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19 Mar 2021

Marketing to Seniors

When presenting your home inventory service to the senior market, It is helpful to understand their needs. You will be provided with the generational backgrounds, which will help you approach them in a manner they prefer. You will also learn what marketing methods are most effective.

You will earn 2 CEUs upon successfully completing this course.

19 Mar 2021

Introduction to Blogging

This course introduces reasons why to consider blogging when determining ways to promote and build your business. You'll get a strong foundation of the world of blogging.

Topics include:
- Building the Foundation
- Content Marketing and Content Marketing Strategy
- Naming & Branding Your Blog

19 Mar 2021

Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS) Exam

After the course requirements are met, the applicant will be required to successfully complete this final exam. All requirements are listed in the Certification section of the NICA website. By successfully completing this exam, and meeting the items noted, the applicant will earn their CIS designation.

19 Mar 2021

Social Media for Business

In this course, you will learn how and why to utilize social media to promote your business, connect with prospects, provide education, and develop relationships with other business owners and fellow inventory professionals. Developing relationships with clients is a key element for all small business owners.

You will earn 2 CEUs upon successful completion of this course.

19 Mar 2021

Customer Service

This course was created to assist personal property inventory professionals achieve success in the area of customer service, focusing not only on the direct customer, but also the “internal” and secondary customers as well. Methodologies are presented that should aid you in the development of a Customer Service Plan & Strategy.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 2 CEUs.

19 Mar 2021

Networking for Business

Though many groan about the need to attend live events, this course will give you the guidance and knowledge necessary to network with purpose. Topics 1) preparing prior to attending the event, 2) tips to achieve the most benefit while in attendance at an event, and 3) what steps to take afterward to help ensure your time was not wasted.

You will receive 2 CEUs upon successful completion of this course.

19 Mar 2021

Project Management

Every inventory is a "project" that must be managed. Sometimes even small ones can have a unique twist to them, creating a question of, "How do I begin?" or "How do I approach this?" No matter the size or type of inventory - whether it is a couple hours or a few weeks - managing it is essential for a professional outcome.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 2 CEUs.

19 Mar 2021

Collections Inventory

In this course, you will be presented with suggested processes for documenting these groups of items. Attention is given to ensuring a logically organized report, consisting of photographs, bills of sale, and reference materials. Tips on how to market your collections service is also included.

You will earn 3 CEUs upon successful completion of this course.

19 Mar 2021

Appraisal Examiner

When completing an inventory service for residential and commercial clients, many home inventory professionals are asked if they know the value of items, or if they can refer a professional appraiser. This course presents the many benefits of becoming an appraisal examiner, along with your responsibilities as an examiner. Also included is how to market this service directly to the client and to a variety of professionals who could become referral sources for a continued revenue stream.

Successful completion of this foundation course for the Certified Appraisal Examiner certification awards you with 3 CEUs.

19 Mar 2021

Insurance Knowledge for the Inventory Professional

This course provides basic knowledge about the insurance industry, enabling you to have an educated insurance discussion with your clients as an inventory specialist - not as an insurance agent. You will learn insurance vocabulary plus insurance concepts to help you understand the claims process, as well as where policies state the need for an inventory when one files a claim.

You will earn 3 CEUs upon successful completion of this course.