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The changing shape of the HME industry

June 24, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's only the fourth day of summer, but at HME News headquarters, we're already thinking fall. (Which is a shame, really, because summers in Maine are so, so short!) Why? Believe or not, we're gearing up for our pre-show (September) and show (October) issues for Medtrade. Most years, the show issue features a special report. This year's topic: the changing shape of the HME industry. As part of the report, we plan to focus on three major ways in which the industry is changing: Consolidation (During...

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Sneak peek: Retail Strategies Special Report

February 21, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

If you're intimidated by the prospect of launching a retail-driven HME business, consider the dozens of experts featured in our upcoming Retail Strategies Special Report as your personal mentors. In the special report, these experts will guide you on everything from what to prioritize (your customer's needs, not necessarily the money) to what to carry (how many bath chairs are you really going to sell, asks one expert) to where to get help (your friendly manufacturer, of course). One of the most...

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A show issue, a Special Report and lots of bad news

June 20, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It's that time of year when the editorial team here at HME News starts gearing up for Medtrade, Oct. 16-18 in Atlanta. See, our September issue is the pre-show issue and our October issue is the show issue/Show Daily Day 1. To put all of this in perspective: Right now, we're already working on our August issue. That's right, the end of summer is already upon HME News when it has just begun for everyone else! Anyway, we always run a Special Report in the show issue, so I've been hunting around for...

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Tell me: Why are so many employees leaving your company for better opportunities elsewhere?

March 4, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Picture me asking you this with one hand on my hip and a tapping foot. Let me back-up: We recently sent out a human resources survey to our readers. Two of the questions in the survey: “How many employees resigned from your company in 2010? and “What was the main reason employees resigned from your company in 2010?” 375 of you completed the survey (thank you, by the way). Your answer to the first question: 5.7 (average). Your answer to the second: Better opportunity elsewhere (the...

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