Just launched this week, AV Junction is an online marketplace for AV talent where freelancers and integration firms can connect with one another to complete work. We caught up with founder and CEO Paul Weatherhead to learn more about this novel platform.
Certainly the greatest challenge in the CI business is a healthy labor return on investment (ROI). I maintain that manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) and its attendant product margin is this industry’s red herring.
Torus Power Products, which are designed and manufactured by Plitron Manufacturing in Toronto, Canada, provide power management solutions for audio and AV systems, from 5 amps up to 100 amps, in a variety of packaging choices, including balanced input (2 x 120V) custom installation models for dedicated whole room systems, and 120V plug-in models.
Most CI companies offer services in five major disciplines: audio, video, control, lighting, and security.
There’s a lot of talk about mergers and payout formulas in the CI business, with owners and buyers alike trying to nail down realistic valuations.
There’s so much fuss over the subject of the high-end customer.
Ultra High Net Individuals (UHNI), a classification of households with over $30M in disposable income, represents your best potential clients.
Seven Ingredients for Creating an Effective Employee Manual As business owners, one byproduct of our continuous focus on “big picture” issues is that we can sometimes lose site of the most basic, but important, details that form a strong foundation for the company.
Our Clients Expect a Lot More From Us, But Can We Deliver? Based on my 20-plus years of observation, our industry has been relatively unsuccessful at delivering on the promise of simplifying technology for our clients. By “promise” I mean the idea that if our clients decide to include one or more of the
As we enter a new decade my big question is this: Are the manufacturers who serve our industry going to continue churning out more of the same old thing, or will we finally see well-engineered solutions based on the real needs of ESCs? While it is true that, in general, the products we resell to our clients have im
Elevating Your Status From Sub-Trade To Project Professional “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is an old saying that still contains a great deal of truth today. Unfortunately, many members of our industry forget to apply the lesson inherent in this axiom.
Why Your People Are Fundamental To Your Long-Term Success Well, that was quite a year wasn’t it? Regardless of your specific role within this industry, it’s more than likely that you have just experienced the most challenging time in your career. Dealers, rep firms, manufacturers, and numerous others in industry
How do your customers and your prospects perceive you and your installation company? It is important to understand the components of your image and take steps to make sure that you are seen in a favorable light. This will affect your efforts in making new sales and in your customer relations and retention.
Wall Street is in the midst of a Category 5 financial hurricane, and it’s time to hunker down. The storm’s damage is already in the trillions, and the impact has sent a shock wave throughout the world. Be forewarned: this tempest may soon come barreling down your street, heading straight for your business. It is time to act now if you do not want to see your business blown apart.