“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” – Brian Tracy

Chuck Miller Education Services

Chuck Miller Education Services and NAHB are committed to providing the best residential home building and new home sales training to foster success in the industry.

A National Association of Home Builders Designation says a lot about you. Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth.<

Continue to grow in your professional endeavors. Whether you’re looking to advance in your career or gain additional knowledge about a particular topic, NAHB Education offers a wide-range of learning options.

Chuck's Books

Plan To Profit: Business Planning for Builders and Remodelers

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Small businesses in the construction industry have the second highest failure rate of all industries. A survey of builder and remodeler members of the National Association of Home Builders revealed that fewer than 12 percent had a written business plan, fewer than 15 percent had written operating budgets, less than 18 percent had written mission statements, and almost 70 percent had no formal planning procedures.

Your business plan is the most important management tool you have. It defines your strategy, tactics, and specific activities for execution, including dates and deadlines, budgets and cash flow. It will guide you regarding the types of projects to pursue, how you market your company, the people to hire and the funding needed to succeed. Planning establishes your short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals and outlines how you can achieve those goals by breaking down long-range plans into manageable short-term goals that everyone on your team can identify and support.

Your business plan will help you focus strategy, manage milestones, manage metrics, assign and track responsibilities and performance, and manage money using projections for sales, costs, expenses, and cash.

Plan To Profit provides a blueprint you can follow to develop a working business plan. It walks you step by step through the process starting with market research and analysis, followed by developing your product and service, marketing and sales, operations, leadership team and staffing, and goals and action plans. It guides you in creating your financial forecasts and budgets and your vision, mission, core values, and unique selling proposition. It includes a Microsoft(R) Excel(R) workbook which contains financial statement worksheets that you can fill in and use to complete your pro forma financial statements.

“It is my hope that successfully completing the steps in this book and using the completed plan as the most important tool in your toolbox will guarantee that you are one of the small businesses in the construction industry that survives and thrives beyond 5 years and increase the five year survival rate for small businesses in the construction industry.” —Chuck Miller, PLAN TO PROFIT

 

Upcoming Classes

Land Acquisition and Development Finance

Sponsored by the Building Contractors Association of SW Idaho Education Committee.


Wednesday September 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stewart Title Company
1944 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Fees and Payment

NAHB Member………………..$225

Non-Member…………………$325

Download Class Registration Form

Download Sales & Marketing Council Membership Application Form


Land Development: Site Planning & Zoning

Sponsored by the Building Contractors Association of SW Idaho Education Committee.


Wednesday September 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stewart Title Company
1944 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Fees and Payment

NAHB Member………………..$225

Non-Member…………………$325

Download Class Registration Form

Download Sales & Marketing Council Membership Application Form


Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals

Sponsored by the Building Contractors Association of SW Idaho Education Committee.


Wednesday September 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stewart Title Company
1944 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Fees and Payment

NAHB Member………………..$225

Non-Member…………………$325

Download Class Registration Form

Download Sales & Marketing Council Membership Application Form


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Webinars

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 pm ET (previously 2-3 pm): >>Income Averaging – Part II: Crucial Updates. We received many follow-up questions from our July 19 webinar, Avoid Costly Mistakes with the New Average Set-Aside Option (check out the replay here) (bit.ly/2BX8hyN ). Please join our continued discussion on the new minimum set-aside option and discuss some best practices regarding the Income Average Test!

Coming in January!
Contracts Webinar Series: This three-webinar series will look at contracts and avoiding exposure and indemnity. Check our Webinars page (bit.ly/2Pr6DJx) later this month to register for the ones you need, or all three!
>>Jan 16 - Read Before Signing: Managing Legal Exposure with Solid Contracts
>>Jan 23 - Protecting Your Business from Loss with Contracts and Insurance
>>Jan 30 - Document Retention Is Legal Exposure Prevention
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Webinars
 
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 pm ET (previously 2-3 pm): >>Income Averaging – Part II: Crucial Updates. We received many follow-up questions from our July 19 webinar, Avoid Costly Mistakes with the New Average Set-Aside Option (check out the replay here) (https://bit.ly/2BX8hyN ). Please join our continued discussion on the new minimum set-aside option and discuss some best practices regarding the Income Average Test!

Coming in January! 
Contracts Webinar Series: This three-webinar series will look at contracts and avoiding exposure and indemnity. Check our Webinars page (https://bit.ly/2Pr6DJx) later this month to register for the ones you need, or all three!
>>Jan 16 - Read Before Signing: Managing Legal Exposure with Solid Contracts
>>Jan 23 - Protecting Your Business from Loss with Contracts and Insurance
>>Jan 30 - Document Retention Is Legal Exposure Prevention
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