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10 Ways to Clean Your ServiceTrade Account

A lot of us are spending extra time at home cleaning out closets and getting things organized. Why not do the same with your ServiceTrade account? Organizing your ServiceTrade account will give you: More accurate and complete data…
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The Threat of Ransomware is Rising During COVID-19 Crisis

Becky works for Dan and she’s working from home. She just opened this email. She doesn’t know where Dan is at the moment or what he’s working on. To keep things moving along she’s reacting quickly to every email. So Dan’s short…
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5 Questions with Brad Boggs, B&W Mechanical Contractors

ServiceTrade customer Brad Boggs is Vice President at B&W Mechanical in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve been using ServiceTrade for about three years. Brad has extensive experience running service operations remotely - whether that’s…
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Solving the problem bigger than double data entry

Is the administrative burden of data entry in your back office the biggest problem you face as a service contractor? Just imagine how much easier life would be if you could eliminate all of that wasteful double data entry. Just imagine what…
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5 Questions with Linda Norred, Norred Fire Systems

Norred Fire Systems, LLC is a second generation family business. It was founded in 2001 by Clayton J. Norred, Jr. in West Monroe, Louisiana. Today, the company is located in Monroe, Louisiana and works with customers throughout Louisiana and…
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Commercial Service Contractors - Can You Reduce Busy Work in the Busy Season?

Busy season is here for many commercial service contractors.  Being busy is much better than the alternative, but this busy season may be a good opportunity for you to examine your current operations and workflows and ask, "What are my people…
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Cyber Attacks in Fire and Life Safety

In 2019, there’s a fresh wave of ransomware hackers targeting US-based fire and life safety contractors that have legacy server systems. Several have been either forced to pay a bounty or face devastating disruptions when the cyber attack…
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Update Your Customer Service Certification

Commercial service contractors know a thing or two about continuing education (CE). Depending on your line of work, ignoring CE is not an option if you want to stay in business. Regardless of your line of work, encouraging CE throughout your…
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5 Questions to Help Service Contractors Build More Valuable Businesses

Much of the popular culture in management consulting today is focused on the customer experience. Matt Dixon, the author of one of my favorite management books, The Challenger Sale, is spending many of his cycles promoting another of his…