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Chesapeake – 3 Day ASP Home Stager Business Course

Chesapeake – 3 Day ASP Home Stager Business Course
Event on 2018-08-20 09:00:00
Join the Hottest Profession in Real Estate! This three day intensive Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) Training Business Course is for home-based professionals who want to start, build and run a profitable Staging business or for professionals interested in adding the ASP® designation and Staging services as part of their current real estate, home redecorating or design business. You will receive expert instruction from a curriculum based on proven Staging methodology and techniques refined over decades of time tested research. Your class will be led by a® ASP Certified Trainer. You will learn state-of-the-art Staging techniques from the pros, and then have the opportunity to put it into practice by Staging a "real" house as a group project (day two). Then you will invest a full days instruction on how to successfully start, build, run, and operate your own Staging business (day three). After your three days of detailed and extensive ASP® Home Staging Training, you will graduate with thousands of dollars worth of reference materials and Home Staging tools to start your business off right!  You will become Accredited, Certified, and Designated as an ASP® upon your ASP® Graduation. is the only Home Staging Training Company that Accredits THE STUDENT.  Our graduates are Accredited, Certified and Designated as ASPs.  Curriculum by Jennie Norris, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, President & CEO,, Chairwoman, IAHSP International, Curriculum developed by Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®, The Creator of Home Staging® and the Home Staging Industry Founder of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, IAHSP® Day 1: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Learn How to Educate Your Clients and the Real Estate Agents You Work with and Meet Day 1 is in a classroom environment where you will learn the details of the ASP® proven program of successful working practices. You will learn why and how to set Professional Policies of how to work with your clients.  You will learn the 3 proven ASP® Steps of service for your clients and all the key points of each step.  You will also learn how to educate your clients so that they can understand and value the Staging services that you will perform for them. You will learn how to use Staging as a marketing tool and a communication tool to acquire more business. Communication is crucial to your Staging success!  Staging Talent is one thing, but learning how to get your sellers and Real Estate agents to do what you share with them is another thing indeed.  You can be the greatest Stager in the world, but if you are not able to educate your clients on the benefits of Staging then they probably will not Stage® their home or listing with you. Therefore, your ASP® Course is very detailed on day one of how to communicate with your clients and RE Agents so that they say ‘yes’. We teach you how to educate your sellers to do whatever is required to Stage® their home. Staging many times is the easy part. Convincing the seller can be the hard part. On day one you will learn what to say and how to say it so that your sellers move ahead with you.  You will learn the ASP® Steps of Staging and helpful Home Staging Sayings. You will learn the ASP® service code and creed and the ASP® steps of serving clients the ASP® way which is the proven system that works!  Day One is the foundation for the also crucial 2 days to follow and it is the foundation of your entire ASP® Staging Business. Day 2: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Staging Day! Experience the "Magic" of Transforming an actual Home with ASP® Staging! In the morning of Day 2 of your ASP® Course, you will learn about the resources available to you through the Staging University.  You will have detailed classroom training on how to Stage® a house in the different rooms that most homes have. Your ASP® course shows you that ASP® Staging is not about just "buying things" but rather and also how to work with what the homeowner has in ‘lived in homes’ and how to use your creativity to do the best possible work to serve your clients in the best possible way. There are before and after pictures/slides to see as examples of what can be done working with just what the seller has in the lived in home. The use of Color and current color trends are taught.  Vacant ASP® Home Staging will be discussed in detail of course too showing how to Stage modest houses to multi-million dollar properties. You will see not only plenty of before and after’ examples but you will learn Staging Ideas, advice on materials to use, crucial Staging Concepts, and creative problem solving! Then in the afternoon, you and your entire class will go to a home that is on the market or coming on the market for sale and you will actually Stage® a lived-in home for ASP® hands-on Staging Experience either doing a hands-on Staging or a consultation exercise. This is not only fun but a very enlightening, educational, empowering, experience that will empower you and help you build confidence in your ability to Stage®. You will be responsible, in a small team of ASP®’s from the ASP® Class, to Stage® at least one room in the house during the afternoon as an important part of the ASP® Course.  Each team does a different room.  You learn also from what other teams have done creatively as well. This experience allows you to immediately put to use the ASP® Staging Concepts you learned in your ASP® class.  