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Pete Grasso - Keeping it Simple

HVACR Business Editor Pete Grasso shares his views and insight into the issues facing HVACR business owners and managers in this new blog. 

 


 

It's Never Too Late to Start Over

Originally posted: 07.15.15

We're more than half-way through the year, and that's as good a time as any to take a look back at how you've done so far — then, take a look ahead at how you plan to finish out the year.

If you're on track to reach all your goals, then congratulations! If you're not quite there, however, or if you've gotten off track a little, don ... continue reading



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It's Never Too Late to Start Over

Originally posted: 07.15.15

We're more than half-way through the year, and that's as good a time as any to take a look back at how you've done so far — and how you plan to finish out the year.

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You're More Strategic Than You Think

Originally posted: 07.13.15

To run a successful business, you need many of the same qualities as strategic thinkers.

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Behind the July Issue

Originally posted: 07.10.15

Lining up an interview with Mike Rowe has been a goal of mine since I started here more than a year ago.

View Behind the July Issue

 


You’re Still Not That Busy

Originally posted: 07.08.15

We feel like we’re too busy to do this or do that, and we simply don’t have enough time in our schedules to get enough sleep, but in reality, we do have time.

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Be Quick to Resolve Issues

Originally posted: 07.06.15

You have to go further than to simply admit error and apologize. You actually have to correct the mistake to ensure it never happens again.

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Happy Independence Day!

Originally posted: 07.04.15

Sometimes, amidst the fireworks, barbecues and grotesque hot dog eating, we sometimes forget what this holiday is all about.

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Coach Your Customers

Originally posted: 07.01.15

Stop trying to convince customers they need a new system, and simply provide them with all the information they need to make that decision.

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Meaningfulness Drives Sales

Originally posted: 05.27.15

A new study proves that, if a customer trusts you, they'll spend money with you.

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Sell What Your Customers Want

Originally posted: 04.22.15

There are really only four things customers care about, and if you can't provide them, they'll find someone who does.

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Have the Courage to Lead

Originally posted: 03.09.15

There's a difference between being a boss and being a leader. A leader has courage. Great leaders lead by example.

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Always Get Your Way

Originally posted: 03.06.15

Take steps to improve your negotiation skills so you're not always left holding the short straw.

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Don't Be A Generic Professional

Originally posted: 03.04.15

As a business professional, if you're not already on LinkedIn, you're missing out on a great tool.

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Anyone Can Be A Blogger

Originally posted: 03.02.15

You don’t have to be a professional writer to have a blog. Share your knowledge with the world.

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Spread Positivity

Originally posted: 02.27.15

Being positive can be easy if you try. And, once you get the hang of it, spread it around.

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Don't Get Bogged Down By Email

Originally posted: 02.25.15

It takes a lot of discipline to not let your email interfere with your productivity.

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You’re An Expert — Tell People

Originally posted: 02.23.15

You have to solicit the media and position yourself as an expert on all things HVACR.

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Too Much Customer Service?

Originally posted: 02.20.15

It's not just your call-takers who need to practice good customer service — it's everyone who comes into contact with your customers.

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Be Better at Your Job

Originally posted: 02.18.15

Sometimes, being better at your job means being better away from your job.

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Boost Your Productivity

Originally posted: 02.16.15

Take some time, either first thing in the morning or at the end of the previous day, to plan out what you want to accomplish.

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