Management http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6635/more en Why you need core values to run a successful business http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-you-need-core-values-run-successful-business <div class="field-deck"> C’mon … what’s the big deal with core values anyway? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Core values are a powerful tool that will positively impact all aspects of your business if you use them correctly. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-you-need-core-values-run-successful-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/why-you-need-core-values-run-successful-business#comments Best Practices Silver Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:29:00 +0000 434781 at http://contractormag.com Business plan pruning http://contractormag.com/best-practices/business-plan-pruning <div class="field-byline"> By Ellen Rohr </div> <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pull out your business plan and look at your mission, your vision and your goals for this year. How’s it going?</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/business-plan-pruning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/business-plan-pruning#comments Best Practices Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:11:00 +0000 434771 at http://contractormag.com ABC report: Safety best practices can make construction companies 770 percent safer http://contractormag.com/management/abc-report-safety-best-practices-can-make-construction-companies-770-percent-safer <div class="node-body article-body">Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its 2017 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry’s understanding of how to make jobsites safer.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/abc-report-safety-best-practices-can-make-construction-companies-770-percent-safer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/abc-report-safety-best-practices-can-make-construction-companies-770-percent-safer#comments Management Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +0000 434651 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock ARS widens national reach by acquiring Comfort Heating & Air in Kentucky http://contractormag.com/management/ars-widens-national-reach-acquiring-comfort-heating-air-kentucky <div class="node-body article-body">ARS, a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, has acquired the assets of HVAC of Lexington, dba Comfort Heating & Air. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ars-widens-national-reach-acquiring-comfort-heating-air-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ars-widens-national-reach-acquiring-comfort-heating-air-kentucky#comments Management Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +0000 434551 at http://contractormag.com When there is a shift in technology, opportunity abounds http://contractormag.com/business-development/when-there-shift-technology-opportunity-abounds <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Matteson </div> <div class="field-deck"> "All Things Must Pass" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On a recent flight to Chicago I watched a documentary film by Colin Hanks (Tom’s son) entitled “All Things Must Pass.” It was a fascinating story of the rise and fall of Tower Records.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/business-development/when-there-shift-technology-opportunity-abounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/business-development/when-there-shift-technology-opportunity-abounds#comments Business Development Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 434531 at http://contractormag.com The New Flat Rate to host Major League for a Day seminar in Atlanta April 12 http://contractormag.com/management/new-flat-rate-host-major-league-day-seminar-atlanta-april-12 <div class="field-deck"> Seminar designed to help HVAC, plumbing and electrical service company owners run a profitable, debt-free business </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The New Flat Rate, a leading provider of menu pricing for residential home service companies, is hosting a seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Airport, on Wednesday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/new-flat-rate-host-major-league-day-seminar-atlanta-april-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/new-flat-rate-host-major-league-day-seminar-atlanta-april-12#comments Management Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:07:00 +0000 434501 at http://contractormag.com CEO Warrior Founder Mike Agugliaro to present at IE3 Show in Nashville http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-present-ie3-show-nashville <div class="field-deck"> Business mentor and home services industry expert to share strategies to sell existing customers cross-market service agreements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior, a business mentoring and coaching for service business owners, will attend and present at ACCA’s 2017 conference and IE3 Expo, the Indoor Environment & Energy Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-present-ie3-show-nashville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-present-ie3-show-nashville#comments Management Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:54:00 +0000 434471 at http://contractormag.com CEO Warrior Founder Mike Agugliaro releases new book http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-releases-new-book <div class="field-deck"> Founder of progressive consulting and mentoring firm shares secrets for success in new book, Why Your Business Sucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior, a business mentoring and coaching service for service business owners, has launched his fifth book, Why Your Business Sucks.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-releases-new-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-releases-new-book#comments Management Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:25:00 +0000 434461 at http://contractormag.com 11 Free marketing tactics http://contractormag.com/michel/11-free-marketing-tactics <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing costs money or takes time. If you have more time than money, here are 11 ways to market your plumbing company that do not cost a dime.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/michel/11-free-marketing-tactics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/michel/11-free-marketing-tactics#comments Marketing Michel Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 434441 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Finding good people http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people <div class="node-body article-body">Reading through CONTRACTOR’s January issue, a general “theme” presented itself. Most of the columns dealing with the current and future state of the trades concerned itself with manpower. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/finding-good-people#comments Schwartz Silver Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0000 434431 at http://contractormag.com