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See What is Included in the American Standard Business Accelerator Program

Below is an outline of all the benefits that are included with your American Standard Business Accelerator Program enrollment. To unlock all of these benefits, enroll today!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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Dedicated online classes focused on the fundamental areas of running a contracting businesses. Classes are available on Sales, Financial Structure, Pricing, Marketing, Operations, Customer Service, Service Agreements, Leadership and more. The online classes feature high definition streaming videos and a learning management system that requires all participants to demonstrate their total comprehension of the various lessons, each step of the way, before progressing through the rest of the training curriculum.

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Technical training is available to all members but requires an additional annual fee per enrolled employee

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Technical training is available to all members but requires an additional annual fee per enrolled employee

In partnership with Interplay Learning, an industry leader in the space, our technical training add-on package features traditional technical knowledge and trending best practices hosted in a virtual reality setting that enables easy, industry-best training without expensive travel. Boasting over 100 (and counting) training courses, many of them NATE-certified, our technical training ensures your team stays on the cutting edge of industry standards and hands-on technical competencies.

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The Contracting Best Practices Online Library allows member contractors to take an even deeper dive and expand their knowledge, beyond what is covered in the online classes, to achieve total mastery of all the critical areas for running a contracting business. With this powerful resource, you’ll unlock a vast library of high definition training videos, implementation tools, templates, articles and self-evaluation scorecards to support your continued education and business growth.

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In-depth educational events focused on the core areas of curriculum provided through Contractor University. Workshops are presented in-person as well as virtually during non-peak seasons. Premium members receive 1 free registration to each in-person workshop and unlimited free registration for virtual workshops.

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Every month, all Loyalty Rewards-eligible Contractor University members have access to a free 45-minute, one-on-one coaching session with one of Contractor University’s Business Coaches. Members can ask their coach targeted questions specific to their business, get real-time advice and receive feedback on strategy and ongoing progress.

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Strategic, business building event featuring headliner keynote presentations, focused breakout sessions, networking opportunities, vendor exhibits and more. This is the can’t-miss event of the year for members. Free registration to the annual Contractor University EPIC conference is available to Premium American Standard Business Accelerator Program members.

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Contractor University’s “Cracking the Code” is a weekly show and podcast that casts a light on the most important topics related to running a contracting business. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and contracting business expert Weldon Long, “Cracking the Code” regularly features Contractor University’s industry-acclaimed faculty and helps viewers discover timeless proven strategies and emerging best practices that are being implemented today by the country’s most successful contractors. Contractor University members enjoy the added benefit of on-demand access to the full archive of all previous episodes.

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Do you have a challenge you are facing in your business and want advice from other contractors who are in your same shoes? Are you interested in an easy and convenient way to network and connect with contractors and leading industry consultants from across the country? Look no further than Contractor Connect, a Contractor University-powered Facebook community for all contractors that offers the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with individuals in every role throughout the home services industry, including Contractor University’s panel of experts.

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Contractor University routinely surveys its contractor network on specific focus topics to gain insight on how contractors are evolving their business practices to achieve maximum success and then publishes a summary of the survey results for American Standard Business Accelerator Program members to access.

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Contractor University has partnered with several of the premier providers of products, services and training for contractors – all of whom actively contribute support to EGIA’s mission to serve contractors. Through these partnerships, Contractor University members get access to exclusive discounts, rebates and special offers, potentially saving them thousands of dollars a year on many of the essential tools and resources needed to run their businesses.

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Designed for every HVAC dealer, from a single-person shop to the largest mega dealers, OPTIMUS is the industry-first finance platform that provides a single application process for ALL of the leading lenders on our program, automatically sending the customer to the right lender based on credit profile and the financial products that you offer. No transitioning to a second program or having to overcome a denial. OPTIMUS gets you to “YES” quickly and seamlessly by reducing the need for multiple applications and credit pulls. You get a 90% approval rate in just seconds, more customers approved for financing, and more closed jobs.

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$10 of your monthly dues for the American Standard Business Accelerator Program is contributed, at no added cost to the member, to the EGIA Foundation. The EGIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to reducing the labor shortage in the home services industry while expanding the benefits the industry offers the general public. Through career development, scholarship programs, providing education about the industry to students as they are considering career paths, and other initiatives, the Foundation enthusiastically takes a role in developing future generations of tradespeople. As a Contractor University member, $10 of your monthly dues are donated to the EGIA Foundation at no additional cost to you.

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All Contractor University members on annual payment plans, or monthly payment members that have been with Contractor University for a minimum of one year without missing a payment, are eligible for an exclusive suite of perks as part of the Contractor University Loyalty Rewards Program. Benefits include, one-on-one business coaching, a copy of Becoming Your Best’s annual planner and preferred membership pricing.