TROY, Mich. -The NEWShas introduced its Best Business Tips Contest. The contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian HVAC contractors, regardless of size of market served. We’re looking for contractors willing to share their very best business tips with other contractors. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 30. The winner will be announced in our Nov. 12 issue.

The business tip could encompass many things with few limitations. One example of a business tip would be an employee recruitment program or an employee retention program. What are you doing to find and keep your good employees? Another example may be a new tool that your service techs are using to save time and reduce potential callbacks.

The first place prize winner will receive $500; second place $300; third place $100.

Judging will be done byThe NEWS’editorial staff. The business tip could be very out-of-the-box or it could be something very average and yet one that provides great results. If it stands out from the rest and results in more business efficiency, productivity, and/or profitability, you could be the winner. Contractors can enter as many tips as they would like.

John R. Hall, business editor ofThe NEWS, will write a feature story on the winning contractor. The second and third place winners will be featured inThe NEWS, as well.

Send in your best business tip and help raise the bar of professionalism in the HVAC trade. Click on the link below to download a PDF of the entry form, or you can e-mail your information to

Publication date:08/20/2007