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6 Signs You Need To Rebuild Your Brand

Don’t let nostalgia, “nephew art” and lack of standards hold your business back.

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Dan Antonelli

Branding Is More Than Logos

What customers think about your company defines your brand.

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Lee Gientke

Selling Commercial Service Agreements, pt. 5

This is the fifth of a six-part series on creating a selling system for commercial service agreements.

Originally published Published: 04.01.12 Author By Wendell Bedell

Recipe for an Effective Social Media Mix

As a business leader, you need to be familiar with the different social media platforms and understand how they can help you to improve marketing and communication. Each platform provides …

Originally published Published: 03.01.12 Author By Lauren Whitson

5 Steps to Effective Mobile Device Demos

The "art" of using mobile demonstrations to close business sales and sell more HVAC equipment and systems.

Originally published Published: 01.01.12 Author By Geoffrey James

Online Content: Divide And Conquer For Success

To manage your online presence, first define and recognize how each platform discretely supports your marketing goals. Then develop content appropriate to each channel

Originally published Published: 12.01.11 Author By Lauren Whitson

3 Reasons Your Direct-Mail Results Stink

Postcard marketing will work for you if you do it correctly. Include these 10 elements to prepare a solid direct mailing piece.

Originally published Published: 12.01.11 Author By Joy Gendusa

Google SEO Changes

Each year Google changes its algorithm — the formula it uses to rank websites — hundreds of times. Most of the changes are small; however, every few months, Google rolls …

Originally published Published: 11.01.11 Author By Nadia Romeo

Selling Commercial Service Agreements, pt. 3

This is the third of a six-part series on creating a selling system for commercial service agreements.

Originally published Published: 11.01.11 Author By Wendell Bedell

5 Steps to Speed Up and Increase Sales

This 5 step geometric approach results in more closes with the same amount of work.

Originally published Published: 11.01.11 Author By Geoffrey James

10 Ways to Keep Current Customers Coming Back

In the competitive industry of service and replacement HVAC, keeping customers has always been easier than getting new ones.

Originally published Published: 10.01.11 Author By James Gerdsen

Making Sense Of Social Media Chaos

When you are so focused on customer engagement as an end goal, it can be difficult to recognize and understand the challenges that social media can create for larger, multi-department …

Originally published Published: 10.01.11 Author By HVACR Business Staff

6 Easy Steps to Closing a Sale

Great sales closers set an objective, go into a meeting with the right mindset (to sell), check with the customer to make sure they're relating, reiterate their purpose and most …

Originally published Published: 09.01.11 Author By Geoffrey James

Make Time for Face Time

Although there is a marketing push to increase online presence, build communities and interact through technology, when it comes down to it, people buy from people. Make time for person-to-person …

Originally published Published: 09.01.11 Author By Heather Onorati

5 Steps to Connect Messaging to Sales

Use language and concepts that resonate with customers so they see your differentiators as value and won't mind paying a higher price.

Originally published Published: 08.01.11 Author By Geoffrey James

Selling Commercial Service Agreements, pt. 2

This is the second of a six-part series on creating a selling system for commercial service agreements.

Originally published Published: 08.01.11 Author By Wendell Bedell

10 Tips for Getting the Best Email Marketing Results

Email marketing can be daunting with all the laws, spam filters, and confusion over the best method to use. Whether you’re an e-marketing novice or you’ve tried it before, learning …

Originally published Published: 08.01.11 Author By Greg Brown

10 Strategies For Getting Good Customer Testimonials

One of the most powerful tools to help overcome a prospect's natural skepticism and to build relationships is the customer testimonial. They create believability, credibility, and a sense of security …

Originally published Published: 07.01.11 Author By Rich Friedel

5 Essentials of a Highly Profitable Commercial Service Department

Before you can sell and deliver commercial service successfully, you must develop systems and “checklists” or standard operating procedures, policies, and systems.

Originally published Published: 07.01.11 Author By James Graening

Selling Commercial Service Agreements, pt. 1

This is the first of a six-part series on creating a selling system for commercial service agreements.

Originally published Published: 06.01.11 Author By Wendell Bedell

6 Keys To Success in Home-Performance Contracting

HVACR contractors who offer home-performance contracting will become the dominant service providers in any given area.

Originally published Published: 05.01.11 Author By Robert Wilkos

5 Corporate Blunders that Cripple Sales Efforts

These are the five most common blunders that cause teams and companies to fail when it comes to working together to make big-ticket sales, and what you can do to …

Originally published Published: 05.01.11 Author By Geoffrey James

Avoid These 12 Social Media Mistakes

Make a commitment and know your limits to get back on track.

Originally published Published: 04.01.11 Author By Nadia Romeo

Sales Lessons From IBM: Tell the Customer's Story

When you’re selling to the customer, don’t try to be the hero who conquers the dragon. Instead, be the wizard who gives the hero a magic sword

Originally published Published: 03.01.11 Author By Geoffrey James

8 More Website Mistakes Contractors Commonly Make

This is the second of two articles on mistakes contractors commonly make on their websites and suggestions on how to avoid them.

Originally published Published: 03.01.11 Author By Rich Friedel

4 Ways to Market Via Smartphones

Smartphones have morphed into a texting, tweeting, multi-tasking productivity and entertainment gadget that offers a wide range of possibilities for you and your business.

Originally published Published: 03.01.11 Author By Ford Saeks

8 Common Website Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When planning an online presence, first have a written plan and design with your marketing goals in mind.

Originally published Published: 02.01.11 Author By Rich Friedel

15 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Stay ahead of competitors with good content, frequent updates, and keyword optimization.

Originally published Published: 02.01.11 Author By Nadia Romeo

Make Your Move to Mobile

The features and benefits of almost all the systems that we investigated without going into the technical details or revealing specific provider names. This is certainly something you will want …

Originally published Published: 12.01.10 Author By Mike Callahan

Customize Your Mobile Devices With Bridges To Other Software

Alpine Mechanical Services uses the BlackBerry smart phone to connect information gathered by our technicians with our office and ultimately the retail client. This simple communication is really not simple. …

Originally published Published: 12.01.10 Author By Mark Barraclough

3 Steps to Attracting Clients Online

What do you need to attract prospects online? A great BOD! No joke. BOD stands for Brand, Outcome, and Differentiator.

Originally published Published: 12.01.10 Author By Shama Hyder

Top 10 Strategic Errors in Your Sales Process

These are the top mistakes made by sales reps and how to correct them.

Originally published Published: 12.01.10 Author By Geoffrey James

How to Pre-Qualify a Sales Lead in 5 Steps

Your challenge is to focus time and energy on the prospects who are the most likely to buy. Here is how to do that by pre-qualifying your sales leads before …

Originally published Published: 10.01.10 Author By Geoffrey James

How To Ring Up More Replacement Sales

It means they practiced the four Ps of retail; Personality, Positioning, Presentation, and Price. Personality: Your company’s personality mirrors your own.

Originally published Published: 09.01.10 Author By Mike Callahan