Category: Jobs

The Pros and Cons of Freelance Work

If you’re thinking to yourself that now is a good time to start freelancing — or even just picking up a side hustle — you’re not alone.  According to some estimates, there were 59 million freelancers in the United States last year. And, that number continues to rise. Some projections show the population of the… Read more »

3 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is the Best Place to Look for AV Services

The gig economy is not a new concept, even as it relates to the slow-to-change AV industry. As technologies associated with the AV industry expand and become more ubiquitous, the demand for fast, affordable, and competent support will continue to increase. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “cheap, fast, good? Pick two, because you can’t… Read more »

Empower vs. Employ

I’ve spent most of my adult life employed by some great companies. Guitar Center, TekWorks and AVI Systems to name just a few. The benefits of working for these companies were significant as they provided health care, 401K plans and vacation pay. I am forever grateful to the founders of these companies and what working for… Read more »

AV HERO Belongs to YOU

The phrase “We’re in this together” has been used a lot lately, and appropriately so.  At the end of the day the world is a lot smaller than we think and our actions create a much bigger impact than we may expect. I’m writing this post to encourage the AV HERO Family around the concept… Read more »

What are the Qualifications of an AV HERO?

Qualifications AV HERO Assessment Test includes the following four categories: Audio, Video, Control/Networking, and Service/Troubleshooting. All are represented equally. It is our stance is for individuals to be an effective all-around AV HERO, they need to have a decent knowledge base in all four categories. If a HERO is familiar with the below terms, concepts,… Read more »

The Origins of AV HERO

Like all good stories, the story of AV HERO started in, well, you guessed it, a bar. I was having a beer (sounds good right now doesn’t it?), looking at the TVs and this thought came to me, “what would this bar owner do if all of a sudden these TVs stopped working?” The honest… Read more »

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