HVACR Business

JUN 2017

Help hvacr contractors master the critical components of business management.

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21 HVACR BUSINESS JUNE 2017 www. hvacrbusiness .com Additionally, I constantly learn from speakers and experts brought in by EO to showcase their expertise — from team-building to developing structured processes to accounting and finances, something at which we, as entrepreneurs, aren't always the best. It has given me a new way to look at my business and a group of individuals who support me in being better than I could be by myself. Share Your Knowledge I've had the opportunity to partake in panels, discussions and presentations in which I am sharing on SEO and online marketing (one of my areas of expertise in our business). I am able to talk about how we apply this component into our work flow at Champion AC and, each time, I love to see the pure interest on the faces of those to whom I am speaking as they take in the knowledge. It reinvigorates my entrepreneurial spir- it and energ y for the company when I'm able to teach and show others how to ap- ply this expertise to their businesses or the future of their careers. I also truly enjoy speaking to young professionals about the pitfalls and suc- cesses of business — the inquiring ques- tions make me think about when I first started my business and help me to return to the office with a renewed energ y to con- tinue to progress our company and lead the team forward. Learn Every Day It's important to learn, not only in busi- ness endeavors, but in personal endeavors as well. As the father of a 2-year-old, I'm constantly learning in my personal life. I learn about relationships, both in my personal and professional life, and how I can make them better (usually through experience). I also take the time to learn from sem- inars, workshops and experts wherever I can. It's always great to get in a room with people who are smarter than you — the amount of knowledge you can soak in and then apply (the application part is key) is truly amazing and, once again, fills my en- trepreneurial cup. Equally as important, I encourage and give opportunities to my team members to learn. Teach and train them in-house — not just about installs and repairs, but how to serve as better team members, become more efficient in their jobs and serve with purpose. Send them to applicable workshops and trainings that will make them not only better employees, but also better humans. If your entrepreneurial spirit has gone missing, I encourage you to find it. Start with the elements above. Consider writ- ing down what once made you start your business — and what energizes you about continuing to grow it each day. Do you have the right people around you to keep that spirit alive and thriving ? Create an environment where you can keep that spirit alive and energize the spirit of your team members around you. Whether you started your business af- ter a career as a technician or not, remem- ber to wear the cap of entrepreneur. You have the opportunity to be a role model, an example and a dream catcher to the team around you and the next generation of business owners. u Write down what once made you start your business — and what energizes you about continuing to grow it each day. Ben Hubbert, co-owner of Champion AC, is a former member of Special Operations in the Air Force (Combat Control) who's now committed to helping the San Antonio community reduce its demands on the energy grid. Ben is a firm believer in education and constantly teaches new customer service approaches and techniques. Visit championac.com for additional information. ■ Air and water cooled ■ Customized voltage and tanks ■ Proven reliability ■ Adaptable to customer needs ■ Readily available units ■ 24/7 customer service A YORK® Refrigerant Storage/Recycling System (RSR) enables HVAC technicians to safely and effectively handle refrigerant when performing chiller work. AHRI certified to ensure performance, units are compact, portable, self-contained and specifically engineered for ease-of-service and fast chiller evacuation within all types of commercial and industrial applications. resolute.sales@res-ind.com | 317.360.5106 | www.res-ind.com f a s t e s t r e f r i g e r a n t r e c o v e r y r a t e s i n t h e i n d u s t r y

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