Winter will soon release her icy grip on much of the nation. The spring “selling season” is rushing upon us. We are picking up 3 minutes a day of light. The Tunica MH Show will be here in a matter of weeks. As you look at the balance of the year 2015, this is a good time to ask:
what will I do to improve my performance?
How can we improve the performance of our firm’s results?
What are you doing to challenge your own thinking or that of your team?
What will you and your associates do to stretch and grow?
Part of the purpose or mission of a good industry trade journal are suggested by that paragraph above. Learn. Earn. Return. Our tag line says it this way, “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use.” ©
Informative and inspirational are some of the descriptions of our Featured Articles for March. A raising star in MH is the subject of our latest interview, A Cup of Coffee with…Scott Roberts. Scott is doing some things others call ‘controversial’ or are doing very differently. Yet Scott’s firm is growing rapidly as a result, see why!
Legal, finance, marketing, sales, management, upcoming events and inspiration are among the many other topics in the Featured Articles, linked below. Learn more to protect and promote your business!
News as Opportunity, Inspiration and Morality Tales
What is news? Lets see what some journalists have said through the years.
“Well, news is anything that’s interesting, that relates to what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in areas of the culture that would be of interest to your audience.”
- Kurt Loder, American journalist
“Hard news really is hard. It sticks not in the craw but in the mind. It has an almost physical effect, causing fear, interest, laughter or shock.”
- Andrew Marr, British journalist
“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.”
– Walter Lippmann, American journalist
“We cannot make good news out of bad practice.”
– Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist
Every serious Industry or Profession has news that impacts it. Every ‘real’ profession has one or more quality trade publication(s). News – good or bad – as well as topics relateding to legal, marketing, sales, management, politics, association, education, image, product development, financing and more are covered by trade publishers.
Knowing what is going on can inspire you, show you threats to avoid and opportunities to capitalize upon. Good trade news can protect or grow your firm’s or a persons understanding, assets and performance.
Our industry’s first and still only Daily Business News (DBN) can be one of those informational tools to help you keep up, be informed and inspired. No wonder it is one of our most read sections of our popular site!
The negative news can be like morality tales. ‘Don’t do X, or this can happen to you!’ Our long-time DBN writer Matthew Silver plans to return soon to share the industry related news that is going on all around you. I suspect Matthew’s reported more news in 3.5 years than many others in our industry have combined for 10-20 years. So this piece of news is…Welcome Back Matthew!
Terrific Tunica Ahead!
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Scentia potest est. Ideally we all learn both from our own experience and that of other’s. Read what our experts and opinion writers have to say. Read the news and reports you find in abundance here daily, weekly monthly.
When you do, you’ll see why we continue to grow month, year over year.
Thanks for checking in, now please dive into the wealth of knowledge in the March Featured Articles designed to expand and protect your wealth.
Featured Articles and Reports for Vol. 6, No. 6, 2015
Alphabetically by Category
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)
• Back to the Future? Back to the Past?
by Nadeen Green, JD
I have never been good at understanding the issues that would be presented if time travel were to become a possibility.
• The Latest on the CFPB and Finance Regulations
by Bill Matchneer, JD
At the upcoming Tunica Manufactured Housing Show, I will be discussing some difficult problems that new CFPB regulations have caused for the manufactured housing housing industry.
• Financing for Manufactured Homes in Lease Communities bill
by Sandra Lane
A bill proposed by the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) to create a special funding program for manufactured housing loans was passed in their state’s House Economic Growth Committee on a 17-3 vote.
GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS
• I Heard It Thru The Grapevin
by Ron D’Ambra
Recently there has been a lot of conversation and speculation on the longevity and growth of the manufactured housing industry.
• The NEW Tunica Manufactured Housing Show – Reborn for 2015!
by Dennis Hill
The industry didn’t realize it, but we dodged a bullet last year in keeping the Tunica MH Show’s uninterrupted run. The old show site was lost due to the closure of Harrah’s, and their parent company’s alternative option was problematic.
• Showcasing The Good, Bad and the Ugly = Ticket To Manufactured Housing Success?
by L. A. “Tony” Kovach
As Sandra Lane recently reported in the Daily Business News, a third party report by the GIA recently project that manufactured housing would double by 2020.
• Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Videos!
by L. A. “Tony” Kovach
If you’ve not been to the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show in the past few years, what’s the best way to see what the show will be like? Simple! Watch videos of what took place at the previous Tunica Show!
• What If HUD’s building code for manufactured housing was eliminated?
by Steve Lefler
The Federal Government needs to consolidate its agencies to control costs.
• Understanding How Electricity is Used
by Steve Lefler
Many questions are asked by potential home buyers on energy efficiency in new home construction. The primary question most often asked is how much will my electric bill be if I buy this energy efficient home?
• 2015 Louisville Manufactured Home Show Report & MH Communities Lessons Learned
by Mary O’Hara
What’s special about the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show? The homes on display of course! The 2015 Show didn’t disappoint. Dozens of attractive, innovative, affordable homes were on display.
• A Cup of Coffee with…Scott Roberts
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Roberts Resorts).
Scott Allen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Roberts Resorts & Communities.
• Revisit the Paradigm
by Bob Vahsholtz
A topic on the forefront of today’s MH thinking is the challenge of finance.
• Stress is an employee performance killer
by Tim Connor, CSP
Stress is the single biggest contributor to;
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION
• Exit Strategies or is it Time to Pull the Trigger
by Tim Connor, CSP
I can’t tell you how many times I have observed clients:
- develop new products,
• ZigOn Gossip
by Zig Ziglar
We frequently hear little jokes about gossip, like the two people who were talking and one said, “I can’t tell you any more.
• There are three types of salespeople
by Tim Connor, CSP
Yes, there are lots of different types of salespeople but let me focus on just three for now; committers, quitters and vacillators and the winner is . . . read on.