Women in HVAC http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/23501/more en Five Common HVAC Contractor Entrepreneurial Mistakes http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC entrepreneurs are a unique breed. They’re great at starting things — not so good at letting go or managing their companies to full potential.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/five-common-hvac-contractor-entrepreneurial-mistakes#comments Women in HVAC Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 +0000 27271 at http://contractingbusiness.com Cover Your HVAC Business Costs And Be What You Envision http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision <div class="node-body article-body">Do you ever dream about what you want your residential HVAC company to be like in the future? Do you want that to be more than a dream? Covering your costs is the answer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/cover-your-hvac-business-costs-and-be-what-you-envision#comments Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Service Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:44:00 +0000 25601 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Close your eyes. Find a quiet place. And Dream. Dream about what you want your business to be. Visualize what you want it to look like. Once you have your vision adequately drawn and vividly colored in your mind, ask yourself what you need to do to make your dream a reality.</p> Photographer: alphaspirit, from the iStock Collection, item #467037835 Men Have Big Brains (Read Heads) But Women Have More Connectivity http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/men-have-big-brains-read-heads-women-have-more-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">As an industry, HVACR contractors need to be looking for young women in their early 20s who aren't satisified with being in retail sales, school teachers, and so on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/men-have-big-brains-read-heads-women-have-more-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/men-have-big-brains-read-heads-women-have-more-connectivity#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Service Tue, 06 May 2014 14:01:00 +0000 24771 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p class="page-title">Image from <a href="http://contractormag.com" target="_blank" title="Contractor magazine">Contractor</a> magazine&#39;s article, &quot;<a href="http://contractormag.com/business-devlopment/women-forge-path-trades" target="_blank" title="Women in the Trades">Women forge a path in the trades</a>,&quot; by Candace Roulo</p> from Contractormag.com Determining Your HVAC Company's Purpose Leads to Success http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/determining-your-hvac-companys-purpose-leads-success <div class="node-body article-body">Creating an HVAC company purpose and measuring all decisions against that purpose just might lead to more focus, more success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/determining-your-hvac-companys-purpose-leads-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/determining-your-hvac-companys-purpose-leads-success#comments Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Service Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:34:00 +0000 23361 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Image from the <a href="http://www.transformleaders.tv/my-purpose-journey/" target="_blank">Transformational Leadership</a> website blog written by Henna Inam, executive coach, speaker, and consultant.</p> Finding the Best HVAC Employees: Is that the Ball Dropping or Another Shoe? http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/finding-best-hvac-employees-ball-dropping-or-another-shoe <div class="field-deck"> As an industry, we hunt for the “perfect” employee. There’s no such thing. It’s so much better to grow great employees from within your company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For residential HVAC contractors, 2013 is the year where manpower shortages have finally slammed mechanical systems company owners and managers in the head. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/finding-best-hvac-employees-ball-dropping-or-another-shoe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/finding-best-hvac-employees-ball-dropping-or-another-shoe#comments Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Silver Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:58:00 +0000 21811 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Is another shoe dropping on the HVAC industry? Graphic from TabToons@telus.net (<a href="http://claglecartoons.com" target="_blank">claglecartoons.com</a>)</p> Image from claglecartoons.com Ignoring Labor Re-rate in an HVAC company's Accounting Practices Is More Frightening than Halloween http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/ignoring-labor-re-rate-hvac-companys-accounting-practices-more-frightening-halloween <div class="field-deck"> Ignoring bonuses, spiffs, or commissions when paying for overtime is scarier than ghosts and goblins </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s astonishing how many HVAC contractors are unaware of Fair Labor Standards Act requirements to include bonuses when calculating overtime.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/ignoring-labor-re-rate-hvac-companys-accounting-practices-more-frightening-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/ignoring-labor-re-rate-hvac-companys-accounting-practices-more-frightening-halloween#comments Women in HVAC Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:44:00 +0000 20531 at http://contractingbusiness.com Credit Card Fees and Overtime Charges Are HVAC Customer Service Issues http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/credit-card-fees-and-overtime-charges-are-hvac-customer-service-issues <div class="field-deck"> Customer service and profitability aren’t mutually exclusive. Eliminating credit card fees and overtime charges proves their compatibility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All consumers are tired of being nickle-and-dimed with all kinds of fees and charges. It really becomes an HVAC customer service issue that a little commn sense and creativity can eliminate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/credit-card-fees-and-overtime-charges-are-hvac-customer-service-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/credit-card-fees-and-overtime-charges-are-hvac-customer-service-issues#comments Residential HVAC Women in HVAC Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:15:00 +0000 19021 at http://contractingbusiness.com Your HVACR Customers Want Deals and Expect You To Provide Financing http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/your-hvacr-customers-want-deals-and-expect-you-provide-financing <div class="field-deck"> How do you recover the cost of both offering financing promotions and credit card fees? The answer: carefully. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the mechanical systems contracting world, how do you provide your customers "deals" without breaking the bank?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/your-hvacr-customers-want-deals-and-expect-you-provide-financing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/your-hvacr-customers-want-deals-and-expect-you-provide-financing#comments Women in HVAC Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:12:00 +0000 16921 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p> Vicki LaPlant</p> Baby Boomers, Xers, & Gen Y’s Working Together: Oh My! http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/baby-boomers-xers-gen-y-s-working-together-oh-my <div class="field-deck"> Each generation has unique core values and preferences, which provide essential information on how generations should be treated, lead, and managed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Contracting Business.com columnist Vicki LaPlant continues her series on multiple generations working together in the marketplace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/baby-boomers-xers-gen-y-s-working-together-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/baby-boomers-xers-gen-y-s-working-together-oh-my#comments Women in HVAC Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:35:00 +0000 14161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Women in HVAC - Sales Tip: Focus on Baby Boomers http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/women-hvac-sales-tip-focus-baby-boomers <div class="node-body article-body">This is my favorite time of year. For consumers, it’s shopping time for the holidays. Now if only our industry could figure out how to make air conditioners and furnaces blingy, shiny, or sparkly, it might be a great time of year for HVAC sales as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/women-hvac-sales-tip-focus-baby-boomers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/women-hvac/women-hvac-sales-tip-focus-baby-boomers#comments Women in HVAC Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:57:00 +0000 11402 at http://contractingbusiness.com