Last month, Diane Gilson, noted guru in everything QuickBooks job-costing and construction, entertained one of the biggest turnouts for our monthly QBTalks webinars. Hundreds of people tuned in to hear what Diane had to say about these topics.
But Diane is much more than just a QuickBooks job-costing advisor or QuickBooks Construction advisor. She understands these areas down to the last detail, possessing a clear feel for these businesses and their numbers – both obvious and hidden. These are the kind of details that mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful company.
As I mentioned during QBTalks, Diane has developed hours and hours of in-depth training on these topics, ranging from basic setup, to identification, and understanding of key performance measures and industry specific metrics.
Now Diane has teamed up with 20 construction industry speakers, trainers, authors, software developers and consultants to offer ProAdvisors 24/7 online training in the form of her Construction Industry Success Summit.
This means you can access the important, current information you need to improve your business marketing, sales, management and profitability without having to finance the high price tag of a live summit in a far-away metro area.
Best of all, there's no set timeline or schedule to participate. You simply can "click your way" into any of the 20 online training sessions from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, any time that works for you.
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I know you're dying to find out some of the topics covered and who’s presenting them, so let’s look at a few of the speakers from the Construction Industry Success Summit.
Mike Michalowicz, a business author and entrepreneur, is the CEO of Profit First Professionals. Mike will be speaking on “Converting Your Income into Take-home Pay: How Profit First Works for Construction Companies.” You will never think about the profits of your business the same way after he turns your traditional financial perspectives upside down.
busybusy Inc. founder and CEO Isaac Barlow will discuss “Finding, Attracting & Retaining Great Employees: The Importance of Systems & Culture in Your Business.” If you're looking for ways to attract and retain employees, you won’t want to skip Isaac’s reveals of what systems top companies use to attract and keep the employees you need.
Joseph (Joe) Hughes, CEO of Contractor Dynamics, will lend insights on “The 5 Pillars of a Successful Online Marketing Strategy: The Complete Guide for Construction Contractors.” Once upon a time, word of mouth was the source of many contract referrals. But today, it's all about the internet and your web presence. Joe will not only give you six reasons why most contractor marketing fail, but also show you how to convert your web presence into actual leads and sales.
Dennis Dixon, president of Dixon Ventures, will be present “’Hear-Ye, Hear-Ye’: Stupid Things Contractors Do which land them in Court: Confessions of an Expert Witness.” The last place any contractor wants to be is in court. So, check out Dennis' real-life adventures in court as an experienced expert witness on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Meredith Wood, VP of content and editor-in-chief for Fundera, will cover the topic of "Getting the Capital You Need to Grow Your Business.” We've all heard the old saying, "Cash is King," but the problem is that all too often it seems that only the kings have the cash, while the rest of us struggle with the capital needs of our business. Meredith will discuss why bank lending to small businesses is down, and what alternative lending options are available to SMBs. She'll also teach you how to choose the right type of loan for your business.
There are hours of additional instruction from leading professionals in their fields, all geared toward helping the construction industry and those financial professionals serving the construction industry.
Folks, these are not "pie in the sky" theoretical ideas, they're practical down-to-earth nuts and bolts you can put into place with your construction clients – things you can share to get them turned around and on the track to success.
As ProAdvisors, bookkeepers and accountants, you are too aware that many of your small construction clients are struggling. They need practical help to increase their income and improve profitability. Those small contractors, and perhaps some of your bigger ones, too, look to you for help in so many areas of their business. But most of all, they want that key financial data and information to make their business go.
That’s where Diane comes in. With decades of experience in dealing with the construction industry, small and large firms alike, she has the answers you need.
In her own Summit presentation, “Maximize Your Profits with QuickBooks: 13 Smart & Simple Ways to Transform Your Business,” Diane will teach you the simple principle of “what gets measured, gets managed,” as she shares step-by-step techniques you can easily help your construction clients implement.
The Construction Industry Success Summit can turbo-charge your ProAdvisor Practice if you currently specialize in, or if want to specialize in, the construction industry.
And here's the great part – As a result of the overwhelming response to Diane’s QBTalks webinar, she has graciously agreed to offer Insightful Accountant subscribers a 30 percent discount off the retail price of the Summit. Just enter IA30 as your discount code during your registration.
I don’t typically quote prices on anything I write about, but I'm making an exception in this case, because this is such a great deal in terms of content for the price. The retail price for this Summit is $297, but currently, there's a special going on through April 30.
Right now, you can purchase a "Full Access Pass" for only $197, less your Insightful Accountant 30 percent discount of $59, reducing even that special pricing.
So I encourage you to register before April 30.