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How to Use Working Capital for Your HVAC Business
June 22, 2017
National-HVAC-Tech-Day

How to Use Working Capital for Your HVAC Business

When you have enough working capital, your HVAC business can pay for things that can increase sustainability and growth. According to a Lennox Business Coach, Gary Oetker, if you take the working capital and divide it by an average year of sales, it should amount to about 10-15 percent, anything less and you may have cash flow issues.

If your goal is to grow your HVAC business, try to ensure that you are at a minimum of 10 percent so you can invest your revenue back into your business.

As we celebrate National HVAC Tech Day on June 22nd, here are a few HVAC business tips that you can follow by applying for a business loan.

4 Ways to Use HVAC Business Financing:

1. Pursue HVAC Business Certifications

Depending on where your HVAC business is located, you might be required to have certain licenses and certifications to practice business in that state. If you’re serious about improving your business, you may want to consider investing in education for you and your employees. This can be a fruitful way to utilize additional working capital.

If you’re debating whether or not to invest in additional training, know that it can often set you apart as someone who is competent in the HVAC business world. Certifications demonstrate that your team has certain skills, and can increase the level of trust that your clients have in you.

2. Pay for Marketing Materials

In order to reach new clients, you should consider investing in a marketing plan. Not only can marketing find more perspective clients, but it also places you in a category of professionalism as you show that you are a serious HVAC business owner. Creating a website, paying for newspaper ads and truck signage, and showing up at networking events are all great ways to spread awareness about your business.

3. Build Your Technician Team

Expansion means an increase in workload, which more than likely means an increase in employees. There may be times when the extra hands you’re looking to hire might not fit into your current budget. Consider offering an apprenticeship program, where you can mentor newcomers in the industry. When they are finished with the program, you can hire then on as full-time help. By pursuing additional financing, your focus changes from worrying if you are meeting payroll, and instead you are free to focus on getting the work done and building your business.

4. Invest in New Technology

Providing for your clients ultimately going to bring the most profit and growth. By investing in new HVAC technology that is more energy efficient, you could save your clients hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on their energy bills. Put the needs of your clients first, and the initial costs will pay off for your business in the long-term.

Are You Ready to Apply for an HVAC Business Loan?

Consider where you want your business to be a year from this HVAC National Tech Day. More than likely, the goals that you want to reach will be easier if you have additional cash flow available. If you want to incorporate any of these HVAC business tips into your plans, you should consider applying for a business loan that will cover the costs of these wise business investments.

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