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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. 

 


 

Make Smart Hiring Decisions

Originally posted: 08.19.15

Last month, I wrote a blog post about why it's a good idea to take your time with the hiring process. So, I thought I'd follow that up with some advice from an expert on creating a good company culture.

Lisë Stewart is a regular columnist for us and runs a training and consulting firm that specializes in famil ... continue reading



Previous Blog Posts

Make Smart Hiring Decisions

Originally posted: 08.19.15

Ask the right questions and determine if each applicant is a good fit for your company.

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Strategic Planning is Ongoing

Originally posted: 08.17.15

Once you've laid out your strategic plan, you cannot simply stick it on a shelf and forget about it.

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Deliver on Your Sales Promise

Originally posted: 08.05.15

A true sales promise goes way beyond a tangible deliverable. It's about the customer's interaction with your company throughout the sales cycle.

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Yes, We Do Love Our AC

Originally posted: 08.03.15

As Americans, we may keep our homes and offices colder than Europeans do in the summer, but that doesn’t make us stupid.

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Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Originally posted: 07.17.15

As a job applicant, a slow hiring process is excruciating. As an employer, it's necessary.

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It's Never Too Late to Start Over

Originally posted: 07.15.15

We're more than half-way through the year, and that's as good a time as any to take a look back at how you've done so far — and how you plan to finish out the year.

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You're More Strategic Than You Think

Originally posted: 07.13.15

To run a successful business, you need many of the same qualities as strategic thinkers.

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Behind the July Issue

Originally posted: 07.10.15

Lining up an interview with Mike Rowe has been a goal of mine since I started here more than a year ago.

View Behind the July Issue

 


You’re Still Not That Busy

Originally posted: 07.08.15

We feel like we’re too busy to do this or do that, and we simply don’t have enough time in our schedules to get enough sleep, but in reality, we do have time.

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Be Quick to Resolve Issues

Originally posted: 07.06.15

You have to go further than to simply admit error and apologize. You actually have to correct the mistake to ensure it never happens again.

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Happy Independence Day!

Originally posted: 07.04.15

Sometimes, amidst the fireworks, barbecues and grotesque hot dog eating, we sometimes forget what this holiday is all about.

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Coach Your Customers

Originally posted: 07.01.15

Stop trying to convince customers they need a new system, and simply provide them with all the information they need to make that decision.

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Meaningfulness Drives Sales

Originally posted: 05.27.15

A new study proves that, if a customer trusts you, they'll spend money with you.

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Sell What Your Customers Want

Originally posted: 04.22.15

There are really only four things customers care about, and if you can't provide them, they'll find someone who does.

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Have the Courage to Lead

Originally posted: 03.09.15

There's a difference between being a boss and being a leader. A leader has courage. Great leaders lead by example.

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Always Get Your Way

Originally posted: 03.06.15

Take steps to improve your negotiation skills so you're not always left holding the short straw.

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Don't Be A Generic Professional

Originally posted: 03.04.15

As a business professional, if you're not already on LinkedIn, you're missing out on a great tool.

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Anyone Can Be A Blogger

Originally posted: 03.02.15

You don’t have to be a professional writer to have a blog. Share your knowledge with the world.

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