Articles Tagged with ''business''

Networking: From Awkward to Awesome

January 30, 2012
Last week The NEWS was in Chicago in full force for the AHR Expo. At the expo or any event, the handshakes and passing out of business cards can start to feel very routine. But there are rewards for the effort we put into it. It made me think back to a seminar I attended last year on the power of networking.


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Payroll Issues, Personal Liability: Employers Paying the Penalty for Wage and Hour Violations

January 23, 2012
In prosecution of wage and hour violations, the stakes are getting personal. In several recent cases, the government has penalized company owners and officers for failing to pay overtime, imposing stiff fines and even imprisonment.


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NCI to Host Summit

January 23, 2012
Over the last year, the National Comfort Institute (NCI) has made significant investments in talent, products, and services, which it intends to unveil as the New NCI at the ninth annual NCI Summit, Feb. 5-10 at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.


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Some HVAC Business Resolutions for 2012

January 23, 2012
Now I realize that people are reading this article in late January and those resolutions that you proclaimed so loudly three weeks ago are barely a faint memory. But this is also a good time to come up with some New Year’s resolutions for your business.


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Get Uncomfortable for Business Success

January 23, 2012
We are wired to seek comfort; as a result, much of our life is focused around familiar patterns and habits. Yet while we go to great lengths to avoid being uncomfortable, that avoidance strategy is a killer when it comes to making the changes needed for business growth and success.


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Contractors Encouraged to Lose the Fear

January 9, 2012
In Indianapolis at the recent 30th annual reunion of the Dwyer Group, which operates several franchises in the service industries, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning franchisees heard ideas of how to overcome the fear of change and steer their businesses into new directions.


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What Employers Can Learn From the Hertz Controversy Over Prayer at Work

December 19, 2011

Religion in the workplace can present a difficult balancing act for employers. Failing to strike the right balance can lead to clashes with workers and unions, potential lawsuits, trouble with federal regulators, and a negative public image.


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Go Over Your End-of-Year Checklist

December 19, 2011

It’s the end of another year. Is it just me or does it seem that the years seem to be going by more quickly? As the year comes to an end, besides celebrating Christmas and the other holidays, we should be putting in some time planning for 2012.


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Getting Naked With Homeowners

December 5, 2011
Sometimes you may have to play mediator and ask tough questions to get homeowners communicating with each other about a furnace, an air conditioner, or a necessary plumbing repair when they can’t even agree on what’s for dinner. That’s allowing yourself to get naked with homeowners.


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Your Employees Can Make Decisions Too

November 28, 2011
One thing that is true about virtually all HVAC contractors — we all think we know what to do and how to do everything that needs to be done in our business better than anyone else.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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