If you’re heading for the 2017 Budget Blinds convention next week, I hope you’ll take the time to stop by our booth and see how we can help you think bigger and smarter!

Teri Boxell heads up our Budget Blinds efforts, along with Karen Reno, and shares this preview of next week’s show:

The annual Budget Blinds convention is always a great time to chat face-to-face with our Budget Blinds friends. This year, we’ll certainly have a lot to talk about!

We’ll be hosting two breakout sessions this year. We’re particularly excited about our session entitled “Think Bigger!” In this session, you will be one of the first to see the new MotorEase Shades by Budget Blinds™ and Draper! MotorEase shades by Budget Blinds™ and Draper are battery-operated and easily rechargeable. Not only are these quieter than the previous battery operated shades, but the sizes are much greater, up to 12’ x 12’! No more battery wands; no disposable batteries; charge from 110V outlet or optional solar panel—a charge lasts months; extremely quiet operation. With all of these great selling points, and a great price point, we think you’ll leave just as excited as we are by this opportunity.

In addition we will have a drawing for a $100 MotorEase coupon at the end of class. You must be present to win, though—so don’t leave early!

The Think Bigger MotorEase session will be Thursday, January 12 at 2:45 pm.

If you miss this session, you can stop by our booth to see a 12 foot wide MotorEase Shade in action. While you’re there you can also sign up for a $200 gift card drawing, and get a coupon for $100 OFF your first order in 2017!

In our other breakout session, we’ll talk about how to Think Smart about Solar Control Fabric Selections. Your customers know they need views, privacy, comfort, and glare control. Finding the right solar shades for their needs can be a challenge! We’ll show you how to be the hero: learn to address form and function, talk about solar exposure, know how pick the right color, and more!

This session will take place Thursday, January 12 at 4:30pm. Stay until it’s over, because we will have a drawing at the end of the class for a FREE Fabric Sample Kit.

Meanwhile, franchisees have been requesting Cordless FlexShades from us. We have taken those requests seriously and will be showing them for the first time at next week’s convention.  We’ll also be showing a new Fashionwand option for clutch operated shades. All three of these new product offerings—MotorEase, Cordless and Fashionwand—are child safe, so they are great additions to our product offering.

We hope to see all of our Budget Blinds friends next week at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas!