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December 2014

 

2015 Construction Technology Outlook

Though the construction economy slowed down, construction technology development did not. Learn how to stay ahead of the recovering economy.

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Local and Global Implications of the F-gas Regulation

The European Union’s adoption of a reduction in fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions has an impact on the rest of the world that will increase the complexity for contractors.

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Treat Your Employees Like They Matter

When employees feel they don’t matter, they simply cannot function at their highest level of performance. Here are six things you do (or don’t do) that make them feel unloved.

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Don't Post Without a Plan

In using such a scattershot approach to social media, you’re missing out on major opportunities to engage with potential and current customers, manage your reputation — and you may be alienating social media users in the process.

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Manage Your Stress this Holiday Season

Stress is inevitable. How we handle the stress, though, will dictate whether or not it has a positive or a negative effect on our lives.

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Prevent Employee Embezzlement, Part 4

Most contractors don’t think about how much time is stolen by employees doing personal activities on company time.

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Time for a Difficult, but Necessary Conversation

An important aspect of both business and personal planning is to explore your values concerning money, and the values of your spouse and/or business partners.

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Networking as an Investment Strategy

When you put time and effort into maintaining strong relationships, you’re creating something with long-term value.

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HVACR Business Stock Index

The HVACR Business Stock Index leapt 115.38 points, or 10.14 percent, to end at 1253.12. Advancing issues almost shut out declining issues by a 31-to-1 count.

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MRS: Videos for Entrepreneurs

As business owners, you have an entrepreneurial spirit. But even with that spirit and know how, it never hurts to keep learning. Whether you’re looking to develop your leadership skills, for ideas or simply learn about yourself, these six YouTube videos are a must watch for seasoned and budding entrepreneurs alike.

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Best of 20 Questions

Since we last ran a Best of 20 Questions four years ago, Publisher Terry Tanker has continued to interview many of the top HVACR contractors, distributors, suppliers and consultants, as well as several prominent people in business and leadership. Here are 20 of our favorite questions — and answers — from the past four years.

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