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Racing the Clock: Contractors and the Appointment Window

Communication Key to Being on Time, Building Trust
By Kimberly Schwartz
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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
By Adam Bluemner
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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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Training Track: Aug. 18, 2014

Accounting, Office Management & Quickbooks Training
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This new workshop combines two of Business Development Resources’ (BDR) most popular courses, Accounting and QuickBooks, into one three-day session.


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More HVAC Contractors Creating Mobile Apps

Price, Return on Investment Make Mobile Applications Advantageous to Contractors
By Matt Bishop
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As contractors begin the process of a cost analysis, many are finding that mobile apps can be introduced without a significant investment.


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App Zone: July 28, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional
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As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Contractors Services + Software: Tools to Make Contractors More Efficient

Mypointnow.com’s VenturePro Stands Above the Rest
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Contractor Services and Software category.


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March 27, 2014: TouchStar Launches Cloud-Based Fleet Tracking Solutions

They Provide Insight into Vehicle Location and Activity, Driver Behavior, and Vehicle Diagnostics
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TouchStar™ has announced the release of its new cloud-based telematics solutions — iTRACK™ and intelliTRACK™ — for GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior management. These solutions give dispatchers insight into vehicle location in near real-time and enable lower fuel costs, improved driver utilization, and more.


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Transform into a Service Powerhouse

Innovative Ways Technicians Are Utilizing Mobile Apps
By Joanna Pfahler
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With growing customer demands, field service excellence is rapidly becoming a top priority for HVACR companies as they realize more opportunities for sales, revenue, and customer retention in service than ever before.


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Mypointnow.com: Field Service Software

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With two basic interfaces — desktop and mobile — the VenturePro whole business management and field service software package works wherever the user does. 


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2014 AHR Expo: Contractor Services + Software

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the contractor services and software products we found on the show floor.


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Mark Satterfield

Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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