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29 May 2014

Remodeling and Adding On

When a house is not large enough, people add a room or rooms to serve their needs. When a house is needing improvements, whether structural, functional, or cosmetic, the owners often remodel. Both adding on and remodeling projects require a lot of planning, investing, and having a plan so the effort has a purpose and serves a need.

The National Inventory Certification Association has just completed projects that can be categorized as adding on and others as remodels. We are continually looking for ways to improve the association and provide additional benefits of membership. Many changes and investments have been made, based on membership feedback and requests.

Remodeling – Improving the Basics

Over the past few months our remodeling projects have included

  • Upgrading the website (which remains an ongoing project)
  • Upgrading our membership software
  • Upgrading course software to a more efficient and more responsive program

Adding On – Continuing Professional Education

Until a few months ago, the certification program was the singular education offering. After survey responses were reviewed, the two most-requested courses were introduced to the “new addition” of Continuing Professional Education Courses. This add-on education section will receive additional add-ons. Here is what is completed, and what is in the planning stages of Continuing Professional Education Courses for the remainder of 2014:

  • Completed and now available: Residential Contents Inventory
  • Completed and now available: Business Contents Inventory
  • Initiated development of four additional continuing education courses – again based on survey responses
  • Added ebooks and audio files that cover a variety of business topics

With construction tools in hand (a webmaster, content writers, editors, ebook authors) we have a plan, blue prints, and a focus to serve our members well.

01 May 2014

Get Caught Reading

BooksMay is “Get Caught Reading” month. As an association developed to create education and knowledge for the asset inventory industry, this focus on reading caught our attention.

There are so many opportunities available today to pursue reading. Book stores offers shelves and shelves of books covering every topic you can think of. Ordering on line allows you to purchase reading material without leaving the house. And with today’s electronic options, you can read eBooks, order downloads to your electronic reader, or just peruse articles on the internet via your computer.

Zig Ziglar said, “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”

This sounds exactly what our vision is for the National Inventory Certification Association. We are a young association and have the vision to grow. But not only grow, but to grow with the focus of education and membership benefits leading each decision made. We are creating continuing professional education courses and have a strategically centered collection of materials offered on our website.

Knowing that one needs more than industry-related education, we also provide material that is helpful for all small business owners. Topics covered are goal setting, self-maintenance for your computer, networking, and achieving success. We encourage you to visit the Book Store for these downloadable books and audio files. Get caught reading!