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Consider Going ‘Old School Retail’ This Holiday Season

Integrators with private appointment-only showrooms should open on Black Friday with retail-style hours with about a dozen sale items like wireless multiroom speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, programmable thermostats, security cams, alarms and smart door locks. Here are 6 tips to succeed.

Chuck Schneider · November 04, 2015

Your True Cost of Labor Is … ? Prepare to be Shocked!

When you calculate in benefits and your employee utilization rate, paying an installation technician $25 per hour really costs you a mind-blowing $92.02 per hour … and that is to break even! Here’s how it adds up.

Jason Knott · October 29, 2015

Millennials Driving New Consumer Audio Trends

Millennials account for nearly half of all audio hardware spending … and other research in the world of two-channel and home theater audio.

Robert Archer · October 28, 2015

Integrators Rank Low in Consumer Trust Study as Buying Source

Parks Associates survey shows that integrators are sixth most trusted type of contractor to purchase smart home equipment from, even polling behind online-only etailers. Gulp!

Jason Knott · October 13, 2015

What Defines 5-Star Service?

Standards of what makes for excellent service shouldn’t vary from one industry to the next. An integrator’s service should be equivalent to a hotel concierge.

Joseph Kolchinsky · September 28, 2015

Paul Starkey, Steve Firszt Create 3-Tier Membership Program for Business Services

Vital Mgmt will donate some proceeds of new Get it Right program to Habitat for Humanity.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2015

Former VIA CEO Randy Stearns Named CEO of D-Tools

D-Tools founder Adam Stone stays involved, while CEDIA veteran Randy Stearns becomes CEO of the custom installation software company, just in time for CEDIA Expo 2015. ‘I’m not only a customer ….”

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2015

CE Pro Summit Recap: Networking, Business, Education Thrive

This 90-second video wrap-up from the just-concluded CE Pro Summit in Washington, D.C. offers a glimpse into the festivities where nearly 400 attendees discussed key topics for the custom installation industry.

Jason Knott · August 20, 2015

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

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

Chelsea Cafiero · August 01, 2015

Millennials and the Demise of the Single Family Home

Do millennials want their piece of suburbia? Explore research from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and what the findings mean for the CE industry.

Chuck Schneider · May 05, 2015