Sunday, April 7, 2013

Rug Lover Tour DC 2013

Barry O’Connell’s Rug Lover Tour DC 2013

Group Shot from the Pittsburgh RugTour

This year we are offering something very special: The RugLover 500% Club with Anthony Belmonte, Jan Sandler, Doug Moerschbacher and the guys from Glyndon Lord Baltimore. All 4 businesses have had explosive success of about 500% or more. All four are fairly recent start-ups and all are off to spectacular results.
Last year GLB did 40 rugs a week in a big week this year 200 is a good week and they are still growing!
Jan will talk about the profit in the add-on sales AND HOW TO SELL THEM. Including 6 rugs in the door this week for cleaning and the ticket price is $7,482 and that is before adding in the padding.  Jan will explain how this is not some up-sell trickery but how it is just serving his customer’s best needs.
Most of you know Doug and Anthony, two years ago they were cleaners who did some rugs and this year they are the dominant go-to rug cleaners in their area.  How they took a little sideline and turned it into the biggest part of their business. Anthony is from Naples Florida where he has tapped the well to do expensive rug crowd but Doug is washing rugs in tiny rural town in North Central Pa. This is your chance to learn the secrets of their success.
They will be doing small group sessions with you to show you how they did it and you can too.
Besides showing you how they did it the guys from Glyndon Lord Baltimore will show you the spa that can handle 200 Rugs a Week with only two techs and a delivery driver. In fact they feel they won’t have to add a part time tech until they are going over 250 rugs a week.
Washington DC 2013 Itinerary
Friday, June 7, 2013
Herat Oriental Rug Warehouse
106 South Early Street Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 370-3902
A massive wholesale rug warehouse with more rugs than you have ever seen in one place.
9:00 am – Meet in lobby to sign in & pick up badges
9:30 am – Welcome speech with Barry O’Connell in hotel lobby
9:45 am – Carpool to Herat Oriental for hands-on Rug ID with Barry O’Connell, Dusty Roberts, and others (beginner, intermediate, advanced levels)
12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm – Back to Herat Oriental for more hands-on Rug ID (what you should know about an appraiser’s perspective)
4:30 pm – Carpool back to hotel
6:00 pm – After hours FUN & “Cigar Bar”

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners
6 Central Avenue Glyndon, MD 21071
(410) 833-5200
8:30 am – Meet in lobby for Day Two events
9:00 am – Board motor-coach for trip to Glyndon Lord Baltimore’s facility
10:30 am – Interlink demonstrations & discussions with Scott Warrington, Doug Heiffermann, and Kim Stain, Q & A
1:00-2:00 pm – Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm – Rotating Groups: RugLover 500% Club with Anthony Belmonte, Jan Sandler,  Doug Moerschbacher and the guys from Glyndon Lord Baltimore, Plant tour with John from GLB, Taking the Perfect Rug Photo. Plus more…
4:30 pm – Board motor-coach for trip back to hotel
6:30 pm – After hours FUN & Cigars, Bars, and best of all Networking Time with people who have been through what you are going through.
Same as last time:\
·         1st attendee; $700
·         2nd attendee; $350
·         3rd or more attendee; $175.
Special Alumni Savings:
·         1st attendee; $600
·         2nd attendee; $300
·         3rd or more attendee; $150.

Sunday, June 9, 2013
10:00 am – Meet in the Hotel conference room for Day Three events
10:15 am – Hands-on social media workshop & website critique with Barry O’Connell.
11:00 am – Rug Advocate Software demonstration
11:15 am – Rug Lover Marketing – Foundations Program, Q & A
1:00 pm – End
We are back at the same hotel as last year:
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-4700
Group name: Rug Lovers Tour OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser for the RugLovers Tour Page.