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INDUSTRY | Operations
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Longtime
integrator turned
consultant
Franklin Karp of
Franklin Karp &
Co. riffs on range
of topics from
supply chain to
company culture
to standards/
best practices
and more.
By Jason Knott
PURESOLUTION/STOCK.ADOBE.COM
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN
in the industry for
decades, the institutional
knowledge is solid gold.
And the opportunity to
have the information from
those years of experience
passed along to the next
generation of integration
company owners is priceless.
With all the pressures
facing CE pros today from
supply chain to labor rates
to company culture, worthy
advice from someone who
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has seen it all and done it
all is welcome indeed.
That's where Franklin Karp
comes in. After spending
decades in the trenches,
Karp is now sharing his sage
advice with others through
the formation of his own
consulting company: Franklin
Karp & Co.
Karp started in the consumer
electronics business
when he was in college
selling stereos. That evolved
to a job in retail at Stereo
Warehouse before moving
to Harvey Electronics, a
high-end dedicated retailer
that eventually expanded
into custom installation.
Harvey's grew to $46 million
in sales, including $21 million
in custom installation, during
Karp's long tenure. For the
past decade, he has been at
Audio Video Systems in New
York, dealing with vendors
and affluent clientele.
Even though business is
booming, there are always
simmering issues on the
horizon and efficiencies and
improvements that can be
made for business right now
and to prepare the company
for the future.
Karp recently appeared
on the CE Pro Podcast and
discussed a broad range of
custom integration topics.
Here's a sampling of pertinent
advice - a free initial
consultation, if you will - he
offers in several categories
impacting your business
cepro.com
Pieces of
Business Advice
from an
Industry Veteran
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