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Azione Unlimited Expands Into Canada

Azione Unlimited looks to become the first U.S-based buying group to expand into the Canadian market, citing a desire to connect Canadian and American dealers.

CE Pro Editors · June 25, 2019

Grading Your Reps (and 6 Other Business Tips You Probably Aren’t Doing)

Hiring a COO, tricks to get architects and designers to attend lunch-and-learns, grading your independent reps, and putting pricing at the end of the proposal are among the business advice shared at Azione Unlimited conference.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2019

Azione Members Work to Improve Online Reviews

One Firefly audits of Google, Houzz and Yelp reviews reveals poor management of online reviews by Azione member websites.

Jason Knott · April 08, 2019

Azione Prepares Members for Changing Market Dynamics

Azione members grow 14.63% in 2018 and group is emphasizing stronger relationships with architects in 2019.

Jason Knott · April 05, 2019

3 Tactics to Fight the Looming Market Correction

As the market slows, integrators need to act quickly to boost sales and marketing efforts, differentiate themselves in the market, or downsize their company payroll.

CE Pro Editors · March 07, 2019

Bleak Economy Ahead: Azione Pushes Lighting, Workforce Development, Website Mastery

Anticipating dire economic straits for 2019, Azione chairman Richard Glikes urges home-tech integrators to embrace lighting and wellness, and to get aggressive on workforce development and marketing.

Julie Jacobson · November 05, 2018

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

When smart home technology is seen by the interior design community as a “necessary evil,” Barco Residential wins by painting spaces with video.

Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2018

Should You Buy or Lease Your Showroom?

Integrator Residential Systems Inc. stops leasing and buys an office/showroom to contribute to a future exit strategy. Results include wealth creation, boost in employee morale, and tax benefits. Let’s do the math.

Jason Knott · May 08, 2018

The 43 Metrics You Need to Track to Measure Success in the A/V Industry

Use these 43 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – from labor profit to project backlog – to check if your custom installation business is on track… or off-track.

Jason Knott · May 04, 2018

8 Quick Business Tips to Boost Profitability

Azione integrators share advice on charging for engineering and project management, hiring and firing, GPS tracking for vehicles and other profit-building tips.

Jason Knott · May 01, 2018