Ask Hermie

Hermie is the consummate AV Professional, having lurked behind the scenes at Herman Pro AV and Herman Integration Services for years. When it comes to the professional audiovisual business, Hermie walks the walk and talks the talk. In fact, he doesn’t just talk about AV stuff until he’s blue in the face, he’s done it so much he’s blue all over! So, if you have a burning AV question, just “Ask Hermie!”

Dear Hermie,

I enjoy reading your column, Hermie, and I hope you can help me out. I run a small AV company (small being just me and my partner, and we do all of the installs ourselves). We make a decent living selling and installing systems in homes and small businesses, but we’re at a turning point. We’re busy all the time, but lately, we’re getting a lot of inbound referrals and requests, especially from local businesses asking about teleconferencing equipment and setting up meeting rooms for remote workers as they now engage more with their own customers and employees remotely. Truth is, we really don’t want to staff up, as who knows how long this demand will last. And if I’m honest, my partner and I like doing the work we’re doing and are not really interested in taking on the time and effort to hire, train, and manage a team. We like things lean and mean, and we’re very hands-on. That said, I feel like we’re missing a big opportunity to take on the incoming business, right, Hermie?

We don’t have the time to do the work ourselves, and we don’t want to grow our overhead and complicate our nice setup, but we’d love the new business. Got any ideas, Hermie?

Signed, Stumped in St. Louis

Dear Stumped,

Hermie feels you! When opportunities to grow your business come knocking, you need to be able to open that door, no matter what’s behind it. Good news! You can easily take on more business without the hassles of growing your team by partnering with Herman. Sure, I am biased, and, full-disclosure, Herman pays me well to be their mascot and write these columns. But the truth is they’ve got the perfect solution for you and any other providers who have more customer opportunities than their current team can handle.

Herman Integration Services offers turnkey AV services for conference, meeting, and huddle rooms. As the leading full-service AV distributor, Herman can provide you with the equipment and the installation labor. All you need to do is provide the customer, and it sounds like for you that’s gonna be easy peasy!

So check out Herman Integration Services. They’ll empower you to take on more business and still keep you and your partner focused on the installations you love doing yourselves. And when you hit up the folks at Herman, tell ’em Hermie sent you, so they know I’m earning my keep!

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