If you have never been to the show before, I want to know why. Is it because you think you won’t know anyone? Is it because you are worried about how much it costs? Are you afraid to leave your business for three days? None of these are valid reasons for not coming to the party….err….conference.
A full show pass is just $270 if you buy in the next two months. If you can’t afford that, get the $75 Exhibit Hall pass. This pass alone is a great investment. The things you need in business, from insurance to vehicles are all here under one single roof. You can see demos of the best software on the market. You can see the newly unveiled livery vehicles, shown for the first time ever at our show. You can get the best deals on everything, including financing. The savings alone in the Exhibit Hall are well worth the attendance.
But, seriously, if you set aside $6 a day for the next 45 days, you can buy a Full Show pass. The educational series, the networking, the food, the fun, the “swag” given away on the show floor is all worth the investment. You could become an affiliate of Music Express, Empire/CLS, BostonCoach Connection or many other networks and recapture your investment on a single order received from one of these networks.
If you are worried you won’t know anyone, myself and fellow LCT editors will introduce you to people and hang out with you. We will make sure that you feel absolutely welcome. Our First Timer’s breakfast offers the perfect opportunity to meet the LCT staff, NLA board members and you will have the comfort of knowing everyone in the room is also there for the first time sharing the same fears you may have.
This show is completely retooled for the home-based and small to mid-size operators. The educational classes are geared for YOU, the small operator. We aren’t talking over your head. We are talking to you and loading you up with so much value and information that you’re going to leave wondering why you didn’t come last year and wishing there was another show six months later to learn even more.
Don’t worry about the business you are leaving behind. Get a lead chauffeur or family and friends to handle it for 72 hours. It will be the best 72 hours of your life in 2012 or certainly the most profitable. I look forward to meeting you. Leave me a message here if you are a first timer and give me your name and number and I will make plans with you one week before on where to meet me at the show and we’ll spend some time chatting. I am interested in meeting you so I can ask what you would like to see in upcoming features. You never know, I just might do a feature on your company and your first-time experience at the show. -- Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor
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