Monday, November 4, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Burbank, CA on December 3rd



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on December 3rd in Burbank, CA. “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Allen Proctor, owner of Proctor Construction, said, “The Aspire workshop clearly defined where my profits were leaking and showed me the potential to increase my margins by doing things a little differently.  After applying what I learned I’ve increased my margin by 10%, brought cohesion to my management team and greatly reduced the stress of running a residential construction firm.”

The workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA on December 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Santa Barbara Contractors Association teams with The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Santa Barbara, CA on December 3rd



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on December 3rd in Santa Barbara, CA. “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Erich Schaefer, owner of Erich Schaefer Custom Homes said, “I have over 30 years of building experience and a business degree, but Aspire helped me realize how much I didn't know and helped me achieve my business goals much faster.”

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta in Santa Barbara, CA on December 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. SBCA members receive special $145 per company pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or reserve seats visit: www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers




“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Irvine, CA on November 19th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on November 19th in Irvine, CA. “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Erich Schaefer, owner of Erich Schaefer Custom Homes said, “I have over 30 years of building experience and a business degree, but Aspire helped me realize how much I didn't know and helped me achieve my business goals much faster.”

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport in Irvine, CA on November 19th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Monday, October 21, 2019

The Aspire Institute teams with The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Austin, TX on November 12th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on November 12th in Austin, TX. “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Erich Schaefer, owner of Erich Schaefer Custom Homes said, “I have over 30 years of building experience and a business degree, but Aspire helped me realize how much I didn't know and helped me achieve my business goals much faster.”

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Austin Airport in Austin, TX on November 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. HBA of Greater Austin members receive special $145 per company pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or reserve seats visit: www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Monday, October 14, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers




 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Rohnert Park, CA on November 5th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on November 5th in Rohnert Park, CA. “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Allen Proctor, owner of Proctor Construction, said, “The Aspire workshop clearly defined where my profits were leaking and showed me the potential to increase my margins by doing things a little differently.  After applying what I learned I’ve increased my margin by 10%, brought cohesion to my management team and greatly reduced the stress of running a residential construction firm.”

The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, CA on November 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the North Bay NARI, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. North Bay NARI members receive special $145 per company pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or reserve seats visit: www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Aspire Institute Launches New One-Day Workshop to Protect General Contractors From The Inevitable Economic Downturn… That IS Coming



“Prosper Through the Next Recession” is a one-day advanced business training for residential GC’s in Sacramento, CA on October 22nd, 2019


The Aspire Institute has announced a new business education event exclusively for Residential General Contractors.

Prosper Through the Next Recession is a one-day event that will provide a proven, real-world, roadmap for General Contractors to begin the vital process of making the necessary business adjustments now that will insulate them from the next recession.

What Recession?

While a recent Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University report forecasts robust growth in the home building industry in 2019 (Read the full report here) when it comes to economic cycles, nothing lasts forever.

According to Fred Farris, Aspire’s CEO, “No one can reliably time economic cycles. However, most reliable sources and indicators are clear that we are getting closer to an economic downturn.  We are, in fact, now in the longest period of expansion in history.  While we all hope it goes on forever, at Aspire, we do not believe hope is the best strategy.”

Bad News / Good News

Brent Baker, Aspire’s Director of Coaching, adds, “We don’t know when, but the fact is we know its’ coming.  The problem for GCs is that it takes at least a year to make the necessary business adjustments that will allow them to prosper through it.  The good news is that most of these adjustments are the same adjustments GCs need to make to generate better profits, NOW, during the good times.”

Real World - Been There - Done That - Solutions

The Prosper Through the Next Recession workshop will outline real-world case studies and detail proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008 and how to incorporate the 5 Key Lessons learned during that time that will shield a GC business today from potential business damage when the next downturn comes.

Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/South Natomas in Sacramento, CA on October 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the Greater Sacramento NARI, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Greater Sacramento NARI members receive special $145 per company pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or reserve seats visit: www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

About:  For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are experts in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Aspire Institute Launches New One-Day Workshop to Protect General Contractors From The Inevitable Economic Downturn… That IS Coming



“Prosper Through the Next Recession” is a one-day advanced business training for residential GC’s in Flagstaff, AZ on October 8th, 2019



The Aspire Institute has announced a new business education event exclusively for Residential General Contractors.

Prosper Through the Next Recession is a one-day event that will provide a proven, real-world, roadmap for General Contractors to begin the vital process of making the necessary business adjustments now that will insulate them from the next recession.

What Recession?

While a recent Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University report forecasts robust growth in the home building industry in 2019 (Read the full report here) when it comes to economic cycles, nothing lasts forever.

According to Fred Farris, Aspire’s CEO, “No one can reliably time economic cycles. However, most reliable sources and indicators are clear that we are getting closer to an economic downturn.  We are, in fact, now in the longest period of expansion in history.  While we all hope it goes on forever, at Aspire, we do not believe hope is the best strategy.”

Bad News / Good News

Brent Baker, Aspire’s Director of Coaching, adds, “We don’t know when, but the fact is we know its’ coming.  The problem for GCs is that it takes at least a year to make the necessary business adjustments that will allow them to prosper through it.  The good news is that most of these adjustments are the same adjustments GCs need to make to generate better profits, NOW, during the good times.”

Real World - Been There - Done That - Solutions

The Prosper Through the Next Recession workshop will outline real-world case studies and detail proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008 and how to incorporate the 5 Key Lessons learned during that time that will shield a GC business today from potential business damage when the next downturn comes.

Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:

The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff on October 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The standard price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses, and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

About:  For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are experts in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.