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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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How Texadia Systems Grew to $6.2M in Sales in Just 3 Years

Texadia Systems focuses on several niche markets, including commercial relocation projects, design/build A/V projects,…


‘Acc$ellerate Audio Initiative’ Debuts at 2017 CE Pro Summit

June 27, 2017 New ‘Acc$ellerate Audio Initiative’ will deliver education, advice and inspiration to hosted integrators and showroom-based dealers to help them revitalize audio sales and profits.

People & Places: Catalyst Names Gentile Board Member; GoVisionTV Appoints Alpha Mktg

People & Places: Catalyst Names Gentile Board Member; GoVisionTV Appoints Alpha Mktg

June 26, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Why Decide for One, When You Can Decide for More?

Why Decide for One, When You Can Decide for More?

Advertorial · June 21, 2017 How to benefit from a variety of technologies.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Business Management Software

CE Pro 100 Names Top Business Management Software

June 19, 2017 Business Management Software is a new category for 2017, with Intuit driven by its ubiquitous QuickBooks leading the way. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

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?

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?

Bravas Eyes Future $100M Buyout Valuation

Bravas Eyes Future $100M Buyout Valuation

June 07, 2017 Bravas Group lays groundwork to create ‘high-multiple $100M valuation’ for buyout that is ‘not far off.’

How Texadia Systems Grew to $6.2M in Sales in Just 3 Years

How Texadia Systems Grew to $6.2M in Sales in Just 3 Years

June 06, 2017 Texadia Systems focuses on several niche markets, including commercial relocation projects, design/build A/V projects, high-end custom homes and multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

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)

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Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

The Art Of Smart

The Art Of Smart

Advertorial · April 26, 2017 Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

October 27, 2016 Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the business operations category: D-Tools, One Firefly, iPoint, OneVision Resources and SnapAV.

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

September 21, 2016 Dealers universally embraced Sony, Bose and Riva surprised with strong home theater demos from little speakers, and Crestron gets mixed reviews on Sonos implementation at CEDIA 2016.

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

September 20, 2016 New quote and proposal automation software Quosal BI provides ConnectWise partners a robust set of customizable reports and dashboards designed to analyze and share data collected by Microsoft Power BI.

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

September 19, 2016 Vital Management unveils a cloud-based dashboard that uses QuickBooks with business metrics for custom installation companies for $299/month. Also, new marketing service for Bravas members aims to help them reach high-end clients.

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

September 07, 2016 ProjX360 software will unveil its sales CRM, proposal-generation tool and purchase order systems at CEDIA 2016.

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

August 31, 2016 New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

CEDIA Rookie: iPoint Software Does it all, Including Proposals, Invoicing, Change Orders, More

CEDIA Rookie: iPoint Software Does it all, Including Proposals, Invoicing, Change Orders, More

August 12, 2016 New at CEDIA 2016: Developed by integrators, iPoint is a multi-function business management software suite that combines a traditional license/seat-based system with a cloud-based solution.

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Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

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 ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

How ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

Advertorial · April 03, 2017 Connectwise can help you strengthen client relationships with outstanding support.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

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.

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.

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.

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

May 25, 2016 Profitability. It makes the difference between loving your technology business and struggling through sleepless nights.

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van

Experience the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, the commercial vehicle that helps accelerate your business, raise productivity, and lower the total cost of ownership. Download this free brochure to learn more about the Sprinter line.

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Understanding the industry and having technical skills increases sales, improves productivity, lowers costs and builds the bottom line. That’s why companies rely on Bedrock Learning for training and materials that produce...
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Christie

Christie
Christie Digital is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Going to CEDIA? Reserve a seat in the Christie Digital theater presentation or...
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Coleman Cable Inc.

Coleman Cable
CCI is a leading manufacturer and innovator of wire and cable and other electrical products, serving a multitude of channels and industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication...
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ConnectWise

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ConnectWise transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage, and grow their businesses. Our award-winning set of software solutions provide a fully integrated, seamless experience to companies in more...
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Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.

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Established in 2000, Custom Display Solutions, Inc. (CDS) has flourished into a premier custom design manufacturer for the AV industry.  Our foundation is our commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness to our...
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D-Tools

D-Tools
Leader in system design softwareD-Tools has forged relationships with key Custom Electronics manufacturers such as Crestron, Middle Atlantic, Sony, GE Security, Lutron, Runco, SpeakerCraft and many others to provide product...
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Dorrance Supply Company

Dorrance Supply Company
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Dorrance Supply Company is a third generation family owned and operated business. Founded in 1947, Dorrance Supply has grown from a small localized distribution center to a leading provider of...
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IQeye eStore

IQeye
IQinVision network cameras and video management software with attractive reseller discounts. Featuring IQeye BASIC LINE, from VGA to 2.0MP, H.264 or MJPEG, these IP video cameras easily integrate with NVRs. For smaller...
www.IQeStore.com
MSR Acoustics

MSR Acoustics
MSR Acoustics supplies the finest acoustical treatments for home theaters and listening rooms. Anthony Grimani and six Grammy Award-winner Keith Olsen founded MSR in 2003. MSR also supplies sound isolation and noise control...
www.msr-inc.com
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