Day 3: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Learn how to Build, Grow, and Run a successful Professional ASP® Home Staging Business!  On day three, we present a very intensive session of how to: *Price your ASP® Home Staging Business Services *Set up and grow your own inventory, *How to charge for your inventory rentals *How to market your Staging Business and how to market to different market segments *How to work with Real Estate Agents and the public *Business Planning and Goal Setting *The multiple streams of income you can make and receive as an ASP® Home Stager *Stage® the Traditional Sellers Home *Stage® Vacant Properties *Staging Investor Properties *Other Market Niches for your Business *You will also learn how to prepare and present your bids and proposals as you are asked to Stage® a home and the steps involved in doing Bids and Proposals *How to conduct, prepare, and present a Home Staging Consultation to the seller and/or agent and the steps involved in Consultations *The Difference between a Bid and a Consultation * This intensive full day session is very powerful and filled to the brim with critical information to teach you how to open, build, run, and grow your ASP® Home Staging business.   *ASP Stagers must stay until 5:30 and complete the course in order to receive their designation.  (Please do not make travel plans that will interfere with completing the course) ASP® Course Offerings: Here are all of the great tools and services that you will receive upon graduation as an ASP® Home Staging Professional: You will earn the ASP® Stager Designation and become listed FREE on the internet's #1 top rated Staging website* Directory,® You may post your ASP® Portfolio of previously Staged Houses FREE on the® web site so that your potential Staging clients can view the Homes that you have already previously Staged* You may post your ASP® Staged Houses FREE that are currently for sale on the® Property Search so buyers can view the Staged homes that are for sale* You will be given an ASP® Stager Profile FREE where you share information for the public and Real Estate Agents to see and read about you* You will have your own ASP® Website Feature Page FREE: a powerful mini website on the® #1 rated web site*.  This allows others to learn even more about your ASP® services and you* A detailed ASP® Stager Training Manual and many additional ASP® Stager supplemental materials A Marketing Book full of valuable information to help you effectively Market your business to target clients Hands on experience of Staging an actual home that is on or going on the market for sale which is a fun, educational, and very empowering learning opportunity and experience for you Access to The One and Only Online Staging University® in the world, containing hundreds of pages of business templates, forms, and other support materials for your Staging business* Exclusive Promotions, Discounts and Offers available only to ASPs® and your clients such as Sears® with up to 50% off* Licensing of the official Stage® Trademark* ASP® Course Certificate of completion One year complimentary membership in the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®)* (0 value) Continuing Education Hours of additional ASP® Staging Education available to you, for a nominal fee, upon graduation to further your ASP® Business and Designation as your business grows* *Requires yearly ASP® membership renewal and yearly acceptance and adherence to the ASP® Stager Course Agreement.  Click HERE to read ASP Home Stager Course Agreement.  By paying for this course you agree to the ASP Home Stager Course Agreement.  Click HERE to read the ASP Home Stager CE Course Agreement.  By paying for this course you agree to the terms and conditions in the ASP Home Stager CE Course Agreement. Accredited Staging Professional®, ASP®, ASPM®, STAGE®, IAHSP®  are all Federally Registered Trademarks of Barb, Inc., d/b/a®.  “The Creator of Home Staging”®  is a Federally Registered Trademark of Barb Schwarz.     FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The age requirements are 18 years and older but we are able to make an exception for a minor of minimum age of 16 as long as the parent or legal guardian signs the Staging Agreement and notification to allow minor to attend the 3 Day Staging Course.  What can I bring into the event? You want to bring a notebook to take notes.  You will receive a handout in class and full course outline emailed to you once you complete the 2 DAY ASP Course.  You can bring snacks and if you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. has a policy of no laptops, ipads, cell phones, or other devices in use during the class.  We do take breaks in order to allow you to check messages and make phone calls.  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can call 800-392-7161 or email   What's the refund policy? ·   CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:   No refunds on purchased tickets.  You can reschedule your ASP® Course prior to the course start date at no charge.  You have 6 months to transfer to a new course and we allow 1 transfer.  A credit for tuition paid will be applied towards the new ASP® Course registration and any additional fees would apply. For questions please contact at 800-392-7161 or email   ·  ASP® Designation and IAHSP® Membership – require annual renewal dues in order to continue their use.  This begins one year after graduating from the ASP® Course.  First year of membership dues are included with your tuition. ·  ASP® Real Estate Agents (2 day registration only) – You will agree that you will NOT charge for Staging services without upgrading and taking the full 3 day ASP Stager course  

