Articles by Frank Blau

Where's Your Money? <br>Frank Blau

Anyone in the service business without a c.o.d. policy ought to have his head examined.
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Who Pays The Price For The Going Rate?<br>Frank Blau

The "going rate" is not sound numbers crunching.
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What's Wrong With This Ad?<br>Frank Blau

Some businesses are better described as expensive hobbies.
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A Success Story For The Ages<br>Frank Blau

How do you become a multi-multi-multi-millionaire at age 31? Read on.
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Diagnostic Fees & Service Agreements<br>Frank Blau

When priced and handled right, these extras become marketing tools.
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A Dear John Letter

All I want for Christmas is some comparable compensation

for the people of our industry.

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How To Track Service Calls<br>Frank Blau

Ideally, the decisions you make in your business should be based on empirical evidence.
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Thanks, But No Thanks (Frank Blau)

The modern generation seems not so intent upon continuing the family legacy.
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Two-Tiered Service Calls (Frank Blau)

People will pay more for priority service, even when they know other firms will do it cheaper.
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Money Can't Buy Us Love

A bill is out there to provide tax credits for training apprentices. But why does that make them want to work for us, asks Frank Blau?
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