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Cashing in on Catchy Vehicle Marketing

Bright, Bold Colors Attract Customers to Your Company

No one knows your business exists unless you make them aware of it. Proper marketing is essential to the success of an HVAC company, and many contractors have found success using the free advertising space afforded to them on the sides of their vans or trucks.


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The Importance of Managing Fleet Vehicles, Logistics

Miles, Maintenance, and Gas Adds Up Quickly for HVAC Technicians in the Field

It is vitally important HVAC companies have a sound business strategy regarding the size and maintenance of their respective fleets of vehicles. Regardless of size, each fleet must make attempts at increased efficiency and proper maintenance in order to have sustained profitability.


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What’s Your Online Biography Really Saying About You?

Share Your Accomplishments but Don't Stretch the Truth

The Internet has made it easy to craft and manage a personal brand. If you want to show up high in search engine results when someone looks for you online, a professional biography is fast becoming a requirement for today’s business executive.


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Net Results: Moyer Indoor Outdoor

The NEWS and Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, examine high-quality HVAC contractor websites and discern what makes them so successful.


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Build Your HVAC Business: Email Marketing

Email Success Largely Depends on Who, What, and When

After more than 40 years, email is still alive and well and plays a key role within many successful marketing plans.


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Marketing Magic: Manage Expectations and You’ll Better Manage Your Future

Disappointment is the Difference Between Expectation and Reality

Kindness is key in personal and business relationships among bosses, employees, and customers. But, is there a limit or a trick to kindness that does not turn into being taken advantage of? 


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Readers Select DDA’s Best of the Best

Emerson, Western Enterprises, Mypointnow Products Stand Above the Rest

The NEWS asked you to vote for your favorite DDA gold winner in the first-ever 2014 DDA Reader’s Choice Poll. Here are the results. 


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Racing the Clock: Contractors and the Appointment Window

Communication Key to Being on Time, Building Trust

Being punctual is about more than just minimizing your customers’ wait times — smart contractors recognize they are building trust with clients when their technicians arrive on time. 


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8 Attributes to Seek in Business Software

Tips to Help You Locate the Platform that Makes the Most Sense for Your Business

The right program must fit your particular business model, functional requirements, spending range, operating system considerations, integration needs in terms of the other programs it must communicate with, and many more personalized factors. Is there one program that fits all these possible combinations? Of course not!


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Marketing Magic: Untold Profit in Customer Relationships

Contracting Newsletters Worth Their Weight in Gold

How costly is it to build and keep a relationship? More importantly, how costly is it not to build the relationship? You’re about to find out.


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