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To the Point: Training Planning, Economic Growth and More December Hot Topics

How do you create an effective training plan for 2020? And what does the 2019 growth in the small business sector mean for you? These are just two of this month’s home service industry hot topics.

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December 23, 2019

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To the Point: The ‘Fake News’ of the R22 Phaseout and More November Hot Topics

Is the R22 phaseout “fake news? Is the lack of shop classes increasing student loan debt? These are just two of this month’s home service industry hot topics.

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November 29, 2019

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To the Point: The Year-End Push and Cybersecurity Are October’s Hot Topics

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the “convenience factor” as a competitive differentiator, and online reputation are a few of the topics on our minds this month.

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October 31, 2019

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To the Point: Apprenticeship Rule Changes and R22 Fears Are September’s Hot Topics

Apprenticeship programs, SMART technology, R22 and video marketing are a few of September’s trending home services topics.

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September 26, 2019

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Seeking Some Inspiration? 3 Books for Women in the Trades

Looking to build your career and confidence level? Here’s Women in HVACR Board Member Colleen Keyworth’s list of must-read books for women in the trades.

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September 24, 2019

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Scholarship Recipient Is Going the Distance for Women in HVACR

Learn how Morgan Lee, Pointman’s sponsored Women in HVACR scholarship recipient, plans to inspire future generations of young women to enter traditionally male-dominated spaces in technology and engineering.

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September 10, 2019

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To the Point: Trending Topics, Articles and Updates for Contractors From Around the Web — August 2019

Check out some recent articles exploring how to turn data into dollars, new technologies changing the HVAC business and how one country is promoting careers in the skilled trades.

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August 27, 2019

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To the Point: Trending Topics, Articles and Updates for Contractors From Around the Web — July 2019

Check out some recent articles exploring succession plans for family businesses, the impending tech shortage and the impact of tariffs on the HVAC industry.

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July 30, 2019

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Stories We Tell: Learning From the History of Buffalo — and Your Own Hometown

Wherever you live, you face the question of how to tell your hometown’s story. In Pointman’s hometown of Buffalo, NY, that question is key to what we do each day.

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July 16, 2019

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Extra Points: Jobs, Buffett ... Keanu? Why the 'John Wick' Star Should Be Your Business Role Model

Not every role model for business owners needs to be a Warren Buffet type. Here’s why actor Keanu Reeves is an unexpectedly solid choice.

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June 28, 2019

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To the Point: Trending Topics, Articles and Updates for Contractors From Around the Web — June 2019

Check out some recent articles exploring the executive order extending Texas’ plumbing licensing law, how business owners can create an expectation of safety, and how to attract residential customers.

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June 25, 2019

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Extra Points: Want to Avoid the Fate of Struggling Barnes & Noble? Be a Business Innovator, Not a Follower

The struggles of Barnes & Noble show that business owners need to always be proactive, not reactive, in order to successfully grow and prosper.

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June 21, 2019

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Extra Points: Think Your Business Can’t Be Turned Around? Take a Look at the St. Louis Blues (and Play ‘Gloria’)

The St. Louis Blues went from “worst-to-first,” and the team’s success offers some useful lessons for business owners who are struggling.

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June 14, 2019

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Extra Points: Do Your Competitors Inspire You? As the National Spelling Bee Co-champions Proved, Sometimes They Can

Looking at your competitors less as enemies and more as colleagues might help you sleep a little easier — and be more successful.

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June 7, 2019

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Extra Points: Toronto Raptors President’s Bold Moves Paid Off — and Business Owners Should Take Note

Sometimes calculated moves pay off in a big way — just ask Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri.

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May 31, 2019

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To the Point: Trending Topics, Articles and Updates for Contractors From Around the Web — May 2019

Check out some recent articles exploring HVAC maintenance, why profitability rather than revenue should be your goal and which states pay plumbers the most.

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May 15, 2019

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To the Point: Articles and Updates for Contractors From Around the Web — April 2019

Check out some recent articles exploring the 2019 outlook for HVAC contractors, online sales and more.

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April 26, 2019

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Partner Presentation with Online Access

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February 6, 2019

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Partner Presentation with Service Roundtable

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February 6, 2019

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Partner Presentation with Women in HVACR

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