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4 Tips for Creating Powerful Employee Referral Programs

Be selective about which positions you offer incentives, and give valuable items (like cash) to your employees for referring successful new hires.

CE Pro Editors · August 23, 2018

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

SnapAV dealers will get 90-day free trial on new D-Tools Cloud platform, with access to their own pricing imported into the system. See it at CEDIA Expo 2018.

Julie Jacobson · August 22, 2018

How to Learn from Airbnb and Give Customers a ‘7 Star Experience’

Pete Baker suggests integrators learn a lesson from the wildly successful company Airbnb and find out what they can do to provide their customers with a ‘7 star’ experience.

Pete Baker · August 07, 2018

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Interviewer

Simple things like treating an interview like a conversation instead of an interrogation and preparing thoroughly can lead to more successful, more communicative interviews.

CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2018

Quiz: Is Your Company Performance Above or Below Average?

What is your sales closing ratio? What percent of a home construction cost is devoted to electronics? What is revenue per employee? See how your operation compares.

CE Pro Editors · July 19, 2018

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses — everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.

Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018

GreatAmerica Unveils A/V Financing Program for Integrators

Targeting primarily commercial A/V projects, GreatAmerica develops bundled package to enable integrators to finance both equipment and service fees for their clients.

Jason Knott · July 11, 2018

Portal Starts Charging ‘Power Users’ who Don’t Buy Stuff

Portal.io didn’t realize how many home-technology integrators would use its free proposal software without placing orders through its online purchasing platform. Now those dealers must pay to play.

Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018

When a ‘Simple’ TV Mounting Job Goes #SoCustom

This simple little corner-mounted TV job took some serious engineering, wall supports, custom metal and a bunch of patchwork by the pros at Cloud9 Smart.

Julie Jacobson · June 15, 2018

4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers

Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?

CE Pro Editors · June 13, 2018