Business Management Products
This page displays online learning products, in different formats, that are related to the topic of Business Management.
Project Management - Live Online 2020 (May 5, 12 & 19)Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/05/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Develop the skills you need for successful project management by learning how to get a project built on time and on budget. By applying the concepts and strategies in this course, you will increase your professional value, thus adding value to your company and to the customer. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, May 4.
Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations - Live Online 2020 (April 7, 14 & 21)Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The ability to effectively plan a project is vital to your success. Project planning consists of multiple processes that work together and when performed effectively, increase your efficiency and profitability, improve client satisfaction and enhance team and vendor relationships. Come away with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project planning: Estimating costs and creating a project schedule. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, April 6.
Construction Contracts and Law - Live Online 2020 (March 10, 17 & 24)Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/10/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legal staff, so it's important to understand basic contract law. This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation. You will learn about mandatory and optional provisions, warranties and arbitration procedures. Special emphasis is given to troubleshooting contracts for detrimental positions. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, March 9.
Builder Broker Webinar Series – Broker Builder Cooperation
The Builder Broker Webinar Series, moderated by Robert August from North Star Synergies, contains three insightful panel discussion webinars by some of the top brokers in the country. The first webinar will discuss techniques that work from market to market and help you increase qualified prospects, sales and closings; the second webinar will discuss promotional communication tips and tricks and standard builder rules and policies; the third webinar will discuss contracts, community tours, becoming a real estate board member and attending meetings and collaboration practices.
Business Accounting and Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability - Live Online 2020 (February 11, 18 & 25)Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/11/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
The financial scorecard, or measurement of an owner or a company’s success, is a reflection of proper financial management and accounting. This course provides you with the basics of financial planning, budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems and financing options that will enable you to effectively track, analyze and communicate costs of goods, overhead and individual job costs. Topics include accounting terminology, a chart of accounts, types of records and reports to be maintained and loan products that can provide financing alternatives. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, February 10.
The Master Instructor Webinar Replay Series
The Master Instructor Webinar Replay Series included four webinar replays presented by John Barrows, Vince Butler, Wanda Gozdz and Tom Stephani. John presents "Purchase Orders for Profit;" Vince presents "Effective Time Management for Business Owners;" Wanda presents "Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place;" and Tom presents "Pricing for a Profit--Making Your Margins Your Risk."
Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in PlaceIncludes Credits
An aging in place client assessment starts at the curb and requires the assessor to be an “observer of the observed”. Through the presentation of two case studies during our webinar Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, participants will learn how to conduct a thorough interview with a client with a progressive condition through an interactive checklist process, and design solutions that provide security, safety, ease of use and beauty.
Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your RiskIncludes Credits
Pricing your work is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Too many builders and remodelers use the same mark-up or margin for every job without considering all the factors that should influence pricing. In our webinar Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your Risk, we’ll review all of the factors that can and should influence a successful pricing structure and your ability to make a fair return for the work and risk involved.
Purchase Orders for ProfitIncludes Credits
A successful Purchase Order System is more than just a formal order for materials or work, and proper implementation impacts several business systems including purchasing, estimating, job costing and accounts payable. In our webinar, Purchase Orders for Profit, participants will learn how to successfully implement and optimize a Purchase Order System to create efficiency, accountability and ultimately increase profits.
Effective Time Management for Business OwnersIncludes Credits
We all have the same amount of time each day. Ever wonder why some business owners seem to get more done and have time left over for family, hobbies, vacations, etc.? In our webinar, Effective Time Management for Business Owners, you will learn how systems development can help you more efficiently complete the routine tasks of running your business AND reduce hiccups, like errors and omissions, that cost you time and money every day.
Managing Business Growth for Profitability and SanityIncludes Credits
There are three main obstacles to business growth and success one or more of which create growth stalls for almost every construction company. Confusion, inconsistency, conflict and lack of profitability can all be tracked back to one or more of these common components. Dealing with them effectively will change how you do business and set your company on a course for long-term profitability.
Capturing Competitive AdvantageIncludes Credits
Organizations of all types leverage competitive advantage to attract and win over ideal prospects and generate optimal profits. In our free, LG sponsored webinar replay, Capturing Competitive Advantage, attendees will learn how one construction company identified and leveraged an untapped and previously unrecognized competitive advantage to radically change course, doubling sales in a two-year period. Participants will learn how they can apply similar methods to uncover potential competitive advantages that could positively impact their business strategies and bottom line.
The Five Drivers of Business SuccessIncludes Credits
The bottom line of any construction business is driven by five key functions and how they interact to produce outcomes – both good and bad. In fact, outcomes are always a reflection of this dynamic. Having a clear understanding of these functions, or drivers, how they impact one another and how to streamline them can help a business capture more marketplace value and drive higher profits.
Business Intelligence for Production & Semi-Custom Home BuildersIncludes Credits
Imagine if you could easily aggregate and analyze your critical data to make the best decisions for your company's future. How would it come together, what new gems would you find, and how would you provide this information to key decision makers? In this webinar replay, we explore your options for gaining an edge with business intelligence (BI) and address the questions around BI specific to the home building industry.
