Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en Healthcare Law Giving Small Businesses Money Problems http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems <div class="node-body article-body">Small businesses, including many contracting companies, are having a difficult time keeping up with U.S. healthcare laws, according to a story from Joyce Rosenberg of the Associated Press.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/healthcare-law-giving-small-businesses-money-problems#comments Service Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 32561 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Many small businesses are having problems with new healthcare laws.</p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Starting From the Bottom: 9 Steps to Growing a Successful Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business <div class="node-body gallery-body">Growing a business from the ground-up can be tough. We can’t all be lucky enough to win the lottery (like some HVAC companies have), but with the proper steps and work ethic, we don’t need to strike it rich. A business can be grown organically and see a fantastic level of success. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/starting-bottom-9-steps-growing-successful-contracting-business#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:34:00 +0000 32451 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Spending time calling potential customers as a contracting business can have great results.</p> Use the Air Changes Calculation to Determine Room CFM http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineering room airflow may present a real challenge when balancing an HVAC system. Most calculations only use the heat loss or gain of a room to decide on required airflow and often don’t take into consideration required room ventilation needs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/use-air-changes-calculation-determine-room-cfm#comments Service Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:47:00 +0000 32441 at http://contractingbusiness.com Why Add Duct Renovation to Equipment Replacement? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/why-add-duct-renovation-equipment-replacement <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Duct renovation refers to the process of testing, diagnosing, repairing, and balancing duct systems. Typically this service is offered to a customer at the time a contractor proposes an equipment replacement, although more contractors are including this offering with a service call when the need is apparent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/why-add-duct-renovation-equipment-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/why-add-duct-renovation-equipment-replacement#comments Service Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 32111 at http://contractingbusiness.com Keep ‘Em Coming Back: 7 Ways to Appeal to Return Customers http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers <div class="node-body gallery-body">What’s more thrilling as a business owner than bringing in a brand new customer? It’s proof that your company is good at what it does in multiple factors and should make a contracting business owner extremely proud of their marketing effort.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:04:00 +0000 31941 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Return customres are necessary to thrive as a business.</p> Rooftop Curb Diagnostics and Solutions http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent evaluation of several hundred commercial rooftop systems around the country exposed a hidden flaw that deteriorates system efficiency up to 40% Rooftop equipment curbs. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly diagnose and solve curb problems you may encounter in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions#comments Service Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:57:00 +0000 31831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnson Controls Committed to Helping Veterans in 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is extending its 2014 commitment to veterans into 2015 by renewing its sponsorship of the Building Homes for Heroes program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015#comments Service Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:53:00 +0000 31581 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Johnson Controls is sponsoring the Building Homes for Heroes program in 2015.</p> Johnson Controls Klein Tools wins ‘Best Hand Tool Brand’ of 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Klein Tools has been named “Best Hand Tool Brand” for 2014 by Tools in Action readers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014#comments Service Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:13:00 +0000 31501 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Klein Tools has been named &ldquo;Best Hand Tool Brand&rdquo; for 2014 by Tools in Action readers.</p> HARDI Announces Support of America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) supports H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, which reported favorably from the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015#comments Service Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:08:00 +0000 31491 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>HARDI President Bill Bergamini</p> HARDI How to Charge What You’re Worth http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost + overhead + a fair profit is the basic formula used by the HVAC industry to determine the price of a typical repair or equipment replacement. The net result of this practice is an average company net profit of 2% to 3% year-after-year. Let’s take a look at what some companies have learned to do to earn profits on some of their work that is ten times the industry average. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth#comments Service Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:04:00 +0000 31271 at http://contractingbusiness.com