February 20, 2017 Leslie Shiner led CEDIA's marathon "Work Smarter, Not Harder" workshop at ISE 2017, where she and top integrators shared tips on human resources, operations, sales and service.
February 07, 2017 Take this quick Quest for Quality survey to show recognition for your top suppliers and distributors that provide the best 'non-product' services like customer service, technical training, shipping, dealer programs and more. For 2017, new categories have been added for RMR Support Programs and Software.
Kimberly Lancaster · February 03, 2017 Start with the two biggest social media platforms useful for installers – Facebook and LinkedIn.
December 21, 2016 Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?
Advertorial · December 14, 2016 Coldwell Banker real estate wants business partnership between integrators and Realtors to evolve to same level of interaction as agents have with home inspectors and lenders. Solving which devices convey to buyers and lack of MLS criteria for smart homes are still hurdles.
December 12, 2016 Despite lackluster growth in other distribution areas, D&H is reporting skyrocketing growth in Internet of Things (IoT) and TV in 2016.
November 30, 2016 It’s difficult enough to lure potential employees from today’s talent pool, but hiring the wrong one can set your business back. Here are some tips to retool your hiring process.
November 22, 2016 Both young and old technicians attending the weeklong HTSA technical training session at Maverick Technical Institute (MTI) gain confidence in themselves and lots of loyalty for their company.
November 08, 2016 Are you using Facebook, Google Ads, blogs and SEO as much as you can? If you're not, here are some cheap and even free ways to promote your business online.
November 04, 2016 Blu-ray Disc Association promotional plans for UHD Blu-ray include PBS special, 'sizzle reel' of demo clips and retail education brochure.
October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.
September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.
August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.
October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.
October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.
September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.
June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.
Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.
Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.
Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.
Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.
Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.