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Protect Your Company with an Employee Handbook

A New Way To Do Performance Evaluations

7 Facts of Business Life Company Owners Must Face 

A Business Model is a Business Blueprint

Clarify Management Roles and Expectations



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Protect Your Company with an Employee Handbook
Five reasons every small business needs an employee handbook
In the corporate world, employee handbooks are pretty ubiquitous. Nearly everyone who starts a position at a large company is given a booklet (or at least a thick packet) to peruse on their first day at the office. 

A New Way To Do Performance Evaluations
Create a management process that actually encourages great performance 
I recently gave a speech to a large audience of state and federal employees. The room was filled with young and old, and I was talking about the differences between the generations. At one point, I said the one thing all generations had in common in the workplace: we all hate the evaluation process.  

7 Facts of Business Life Company Owners Must Face
Managing these challenges successfully will help you and your business to reach full potential.
Less than 30% of businesses last more than 10 years, and most failures happen within the first few years of operation. The truth is, many things could go wrong: an ill-conceived business idea, poor planning, lack of capital, ineffective leadership, and more. In the high-stakes world of running a business, those are the facts. 

A Business Model is a Business Blueprint
A Business Model is a clear understanding and articulation of the reason your organization exists.
Vivek Wadhwa, entrepreneur turned academic writes in one of his blogs: "Everyone talks about business models. But I'll bet that if you quizzed a random sample of these people, you'd find that they really don't know what a business models." 

Clarify Management Roles and Expectations 
Three steps to eliminate role confusion during transition times 
As a business evolves and grows, the roles and expectations of managers, including owners, begins to shift. In many cases this simply happens by default, with little or no discussion. Problems can arise when expectations differ and when people don’t perform in a way consistent with expectations.   

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Service Nation Inc. Releases Alliance Premier Coaching Program 
Service Nation Inc. has been helping residential home service contractors grow, optimize their businesses, and increase profits. At the start of 2022, Service Nation announced a new program for contractors who are looking for specialized help to improve their businesses. Alliance Premier pairs contractors with a specialized coaches who will help them reach a specific goal within a defined time. 

AprilAire and Airthing Announce Partnership at AHR 2022
LAS VEGAS, NV. (January 31, 2022) – AprilAire, the nationwide leader in professional-grade healthy indoor air quality solutions for the home, today announces a strategic partnership with Airthings, a global technology company that produces award-winning, best-selling indoor air quality monitors for radon and other dangerous airborne contaminants that impact overall health and wellness.  

Johnson Controls is Tackling HVAC Industry Challenges in 2022  
MILWAUKEE – (January 6, 2022) – Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, addressed the worldwide HVAC industry’s top challenges with an array of new products and solutions at the 2022 AHR Expo (booth C1336) Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

NATE and Interplay Learning Launch New Online Training Platform
Arlington VA, February 1, 2022 - North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is partnering exclusively with Interplay Learning to launch a new online training platform for HVACR technicians, NATE Training Academy. 

TRC’s Mercury-Containing Thermostat Collection Up Nearly 5%
New York, New York — Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) collected 4.9% more pounds of mercury from thermostats in 2021 when compared with its efforts in 2020.


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