HVAC Ladder - Career & Business Growth
By JR Lawhorne: HVAC Enthusiast and Business Coach
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Are you ready to take the next step in your HVAC career or business? It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to HVAC or you’ve been in it forever, there’s something you can do to take the next step. Join JR Lawhorne on the HVACLadder podcast while he learns and shares what you need to know to move forward in HVAC.
||Clean19 – The Transition from Technician to Owner w/ Michael Housh||In this episode, my guest Michael Housh and I discuss his experience transitioning from a service technician to the owner of his own company. You can find Michael on Facebook or his business on the web at www.houshhomeenergy.com.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 – Craftsmanship Plus Leadership – What it Takes to be an Owner Part 2||Today, I continue my discussion with Dr. Dan Elash, business mentor and strategic coach. Dr. Dan has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and decades of experience. If you’re already an owner or considering becoming an owner,||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 – Craftsmanship Plus Leadership – What it Takes to be an Owner||Today, I interview Dr. Dan Elash, business mentor and strategic coach. Dr. Dan has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and decades of experience. If you’re already an owner or considering becoming an owner, you should absolutely listen to this episode – it||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 – The Fighting Season w/ Tersh Blisset (Part 2)||Today, I finish the interview with Tersh Blisset, a small HVAC business owner in Savannah, Georgia about the fighting season in HVAC (the busy season). How do you deal with it and what strategies can be used to balance out the busy season with the off .||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 – The Fighting Season w/ Tersh Blisset (Part 1)||Today, I talk with Tersh Blisset, a small HVAC business owner in Savannah, Georgia about the fighting season in HVAC (the busy season). How do you deal with it and what strategies can be used to balance out the busy season with the off season?||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 – Proactive Tax Planning||The post 14 – Proactive Tax Planning appeared first on HVAC Ladder.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 – Change of Pace||In this episode, I share that HVACLadder episodes will be a little more spaced out. I’ve been putting a LOT of time into Fieldstone Service Management and other consulting efforts and don’t want the quality of HVACLadder to suffer so I’m slowing t||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 – Careers – Choose Your Own Adventure||In this episode, I talk about the pressure a lot of folks feel trying to make a single decision in their life about what they should do. For me, this pressure was highest in high school when trying to decide what I would do afterwards.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 – HVAC Careers – Interviewing a Retired Commercial & Industrial Technician – Ken Lawhorne||Are you interested in a career in commercial/industrial HVAC? In this episode, I interview my dad who started in commercial/industrial HVAC in his late thirties and worked in it for almost 20 years before retiring.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 – Are Your Customers Cheap?||If you ask a random person “what would make this product better?” most of them will tell you to make it cheaper. Price is always the focus when the product or service isn’t differentiated in any other way.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 – Is Online Marketing a Waste of Money?||Online marketing is a huge and profitable industry which causes people to come out of the woodwork to sell you unattainable promises at discount prices! It’s really NOT a waste of money but there are LOT of pitfalls along the way.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 – Want to Stop Chasing Clients and Have Them Chase You?||Are you ready to learn how to get clients to chase you instead of the other way around? In this episode, I discuss the basics of starting off on the right foot with marketing a lone wolf OR entrepreneurial venture in HVAC. Brand Promise.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 – Shoot, Communicate, and Move on Out||You are fighting a battle every day in business – a battle against mediocrity – a battle against your competition to bring more value to your customers than any one else can. In episode 5 – Work Yourself Out of a Job,||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 – Big Money – Where is it in HVAC?||Wealth is not finite! It’s infinite and created every day! How? By doing things and creating things that are more valuable than what people are willing to pay for them – maximizing value. An example: McD’s Burger cost $1 but for you to buy||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 – Work Yourself Out of a Job – Step 1||In this episode, I talk about how to start working toward the goal of getting out of the field – working more ON your business instead of working IN your business. Here are the basic steps: Understand your Operating Expenses in fine Detail – Fixed a||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 – Want to Better Serve Clients and Add $12,000 in Revenue?||In this episode, I talk with Tom Jackson, CEO of Jackson Systems in Indianapolis, Indiana. Benefits of FilterFetch Convenience for homeowners and building owners – they get reminders when filters should be ordered and changed and shipped exactly what||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 – Zoomlock Kit is an Investment Decision||In this episode, I talk about tool expenses and decisions like whether you should buy a Zoomlock kit . I talk about the differences between being an employee, a lone wolf, and an entrepreneur when it comes to lifestyle, expenses, and income.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 – Why Don’t You Pick Up the Phone?!||HVAC Answering Service What happens when you don’t answer the phone? It’s pretty simple – you lose business. When customers really need to talk to you, a human better answer when they call. Want to answer your phone 24/7?||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to The HVACLadder Podcast||Welcome to HVACLadder! In this episode of the HVACLadder podcast, I very briefly go over what it’s all about. HVACLadder is devoted to helping you make decisions in the trade and helping you eliminate obstacles for growth,||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I am really enjoying your HVAC related podcast. Thanks for the business advice, I can never get enough.
Great podcast for the HVAC business owner!
Many of us know the trade but the details and strategy of managing a business is overwhelming at times.....that's the vacuum this podcasts fills. Helps you focus on the tasks outside of your van! JR is active on several online forums and will message you personally.
Just wanted to check it out, ended up downloading EVERY EPISODE!
This guy is great. Getting customers in the HVAC industry isn't always easy. We could all use some help, I suppose.
The knowledge you get in such a short episode is easy to understand and you can test some of the ideas on your business right away.