As business leaders, we always are working to grow ourselves, our employees and our companies. 

If you are like me, you’re interested in doing things a bit better to help our firms eke out just a little more to our bottom line.

Maybe that’s why, as an ASA volunteer leader, I am so focused on creating an industry event where at the end of every session, we walk out saying to ourselves, “Wow, that will really help my business,” or “Wow, that will help me be a better leader.”

Over the past two years, if you or key team members have attended NETWORK, your company has benefitted from valuable sessions with actionable takeaways. Every topic critical to the future of our business is addressed each fall, which is why I make sure NETWORK is a must-attend event every year for my team.

The high-level value and themes are the same each year:

  • Understand demographic change and its impact on your business;

  • Learn what secret tech weapons industry professionals are using in the PHCP and PVF industry to compete with your business;

  • Prepare and execute highly effective customer, vendor and internet interactions;

  • Reinforce your company’s value-add and get credit for the impact it has on your customers’ businesses;

  • Attract the best employees to your sales team;

  • Strategic planning for distributors; and

  • Engage employees to drive the best results.

ASA is committed to offering education sessions that provide insight and intel to build your bottom line and help your business. Beyond these key workshops are sessions that will further inspire, motivate and compel you to raise the bar and be your best.

Prepare for the next 12 months with the industry economic forecast. Learn from best-in-class innovators to elevate your leadership and drive change within your company. Be informed about global realities and how they will impact your business. Get up to speed on the current political landscape and become involved in future decisions.

It is our mission to support the industry to compete stronger and grow in relevance well into the future.  As an owner, I greatly benefit from what I learn from leading authorities and industry peers. It’s what keeps me coming back to NETWORK year after year. 

But I ask that you consider expanding the experience beyond yourself to your management team. Add NETWORK to everyone’s calendar and make sure you are in Scottsdale, Ariz., next fall. 

Mark down Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2018, in Scottsdale for NETWORK2018. This event is open to the entire industry.

The value to your business is just too important to miss it.  I look forward to seeing you and your team there! 


This article was originally titled “Make your business that much better” in the October 2017 print edition of Supply House Times.