Interlink Supply recently hosted the third session of its “Planning to Win: The Business of Restoration” Symposium just outside of Las Vegas, NV, which was the first session ever held in the western United States. The 5-day training program was extremely well received by the restorers that attended, as speakers Dan Bernazzani, Brent Bowthorpe, Pat Harmon, John Hirth, Timothy Miller and Dick Wagner gave those in attendance a wealth of industry specific information that cannot be gained anywhere else.
The restorers that attended acknowledged that their individual markets are changing dramatically and the old methods they have depended on to grow their restoration businesses are not working as well as they previously have. Attendees were able to come away from the program with actionable steps they could put to work immediately upon returning home that will give them the information, tools and skills they need to meet the challenges that normally stand in the way of success.
“Before, we found ourselves in a rut and a position where we couldn’t move forward. Things we’re going O.K., but we weren’t really satisfied with our position,” said Chris Empey of R&E Cleaning and Restoration in Riverton, UT. We needed some new ideas for marketing. We needed new ways to improve our cash flow and our ability to work with and relate to the people that we serve: our customers and clients. I feel that this has been most beneficial for those very purposes.”
This session of “Planning to Win” was the third since the inaugural session was held in October of 2009. With the adjustments and changes that have been made to the program over the last few months, Interlink is confident that the event is the premier event for restorers that are determined to succeed in an ever-changing business environment. “The program has been unlike anything else available to restorers since its inception,” said Dave Hanks, President of TES Manufacturing. “But, we really feel that we are hitting our stride now and offering something that is truly unmatched by any other program in our industry.”
Planning to Win will only meet once more in 2010 at the Reets Drying Academy just outside of Atlanta in late August. For more information or to register for this session, visit www.planningtowin.biz