at Alpha College of Real Estate
638 Independence Parkway, Suite 100
Chesapeake, United States

The New Rules of Business with Dale Beaumont – Perth

The New Rules of Business with Dale Beaumont – Perth
Event on 2016-08-26 08:45:00
Imagine how good it would be if your business gave you the money, time & freedom you always wanted… New Rules of Business is a powerhouse event like no other. It condenses the knowledge and ideas others take years to figure out into one dynamic, jam-packed day. Unique to this event, you’ll discover: Content-rich, practical strategies that mine the huge opportunities that await you Forward thinking ideas that give you a powerful competitive advantage Live view, real-time examples of how a successful business is applying and reaping the benefits Step-by-step guides you can use straight away to get your business up to speed and pumping Insider insights from Dale Beaumont, who presents for the entire day, and who built 3 different million dollar businesses by the age of 30   Introducing… New Rules of Business is a FREE 1- Day workshop designed to transform the way you run your business forever. New Rules of Business will open your eyes to an array of fantastic new tools, strategies and ideas that are available to you right now. From savvy online strategies, to outsourcing, social media avenues and more, you’ll learn how you can reach more of your ideal clients, grow revenue and get more done with greater efficiency than ever before. You’ll be amazed at how easy and inexpensive they are. And you’ll be blown away by their ability to radically transform how much more you can get done with little cost or direct involvement by you. Spend just one day at New Rules of Business and you’ll come away with a host of practical cutting edge ideas that will make many business processes effortless and stress-free. What’s more, you’ll gain a renewed sense of energy and focus about what’s possible for you to achieve personally and professionally. Hundreds of business owners who’ve attended have gone away and immediately applied the ideas they learned. In doing so, they’ve revolutionised their business and refueled their passion for it. Better yet, they’ve created more clarity and confidence about where they’re headed, as well as more free time for themselves. Something shifts in people’s minds after they’ve attended this event. It’s like they’re seeing their business through a completely different lens and it’ll never be the same again.   New Rules of Business Gives you a ton of practical, meaty information you can implement straight away and start reaping the rewards in your business.   Does your website attract and convert plenty of ideal clients? If not, you’re not alone. Many businesses have websites that fail to be found, or have content or functionality that does not engage the clients they’re seeking. But it’s not that hard to change this. There are many simple and inexpensive ways you can capitalise on the potential your website has to offer – and generate more sales as a result. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Reach more prospective clients through smart domain names Create lead magnets that convert visitors into clients Ensure your website is responsive on mobile devices and easy to update Structure landing pages for successful, targeted promotions Integrate all of your online activities to generate powerful results   Your website is one of the most critical tools in your marketing kit. Learn the tips and tricks to avoid the website mistakes most business owners make that waste time and sabotage their success.   Is it easy for you to step away from your business to travel, or to simply spend time with your family enjoying life? For many business owners, this is something they dream of, but struggle to actually do. Or when they are away from their business, there’s a nagging worry at the back of their mind about what might be going wrong without them. Systems are the answer. And forget about outdated policy and procedures manuals. At New Rules of Business you’ll learn an easy way to create online systems that are incredibly user-friendly. You’ll also get a glimpse inside our business where you’ll see how you can manage your business and train new staff – all without even being there. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Unpack your knowledge into a simple system your staff can follow Create a consistent, reliable experience for your clients Grow your business rapidly through scalable, replicatable systems Gain greater visibility over the status of internal processes Multiply the value of your business by eliminating its dependence on you   Effective systems give your business the structure it needs to flourish without you. This gives you the freedom to work on your business instead of in it. It also means you create more time for you to simply relax and enjoy life.   How much is your time worth? As a business owner, you already have plenty on your plate each day. But among this, there are likely to be many boring or repetitive tasks that don’t need to be done by you. More and more business owners are turning to outsourcing as a way to streamline their personal load and the demands on their team, and to get more done. They’re able to use their time more productively and focus on what interests them most – and where they can be most effective. For as little as to an hour, you can outsource a variety of activities to a virtual assistant. As a result, you and your team are freed up to concentrate on tasks that add more value to your business. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Identify the tasks you can readily outsource Find the right outsourced staff for your business Create systems that support your virtual assistants to do their best work Maintain a consistent standard of quality across your local and offshore operations Leverage the capability of your business by tapping into a wider range of virtual services   Outsourcing is an extremely cost effective way to help your team become significantly more productive and efficient each and every day. Draw on the skills and talents of virtual staff, and offload a raft of tasks that need not be done by you or your team.   The internet has made it super easy for you to reach a very wide audience. By publishing content on your area of expertise – through articles, videos, podcasts, case studies, blogs and more – it becomes simpler for your target audience to find you. This is because having more content lets you ‘claim more real estate’ in search engine results. A growing number of tools make it possible to repurpose your valuable content in multiple ways, enabling you to promote it through a variety of platforms. For example, a video you create can have the audio extracted to create a podcast. You can then have the audio transcribed into a blog post. This triples the avenues through which a prospective client can find you on the web. