Convention Education Spans the Spectrum

At the 47<sup>th</sup> Annual HBASC State Convention, local, state and national experts will teach HBA members everything from how to comply with laws and regulations to where to find financing for business. A few sales & marketing experts will be on hand to teach you how to reach the newer and younger market and how to make your business a success.

Today’s HBA builder and associate members have had to make changes to how they do business. They’ve had to tweak things to make it through to the economic recovery. While they wait on government to improve things like AD&C loans, the HBA is helping members understand how to make changes and improvements to their businesses.

At the 47th Annual HBASC State Convention, local, state and national experts will teach HBA members everything from how to comply with laws and regulations to where to find financing for business. A few sales & marketing experts will be on hand to teach you how to reach the newer and younger market and how to make your business a success. You don’t want to miss the valuable information you will gain from the classes at convention.

Here’s a brief description of what you can expect:

Tips to Keep Your Company Out of Court. Attorneys from Lacy & Cole, P.A. will tell you about the nuts and bolts of avoiding litigation; the construction of an LLR audit; and workers’ compensation issues.

Four Safety Tips to Keep Your Business out of Trouble: The SCHB Self Insurers’ Fund will provide you with an update on focus four hazards of residential construction.

Providing a Secure Sales & Purchase Contract. Attorney Ken Ormand will provide you with a copy of the latest sales & purchase contract develop for HBA members. He’ll walk you through the contract and answer your questions.

Keynote Class: Reading the Economic Keys to Score Big. Do you continue to do what you’re doing? Do you need to make a change? Sales & Marketing expert Hal Von Nessen, MIRM, will help you understand the data provided by government agencies and to use that data to drive your business.

Advanced Framing Techniques. Andy Barber has taken this topic straight from the NAHB Green Building for Building Professionals and expanded it to dig deeper into resource efficiency and durability.

Alternative Avenues of Financing for Small Businesses. A panel of experts will teach you about the various ways to secure financing for your projects. More information will be released soon.

Sales & Marketing: Generation Translator. Carol Flammer, MIRM, returns to the convention to tell you how to get inside the heads of Generation X & Y. You’ll learn about online marketing tools, social media, new sales skills, and much more.

The Power of Email Marketing. Get your message heard in a world of increasing email communications. Constant Contact expert Anissa Starnes will teach you how email marketing works and give you the inside word on email marketing strategies and techniques. Social Media Marketing Made Simple. Constant Contact expert Anissa Starnes will stick around after her first class and teach you how to turn your social media sites into powerful business tools. Find out how to make the most of your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media page.

Benefits of Embracing the 2006 IECC. S.C. Energy Office Ralph Jenkins will be on hand to explain the 2006 IECC and how it can benefit you. More information will be released soon.

Using Energy Codes to Build a Better Home. Engineer Bryan Readling will introduce you to methods designed to minimize moisture instrusion while optimizing energy efficiency and the use of engineered wood products. All of these classes have been approved for Certified Master Builder credit, and they’re eligible for NAHB continuing education credit.