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    You could also look at a sharepoint solution. ...

    You could also look at a sharepoint solution.

    There are affordable CRM templates for sharepoint that give you a basic CRM online database.

    Best of luck.
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    Ottawa...welcome!
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    If you want to connect directly to your customer...

    If you want to connect directly to your customer database you will need a web developer to build you either a custom web-based form, or connect an app solution to your database.

    If you just want...
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    That's a great point about buying it for less...

    That's a great point about buying it for less than they can get it. If direct buying ever took off, a simple graphic showing the breakdown of a furnace price (equipment price, install price, etc)...
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    Very interesting. I did not know that about the...

    Very interesting. I did not know that about the newer dryers. Adds a bit more credibility to the concept I suppose.

    Thanks for the pick smooth operator.
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    I have a client that is in the process of...

    I have a client that is in the process of switching to Sugar CRM. Mostly for sales force management, but it's powerful enough to handle more.

    The CRM will be linked directly to website leads so...
  7. Not recommended. Groupon is big, but not very...

    Not recommended.

    Groupon is big, but not very flexible which make it not very feasible for HVAC.

    The concept of offering out a very appealing loss-leader service offer is good though. Problem...
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    No. Worked with him for a few years before he...

    No. Worked with him for a few years before he sold the company though. Great guy.
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    This may provide some inspiration. Click ont he...

    This may provide some inspiration. Click ont he first banner. http://www.holmesheating.com/.

    (Note: this banner/offer may be down if you read this in a month)
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    A famous marketing guru once said: "Your Headling...

    A famous marketing guru once said: "Your Headling is the Ad for the Ad"

    Essentially, if someone is flicking through a magazine, or walking through a tradeshow, you have seconds to get across a...
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    Thanks for all the replies. That's...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    That's interesting about the flex piping. I am not sure how it get's affixed to it flew pipe, and if those are the most at risk, then that is certainly an issue.
  12. Very fun. That put a huge grin on my 6 yr olds...

    Very fun.

    That put a huge grin on my 6 yr olds face.

    Thanks.
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    That's a great take. The best furnace is not the...

    That's a great take. The best furnace is not the cheapest furnace. It's a properly installed furnace.


    I'm curious, does anyone have links to sites selling furnaces directly to homeowners? I...
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    LintAlert - Opinions

    Has anybody installed, recommended, seen this installed, etc.

    http://www.lintalert.com/

    Gimic? Useful?


    One of my clients has been offering this as a duct cleaning upsell. Would be...
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    The Canadian/American health care debate is far...

    The Canadian/American health care debate is far from an apples to apples comparison, and often over simplified.

    While universal heathcare may be more cost effective once up and running. It would...
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    Eye opening. My clients have full truck wraps...

    Eye opening.

    My clients have full truck wraps with messaging all over them. They generate a tonne of business, but I imagine that you probably have to have a critical mass of 10-20 vehicles for...
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    If you do have best-in-class safety standards,...

    If you do have best-in-class safety standards, don't forget to market them. Does a customer care if you fall off the roof...depends on the customer. But suiting most likely gives them a very positive...
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    Be sure to add details of what it took to build,...

    Be sure to add details of what it took to build, cost if you can. I'd love to dyi my q but the project must be manageable.
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    Yes, hopefully it will not pass. It's worrisome...

    Yes, hopefully it will not pass. It's worrisome though as other countries are trying to pass similar legislation, ex. Canada. You have to worry about the trend.

    True, the search engines would have...
  20. Thread: Business Names

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    If you are ever going to build a website, choose...

    If you are ever going to build a website, choose a name that matches what people will search on Google to find you. You can trust me on this, I have every Google search marketing credential under the...
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    I have seen people used compressed air to give it...

    I have seen people used compressed air to give it a quick dusting. If the dust is still caked on after that, then a more laborious approach may be required.
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    There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the...

    There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the precedent that these kinds of bills would have.

    The current shape of the bill says that they can only go after (and not outright block) piracy...
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    On a board like this, I am sure this thread has...

    On a board like this, I am sure this thread has been done a thousand times over...but I am new, so please excuse me if all these points are re-hashed.


    While the EPA studies are not positive on...
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    Sure thing. I just want to add to the...

    Sure thing.

    I just want to add to the conversation.
  25. Thread: Air tight home

    by MBDave
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    The EPA came done pretty harsh on Duct Cleaning...

    The EPA came done pretty harsh on Duct Cleaning recently: http://epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html

    I haven't tried to dig up the studies data, but I wonder if a study just on modern air-tight homes...
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    There are several websites and/or free software...

    There are several websites and/or free software on the internet that allow you to download the audio (mp3) track of any YouTube video. Just to a couple google searches for "download youtube as mp3". ...
  27. Does anybody use Google News, and if so, has...

    Does anybody use Google News, and if so, has anybody every tried to add a Google HVAC News feed to their website. You can build a free news feed for HVAC news here:
    ...
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    Very cool. Looking forward to comparing your list...

    Very cool. Looking forward to comparing your list with what I have already seen in the AppStore.

    I read through the thread and see a few techs have the tools, but not much discussing how useful...
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    HVAC Marketing GURU Happy to Join

    What a great site. Having spent the past 4-5 years marketing large HVAC providers both on and offline, I hope I can offer some helpful advice on the marketing and advertising side of the business.
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    My first post also. 11,000 is a big number,...

    My first post also.

    11,000 is a big number, but what is really on the contact list. Address, phone number, email? Take into consideration what it will cost to market to the list. Mail and phone...
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