Successful Solar Businesses Seminar

Home Power magazine will present its first Successful Solar Businesses seminar in Ashland, OR, to teach the building blocks needed to thrive in the renewable energy industry. Dates are February 21-23, 2003, cost is $350 per person, and reservations must be made in advance by calling 800-707-6585 or 541-512-0201.

February, 2003 - Ashland, OR


Home Power magazine will present its first Successful Solar Businesses seminar in Ashland, OR, to teach the building blocks needed to thrive in the renewable energy industry. Dates are February 21-23, 2003, cost is $350 per person, and reservations must be made in advance by calling 800-707-6585 or 541-512-0201.

According to workshop organizer and Home Power publisher Richard Perez, "This seminar is a must for anyone that is interested in building a business to sell and install solar and wind for homes and industry."

Solar guru Perez will be co-teaching the seminar with Bob-O Schultze of Electron Connection and Bob Maynard of Energy Outfitters, both of whom have developed their own flourishing renewable energy businesses. "This is the first time we've had this particular combination of presenters, and we are very excited," continued Perez. "Bob and Bob-O are well respected for their success and expertise."

Perez said he has led these seminars several times in the past for other organizations. "But this is the first time that we have planned it entirely ourselves, and held it in our own back yard."

Participants will receive specific strategies on how to build their existing or new businesses, getting a jump-start from the lessons learned by those who have already "been there and done that." All will gain instant contacts with major solar energy manufacturers and distributors that are also scheduled to attend the workshop.

A detailed Successful Solar Business outline is available at www.homepower.com. Seminar topics will include:

* How to start a small business
* Renewable energy career choices
* Marketing renewable energy
* Managing a small business
* Managing employees
* Legal and tax issues
* Using computers
* Setting up supplies and suppliers
* Service & warranties
* Tooling up
* Importance of site survey/load analysis
* Licensing

The $350 cost includes three lunches and a Saturday night networking banquet. Seminar size is limited, so call 800-707-6585 or 541-512-0201 to reserve space with a $100 deposit. Interest is very high in this seminar, so call early. Lodging is available at the seminar site, with discounted rates for participants.

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