane with a professional pilot. I was quick to sign up. What an outstanding way to see the Santa Barbara area of California!  

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Topics: Building a Business, Plumbing, hvac, Marketing, business culture, learning, knowledge, Management, team building, Leadership, Business Growth, Business Leadership, creative marketing, Branding, Customer Service

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