If you are a business owner, you have traveled the lonely entrepreneur road long enough. Did you know that there are organizations for just about any profession or business to help you along, educate and assist you on your lonely travels?
CFI was created to enable business owners to further their education; meet like-minded business owners; join free local chapter meetings; receive WFCA scholarships; access our Web site filled with interactive information, educational materials, online meetings and educational events specific to your industry; receive on- and off-line industry news on tools, material and chemicals available specific to your business, and receive discounts on trade show registrations like the Connections Convention.
There are actually more than seven reasons, but we wanted to keep the list short. Experience the joy in speaking to other members dealing with the same struggles as you are, and listen to other business owners speak and learn from them how they mastered marketing to their target market. Take in how they are applying social media, or simply what cleaning methods work best for them and their clients. We also offer affordable insurance (we can do that because we have a large community and that keeps our rates down).
CFI is promoting some great classes and chapter meetings with instructors and speakers like Patrick Moffet, Noel Frank, Lisa Wagner and Mark Exner, to name just a few. Our classes and meetings cover everything from AMRT to rug cleaning and beyond, and if you are a CFI member, you receive big registration discounts.
The CFI Annual Business Meeting will be held at the Academy of Textiles and Flooring in Whittier, Ca., on Sept. 17. New CFI directors and executives will be introduced to the membership, and annual awards will be presented as well. All CFI members are encouraged to attend; there will be free food and drinks for all! For more information call (800) CARPET9 or go to www.carpet9.org.
Last but not least, don’t miss CFI at the Connections Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Sept. 7-10. This year, Connections emphasizes hands-on demonstrations and interactive educational programs. CFI members save $100 on full registration. The CFI booth will be located at the entrance to the Connections show floor, and we welcome you to stop by and find out what’s new with the CFI.