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๐Ÿšฉ July 15 is this Wednesday ๐Ÿšฉ ๐Ÿ’ธ If you have not yet filed your 2019 personal tax return, now is the time to do so, you h...
07/13/2020

๐Ÿšฉ July 15 is this Wednesday ๐Ÿšฉ

๐Ÿ’ธ If you have not yet filed your 2019 personal tax return, now is the time to do so, you have until Wednesday.

๐Ÿ’ธ Wednesday is the last day to contribute to IRAs for 2019. DO IT.

๐Ÿ’ธ For those that pay estimated taxes throughout the year, Wednesday is the deadline to pay your estimated taxes for income from January through the end of June.

#hvac #taxtime #taxes #IRS #deadline #hvaclife #business #smallbusiness

Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

The beginning of a new month is a great time to start (or restart) good work habits. Having a "Closed for Business" rout...
07/01/2020
How to Plan Your Day: The Complete Guide to Everyday Productivity

The beginning of a new month is a great time to start (or restart) good work habits. Having a "Closed for Business" routine at the end of every workday has proven to be crucial to my effectiveness and my overall well-being. That's especially true since I work from home, and stepping away from the keyboard at a reasonable hour is easier said than done. Here are some other productivity ideas to try in July:

Learn how to plan your day to increase your productivity, achieve your long-term goals, and make time for the things that matter.

Honesty is the best policy, and it comes in many forms. One of my favorite forms of honesty in business is when someone ...
06/24/2020

Honesty is the best policy, and it comes in many forms. One of my favorite forms of honesty in business is when someone says, "You really do not need my services/product." That's a person I can trust. And you can bet that when I do need service, they will be the first person I call. I always give my truthful opinion to those I work with whether or not it benefits me. Because when you have a partner you can trust, it makes all the difference.

How should you be using your brand's social media profile? Follow the rule of thirds: 1/3 - Post Original Content - Anyt...
05/11/2020

How should you be using your brand's social media profile? Follow the rule of thirds:

1/3 - Post Original Content - Anything you create yourself. Blogs, photos, promos, etc.
1/3 - Share Curated Content - Shared content or influencer content.
1/3 - Engage in the Community - Be a part of the conversation - add valuable commentary.

Just to give you an idea of the difference a FOCUSED effort on your social media can make. Check out the results from a client of mine over the last 6 months. I have nearly tripled their social media followers by using the rule of thirds.

If this sounds like a lot, you're right. Social media is WORK! Having an active, successful social media account is time-consuming and time-relevant. It cannot be an afterthought - you have to be an active participant.

For a lot of companies, their social media account is probably not top of mind. That's why brands hire marketing experts (like me!) to do it for them. Let me know if I can help you, too!

#bestpractices #hvac #hvaclife #hvacmarketing #hvacr #casestudy #socialmediamarketing #influencermarketing #PSAMonday #MarketingMonday #SparkOneSolutions

Life is challenging right now. So if you need something a little different in your work life, check out one of these two...
03/26/2020
HVAC Marketing Services for Small Businesses | Spark One Solutions

Life is challenging right now. So if you need something a little different in your work life, check out one of these two webinars I recently presented. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

#HVAC #freewebinars #hvaceducation #marketingtrends #remotework #timemanagement

Need professional development training for your HVAC team? I'm an engineer with over 10 years experience in training and education for HVAC professionals.

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03/26/2020

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Here are three things every HVAC business should be doing. If you need help crafting an email or creating a social media...
03/18/2020

Here are three things every HVAC business should be doing. If you need help crafting an email or creating a social media post - just ask. I'm here for you!

Good resource for HVAC businesses re: coronavirus. What should we be telling customers? What is worth recommending? What...
03/16/2020
ASHRAE Presidential Member and Professor Discusses Coronavirus and HVAC

Good resource for HVAC businesses re: coronavirus. What should we be telling customers? What is worth recommending? What should you avoid saying? All good advice.

https://www.achrnews.com/articles/142840-ashrae-presidential-member-and-professor-discusses-coronavirus-and-hvac

The ACHR NEWS spoke with William Bahnfleth, ASHRAE presidential member and professor of architectural engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and founding director of its Indoor Environment Center, about the impact of COVID-19 on the HVAC industry and the kinds of IAQ solutions contractors....

Many of my small business owner clients ask me about the system I use for proposals, contracts, and invoices. It's Dubsa...
02/24/2020

Many of my small business owner clients ask me about the system I use for proposals, contracts, and invoices. It's Dubsado! Dubsado is a full-blown CRM designed for small businesses. I have been able to automate a lot of the administration of operating my business, which frees me up to do the *real* work.

They are having a sale where you can sign up at $30/month or $300/year - that's cheaper than my plan! Check it out at the link: https://www.dubsado.com/?c=spark-one-solutions

02/17/2020
Tip: Screen Mirroring with LonelyScreen

Here's a tip: use screen mirroring software to stream your iPhone to your Windows desktop. Screen mirroring has so many uses! Demo an app on a conference call, quick share photos with a group, or just the convenience of using screen capture on your desktop vs. on your phone.

