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The secrets and science of recruiting and hiring

Testing 1, 2, 3.
March 17, 2014

Before my brothers and I became enlightened about staffing (meaning we got our teeth kicked in so many times we eventually woke up), we used to rely on the tried-and-true method of hiring people using the “Mirror Test.”

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Stepping over dollars to pick up dimes

The urge to save money can cause you to miss out on making more in return.
January 23, 2014

The first cautionary bit of advice I received from my dad was that I learn how to “avoid stepping over dollars to pick up dimes.” I was just a kid getting started in the family business. This seemed confusing to me so I asked him, “What does that mean?”

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How to get 80% of your invoice in one day

Use factoring financing to boost your cash flow.
January 23, 2014

One of the advantages of being a plumber is the independence that comes with the job. While you may have maintenance visits set to a regular schedule, more often it’s a job of emergency calls and unexpected situations. This type of job keeps away the monotony of a more structured career but also can leave plumbers in a pinch when an emergency call means an unexpected purchase of an expensive part.

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Don’t fear the New Year

Focus on success to bring more success.
December 19, 2013

The approaching New Year is always a great time to stop the craziness long enough to reflect on what went right last year, what went wrong last year and what you want or need to do in the coming year to make things better.

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Self-Study or Personal Coach?

November 18, 2013

Working on your business can be a lot like how someone would go about their personal fitness routine.

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Build a dream, not a Frankenstein

December 1, 2012
Learn to filter information to find out what's best for your business.
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Safety first

December 1, 2012
Avoid OSHA visits by minimizing jobsite accidents. 
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Wanted: Marketing and sales villains

December 1, 2012
Illustrate the contrast to increase leads and close sales.

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Productivity back on the front burner

December 1, 2012
Owners seek more collaboration with contractors.  
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Marketing myths exposed

November 1, 2012
What’s working to generate leads now? 
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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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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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

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