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I Blame Circuit City for the Tech Labor Crisis

The lack of skilled labor crisis facing the custom electronics industry is rooted in the demise of the ‘farm team’ breeding grounds of Circuit City, Tweeter, Sound Advice and other lost retailers. That vacuum is still being felt today.

Jason Knott · May 27, 2016

2 Big Reasons You Should Really Be Tracking Your Time (and How to Get Started)

The source of revenue is drastically different in a services vs. projects model, so cost tracking needs to be addressed differently.

Joseph Kolchinsky · May 27, 2016

DSC Launches Reduced Pricing Program for Smart Home Builders, Developers & Installers

New program offers reduced pricing, by as much as 50%, on DSC/Tyco products to homebuilders and developers looking to demo home security and automation systems to clients.

Chelsea Cafiero · May 25, 2016

31% of CE Pros Have Taken a Stab at Commercial Projects and Here’s Why

Professional Audio Associates owner Lew Freedman, a Class of 2014 CE Pro Master, encourages his residential clients to test the waters of the commercial business with events like PAA Tech Day.

Chuck Schneider · May 25, 2016

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

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

CE Pro Editors · May 25, 2016

D&H Sees 121% Growth in Connected Home Market in 2016

Connected home topped the list of categories in which D&H Distributed saw significant growth in fiscal year 2016.

Chelsea Cafiero · May 16, 2016

Nortek Reports Positive Net Income, Decrease in A/V Sales in Q1 2016

Security and control solutions saw a net sales increase of 14.4%, residential and commercial HVAC saw a net sales increase of 10.3%, and AV and control solutions saw a net sales decrease of 17.8%.

Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2016

CEDIA Business Exchange: 8 Tips for Hiring People with the Right Attitude

The surest way to get the honest answer from a candidate, how to ensure a reference returns your call … and more

Julie Jacobson · May 12, 2016

What Integrators Can Learn from Donald Trump … Really!

Leadership expert says clarity of message like Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan will win out over integrity every time in motivating employees. Here are four ways to make your custom integration company’s vision ‘stick’ with employees.

Jason Knott · May 12, 2016

The Best CEDIA Business Tool that Dealers Don’t Seem to Know About

New Profit Action Plan, free to CEDIA members, is customized for each dealer, reporting how they compare to other integration companies.

Julie Jacobson · May 10, 2016