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Incentivizing is the Key to Obtaining Reviews

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

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

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 ...

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?

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

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


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Key Performance Indicators Help Contractors See Big Picture

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

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


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Kicking Them When They Are Down

There are two main aspects of complaining about the government — it is easy to do and it feels good. Sometimes I feel there is a degree of piling on that is not fair. Then there are other times when you think all that complaining is not nearly enough. The regional standards issue is one of those cases.


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Letters From Our Readers: Jan. 28, 2013

HVACR tools go beyond hand tools.


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