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Investing in the Future of the Trades

Even with the support of a network of like-minded businesses, finding great talent can still seem like an impossible task for many Nexstar members. Thankfully, a handful of member companies have successfully managed to deal with the shortage of skilled tradespeople, largely through creativity, foresightedness, and patience.

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What Is Your Dispatcher’s Job?

“What is your dispatcher’s job?” Is a question I’ve asked a lot in my line of work, and the most common answer – by far – is to make sure that all of the calls get run every day. If that is your...

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Building a Sustainable Business

Things haven’t been all sunshine and roses for the McQuillan clan over the years. As one would expect, a lot can happen over 135 years in a family-owned business, and it was only a few years back, before McQuillan Bros. joined Nexstar, that the local plumbing giant was on the verge of shutting its doors for good.

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Becoming an Employer of Choice

The phrase “employer of choice” might be one of the most overused in all of our industry. You and your team want to be an employer of choice. I am an employer of choice. Everyone is claiming to be...

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How Do You Sound?

If you’re a general manager or an owner, it’s your responsibility to know how your company sounds 24 hours a day. This is shocking news to some, but knowing how you sound is vital to the continued...

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Harnessing the Power of Habits

Not everyone is a creature of habit. While some people enjoy the routine and security that habits provide, others find habits to be limiting and dull. The fact is, finding and practicing the right...

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Your Leadership Team

Intention is the most important component in a leadership team. What I mean by intention is that the thoughts and actions of the members of the management team are focused on what’s best for the...

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