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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and…

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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

April 24, 2017 CE Pro top 100 integrators respond to labor crisis with focused programs for career development to attract and retain technicians and salespeople.

Differentiating Your Smart-Home Business: CEDIA vs. DIY vs. Each Other

Differentiating Your Smart-Home Business: CEDIA vs. DIY vs. Each Other

April 18, 2017 Smart-home integrators have to compete against other integrators, but also Geek Squad, electricians, security dealers, cable companies, consumers themselves (DIY) and more. Here are 6 ways to pick your targets and go after them head-on.

7 Ways to Create Winning Industry Award Entries

7 Ways to Create Winning Industry Award Entries

Coleen Sterns Leith · April 18, 2017 Make your company stand out above the rest with an industry award like CTA’s TechHome Mark of Excellence. Here are 7 tips to elevate your entry.


Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

March 16, 2017 Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

How a Year of Free Service Taught Me a Lesson in Feedback

How a Year of Free Service Taught Me a Lesson in Feedback

March 15, 2017 Reacting appropriately to negative feedback can be difficult, but it’s worth it. Here’s how you can strive to receive feedback constructively every time.

Now This Is How to Hold a Successful High-Performance Audio Demo Event!

Now This Is How to Hold a Successful High-Performance Audio Demo Event!

March 10, 2017 Definitive Electronics in Jupiter, Fla., introduces Brodmann Acoustics speaker line to affluent clients in posh, classy luncheon event.

Workforce Study: How to Find and Train the ‘Perfect’ Technician

Workforce Study: How to Find and Train the ‘Perfect’ Technician

February 27, 2017 First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training and retaining technicians.

CEDIA Integrators Talk Sales Commissions, Millennial Slackers, Service Contracts

CEDIA Integrators Talk Sales Commissions, Millennial Slackers, Service Contracts

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.

2017 CE Pro Quest for Quality Voting Now Open

2017 CE Pro Quest for Quality Voting Now Open

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.

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Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

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)

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

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.

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

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.

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

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.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

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.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

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.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

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.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

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