Learn How to Compete With the Industry's ‘Giants’ at IBS
Industry experts will tell you how to compete with the “giants,” run a paperless business, survive a market slowdown and more during the 18 educational sessions sponsored by NAHB’s Business Management and Information Technology Committee at the International Builders’ Show, Jan. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
“The education is selected by builders for builders,” said John Barrows, of J. Barrows, Inc., who led the selection committee. “We incorporated a broad array of topics that builders would be interested in learning about. Then we chose the most dynamic speakers with the greatest expertise in each of those areas.”
The following is a sampling of the business management educational sessions offered at IBS:
- Survival of the Fittest — Can the Local Builder Still Compete?
Scott Sedam, of TrueNorth Development Inc., will debunk the myth that local and smaller regional builders are destined to be swallowed up by the “giants” as he gives attendees tips for improving their operations and increasing their competitive edge.
- Process Your Company and Compete With the Giants
Bill Jagoe, of Jagoe Homes, will show builders who are building 50 to 200 units a year how to earn better margins.
- Thinking Outside the Filing Cabinet, Builders Doing More Paperless
Learn how builders are using document management to improve their systems, provide superior customer service and manage capital and financial operations.
- 25 Sure Ways to Improve Profitability
Chuck Shinn, of Lee Evans Group, will give 25 practical and understandable steps to improving your bottom line.
- Surviving a Slowing Market
Two builders will give attendees the inside scoop on how they decided to expand their geographical reach because of saturated local markets, economic slowdowns and job losses.
- Effectively Managing the Three Types of Teams
Marylee Putnam, of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, will discuss the best ways to manage new, temporary and transitional teams.
- Insurance Roundtable: Meet the Underwriters
The nation’s top underwriters will address critical issues facing home builders, including escalating insurance costs, market trends, risk transfer and quality assurance measures to reduce your insurance risk.
Visit the business management educational sessions online at the International Builders’ Show Web site for a complete list of seminars offered. Use the My Show Planner tool to create an electronic calendar.
For more information, call Wil Heslop at NAHB at 800-368-5242 x8472, or Marcia Childs at x8388.
NAHB Has More Than 170 Resources to Help You Run Your Business More Profitably
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NAHB Launches Technology Solutions Directory
NAHB’s Business Management & Information Technology Committee recently launched the Technology Solutions Directory, an easy-to-use directory that will enable builders, remodelers, contractors and other industry professionals to find the information on software and IT solutions and services for their businesses.
Software and technology solutions providers interested in being listed can sign up for:
- Enhanced Listing — Listing includes company name, URL, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, company/product description, company logo. Click here for more information.
- Standard Listing — Listing includes company name and phone number. Click here for more information.
For more information, e-mail Wil Heslop at NAHB.
The Technology Solutions Directory is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing in the directory should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the listed software, IT service or the software/IT vendor. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained in this directory.