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Ruth King

Ruth King

has over 25 years of experience in the hvacr industry and has worked with contractors distributors and manufacturers to help grow their companies and become more profitable. She is president of HVAC Channel TV and holds a Class II (unrestricted) contractors license in Georgia. Ruth has written two books: The Ugly Truth About Small Business and The Ugly Truth About Managing People. Contact Ruth at ruthking@hvacchannel.tv or 770.729.0258."

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Are You Making these Balance Sheet Mistakes?

A feature on the importance of keeping accurate balance sheets and how crucial a part they play in a successful business.

Originally published Published: 11.01.22 Author By Ruth King

A Better Way to Look at Gross Margins

What is the gross margin and why is it important to graph changes monthly?

Originally published Published: 10.07.22 Author By Ruth King

A Better Way to Look at Profit and Loss Statements

Tease: Utilize both monthly trailing data and P&L data when analyzing the profitability of your business

Originally published Published: 09.01.22 Author By Ruth King

Stupid Mistakes Contractors Make In The Fall - Part 3

Ruth King concludes the Stupid Mistakes Series with this final installment, Don’t Make These Mistakes This Fall

Originally published Published: 08.18.22 Author By Ruth King

Stupid Things Contractors Do in the Summer – Part 2

Let’s make sure neither you nor your team members, both in the office or on the road, make these mistakes. And I am quite sure, once they are revealed, you …

Originally published Published: 06.27.22 Author By Ruth King

Stupid Truck Mistakes Contractors Make

The second installment in the series, this is the stupid truck mistakes contractors make and how to avoid making them

Originally published Published: 06.01.22 Author By Ruth King

Weekly Cash Report PDF Download

Protect your profitability and cash – don’t do stupid things.

Originally published Published: 05.05.22 Author By Ruth King

Stupid Things HVACR Contractors Do in the Summer

Protect your profitability and cash – don’t do stupid things.

Originally published Published: 05.04.22 Author By Ruth King

Calculating HVAC Maintenance Price Plans for Two or More Systems

When pricing maintenance plans for additional home heating and cooling systems, you should know as a business owner, it is not merely about cutting your maintenance price for the first …

Originally published Published: 04.01.22 Author By Ruth King

Pricing Maintenance Agreements – Know Your Profit Bottomline

The goal on performing maintenance should be to net a profit, but at the very least you should never lose money. Contractors often have the misconception that you can lose …

Originally published Published: 03.01.22 Author By Ruth King

Pricing Using Net Profit Per Hour Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Pricing Using Net Profit Per Hour Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Originally published Published: 01.29.22 Author By Ruth King

Two Things You Absolutely Must Have in 2022

Two Things You Absolutely Must Have in 2022

Originally published Published: 01.04.22 Author By Ruth King

One of the Greatest Arguments Among Managers

Unless you have a year-end that is not Dec. 31st, it is time to budget for 2022.

Originally published Published: 12.09.21 Author By Ruth King

What Has to Happen for You to Pay Attention?

Accounting theft, the tale of two contractors who had employees embezzle thousands of dollars.

Originally published Published: 11.08.21 Author By Ruth King

What is Your Moonlighting Policy?

I had a different employee fix the customer’s system and fired the employee for moonlighting.

Originally published Published: 10.02.21 Author By Ruth King