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Business Solutions for Maximizing Your Profits

July 2010    

In 1992, NSPG released Numbers Cruncher, our Break Even Calculator.  This was followed by our Flat Rate Price Book product line. With our simple-to-use-tools, you can make being a business owner what you always wanted to it be - successful, profitable and rewarding.

Google Tags for Local Business Advertising  
Click to see Google Tag ListingGoogle has started its new advertising vehicle for local business called Google Tags. The service adds a yellow marker to your business listing on Google Maps plus it adds a line under your text listing. Both can link to a special offer coupon or your website.

Click to see Google Tag ListingYour tag can link to photos, videos, menus, or appointment creation pages of your website. It is an easy way to directly integrate your business into the Google search ecosystem.


Click to see Google Tag ListingThe extra brightly colored tag can make your business stand out on the map and text listing. The ability to easily create limited time offer coupons can help drive business to your company by adding a sense of urgency to the transaction.

Google Tags may be one easy way for small main street businesses to transition from paper advertising like the various "Yellow" books to the world of on line advertising.

Click to see Google TagListingIf you have a verified listing in Google Places, you can quickly add the tag feature to your listing. Having a tag associated with your company will not improve your listing position, so you still need to work to get to the top of the local listings.

The cost for the new Google Tags service is $25 per month with the first month free if you sign up by July 23, 2010.

For a quick overview of the Google Tags program take a look at the official Google roll-out video. (Go full screen for a better view).

Sam's Club Small Business Loan ProgramSmall Business Loan Program
Sam's Club has begun testing its online business loan program that was announced on July 6, 2010. The program will provide small businesses with access to no collateral loans of $5,000 to $25,000 through established small business lender Superior Financial Group (SFG). SFG is is the largest SBA regulated lender that specializes in lending to small businesses.

The application process is simple with the full cost structure disclosed up front. The application is available through a link on the Sam's Club site. There is a PDF brochure with the program highlights available on the Sam's Club site.

The one page application is on the SFG site where the full costs and program details can be found.

Give Mike Conroy a call.  He can quickly walk you through the business basics that you need to help make your business more consistently profitable.  Take advantage of his experience working with hundreds of companies like yours to help you achieve your own business success. 

Measure Monthly, Adjust Quarterly
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The Economy

Kiplinger's projections for the economy remain mildly optimistic.  They expect the economy to grow 3.1% this year and 3.6% next year.  These are weak numbers for a recovering economy, but at least they are positive.  It still looks like the economy won't improve substantially until 2012 at the earliest.

We are seeing announced supplier price increases ranging from 5 to 10% for July.  This probably reflects the increased demand due to the pick up in business earlier this spring.

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PHCC Connect 2010: Learn New Strategies to Succeed!

In this changing business environment, you’re being hit from all directions with new situations that you didn’t anticipate. Do these sound familiar?

  • Customers are hesitant to spend any money, and nothing you can say will change their mind.

  • Internet-savvy customers are finding product information online instead of through you.

  • Your previously loyal new construction partners are selecting the cheapest bid over yours.

QSC LogoHow do you overcome these challenges—before your competition does?  You need new strategies, and you need them fast.  Answers specific to your business can be found at CONNECT 2010, Oct. 27-30 in Las Vegas, Nev.

PHCC logoHeld jointly with the Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting, the event will provide the most comprehensive industry training, well-known speakers and cutting-edge information available.

Nexstar® Super Meeting will Offer Strategies for Generating Revenue and Success

Plumbing, HVAC and electrical home service contractors across the continent have the opportunity to experience the rapid results of Nexstar® Network, as the trades’ leading business development organization opens the doors of their Austin, Texas Super Meeting September 23-25.

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In This Issue

Google Tags

The Economy

PHCC Connect 2010

Nexstar Super Meeting



Interesting Items

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Freebie of
the Month

The freebie of the month is a web site or product that we feel gives you something worth looking at or using that costs you little or nothing.

LAlarm is a software based alarm system for your laptop computer. After installng this small software program, you will be able to set up several different types of alarms including theft, perimeter, battery, and disk condition.

The theft alarm can be tied to either the power cord or a USB drive.  After setting the alarm, a loud alarm will sound from the computer when the power or the USB drive is unplugged from the computer.  Shutting off the alarm requires the entry of a password.  If the thief turns off the computer to stop the alarm, it sounds again when the computer is turned back on.

LAlarm can be set to automatically wipe critical files from your stolen computer, and it can even email you the files before they are removed.

LAlarm is a no cost alternative to LoJack software. If you will be using your computer on the road, the LoJack solution makes a lot of sense at about $30 per year.  Since most notebook computers are used in office or home situations, the free LAlarm software may be all you need.

If you have a favorite Free site, let us know.




War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is strength
     George Orwell - 1984

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
                   Mark Twain

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
                   Rita Rudner

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
                 George Carlin

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough
               Mario Andretti

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
                   Victor Hugo

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Our members have been through the ups and downs and faced the same business issues you're encountering. By joining together in Nexstar's "best practices" organization, they now share, learn, explore and grow - and their business is on a steady upswing - with more time to swing the clubs.

Real contractors. Real results.

Others make similar claims. Here's the difference: Members. They own Nexstar. We talk, build a knowledge base of what works and doesn't work, cut out the pitchmen and consult with the real deal experts in fields that matter to members. No gimmicks. No "pre-fab" systems. And no policy requirements that commit you long term. We know your world and speak your language because our members are your peers.

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