A few things to keep in mind:

> Make sure you're in airplane mode so you dont get notifications while streaming.
> If you're sharing your cast for others to view live, consider the texts, emails, photos, or even the apps you have on your phone that you might not want to share with others.
> LonelyScreen has a nominal fee and requires your phone & computer to be on the same WiFi network.

Let me know if you try it out!

Congrats to client RWB Consulting Engineers on this win!Awards are a great way to build recognition for your company and...
02/14/2020
RWB Wins 2020 Technology Award | RWB Consulting Engineers

Congrats to client RWB Consulting Engineers on this win!

Awards are a great way to build recognition for your company and are a nice snippet for brochures, websites, and proposals. But who has time to actually apply?

Allow me to take that task off your plate. Email [email protected] for a quote.

RWB Consulting Engineers takes the prize for the ASHRAE Dallas Chapter Technology Award. The design of Ray Braswell High School earned top marks.

Never underestimate the power of a compliment. After a recent presentation, a well-respected colleague passed me this no...
02/09/2020

Never underestimate the power of a compliment. After a recent presentation, a well-respected colleague passed me this note. Now it is pinned above my desk so I can remind myself that good work matters greatly to those watching. For some people, receiving kudos is nice. For others, itโ€™s like air. This week, make sure you fill someoneโ€™s cup with a genuine compliment.

Another ASHRAE Conference and AHR Expo is nearly in the books. Make the most of whatโ€™s left!  #ashrae #ahrexpo #myashrae
02/05/2020

Another ASHRAE Conference and AHR Expo is nearly in the books. Make the most of whatโ€™s left!

#ashrae #ahrexpo #myashrae

Here at the ASHRAE Conference! Celebrating 125 years of leadership in the HVACR industry. #myashrae #ashrae #hvac #hvacr...
01/31/2020

Here at the ASHRAE Conference! Celebrating 125 years of leadership in the HVACR industry. #myashrae #ashrae #hvac #hvacr #hvaclife #sparkonesolutions #ahrexpo #ahrexpo2020

There is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishing something that once felt impossible. When I worked in product d...
01/02/2020

There is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishing something that once felt impossible.

When I worked in product development, there was so much that seemed impossible. An engineer I worked with had a simple response to the impossible claim. "Don't say it's impossible. Try."

I try to eliminate "impossible" from my vocabulary and replace it with "challenge". That kind of re-framing creates positive motivation not just for you, but for your team too. Just imagine the difference between your coworker saying, "This is impossible!" or "This is a challenge!"

And who doesn't love a challenge? It's a chance to prove your smarts, your skill set, and your resiliency.

#thursdaymotivation #thursdaythoughts #sparkonesolutions #engineering

2019 was a big year! Thank you to the clients that were a part of it. Looking forward to an even more successful 2020!
12/26/2019

2019 was a big year! Thank you to the clients that were a part of it. Looking forward to an even more successful 2020!

In my first job as an engineer, my boss asked me to research a topic and send him a summary. After a few hours of resear...
12/19/2019

In my first job as an engineer, my boss asked me to research a topic and send him a summary. After a few hours of research, I sent him an email saying, "here are the best resources I found" with a list of links to helpful webpages.

A few minutes later he came by my desk with one of those looks on his face. He said, "I asked you to do the research. Not to start it."

I realized that by sending him the links - as informative as they were - my email was not a summary. Instead, I had basically instructed him to read pages upon pages of technical data. Which was exactly what he didn't want. He wanted what he asked for. A summary.

I learned some important lessons about customer service that day. For one, do what they ask - all the way through. Don't leave them guessing, asking, or wondering. And never give your customer work to do, if you can avoid it.

But to take it a step further - consider how you can *anticipate the needs* of a customer. What is it they actually want? How can you simplify things without them even asking?

It's all about being easy to do business with (ETDBW).

Make life easy for your customers. And remember - "customers" means anyone you work with. Your boss, your team, your partners. But most importantly - your paying clients. When you're easy to work with, people want you on their team.

Here are some easy ways you can require less effort of anyone you work with:

๐Ÿ“– Prevent Searching - don't tell people to refer to the document on the network, in the folder, or attached to a previous email. Give them easy access to the doc.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Prepare for Meetings - if your meeting is to review a slide deck, actually review it in advance. If you're brainstorming ideas, come to the table with some thoughts.

๐Ÿ“… Use Deadlines - whenever you make a request, add when you need it by. This helps people plan their days and avoids endless follow-ups.

๐Ÿ–‹ Propose a Draft - if you're making a big request, like creating a presentation or writing a recommendation, you can offer to take a shot at the first draft. Most people will be relieved and grateful!

๐Ÿ–ฅ Adapt - You're a DropBox person but your customer likes GDrive? You prefer text, but they like email? You prefer meetings, they prefer impromptu drive-bys? You'll get better results by changing your approach to how they like to work.

#thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation #thursday #instagood #december #instagram #like #motivation #hvac #business #work #entrepreneur #ETDBW

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11/11/2019

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In the HVAC industry, we have many veterans of the US armed forces. My clients are no exception. Many of my clients are ...
11/11/2019

In the HVAC industry, we have many veterans of the US armed forces. My clients are no exception. Many of my clients are veteran-owned businesses or have several veterans working for them. It is an honor to celebrate them today. Thank you for your service! #HVAC #veterans #veteransday

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