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Father’s Day Advice from CE Pro 100: ‘Stay Balanced’

‘Family First’ is best Father’s Day advice for integrators, no matter how busy you are. And should you get your kids involved in the business?

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Vidbox Video Conversion Suite Helps Uncover Old High School Movie

The $89 Vidbox Video Conversion Suite is a simple way for integrators to earn add-on revenue with minimal effort. It…

Does the Far East Have What It Takes for HDMI 2.1 and 48Gbps?

Does the Far East Have What It Takes for HDMI 2.1 and 48Gbps?

June 23, 2017 A seven-hour DPL Labs presentation at the HDMI Wire and Cable Association Conference in China elicited an intense Q&A about HDMI 2.1 and 48Gbps.

3 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Sell Service

3 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Sell Service

June 21, 2017 Waiting for the right time to pitch your clients on service plans? Here's why summer is the perfect time to make the leap.

You Don’t Need RMR to Sell Your Integration Company

You Don’t Need RMR to Sell Your Integration Company

Steve Firszt · June 16, 2017 We know investors and acquirers value recurring revenue (RMR) highly, but there are other ways to build value in your home-technology integration company. Standardized business practices are vital.

Father’s Day Advice from CE Pro 100: ‘Stay Balanced’

Father’s Day Advice from CE Pro 100: ‘Stay Balanced’

June 16, 2017 ‘Family First’ is best Father’s Day advice for integrators, no matter how busy you are. And should you get your kids involved in the business?

What Magnolia’s ‘Mag Care’ Remote Support Says about the Future of Service

What Magnolia’s ‘Mag Care’ Remote Support Says about the Future of Service

June 14, 2017 There are two big lessons home technology integrators can take away from the news that Best Buy’s Magnolia will offer remote network support, called Mag Care.

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

June 09, 2017 We're comparing Apple to oranges. Here's why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.

CE Pro 100 Loves Sonos, So Is It Time to Stop Complaining?

CE Pro 100 Loves Sonos, So Is It Time to Stop Complaining?

June 09, 2017 Despite the public complaints from integrators about the brand, Sonos leads multiple categories among CE Pro 100 integrators including surprisingly in soundbars and subwoofers.

4 Software Tools to Help You Deliver the Best Customer Support

4 Software Tools to Help You Deliver the Best Customer Support

Advertorial · June 08, 2017 Do you have the software it takes to deliver great customer support?

GAFA and the Future of Smart-Home Pros: Big IoT Will Make Us Different, Not Worse

GAFA and the Future of Smart-Home Pros: Big IoT Will Make Us Different, Not Worse

May 30, 2017 IoT initiatives by Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon will forever change the smart-home landscape, providing new and different opportunities for professional installers serving the 99 percenters. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Yes, You Can Begin Generating Recurring Revenue in 60 Days

Yes, You Can Begin Generating Recurring Revenue in 60 Days

May 24, 2017 It's easier than it looks. Step 1: Create a new Terms of Service agreement outlining your service policies. Step 2: Present clients with tiered membership plans. Step 3: Wait for the opportunity to upsell.

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