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CEDIA Expo One Firefly Ron Callis Tina Baker Topgrading

How Topgrading Helps Integrators Find & Hire ‘A’ Players

CEDIA Expo Virtual session outlines carefully specified scorecard, sourcing and selection process to pinpoint high-performance candidates and great team fits.

Arlen Schweiger · September 16, 2020

Revenues Are Up, But Is Your Profit?

Some labor estimates are tracking way off by as much as 12% due to added time related to coronavirus precautions.

Jason Knott · September 10, 2020

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9 Tips for Working with Architects and Designers

Leading with lighting and conducting demos in your showroom are two vital ingredients to working with designers and architects.

CE Pro Editors · September 03, 2020

3 Ways to Provide a ‘Luxury Digital Experience’ for Customers

Luxury Institute says making digital communications personal, building AI into your offer, and evoking emotional reactions are key in the digital age.

Jason Knott · July 21, 2020

What’s Your Liability with Takeover Jobs?

Key questions regarding takeover jobs revolve around the ownership of the ‘abandoned’ equipment, and the status of the previous dealer’s contract.

Jason Knott · July 09, 2020

CE Pro Podcast #14: 2020 First Half Review; Second Half Outlook

Power trio of Frank Sterns, Tom Doherty and Jeremy Burkhardt break down surprisingly first six months of 2020 and offer cautious outlook for rest of year.

Jason Knott · July 08, 2020

2020 Distribution Guide

Distributors are taking important steps during the current pandemic to help integrators succeed. Whether through training, heightened cleaning or pick up and delivery options, these distributors are trusted partners for our CE Pros.

Peter Smith · July 06, 2020

Las Vegas Integrator Adds 25% More Staff During Pandemic

Acoustic Design Systems (ADS) hires 14 new technicians and sales team members due to demand aided by service agreements, virtual appointments.

Jason Knott · June 29, 2020

Stealth Acoustics invisible speakers Maxicon

Profit by Installing Invisible Loudspeakers on Every Project

Maxicon includes at least 1-2 audio zones of Stealth Acoustics invisible speakers on 100% of projects, and earns 3X revenue on product and labor vs. traditional architectural speakers.

Arlen Schweiger · June 25, 2020

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Best Buy to Reopen 800 Stores on June 15

Best Buy to reopen 800 stores and rehire 9,000 furloughed employees. Patrons will not need an appointment. Stores will be limited to 25% capacity.

Jason Knott · June 10, 2020