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Pete Grasso - Keeping it Simple

HVACR Business Editor Pete Grasso shares his views and insight into the issues facing HVACR business owners and managers in this new blog. 



Don't Be Afraid to Take a Break

Originally posted: 10.31.14

Now, I know I preach all the time about how important it is to keep up your blog. The reality is, if you're going to have a blog, you need to post. Period. End of story.

However … I came across a post on DailyBlogTips.com that I found quite interesting. The post, by guest author Bob B ... continue reading

Previous Blog Posts

Don't Be Afraid to Take a Break

Originally posted: 10.31.14

If you're going to have a blog, you need to post. Period. But don't get burned out either.

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Communicate with Your Employees

Originally posted: 10.29.14

Your employees can be your biggest champions or your worst enemies, depending on how much you communicate with them.

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Make Your Customers Happy

Originally posted: 10.28.14

Making customers happy isn't really that difficult. They simply want to know you'll deliver on your promises, and what's going on along the way.

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Do Something that Matters

Originally posted: 10.24.14

Write often, and keep writing. When it comes to blogging, consistency is key.

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You Already Have What it Takes to Lead

Originally posted: 10.23.14

Whether you like it or not, as the owner or manager of your company, you are the leader and you probably already have what it takes to lead.

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'Let's Have a Meeting on That'

Originally posted: 10.20.14

Meetings don't have to be counterproductive. Maybe you're simply not doing it right (which is probably the case for many).

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Increase Your Traffic

Originally posted: 10.17.14

There are many ways to increase your blog traffic, but consistency and longevity are two of the biggest ways to gain readership.

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Ushering in Change

Originally posted: 10.15.14

Forget about how agonizing it can be to accept change, implementing it can seem worse — unless you choose the right method.

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Happy Columbus Day!

Originally posted: 10.13.14

History is full of great lessons, and we can learn a lot from the enterprise and ingenuity of Christopher Columbus.

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Ideas Are All Around

Originally posted: 10.10.14

Look for ideas at any time and in any place. Just about anything can be turned into a topic for your next blog post.

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Time for a Website Refresh?

Originally posted: 10.08.14

There's no hard and fast rule on how often you should refresh your website. Once you do decide to make some changes, there is a lot to consider.

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Keep Your Employees

Originally posted: 10.06.14

Recruiting and hiring good employees is always top of mind. Once you find the right people, the concern shifts to how you can keep them.

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Blogging Best Practices

Originally posted: 10.03.14

You must create compelling content. Readers aren't going to keep coming back to your blog if they don't find any usefulness in your blog.

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What's Your Van Preference?

Originally posted: 10.01.14

Pick-up trucks, box trucks, vans and SUVS ... contractors certainly have a lot of options from which to choose for their fleet.

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Skills for Business Owners

Originally posted: 09.29.14

Even the most savvy business owners and contractors never stop learning. It's how the best get better!

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Find Inspiration for Your Blog

Originally posted: 09.26.14

Sometimes it's difficult to come up with ideas for your blog ... but inspiration is all around you. All you have to do is look.

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What is Your Message?

Originally posted: 09.24.14

What do you say when someone you meet asks the inevitable, "What do you do?"

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Effects of the Recession

Originally posted: 09.22.14

A recent Fed study finds most U.S. households see themselves as either being worse off than they were in 2008 or about the same.

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Get Started Blogging

Originally posted: 09.19.14

Sometimes, the most difficult thing about blogging is actually taking that first step and starting a blog. Planning is critical.

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