Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Plan ahead for NPE management sessions

As the 2018 season begins to wind down, many contractors are beginning to look back, thinking about what worked well, what didn’t work quite as planned, and what they can do to improve their business in 2019 and beyond.

Often that includes buying new equipment, and we’ll help with that in next issue’s December Product Showcase. (In the meantime check out this issue’s Your Business Matters, page 58, on Section 179 tax law changes that might make it easier for you to buy).

But one of the first areas contractors will likely review is the business part of their operation. What can they do to improve the “running the business” aspect of what they do every day.

If you’re one of those contractors – and what contractor doesn’t want to improve their business operations? – check out the NPE Buzz department on page 12, where we provide an overview and sampling of 30 management-related sessions that will be offered at the 2019 National Pavement Expo, Feb. 27-March 2 in Nashville.

Of those 30 topics, 28 are new to NPE and involve 10 new presenters; many of the topics are by long-time NPE veterans such as Guy Gruenberg, Grow Consulting; Jeff Stokes, Next Level Contractor System; and Brad Humphrey, Pinnacle Development Group. (Humphrey, in fact, will present a day-long boot camp, “No Excuse Leadership,” on Feb. 26, the day prior to NPE’s official start.)

From “blue sky” company planning to job costing and sales, leadership, hiring/managing employees, and developing an exit strategy, NPE 2019’s management offerings have something for every business. Signing up for a slate of management sessions will give you the what, why and how to help you make the changes you need to continue the development of your business.

Check out the overview and take a look at the complete 54-session program at www.nationalpavementexpo.com.