Fiber Society’s Spring 2013 Conference will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, chaired by Dr. Xungai Wang of Deakin University. Focus: natural fibers and green processing, smart and functional textiles, nanofibers and applications, and high-performance fibers and composites.
Organized by the Institute of Textile Machinery and High performance Material technology, Technische Universität Dresden, the conference will be held at Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany. The conference brings together researchers from all over the world to exchange results and discuss open issues in the science and engineering of textiles.
The Technical Textiles and Nonwovens and Weaving Technologies Trade Fair will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center. The show is held every three years.
The Soldier Modernization Expo, a land defense conference and exhibition, will take place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, U.K. The conference brings together hundreds of program managers, industry manufacturers and innovative suppliers.
The IFAI Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand will hold its annual conference at the Trinity Wharf Hotel in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Will take place at the Bella Center, Center Hall, in Copenhagen, Denmark, focusing primarily on sustainable materials for the fashion and furniture industry. Organized by the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, it will showcase sustainable textiles, vegetable tanned leather, innovative materials, trimming and supplies.
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Trim Convention will be held at the Hilton Nashville, Nashville, Tenn., U.S.A. The event focuses on building relationships between the premier trim wholesalers and distributors in the industry, helping all participants to reduce costs and increase profits.
Is your business growing and giving you the results you want? Or are you stuck and can't seem to get moving? Here are five simple steps to get your business unstuck.
1. Re-focus on what you want. Remember your original dream-the one that includes owning a prosperous company that is organized, profitable, has lots of great customers, is run by your empowered managers, and gives you freedom and time to enjoy your life.
2. Realize you are a business builder. You will never reach your goals if you don't grow yourself. To grow, you've got to let go, delegate, and do what you do best: sell. You must invest time to build relationships with loyal customers plus find new ones.
3. Replace yourself with systems. In order to delegate, you need systems and procedures in place that don't rely on you directing every decision. Put your standards on paper and train your people to follow them.
4. Hire the best. Now that you know where you're going and have systems in place, you can start building a strong management team prepared to take your company to the next level.
5. Enjoy the ride. With your company organized and growing, you can now focus on creating more opportunities for your business to prosper and grow.
From George Hedley's latest book "Get Your Business to Work!" As a business coach, Hedley helps entrepreneurs and business owners build profitable companies.