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Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton

Jim (Bone) Hamilton is a business coach with Nexstar. He has spent 36 years in the plumbing/heating/cooling/electrical service industry, and has purchased and transformed 28 underperforming companies into profitable businesses, each in less than a year. For more information on how you can get rapid results, go to www.nexstarnetwork.com or call 888/240-STAR.

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The success of your business is in your control

New year, same focus.
January 23, 2014

Go on. Flip over the calendar. Look at that! You’ve made it to 2014. Some of you are celebrating this past year with a bottle of bubbly, a victory lap around the shop and a hearty pat on the back (and maybe year-end bonuses) for your team. Others of you may still be saying: “Whew! Thank goodness that year is over. This year will be different. I know we can succeed.


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Do you struggle to make a profit?

Try something different and plan to make it successful.
October 18, 2013

Many times as owners we get in the way of our own success by continuing to do only those things that we already know how to do. Doing what you know and actually knowing what to do can result in two different outcomes. 


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The words you say can ruin your business

Mom was right.
August 22, 2013

My mother always told me, “Choose your words carefully and know they can always be used against you.” Mom was right on the money, but I had to learn my own way. 


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Play to win

It's your choice to succeed or fail in business.
April 19, 2013
It’s April and your first quarter is behind you. Are you ready for your second quarter? Are you playing to win?
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Who’s in control of your business?

Staff to meet customer demand and focus positively on the future
January 15, 2013
Every two years I get the pleasure to listen to one of the nation’s top economists speak at Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting


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Toss some hats and focus

October 1, 2012
Your  processes should help customers and increase growth.
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Seal the deal with financing

July 1, 2012
Present a monthly payment option and sell more big-ticket items.
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Acquisitions made easy

April 1, 2012
Buying a company’s name and phone numbers will give you repeat customers.
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New year, no fear

January 1, 2012
Ten critical steps to effective budgeting.
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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.

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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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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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