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  • A Payment Processing System Can Improve Your Business

    A Payment Processing System Can Improve Your Business

    Whether you are in the plumbing, HVAC, electrical or even hamburger business, one of the most important aspects of your business is taking in money. Let’s face it, no one gets into...

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  • What The Tech? New Year, New Rule!

    What The Tech? New Year, New Rule!

    Efficiency rules for the HVAC/R industry since 1975 have come from the DOE (Department of Energy).  I think most of us have gotten used to the periodic changes in new equipment.  Next...

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  • Where Does Your 800-Pound Gorilla Sit?

    Where Does Your 800-Pound Gorilla Sit?

    An “800-pound gorilla,” in business is a big negative issue(s).

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  • DropBox, There’s More Inside than Meets the Eye!

    DropBox, There’s More Inside than Meets the Eye!

    DropBox is a very simple tool, it’s just a file holding and sharing app that works on nearly every phone, tablet and computer on the market today. But there’s so much more that it can

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  • 1 Important Element to know about using Social Media

    1 Important Element to know about using Social Media

    Social media is buzzword for every industry in 2018.

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  • 4 Simple Steps to Setting the Perfect Service Rate

    4 Simple Steps to Setting the Perfect Service Rate

    Setting service rates is a key part of ensuring the success of your business. It’s more than just finding an amount customers are willing to pay. Few contractors understand how to...

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  • What To Call Initial Fee?

    What To Call Initial Fee?

    There's been some debate as to what to call the initial charge for service contractors. Coolfront weighs in with a new infographic.

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  • What The Tech? How to Save on Mobile Work Order Costs

    What The Tech? How to Save on Mobile Work Order Costs

    At the risk of reducing Coolfront’s profits and delaying my retirement date, I have been asked to describe some techniques that you can use to reduce the cost of your Coolfront work orders.

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  • The Cost of Fraud Hits Every Business

    The Cost of Fraud Hits Every Business

    It’s no news flash that fraud has a cost to your business. The cost of fraud includes the direct costs, the impact of chargebacks, the problem of false positives and of course the...

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  • No-go-tiating

    No-go-tiating

    Although my business travel has been a bit less in recent years, for the past twenty five years or so, I have zig-zagged across the country in airplanes going from business meetings, to...

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  • New Year's Resolutions

    New Year's Resolutions

    Many contractors that we come into contact with don’t charge enough to make a reasonable profit. With flat rate pricing you can raise your rates with very little pushback from the customer.

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  • What Happens If We Invest In Developing Our People and They Leave?

    What Happens If We Invest In Developing Our People and They Leave?

    Unfortunately, yes, there is an upfront cost to providing education and development classes to your employees. But does that upfront cost eventually “pay itself back?"

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  • 3 Financial Success Tips for Small Businesses

    3 Financial Success Tips for Small Businesses

    In times of financial distress it’s easy to blame the circumstances we’re in.

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  • Are Your Service Dollars Wilting?

    Are Your Service Dollars Wilting?

    Dollars today aren’t worth what dollars were worth even a year ago. And when looking at the “wilting” of the dollar’s value over time, every service business person should be concerned.

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  • A Computer Geek and A Service Tech Walk Into A Bar

    A Computer Geek and A Service Tech Walk Into A Bar

    Coolfront Technologies are your sidekicks. Whether you’re looking for some extra customer support or interested in a new flat-rate pricing system which is also zero-cost to the user.

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  • 30 Days With Coolfront

    30 Days With Coolfront

    You’ve done your research, you’ve seen the videos, and you’ve experienced the demo. Now’s the time to get started in the free trial and get things up and running.

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  • How PartCart can Streamline Your Part Ordering Shopping List

    How PartCart can Streamline Your Part Ordering Shopping List

    Efficient, organized processes are key to maximize the potential of any service business. How much time would you estimate your business spends per week recording items that need reordering?

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  • Why Mobile Payments Blow Traditional Payment Methods Out of the Water

    Why Mobile Payments Blow Traditional Payment Methods Out of the Water

    The more you do to make things easier for your customers and clients, the more likely they will become loyal users of your products or services.

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  • What The Tech? The Case For Making Your Case

    What The Tech? The Case For Making Your Case

    Don't hesitate to discuss all that goes into your repair and maintenance with the customer. It's a hard job and you're worth the money.

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  • What The Tech? The Future of Refrigerants Part IV

    What The Tech? The Future of Refrigerants Part IV

    And the refrigerant story continues. Follow along as our Coolfront Trade Specialist updates you with the latest.

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