Business Development Resources (BDR)

The top training and business coaching provider for the contracting industry connects dealers with innovative online Equipment Exchange Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, announces the launch of a unique online resource to help HVACR dealers work together to ensure they are properly equipped for new 2023 Read more

The top training and business coaching provider for the contracting industry connects dealers with innovative online Equipment Exchange

Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, announces the launch of a unique online resource to help HVACR dealers work together to ensure they are properly equipped for new 2023 efficiency standards.

BDR’s Equipment Exchange allows individual dealers to connect online and arrange transfers of equipment impacted by a range of changing local, state and federal energy regulations set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

“With the unprecedented number of new standards starting at the beginning of 2023, dealers may find some of their inventory is outdated overnight,” said Bruce Wiseman, president and owner of BDR. “BDR’s new online Equipment Exchange network allows individual dealers to post their available equipment, see listed products, and negotiate agreements so everyone has the equipment they need to serve their customers.”

The Equipment Exchange is a free service for dealers directly affected by rapidly changing energy standards and is intended for limited exchanges. BDR is not involved in any transactions and recommends dealers always contact their distributor partner first for their product needs.

“The goal of our Equipment Exchange is the overall benefit of our industry during a period of enormous potential disruption,” Wiseman said. “Without a program like this, dealers could be stuck with equipment they can’t use, forcing them to absorb significant losses or pass them on to contractors and their customers. BDR remains committed to the distributors who are an essential part of this industry.”

For more information about BDR’s Equipment Exchange, visit https://www.bdrco.com/exchange/.

Top contractor learning and networking event heads to Tucson, Arizona in January 2023 Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, will host two jam-packed days of impactful keynote talks, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more for top contractors in the industry at SPARK 2023 Jan. 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona. “SPARK Read more

Top contractor learning and networking event heads to Tucson, Arizona in January 2023

Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, will host two jam-packed days of impactful keynote talks, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more for top contractors in the industry at SPARK 2023 Jan. 11-14 in Tucson, Arizona.

“SPARK 2023 is a powerful opportunity for contractors to cultivate new ideas, learn to communicate with younger generations, and collaborate with their peers,” said Bruce Wiseman, president and owner of BDR. “Based on the success of the first SPARK event in San Antonio earlier this year, we’re confident that we’ve developed a unique program that inspires and empowers the leaders in our industry.”

At SPARK, contractors will be presented with opportunities to build significant industry connections and learn key areas of focus for their business in the current economic climate.

The event is headlined by keynote sessions from experts in leadership and team member engagement. Clint Pulver, professional drummer turned employee retention expert, will kick off the event with an electrifying opening presentation. Lt. Col. Waldo “The Wingman” Waldman, executive coach and author of the New York Times bestseller “Never Fly Solo,” will deliver a powerful closing keynote.

SPARK 2023 also features time to enjoy activities in Tucson, a golf tournament, and great food and drinks – all in a uniquely Southwest setting. Held at the El Conquistador Tucson, guests will get to experience the colors, textures, and awe-inspiring views of the Sonoran Desert.

The inaugural SPARK event in San Antonio hosted representatives from 95 home service businesses with a combined annual revenue of $500 million.

For more information, including registration options and a preliminary agenda, visit https://www.bdrco.com/spark/.

The industry’s leading business training and coaching experts announce an ongoing development program designed to give business owners a foundation for empowering and inspiring their teams Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, announces a unique opportunity for service industry business owners, managers, and team leaders to develop Read more

The industry’s leading business training and coaching experts announce an ongoing development program designed to give business owners a foundation for empowering and inspiring their teams

BDR’s Leadership Excellence Academy offers a unique opportunity for service industry professionals to develop key skills for empowering and inspiring their teams and generating enhanced results.

Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, announces a unique opportunity for service industry business owners, managers, and team leaders to develop key skills for generating enhanced results by effectively influencing and mentoring team members.

BDR’s Leadership Excellence Academy: Foundations, an ongoing development program, launches in October with bi-monthly training sessions held the second Tuesday of every other month through August 2023.

“Leadership is the foundation of success in our industry, and anyone can become a leader,” said Bruce Wiseman, president and owner of BDR. “You don’t have to have a particular personality type to be a leader. All it takes is a commitment to your business and a vision for success. Our Leadership Excellence Academy is an investment in success. It’s designed to help contractors and distributors establish and implement a plan to empower and inspire their teams to reach higher levels of success.”

Foundations is Year One of the Leadership Excellence Academy journey and consists of six four-hour training workshops that target key elements of leadership. Each session provides strategies and best practices on how to apply each one in the workplace, including:

  • Determine your leadership level (Oct. 4)
  • Determine your leadership style and capacity (Dec. 13)
  • How to become an influencer (Feb. 14, 2023)
  • Go from communicating to connecting (April 11, 2023)
  • Empowering your team to success (June 13, 2023)
  • Leading people: managing the process (Aug. 9, 2023)

In addition to the six bimonthly workshops, Leadership Excellence Academy: Foundations offers targeted podcasts to help participants prepare for and review each session along with self-paced online courses available between the live online workshops.

“Learning leadership principles is something available for anyone,” Wiseman said. “Ultimately leadership is about setting an example, living up to your values, and building a strong, positive culture your team wants to be part of. Leadership itself isn’t always easy, but the proper training and experience prepare you to successfully face challenges and take your company to the next level.”

To register or learn more about BDR’s Leadership Excellence Academy, visit https://www.bdrco.com/leadership-excellence-academy/.