Editor’s Note: This article was highlighting LAST year’s (20105) keynote speaker, Howard Partridge, at the Huge Convention. Howard did a phenominal job and will again be returning as a featured speaker. However, please note that the dates in this article are not the same as the dates for this year’s event!
Also, remember that eClean readers can save $25 off their ticket at www.TheHugeConvention.com/eClean
Why did you start your own business? To be your own boss? To set your own hours? To spend more time with your family?
Noted author, speaker, and business owner Howard Partridge has asked these questions to thousands of small business owners. And these are the questions he’ll be asking attendees of the 2015 Pressure Washing and Window Cleaning Convention, August 7-8 in Washington, D.C.
“The reality is that most small business owners become slaves to their businesses,” Partridge explained. “There’s very little family time. The business consumes their mind 24/7 and they spend a large portion of their days putting out fires.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
On August 7, Partridge will teach 2015 Convention attendees“How to STOP Being a SLAVE to Your Business and Transform It into a Predictable, Profitable, Turnkey Operation!”
Partridge has helped coach business owners in nearly 100 different industries, but the cleaning industry is particularly close to his heart as he has owned a carpet cleaning business for 30 years. That’s why he was especially pleased when Convention Coordinator Thad Eckhoff asked him
to come to the August event.
“In the cleaning industry, we tend to focus on the technical nuances of what we do, but we forget about the business side. Understanding the in’s and out’s of cleaning is important, but some of the most technically savvy people are bad at business,” Partridge explained. “To really grow your business,
you have to focus your energy on the business side of your business. That’s what will get you where you need to be.”
Specifically, during his keynote address, Partridge will help convention attendees examine five key areas of their businesses:
1. Marketing: Everything you do to attract prospects to your business
2. Sales: Everything you do to convert prospects into paying customers
3. Operations: Everything you do to service your clients
4. Administration: Everything you do to track your numbers
5. Leadership: Effectively communicating your vision, mission and purpose.
During his presentation, Partridge will uncover the components necessary to allow small business owners more time to pursue the things that are important to them. He will also reveal the number one reason that small business owners don’t succeed like they should.
“Howard Partridge’s keynote presentation will be worth the cost of admission to the 2015 Convention in and of itself,” said Eckhoff.
However, in addition to the keynote presentation, Partridge will also be hosting a breakout session on Saturday, August 8, entitled “How Smooth is Your Ride?” In this interactive session, Partridge will help participants go through a powerful assessment of their business vehicle to see what is working and what needs to be fixed. Attendees will also discover 50 systems that every business must have to be phenomenally successful. And… you’ll take your assessment home with you as a blueprint to retool your business.
A Final Word
“My philosophy is that to be successful, you must surround yourself with people who have already been where you want to go,” Partridge explained.
That’s why he has worked closely with well-known leaders such as John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar. “One of the key ways to grow your business
is to attend events, such as the 2015 Pressure Washing and Window Cleaning Convention.”