I own a heating and air conditioner repair business and I have been open for a number of years.
Every year another business opened up and I have to find a way to compete for clients and customers.
Each year it seems harder and harder to keep the business running. The cost of supplies goes up with each year that passes and the cost for labor increases as well. Technology is constantly changing too and it is very important to stay on top of the new trends and updates. Each year I attend a week-long conference that details all of the new HVAC technology. I’ve learned a lot of important information about geothermal technology, solar heating and cooling, and smart automation systems by attending these conferences and seminars with my peers. I couldn’t attend the conference this year, so I decided to send one of my full-time repair technicians. Jack was happy for the opportunity to get out of town for a couple of days, especially after he learned that the HVAC business would pay for all of his expenses. Jack was gone for the week and he came back with a renewed sense of responsibility to the company. He wanted to tell everyone about the information that he learned and he was excited about work for the first time in a while. Now that I realize how helpful these conferences can be for my employees, I’m going to try to send a new person each time one is available. It honestly didn’t cost the company much money to send one of my employees and all of the fees were tax deductible.