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Crave Success Like Lungs Covet Air

March 11, 2013
I once heard a story about a poor boy in search of success. He approached a wise man, who boasted riches beyond description, in search of assistance. The wise man said, “If you want to know the secret to success, meet me at the beach tomorrow morning at 4 a.m.”


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Survey Says ...

March 11, 2013
February Online Poll: HARDI has filed a motion opposing the regional standards settlement, which would redo the rulemaking for furnaces, stating that the case should continue and address both a/c and furnaces. Do you agree?


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Incentivizing is the Key to Obtaining Reviews

March 4, 2013
You see them all the time. You can’t get away from them. Chances are, you’ve looked at them or even left one. For a business owner, it’s the elephant in the room, the 800-pound gorilla. If you run a business, you are almost undoubtedly aware of online reviews and how they may impact business, both positively and negatively.


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Letters From Our Readers: March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013
Don’t forget to get a good lawyer and CPA. Certification in other fields has lead to better pay. I am now a one-man show.


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Climate Change Rejoins Agenda

February 25, 2013
So just when we thought regulatory actions related to the environment were pretty mute, given not much traction in Washington mainly due to a sluggish economy, along comes, of all people, the president of the United States.


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Survey Says ...

February 25, 2013
January Online Poll: The 25C tax credits for high-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment were retroactively reinstated for equipment installed during the past year as well as going forward in 2013. Will this help your business?


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So, You Have a Job Interview – Now What?

February 11, 2013
It may not be the most enjoyable process, but there are definitely some key things job candidates can do to “ace” that important interview.


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Not all can afford high-efficiency furnaces. Make furnaces more affordable.


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Key Performance Indicators Help Contractors See Big Picture

February 4, 2013
There are so many issues coming at us today as contractors that it is often possible for us to become so caught up in the day-to-day activities that we lose sight of our real objective. Hopefully, for you, that real objective is to develop and maintain a profitable HVAC business that will show success over a long period of time.


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 4, 2013

February 4, 2013
These remarks are regarding what are the must-have tools for someone just starting an HVAC business. 


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