Document Retention is Legal Exposure PreventionIncludes Credits
Effective document retention can help protect you from exposure to property damage and bodily injury claims. This webinar replay highlights the importance of developing and maintaining document retention policies and the legal implications of failing to do so. This program is the last in a three-part series focused on important aspects of construction contracts and law.
Protecting Your Business from Loss with Contracts and Insurance
Building on Read Before Signing: Managing Legal Exposure with Solid Contracts, this webinar replay offers a more detailed discussion of how contractual indemnity and insurance provisions in a contract helps manage construction risk and exposure. Our expert will review typical contractual indemnity provisions found in construction contracts and the pitfalls associated with having contradictory indemnity provisions.
Read Before Signing: Managing Legal Exposure with Solid ContractsIncludes Credits
This webinar replay will discuss the importance of good contract drafting as the foundation for managing the legal risks and exposure associated with construction projects. The program will discuss the basic principles of contract law and interpretation.
Decreasing the Potential for Liabilities Associated with Green and High Performance BuildingIncludes Credits
Green and high performance building is a rapidly growing industry, evoking the potential for previously unconsidered or under-appreciated liability risks related to both building and design. Green builders, remodelers and other building industry professionals can decrease their risk through proper messaging, effective documentation and detailed planning. The entire team, from sales to warranty, must understand the proper terminology, what statements can be made, and how the process in itself provides a level of protection. The level of content in this on-demand module is for the intermediate learner. This module is part of the Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management course. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Advanced High Performance Building: Project ManagementIncludes Credits
Boost production efficiency and customer satisfaction by learning how to integrate high performance practices and certifications (National Green Building Standard, LEED, etc.) into a streamlined project management process. Combining Project Management Institute concepts with the whole‐house approach to building, this course identifies important systems, documents and communication strategies. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the intermediate learner. It is highly recommended that the High Performance for Building Professionals course be taken prior to this, or that an attendee has a basic understanding of green certification programs and how they work. This course can be taken in its entirety or you may choose to take one to four different modules focused on a specific high performance topic. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Basics of Building OnlineIncludes Credits
The online Basics of Building course builds your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in home building and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
Business Management for Building Professionals (Online)Includes Credits
Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This on-demand course will give you a solid foundation for managing small- to medium-sized building/remodeling and service companies. Learn critical elements, from planning to evaluating progress, and receive practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner.
Give Me 5 Stars: FTC Guidelines and Federal Legislation on Customer Reviews
Current legislation and federal policy require builders to adhere to principles of credibility and honesty in terms of reviews obtained through social media and customer referrals. And it makes good business sense to follow these guidelines--while also protecting your reputation. In this webinar replay, you will be able to guard and improve your reputation by learning best practices that also will keep you above reproach, out of trouble and come out a winner! Due to technical difficulties, the audio for this replay starts at approximately 12:15 minutes into the recording.
Safety & Health Programs: Efficient Methods for Keeping Your Company Compliant
NAHB’s free new model Safety and Health Program helps home builders, developers and remodelers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. In this webinar replay, speaker Dan Johnson with SFI Compliance will discuss the practices included in this new model, including leadership, worker participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, education and training, program evaluation and improvement and communication and coordination for host employers, contractors, and staffing agencies.
Leaders Who Coach, Win!
The greatest asset to your company today is inspired, motivated employees. In this webinar replay, leadership coach Mike Moore unlocks the keys to become a leader who encourages people to find excitement in their work, remain focused and become the team that works together to serve one another and your customers at such high levels that they differentiate your company from the competition.
Using the Cloud to Effectively Manage Your Construction Team/Projects
Cloud-based applications (applications that utilize the internet for storage, computing, collaboration and sharing) offer construction business owners and managers increased efficiency and accuracy of producing, tracking, analyzing and reporting the information required to effectively communicate the complexities of any construction project. But deciding which applications will best suit your construction company can be a daunting task. In this webinar replay, we will discuss the five major areas of communication that your cloud-based project management should address and some examples of applications that meet those requirements.
Residential Construction and Safe Ladder Use: It Can Be Done!
This interactive webinar replay will guide you through ladder safety on a residential job site. We will discuss some of the real-life direct and indirect costs associated with ladder misuse and accidents, from medical bills and increased insurance premiums to OSHA fines and lost time on the job. We will cover the most important aspects of a safe ladder program, including selection, inspection, set-up and use. Finally, we will give you solutions for the most common ladder problems. Join us in seeing how safe ladder use on a residential job-site can be done! This free webinar replay is sponsored by the official safety sponsor of NAHB, Builders Mutual.
Wisdom From the Zen Builder
Spend an hour with the “Zen Builder,” project manager and International Builders’ Show speaker Ed Earl. Be enlightened, entertained and educated as he answers your questions on his 20-year practice of Zen Buddhism while overseeing projects like a San Diego nunnery and an African safari park. He’ll also share his wisdom on dealing with difficult clients, managing emotional home owners and eliminating drama from your projects.
How to Hire for Attitude and Train for Skills
Hiring the right people for your organization isn’t just about finding people with the right skills, it’s about finding people with the right attitude. When hiring, managers often look only at skills, not focusing on attitude or other important indicators of a key player for your team. During this webinar replay, International Builders’ Show® (IBS) speaker, builder and success coach Burk Moreland gives you practical techniques that will help you hire the right person for your team.