June 26, 2018
EGIA Contractor University Weekly Update
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“Program Your Thoughts for Success”

The summer season keeps heating up, and we're continuing our series on summer preparedness.

On this week's Cracking the Code, Weldon Long talks about the importance of mindset when business is peaking – and how to actually rewire the way you think.

Plus, how to use affirmations, taking personal responsibility, and strategies for cutting down callbacks!

Watch now before it enters the EGIA members-only archive on 7/2.

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Free Snippet from the Weekly "Ask the Experts" Conference Calls

Should we utilize paid advertising with Yelp?


Well, the answer is yes and no, because Yelp varies greatly depending upon the marketplace. So we’ve had -- like in our own marketplace in Phoenix -- we’ve had great success with Yelp. And in other markets...

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In May, we surveyed contractors on Company Vision & Culture. Below is the result from one of the questions we asked:

Is your company vision put down on paper (ie a vision statement)?

It’s well established that having a company vision can get the entire organization on the same page, working with the same goals and values in mind. But while 82% of those surveyed said their company has a set of core values, just 71% said they have an actual company vision established and written down. Even if you think everyone understands the company vision, there’s plenty of room for (mis)interpretation if it’s not put down in writing. And several respondents don’t merely settle for a vision statement tucked into employee paperwork – some reported displaying it on an engraved plate in the office, while others emblazoned it in the conference room and even the warehouse.


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Visit the interactive Contracting Best Practices Library on EGIA.org/Member-Benefits for training and education resources on Company Vision & Culture.

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EGIA Podcast
“Consistency Is the Key to Success”

The difference between excelling in your work and simply keeping your head above water? Consistency. Perfect the process and run it consistently and, more often than not, you'll succeed.

Mark Matteson talks consistency and its role in success, on the latest episode of Contractor Coffee Club.

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EGIA’s latest member benefit, Contractor Connect online discussion forum,
is now live!

Join other EGIA members on the website to network and trade success strategies with contractors nationwide, ask and answer questions, and get feedback from contractors with boots on the ground as well as EGIA Contractor University’s acclaimed faculty of industry consultants and educators led by resident faculty member Drew Cameron.

Contractor Connect is included with all EGIA memberships. Visit now to start learning, contributing and networking today!

To get started, visit ContractorConnect.org
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on Employee Benefits

Employee benefits are a big factor for any small business -- they're both a significant cost, as well as a magnet to attract talented employees. In June's special Snapshot Survey, we're asking you all about how your employee benefit programs work.

Take this month's survey on Employee Benefits and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa or Mastercard gift card.

Further, Decisely, with whom we’re collaborating on the survey, will donate $10 to the EGIA Foundation for every survey that’s completed (up to $2000).

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EGIA Podcast

EGIA is joining forces with National Comfort Institute (NCI), the leading HVAC technical development organization, on a game-changing membership alliance for contractors!

The new High-Performance HVAC Alliance combines the entire suite of EGIA’s renowned member offerings with NCI’s best-in-class technical training for HVAC contractors – all at significant savings.

Bringing together all of the premium member benefits of both organizations, the High-Performance HVAC Alliance gives participating contractors access to the most comprehensive set of technical and non-technical training resources, support tools, and best practices for every aspect and role throughout any HVAC business.

Better yet, by joining the Alliance, contractors will save $250/month compared to paying separate premium membership dues for each organization.

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EPIC 2018
Spots Going Quickly for the Event You Need to Help Your Business Thrive

With just 90 days left until EPIC2018 kicks off, spots are going quickly for the flagship EGIA live event that takes place September 27-28 in Las Vegas.

Register now to experience the industry-best keynote speakers, breakout presentations, networking opportunities and resources that can help you take your contracting business to the next level -- whether you're struggling with profitability or simply trying to take that next step.

Keynote speakers include Connie Podesta, renowned human behavior expert, and legendary outdoorsman Aron Ralston, whose harrowing story inspired the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours. Acclaimed industry consultants like Weldon Long, Gary Elekes, Drew Cameron and more will be on hand too, leading smaller sessions on topics crucial to contracting businesses.

September 26, a kickoff welcome reception will be hosted at the Marquee Nightclub for attendees who can arrive early. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served, alongside the industry’s best networking opportunities.

All contractors are welcome, and free registrations are available for EGIA Premium, Plus, CBS, and Alliance members. Visit EGIA.org/EPIC2018 for more details or to register for the event that will change your life and impact your business forever!

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Customer Service & Dispatching Training

Customer Service & Dispatching Training is one of the 10 core areas of curriculum available through EGIA Contractor University, created to streamline and improve the customer service process and help companies book more of the calls they’re already receiving. For each core curriculum topic, online classes, in-person workshops and online library resources (videos, templates, and implementation tools) are available for EGIA members. To learn more about our Customer Service & Dispatching Training, watch the intro video below and take the online class demo.

HVAC Sales Academy Video
Customer Service & Dispatching Online Class Demo
HVAC Sales Academy Video
Customer Service & Dispatching
Intro Video
Industry Leading Financing Available for Contractors

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