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Five tools to power your business

Assess your future technology needs to keep your company competitive.
September 20, 2013

As contractors, we love spending money on any new tools we can get our hands on for the trades we do, but not so much when it comes to stepping up and investing in other powerful business technology tools.

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‘Word-of-mouth’ marketing that works

Testimonials are very powerful, and seriously underused in contracting.
August 22, 2013

 “I’m building my business by word of mouth.” Lots of us have heard that phrase — and even said it.  

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Too many hands on the steering wheel

Being politically correct.
July 19, 2013

Being politically correct has inherent dangers when it comes to running a business.

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Writing stuff that gets read – Part 2

Follow these tips and watch how your writing can positively affect your sales and marketing.
May 27, 2013

Follow these tips and watch how your writing can positively affect your sales and marketing. 

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Tips to avoid the common irritating habits that drive customers crazy

Stop driving customers away.
May 23, 2013

 Ever wonder why the most irritated people always call you? Actually, it could have less to do with you than it does with the kind of contracting business you’re in.  

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Writing stuff that gets read – Part 1

Writing in general didn’t come easy to me when I first started.
May 1, 2013

Writing in general didn’t come easy to me when I first started. And I certainly don’t think I’ve mastered it at this point in my life. Honestly, I was a mechanical engineer with a degree who never worked a day in his life as an engineer.

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Customers are Raising the Bar

Keep them by exceeding their expectations.
April 19, 2013
What’s up with customers these days? It’s like they want better value, quality products, efficient service and someone they can count on. Then, if they don’t find what they’re looking for, they’re on to someone who’s got what it takes.
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The Most Powerful Marketing

Publicity can increase the name recognition, image and brand of your company.
March 15, 2013
Publicity can increase the name recognition, image and brand of your company.
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Many plumbing and heating contractors seeing their highest profitability in history

A likely reason might be surprising — Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
March 10, 2013

According to recent data from Sageworks, profitability for private companies is at the highest level in a decade. The largest sector of business happens to be construction, which comprises plumbing and heating contractors. The primary reason for this increased profitability? A growing number of plumbing and heating businesses have finally embraced the Internet.

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OESP launches Home Comfort Specialist Academy

January 23, 2013
The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals will launch the Home Comfort Specialist Academy at its annual convention and trade show May 19-23 in Hershey, Pa.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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Trade Associations

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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.



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