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Below, you’ll find our original post from 2016. For updated information on the 2017 scholarship opportunity from My Service Depot (now $2000!), please visit https://www.smartservice.com/smart-service-scholarship/ Are you currently attending, or plan to attend, a college, university, or trade school with the intention of pursuing a career in a field service industry? Know someone who is? Well, we have some good news: a $1000 scholarship is being offered by My Service Depot for the 2017 Spring and Fall semesters! The company, known for its Smart Service software, has chosen to offer the twice-yearly scholarship in light of the growing movement to better recognize alternative career paths after high school, as well as the chronic shortage of skilled workers. Says Creative Director Ben Yackshaw, “At My Service Depot, we feel that too much effort is spent directing young men and women to pursue traditional four year colleges and liberal arts degrees when those degrees don’t necessarily translate into good jobs for graduating students.  Meanwhile, many field service occupations that offer intellectually stimulating and well-paying work remain understaffed.” The scholarship is open to anyone who’s enrolled or planning to enroll in a skilled trades program, and  has graduated high school in the last 15 years – or will have graduated at the time of receiving the award – with a 2.5 GPA or better. All that’s needed is either a video (5 minutes or less) or written essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the skilled trades. Video is preferred “both to increase the appeal of the opportunity and to emphasize traits (affability, presentation) we feel will better serve aspiring field service professionals in their chosen field.” For full details and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.smartservice.com/scholarship.html – entries for Spring 2017 must be submitted by Thursday, November 10th, 2016! We think this is a great opportunity, and encourage everyone to spread the word!

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Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair. Consumer Contact: GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geappliances.com and click “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information. Units: About 222,000 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada) Description: The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections. Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges: Incidents/Injuries: GE Appliances has received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, including three reports of fires resulting in about $129,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported. Sold at: Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide from June 2003 through October 2011 for between $900 and $1,400.

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Unlike time and materials pricing, there is no undercharging for Fred Fast and no overcharging for Sam Slow. Customers will focus on the overall value instead of how much time the plumber spends on the repair. Everybody is happier.  With a flat-rate system, the goal is to charge a fair price. But a fair price isn’t necessarily a low price. Hey—you work hard. Your company needs to make a profit. The flat rate system allows you to charge a fair price and take the emphasis off the hourly rate. Customers are more likely to pay right away when they have already agreed on the total price up front. At the end of a service call, the value of the Gordontheplumber.com Emergency Plumbing Near Me service is still top of mind for the customer.

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Local directory sites, like Yelp and Google are a great way to increase your online visibility. Both social media and local directories will help you gain insight into how your customers associate with your brand. Once you have your social media profiles create, it is important to cultivate an ongoing content strategy . A good content strategy will help you cultivate a good online reputation, because it gives your credibility. You content strategy allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and establish yourself as an expert in your field. A good content strategy will incorporate a diverse assortment of content from: simple status updates, a blog, images, videos, infographics, memes, and short video clips. The more diverse your content strategy, the better visibility you will have, which gives you a chance to create a better online reputation. Once you have established your online reputation, it is important to continually manage it, in order to protect it. While you can’t stop someone from leaving a bad review, you can be proactive when these things happen. Monitor your local directory and social media profiles. Stay on top of your reviews .

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10. You Have Peace Of Mind When Your HVAC Is Running Right It’s hard to fall asleep at night if you’re worried about something in your home suddenly going kaput in the house, leaving you with a whopping HVAC repair bill. You’ll sleep better, with peace of mind, when you have everything about temperature control under control. Symptoms Your System May Not Be Working Efficiently If you can’t remember the last time your home’s inner workings were checked or suspect a problem already exists, there will be tell-tale symptoms and you should pay attention to them immediately: If the floor around your furnace is littered with soot and similar debris, there’s droplets of water pooling underneath and an odd smell permeates the area around your furnace, something is probably wrong. Cracks and rust anywhere on your boiler are a bad sign, especially to the extent that a leak has sprung, even a small one. When you see any of these symptoms, it likely means you’re not maintaining the system well enough and it’s time your boiler had a checkup. If your air-conditioning releases funny smells when you turn it on, makes crazy noises or just isn’t cooling off the home the way it once did, time may be running out for your system. You know when it’s “off”, even when it’s on, so take the time to have it properly diagnosed and repaired. 4.

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