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    • Tuesday, May 09, 2023
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2023

    PHCC’s New Finance Bootcamp: A Training Must for Any Business Owner

    After much anticipation by its member contractors, the  Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has launched all nine modules of its new Finance Bootcamp. Developed as basic training for business owners and their staff, these self-paced courses will help learners understand the fundamentals of finance so they can make informed, strategic decisions for the financial health of their businesses.

    “For plumbing and HVAC technicians, opening their own business is a logical next step, and they may be masters of their craft, but many owners don’t completely understand the financial part, and they could fail miserably as a result,” says Laurie Crigler, PHCC Education Committee chair. “By the end of the Boot Camp, business owners not only will be better prepared to manage and understand financial performance, but they will be more creative and innovative critical and strategic thinkers.”

    Business owners and their finance staffs can take one or take all nine of the following modules (about 45 minutes each):

    1. Introduction to Finance – a basic overview of the Boot Camp covering topics such as chart of accounts (COA) and cash vs. accrual accounting.
    2. Understanding a Profit and Loss Statement – a focus on profit vs. loss, net vs. gross (sales), operating income, and net income.
    3. Understanding a Balance Sheet – an overview of how to read and interpret balance sheets, covering current, fixed, long-term, and other assets, as well as current and long-term liabilities.
    4. Determining Actual Billable Hourly Rates – an understanding of how to determine actual hourly rates for technicians, understand a profit and loss calculator, and how to accurately determine the cost of doing business.
    5. Importance of Financial Ratios – an overview to help learners understand financial ratios and what they show, which are the most important to follow and why, and how to identify a business’ KPIs monthly.
    6. Understanding Your Tax Rights and Responsibilities – an overview of basic business taxes, tax credits, fixed assets, the difference between S and C Corps, and IRS notifications.
    7. Preventing and Identifying Theft – a session that will help explain what fraud is, common types of employee fraud, how to prevent and detect fraud, and how to create a culture of accountability.
    8. Financial Software and Basic Business Skills – a session geared to address the different types of products to help businesses make the right accounting software choices; will also cover basic business practices to prevent expensive and painful solutions.
    9. Creating Budgets for Your Business – an understanding of why budgets are important, covering topics such as income, fixed costs, variable costs, financial goals, and more

    These modules were developed by the PHCC Education Committee and financial management expert Ruth King, which tapped various subject matter specialists for respective content.

    The PHCC Finance Bootcamp is available online for $50/module for PHCC members ($90 for non-members) or $345 for the bundle (all nine modules) for PHCC members ($650 for non-members). PHCC members can log in and register for the modules via PHCC’s learning management system at If you have not set up your password – or for more information – contact Heidi Salati at

    In the coming year, PHCC also will offer the Bootcamp series in person. The first one, covering all nine modules of this finance basic training, will be live and in-person May 9-10 in Ashland City, Tennessee. The course will be hosted by PHCC Corporate Partner A.O. Smith. The instructor will be well-respected profitability master Ruth King.   LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

    • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • YOTEL Washington DC, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

    2023 PHCC Legislative Conference
    Tuesday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    YOTEL Washington DC
    415 New Jersey Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    Make plans now to attend the PHCC 2023 Legislative Conference IN-PERSON to meet with your lawmakers and educate them on the significant role our industry can play in promoting energy, economic, and workforce policies that are important to our industry and will move America forward. You will have access to:

    • Insider political analysis from keynote speakers
    • Targeted issues briefing and effective advocacy tips
    • Orientation on conducting meetings with legislators and staff
    • IN-PERSON visits with your representatives in Congress
    • Easy-to-use technology providing access to your meetings schedule and to help you navigate Capitol Hill
    And, you’ll be able to educate policymakers on:
    • Protecting America’s energy future through fuel choice
    • The costs and realities of building electrification
    • Supporting workforce programs and registered apprenticeships

    PHCC Group Rate: $319 per night
    (Note: Hotel Information to book your room will be included in your meeting confirmation)


    Meetings will be scheduled based on your state and Congressional district. Please contact Mark Valentini at or (703) 752-9871 if you have any special scheduling questions or requests. PHCC staff will provide a preliminary issues orientation virtually, a “first-timers” briefing for those who are new to advocacy (onsite), and a comprehensive issues briefing with keynote speaker Charlie Cook (also onsite) to ensure you are prepared for your day of meetings on the Hill.

    Nearest Airports: Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA, Blue and Yellow Line Metro accessible to Union Station), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD, Silver Line Metro accessible to Union Station), Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI, MARC rail/Amtrak accessible to Union Station).
    Amtrak Northeast Corridor to Union Station Washington DC (WAS).


    May 16th, 2023 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    First Timers Briefing (Studio 2)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Seminar

    May 16th, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Government Relations Meeting—Invitation Only (Hub 3)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Meeting

    May 16th, 2023 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Keynote Speaker and Orientation (Grand Hub East/West)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Keynote

    May 16th, 2023 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Industry Reception (Capitol Hill, location TBD)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Reception

    May 17th, 2023 | 7:00am - 9:00am
    Breakfast and Guest Speaker/Panel Discussion (Grand Hub East/West)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Breakfast

    May 17th, 2023 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Legislative Meetings (Capitol Hill/Congressional and Senate Office Buildings)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Meeting

    May 17th, 2023 | 9:30am - 9:30am
    Group Photo (West Front, U.S. Capitol)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Meeting

    May 17th, 2023 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Closing Reception (Yotel Rooftop Pool)
    Session description not available at this time.
    Session Type: Reception

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