How to grow a micro-business using a one-page business plan. [Monday Minute]

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September 19, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
Announcements
How to grow a micro-business using a one-page business plan.
Small businesses are typically defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees.
 
Micro-businesses, on the other hand, have nine or fewer employees.
 
Check out these stats:
  • 75% of all private-sector employers in America are micro-businesses.
  • 88% of building design and residential architecture firms are micro-businesses.
  • 54% are “Just me” solopreneurs; the smallest micro-business possible.
A problem we found was that most have a mindset where what we’ve created for ourselves is a job.
 
A job is unscalable. It’s limited to the amount of hours we can work.
 
The only way to scale up your business while also working less is if you’re thinking of your business as your product.
 
(It’s also the best way to retire comfortably.)
Here’s How
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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Brandon Cornelius, CPBD #44-821, Conroe, TX (9/13)
  • William Hartman, CPBD #44-820, Tomball, TX (9/12)
  • John Sylvain, CPBD #05-653, Vallejo, CA (8/30)
  • Elena Brindle, CPBD #44-818, Red Rock, TX (8/1)
Our pace is slowing down.
  • 8 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 36 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
AIBD has a new CE APP and some new policies will be announced soon. Keep an eye out for the email coming to your inbox soon. In the meantime, contact Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org for some one-on-one instruction.
 
 
  • Steve Englert, Professional Member from PA
  • Richard Anthony Garewal, Professional Member from CA
  • William Harman, Professional Member from TX
  • Brian E. Heath, Professional Member from NC
  • Elizabeth Kramer, Associate Member from CA
  • Neil Lindegreen, Associate Member
Compass Club Report: Summer ends but recruiting is still HOT!
Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
This week’s movers and shakers.
  • Mike Keesee (Diamond Level – FL) earned his 19th point in 22/23 and his 98th overall by recruiting a professional member.
  • Ben Tabolt (Gold Level and AIBD President – MO) recruited an Associate member.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
Total Score = 41 points. (Record pace = 185 by June 2023)
Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)

 

Click here to learn more about Compass Club.

Events
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • September 23 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 23 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter – Meeting in person. For more information, contact the new chapter chairman, Donnie Loveday, dloveday@lovedaydesigns.com.
  • September 28, 29, & 30 – Protect Your Business From Cyber Extortion (Disaster) – A 3-day virtual replay event (you have 12 months to watch the video)
  • September 30 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 1 – AIBD, OKI – Meeting in person at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus 240 E. Kossuth St. Columbus, OH. For more information, contact tbeeker@prodesignservices.net.
  • November 9 & 10 D&B Technology (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily).
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
All AIBD events (and more) can be found at AIBD.org/events.
 
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Enroll in our email marketing course today and start generating more leads and sales from your website!
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Miscellaneous
Receive a FREE month of Braceline for AIBD members!
A new software app for Home Designers will be launching soon. This app will assist users with Wall Bracing Panel sizing and placement.
 
Sign up to become a Beta test user to receive your FREE month.
 
IRC Wall Bracing is one of the most cumbersome and confusing parts of the building code. This new app will help you calculate and produce shear wall panel drawings quickly and accurately.
 
If you would like to become one of the first to use and offer feedback as a test user, please reach out. This opportunity will only be offered to AIBD members and seats will be limited.
 
Please email info@bracelinecalc.com for more information.
 
Have a triumphant week!

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