IBS is more than a home show. I agree about taking off from work. However, every year I learn something new that improves my business. Its an investment more than a cost. If you go with the mindset that you are going to learn as much as possible and soak up everything like a sponge it's a worthwhile trip. If its a vacation then you'd be better suited to go somewhere else on your schedule. Some of the most successful people in our trades are there. I make it a point to learn as what I can from them.
I planned this trip six months or more ago... if I hadn't, then I wouldn't be going because I'm booked solid, but when I buy non refundable tickets, months in advance, it "forces" me to do what I really WANTED to do in the first place.
Soooo.... I'm really looking forward to taking a little time off and seeing this show.
I have reservations, but at this time, looking doubtful. I just got back from the WOC, so I really need to stay pass...but, if the weather goes down, may fly out anyway. Direct flight OKC to Las Vegas is only 2 hours.
Man... what a show...!! I spent six hours in the KBIS show Tuesday and only got half way through it, then Wednesday I spent another six hours to catch the rest of the show. Thursday, I rushed through the NAHB show because we had plans for some sight seeing, but all said, I really enjoyed the week and will definately plan to do it again.
I'm mostly kitchen and bath and I contacted enough new vedors and saw enough new products to create some additional profitability from here out.
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