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Make Sure You Execute Simple Concepts Correctly

June 16, 2014

No matter how great the idea is, or how awesome it may look, if the execution is lacking, it makes your business look tacky.


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Letters From Our Readers: June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

Readers discuss how to appeal to an economically diverse customer base, especially as the economy is still recovering.


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Your Company Is Always in the Public Eye

June 9, 2014

We live in a technological world where everyone is walking around with a camera and digital recorder in their pockets. Our behavior, at all times and in all places, is a legitimate concern.


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Survey: Are You Concerned About Expanded Overtime Pay?

June 9, 2014

The president signed an executive order expanding the number of people who qualify for overtime pay. Are you concerned?


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Bad Reviews Are a Good Thing

Responding Responsibly to Negative Reviews Boosts Credibility, Visibility
June 2, 2014

For contractors, bad reviews present an incredible opportunity to turn a dissatisfied customer into a satisfied repeat customer who might even refer his friends and family. 


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Podcasts: June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

Rusty Cochran, owner, We Care Plumbing, Heating, and Air, joins the NEWSmakers podcast to discuss his company being named the 2014 ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year. Posted on March 28.


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R-22’s Murky Run to the End

Timelines, Scenarios Abound
May 26, 2014

Well, the adventures of HCFC-22 have certainly gotten interesting. For seemingly forever, we’ve known the final phaseout for the production and importation of R-22 was going to be Dec. 31, 2019. But then the EPA called for a more aggressive reduction, set to end in 2018. Then, some industry folks entered into the fray this year.


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Podcasts: May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

Ray Isaac, president, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, New York, discusses his father Jim Isaac, who was honored with the inaugural Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award. Ray Isaac accepted the award for his father at the 2014 ACCA Conference. 


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Contractors Need to Plan an Exit Strategy

May 19, 2014

Not everyone is lucky enough to ride out into the sunset on top. Think Brett Favre. The most important piece is to make sure you have prepared your business for your departure by the time it arrives. 


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Letters From Our Readers: May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Readers weigh the pros and cons of raising prices.


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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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