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January 2015

 

Employee or Independent Contractor: Why it Matters

When hiring workers, knowing how to classify them can be the difference between profit and disaster.

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A Business Model is a Business Blueprint

Your business model is a clear understanding and articulation of the reason your organization exists.

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Coach Your Coaches

Empower employees who will become your future managers, and let them lead your team.

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The Partnership Rules

Business partnerships are like marriages — they’re great until they’re not.

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Rethink Your Bonus Strategy

Enact a profit sharing program, rather than a bonus entitlement.

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Reassess Your KPIs for the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to take a closer look at your company’s goals.

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Contractor's Voice: Residential Ducted AC Systems

This month, our focus is on Residential Ducted AC Systems: Condensing Units, Geothermal and Heat Pumps, and our business lesson comes from Jaime DiDomenico of Cool Today in Sarasota, Fla.

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MRS: New Business Books for 2015

A new year is upon us, and so are scores of new books to help you become a better leader and improve your business. Here are just a few new titles that come out early this year.

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Stock Index: Markets Fall in Oil's Rout

The HVACR Business Stock Index slipped 31.98 points, or 2.55 percent, in tandem with the national markets, and closed at 1221.14. Declining issues overwhelmed advancing issues by a 3-to-1 margin.

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20 Questions with Erik Bryan

Erik Bryan, owner of Precision Air and Heating in Chandler, Ariz., discusses his service in the Marine Corps, his past experience as a construction contractor and working with family.

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