How to Build a Scoreboard to Improve Cash Flow Management [Monday Minute]

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September 11, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


How to Improve Cash Flow Management for Micro-Businesses

In the wake of 9/11, we remember those who lost their lives and honor their memory. 
As micro-business owners, we are part of the fabric that makes up our communities and our nation. 
We also know that one common risk micro-businesses face is cash flow problems. 
This can occur due to many reasons, such as unforeseen events, unexpected expenses, delayed payments from our clients, or even a drop in sales.
Steve shares some tips and strategies that you can use to track your cash flow, identify potential problems early, take steps to prevent them, and be prepared for the unforseen.
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Help us congratulate our new CPBDs

  • Melissa McKay, CPBD #15-113, from Mishawaka, IN (9/6)
  • Kevin Paver, CPBD #10-266, from Fort Myers, FL (8/30)
  • Eduardo Jauregui, CPBD #44-836, from Lakeway, TX (8/25)
  • Adam Christensen, CPBD #10-265, from Orlando, FL (8/7)
  • Michael Cozart, CPBD #06-124, from Poncha Springs, CO (8/2)
The CPBD Sample Test is free and available 24/7 without an appointment.

How can we help? Reach out to your Certification Director, You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Alise Eitzen, Professional Member from CO
  • Deirdre A. Wiegandt Professional Member from CA
  • Ashley Dewing, Associate Member from WA
  • Katrina Nicole Petty, Associate Member from WA

The following loyal and devoted AIBD members have reached a milestone in the month of June.

Please help us celebrate their achievement by thanking them for their many continuous years of support.


  • Richard Willhardt (CO) – 8/10/1979
  • Richard Emigh (CA) – 8/11/1988
  • Karen Kassik-Michelsohn (AK) – 8/11/1988
  • Dan F Sater (FL) – 8/11/1988
  • Jeffrey Rice (CA) – 8/9/1989
  • H. Rick Ray (TN) – 8/14/1990
  • John Bacik (OH) – 8/30/1993
  • M. Ray Barazandeh (TX) – 8/30/1993
  • Jennifer Davis (CO) – 8/30/1993
  • James C Bozeman (FL) – 8/10/1994
  • Gordon N Hoehle (CA) – 8/17/1995
  • Chuck Michael Frusterio (AL) – 8/31/1995
  • James H Klippel (GA) – 8/14/1996
  • Pinares Childers (FL) – 8/13/1999
  • Dale D. Grandmaison (TX) – 8/17/2001
  • Stephen Mathis (MS) – 8/2/2002
  • William F.Rodgers (MS) – 8/2/2002
  • Thomas O Campbell (PA) – 8/23/2002
  • Phillip J. Lombardino (CA) – 8/10/2005
  • Michael Joseph Prull (IA) – 8/24/2005
  • Paul Beuckens (FL) – 8/6/2007
  • Kevin R. Rotroff (OH) – 8/6/2007
  • Kevin Riesberg (IA) – 8/19/2008
  • Philip L Kean (FL) – 8/25/2009
  • Gabriel Orengo (FL) – 8/15/2011

Compass Club Report 

Join us in welcoming our newest Compass Club Members (Jul-Sep 2023):
  • Ahren Rhoden (WA) recruited their first Associate Member (September).
  • David Frank (FL) recruited their first Student Member (August).
  • Steven Beard (TX) recruited their first Professional Member (July). 
If you are unfamiliar with the Compass Club, check it out at


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.

  • September 8 – Coffee With Bernie (Virtual) 8:00 am MDT. Bernie continues with the topic of how to enhance your design skills. This month, the discussion focuses on project management, planning and executing projects, managing client expectations and communications, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • September 14 – AIBD, Portsmouth Chapter (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET, 3D scanning and rendering software presentation
  • September 27 – AIBD, Eastern Shore Chapter (Virtual) 3:30 pm ET.
  • October 5 – AIBD, Tampa Bay Chapter (In Person) 12:00 pm, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609. Round Table Topic: How to work with in-house and outsourced licensed professionals for projects. Cost: Lunch is on your own.
  • March 7 & 8, 2024 – Design & Build North Myrtle Beach – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
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Training and Education

American Training Solutions
  • September 12, 2023 – Mixed topics, 7:45 am to 5:30 pm EDT (2.0 AIBD P-CEs & 3.0 AIBD E-CEs,  5.0 AIA HSW). Maggiano’s Little Italy South Park Mall, Charlotte, NC (A live classroom event). Tickets start at $30.
  • September 14, 2023 – Mixed topics, 7:45 am to 3:25 pm EDT (4.0 AIBD P-CEs & 1.0 AIBD E-CE,  5.0 AIA HSW). Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, Baltimore, MD (A live classroom event). Tickets start at $30.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
AEC Daily
  • September 12, 2023 – AEC Building Insight Event. Registration opens soon.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
  • September 19, 2023 –  Englewood, CO, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 2.0 GBCI General Hours), Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7401 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112 (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100. 
  • September 21, 2023 –  Salt Lake City, UT, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 2.0 GBCI General Hours), Associated General Contractors of Utah, 2229 S 1070 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100. 
  • September 26, 2023 –  Atlanta, GA, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 2.0 GBCI General Hours), Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346 (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100. 
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
Chicago Build Expo
  • October 11 & 12, 2023 – The Midwest’s leading construction and design show. McCormack Center, Chicago, IL. A live conference experience. Tickets are FREE.
Design & Build North Myrtle Beach
  • March 7 & 8, 2024 – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
North American Deck & Railing Association 
  • October 29, 2023 – NADRA’s Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification Live Webinar 9-1 pm ET. A full-day live webcast. Tickets start at $209.
  • December 8 & 15, 2023 – NADRA’s Decks Done Right Education Program Live Webinar, Two-Part series 9-2 pm ET – Part I  December 8th and Part II December 15th. A full-day live webcast. Tickets start at $299.
  • January 3-5, 2024 – NADRA 2024 Summit and 2023 National+ Deck Competition Awards. Find Hotel Reservations HERE Sponsorship and tickets are coming soon! 
Structural Insulated Panel Association
  • January 29-31, 2024 – SelectSIPs Expo and Annual Meeting 2024, Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, 4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy S, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Full conference tickets starting at $720.
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15% of Homeowners Are Postponing Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Houzz
Faced with various economic challenges, 15% of homeowners have postponed a home improvement project they had planned for this year or in 2024. That’s according to a Houzz survey conducted in August 2023 of more than 2,500 homeowners.

Here’s a look at more homeowner renovation activity from the latest Houzz research.

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