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Use ‘front end offers’ that attract new leads and demonstrate your expertise Make videos and podcasts that are professional, compelling and effective Use infographics to simplify and communicate your ideas Ramp up your rankings on Google by tagging your content with targeted keywords Publish a no-fuss, content-rich magazine that appeals to your target audience   By appearing in multiple channels, your visibility as a subject matter expert is significantly boosted. This reinforces your credentials and authority as an expert, making you the standout choice when a prospective client comes looking.   With a never-ending list of social media channels available, it can be confusing for businesses to decide whether it’s worth pursuing at all. And if it is the right path, which is the best type to follow? Some businesses leap into social media without really figuring out why, and end up wasting lots of time and money for little result. But when it’s done well, social media has the capacity to make an extraordinary impact on your business, in a truly cost effective way. Right now, over 75% of your customers use social media. So if this is where they want to spend their time, you need clever ways to connect with them. By using social media the right way, you can hyper-target your advertisements and promote your business to the people you would otherwise have to spend hundreds of dollars to reach, often for less than per lead. You’ll gain an overview of each social media strategy, along with easy ways to manage content and stay relevant and interesting to your audience.   You’ll gain an overview of each social media strategy, along with easy ways to manage content and stay relevant and interesting to your audience.   How often do you keep in contact with your customers once they’ve bought from you? Or what about your list of prospective customers who are yet to buy? If you have a database of customers or prospects, it’s crucial for your business to stay on their radar. This helps ensure you’re top of mind when the time comes for them to buy. It also means you can offer them new products or services, and potentially increase your revenue stream. But it’s not about touching base one-on-one forever. Your business will never grow that way. Learn simple and automated ways your business can retain your customers and prospects, and keep them buying from you over and over. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Create content that’s compelling, useful and relevant to encourage people to opt-in to your mailing list Survey your list to identify what your audience is looking for Build automated campaigns that require minimal effort on your part Identify the headlines and landing pages that deliver the strongest conversion rates Generate a passive, ongoing income stream by offering products and services that match your target audience’s interests   Learn how to leverage your marketing so your current and potential customers look forward to hearing from you. It only takes a few hours a week and you can plan and set up everything months in advance.   Did you know that YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world? Or that websites with videos have higher conversion rates than ones that don’t? If a picture tells 100 words, a video can communicate thousands in a very short space of time. You can use video for a wide range of purposes – to demonstrate the benefits of your products or services, to make an announcement, to present ‘how to’ information or even to capture video testimonials. While once upon a time it was tricky to make videos in-house that looked and sounded good, that’s no longer the case. With quality video tools, accessories and online resources available at a reasonable cost, it’s become quite simple to produce polished videos for your website. At New Rules of Business, you’ll learn how to: Choose the basics you need to get underway with video production Stage your videos so they’re professional and engaging Use accessories such as prompters that let you read your script while looking directly at the camera Ensure your sound is clear through the right choice of microphone Upload your videos to YouTube and tag them correctly to make it easier for your target audience to find them   More and more people choose to watch a video rather than read loads of web copy. Learn how easy it can be to produce good quality videos inexpensively in-house, through the valuable information you’ll gain at New Rules of Business.   Here's what our clients have achieved after attending New Rules of Business and applying our strategies into their business… “The role of the Business Owner is not to be the one that does everything” We had the right foundations from day 1…it's amazing how quickly it grows” “It's fast tracked us, just outsource everything you're not great at” “I sold more off my facebook page than offmy website”       Get ready to embrace your future As an owner of a business, you know that it affects every aspect of your life – from the lifestyle you live, to how much time you have to spend with your family or to look after your health – even to how well you sleep at night. Don’t stay stuck in the old ways of doing business and risk missing out on the amazing opportunities that are available to you right now. Give your business the wings it needs to thrive. Take advantage of the breakthrough ideas you’ll discover in the FREE 1-Day New Rules of Business event and build the business and life you deserve. You have nothing to lose and your whole life to gain.

at Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, Australia

Q&A: is web design still big business or too saturated?

Question by flowlikedat: is web design still big business or too saturated?
there are loads of companies offering web design. is it worth opening up an office and company offering web design.graphic design etc etc? is it too late?

do you think there is still money to be made? i think those who needed websites..already have them right?

new companies are the target then..but they might go to someone who is local or already established online..e.g. no.1 search result on google.

what do you think?

Best answer:

Answer by King P
Don’t bank everything on web design. Offer a broad range of products. Look at what the big guys (or local guys) offer. You offer AT LEAST the same, but then offer things that are unique to you. For instance, offer a 10% discount on services to a client if they refer another client to you.

Companies do still need a web presence for the most part. Your small businesses (less than 75 employees is my estimate) are the ones you need to target, because they most likely don’t have someone savvy enough to get them on with a big guy, and then to do all the design work in house.

There is always room for a GOOD web designer. The market may be saturated, but if you’re good and ethical, people will come back to you AND will refer you to their peers.

Add your own answer in the comments!