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Could Going Ductless Save You Money?

Whether you are building a new home, or getting a new HVAC system for your existing Sarasota, Florida home, going ductless could save you money and …

How to Install a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner - This Old House

HVAC Tools - Basic Tools Needed for Beginner, Apprentice HVAC Technicians

Can smart sensors change the HVAC business?

For the past decade Charlie Peters has been trying to figure out how his 125-year-old manufacturing company will adapt to a world saturated with …

How to perform an HVAC service call from start to finish

This Franchise Knows Just How Cool (and Hot) It Is for a Woman to Own and Operate an HVAC Business

<i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees.</i><p>Growing up in Midland, Texas, Mandy Solis hardly dreamed about working one day with heating and air-conditioning systems and a compressor -- much less working alongwide a crew of men. "I knew there was a …

You Just Can't Skip Customer Service Training! - IE3: Business Tools for HVAC & Plumbing Contractors

Would you recommend a business to a friend if the workers were rude to you or didn’t care about your needs? It isn’t likely that you would. According …

These Days, This HVAC Franchisee Is Cooling His Heels as a Successful Business Owner

Derek Cole held a variety of jobs in HVAC before becoming a franchise owner in 2009.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email franchiseplayers@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Derek Cole has been in …

The Best Window-Mounted Air Conditioners Face Off in a Cool-Down Competition

The mercury's rising, and unless you've got central air, you could be in for one hot, sticky summer. We tested the newest window-mounted air conditioners to suit all your home or apartment-cooling needs.<p>Need an air conditioning upgrade to stay cool this summer? Here are the 10 best window-mounted …

Home Improvement

5 Things to Know Before You Add Central Air Conditioning

These tips are literally the coolest.<p>Summer is here, which means for many of us, thoughts are turning to air conditioning. Let’s face it—central air …

Top 5 Best Email Add-Ons for Your Business

It's time to make your emailing habits more productive.<p>Email add-ons are a great way to streamline your business. It's not uncommon for executives to experience email overload. You need to overcome that through making sure that you are prioritizing your time on the communications that matter most. …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its …

Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re a Google+ fan, today is a day to celebrate: Against all odds, your favorite social network turned five today. For …

It's Got Good Bones—The Power of the Outline in Content Writing

I. Content Writing Needs an Outline<p>The first time I came up against a 20-page paper in college, I didn’t fully grasp the magnitude of what I faced. I …

7 reasons your business isn't growing

If your business isn't growing like you want it to, then it probably has at least one of these seven problems.At our digital marketing agency, we …

Top 20 Roof Types and Pros & Cons - Roof Styles, Design & Architecture

It’s disappointing, but understandable, that more people don’t consider themselves “roof connoisseurs.” After all, most homeowners take their roofs …

Home Improvement

The 6 golden rules to feng shui your terrace this summer

BEAUTY INSPIRATION<p><b>Whether it's putting your barbeque in the south, having a plant-covered wall to the east or a water feature in the north, there are</b> …

Landscaping

10 Sofa Styles for Every Space

From the chaise lounge to the Chesterfield.<p>Chances are, if you're reading this, you can appreciate great design.<p>That being said, you can craft an elegant space and still get confused when you have to define the difference between a chaise lounge and a chesterfield.<p>Enter <i>Home Decor Cheat Sheets:</i> …

Furniture

Busted! 23 Marketing Myths Held By (Some) Industries

Does Your WordPress Business Site Really Need A Blog?

You have a WordPress lead generation site you’re happy with. It does a good job of advertising your business and the services it offers. A trickle of …

Marketing

Take the Storytelling Approach to Inbound Marketing Instead

There are many different ways a company can improve their inbound marketing in order to generate more leads, and one of these ways is through …

How to Repair Drywall: A Homeowner's Guide

If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Also called Sheetrock, plasterboard, or wallboard, drywall was invented in 1916 and quickly caught on, since it was relatively cheap and easy to erect. The downside? Even today, it's pretty …

How to find Work/Life Balance as a Small Business Owner

<i>Guarding your time and attention is a primary factor to achieving some level of work-life balance.</i>Here’s the honest truth. It’s not really possible. …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

This DIY Programmable Outlet Can Control Gadgets, Monitor Temperatures, and More

Reader Jon built this programmable outlet from an Arduino that can control your devices remotely, be programmed to do whatever you want, monitor …

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

9 essential IFTTT recipes for iOS users

From automated photo journaling to price alerts in your Reminders app, these IFTTT recipes for iPhone will keep you on top of everything.<p>When everything is operating smoothly and all your devices and services are working together, it's still cumbersome, at best. Whether you're traveling for …

Tech Titan Shares Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

I was very fortunate to come across the pitch deck template that is shared in this blog post during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey. The …