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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. 



Effects of the Recession

Originally posted: 09.22.14

Sure, the Great Recession of 2009 seems to be over ... but the effects live on.

A recent Fortune.com article outlines the findings of a Fed study that says most U.S. households see themselves as either being worse off than they were in 2008 or about the same. The results of the study are certainly interesting, especially to HVACR contrac ... continue reading

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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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Get the Word Out

Originally posted: 09.18.14

The press release is the staple of any public relations program. It's the most basic tool for getting news out about your company.

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Listen to Your Employees

Originally posted: 09.17.14

You need your employees much more than they need you. Hire smart, strong and innovative employees and your company will be too.

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Celebrate Patriot Day

Originally posted: 09.11.14

On this national day of service and remembrance, we will never forget those who lost their lives for our great country.

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Relieve Stress Now!

Originally posted: 09.10.14

One of the biggest causes of stress is procrastination. The more we put something off, the more it weighs on us.

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The Power of the Handwritten Note

Originally posted: 09.08.14

Handwritten notes used to be the norm and it was expected. Not so today. That's what makes this old school method a secret weapon.

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Blogging Made Easy

Originally posted: 09.05.14

The Internet is full of blogs, and tips on how to blog. Here are a few tips that will make blogging easier.

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Be Exceptional

Originally posted: 09.03.14

Providing adequate, or even simply good, customer service isn’t enough. You must be exceptional to be memorable for the right reasons.

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Keep Busy as Summer Ends

Originally posted: 09.02.14

Summer may unofficially be over, but that doesn't mean you have to sit around and wait for heating season.

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Coach Your Team to Success

Originally posted: 08.29.14

As a business owner, your responsibilities are similar to that of a great coach. Your employees look to you for guidance, and you expect them to win.

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Improvements to Our Website

Originally posted: 08.27.14

We're continuing to evolve the way in which we bring you information, and add tools and resources to help you run your businesses.

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Hiring Takes Time

Originally posted: 08.25.14

Finding a good hire in the sea of applicants can be difficult. The best way to increase your chances of making a good hire, though, is to take your time.

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Be a Better Boss

Originally posted: 08.22.14

You can still be the boss while accepting criticism. Think about when you were an employee, and you wished your boss would listen to you.

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Blogging Brings Business

Originally posted: 08.20.14

When customers are looking online for HVACR experts, your company blog can certainly showcase your knowledge and get you business.

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You Get What You Pay For

Originally posted: 08.18.14

Everyone probably has at least one story about a time they decided to go with a cheaper option — thinking they’d get a deal — only to regret it later.

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Lessons from a Burger Baron

Originally posted: 08.15.14

Ray Kroc didn't invent fast food, he simply found a new way to deliver it. What can you learn from this influential entrepreneur?

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