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Association of Bridal Consultants Education

ABC Expanding Horizons: Let Your Business Blossom - Virginia

Association of Bridal Consultants

Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Vienna, VA

ABC Expanding Horizons: Let Your Business Blossom - Virginia

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Member EARLY Registration by Feb 28th - $165
Online pre-paid member price through Sunday, Feb 28th for Sunday, March 20th Expanding Horizons. Registration includes lunch, materials and breaks. Seminar (not prepaid) is $189 pay at the door.
8 Tickets Ended $165.00 $0.00
"Blossoms" Pre-paid registration for members after 2/28 and all non-members/guests - $179
Regular pre-paid registration includes seminar, materials, beverages, lunch and breaks for members after 2/28 and all non-members and guests.
5 Tickets Ended $179.00 $0.00
BYOB - Bring Your Own Binder
Small group and one-on-one discussion and review of ABC points and your points portfolio with an ABC Master on Saturday evening, March 19th.
6 Tickets Ended $0.00 $0.00
Late Bloomers "Pay at the door" or "Walk-in" (space available) $189
Select "Pay at the Door" payment option if you choose not to prepay online or by check. Non-members must prepay. ALL late registrations after 3/15 are at this rate.
4 Tickets Ended $189.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Don't become a small business statistic!

Of all the new business startups, 1/3 eventually turn a profit, 1/3 break even, and 1/3 never leave a negative earnings scenario. According to a study by the U.S. Small Business Association, only 2/3 of all small business startups survive the first two years and less than half make it to five years.  

What does it take to succeed?

Facilitated by ABC Master Bridal Consultants, Expanding Horizons  will provide you the tools and tips to help your wedding business “blossom.” Addressing business startup and growth issues encountered during the first years of business, seminar attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss elements of a business plan
  • Differentiate business structures.
  • Determine business startup expenses.
  • Prepare an advertising budget as part of a business marketing plan.
  • Determine how to establish fees.
  • Describe contract elements and negotiation skills

Take advantage of this opportunity to plant seeds for success, meet and network with ABC wedding experts, and prepare to “Let Your Business Blossom.”

ABC members now receive 2 educational point towards Education and Professional Development.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!
 

JUST ADDED! An ABC Saturday Night Special - BYOB (It's not What you Think) Bring Your Own Binder  small group discussion of ABC points and on-on-one binder review feedback with Elise Enloe, Master Bridal Consultant and ABC Director of Education to help you prepare for advancement with ABC.  FREE for ABC members. We'll meet at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby and spend about an hour reviewing points with your binders. (Time is negotiable - let me know...) Those working toward upgrade to Accredited and Master Designations are encouraged to bring your binder regardless of the stage of development.  Don’t have a binder yet, this is the perfect time to see examples and hear Elise Enloe give advice, information, and encouragement to those seeking upgrade.  



Location/AccommodationsSheraton Premiere Tysons Corner

Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner is situated in a prime location near two international airports and amidst an endless array of diversions, such as Tysons Corner Mall with over 500 shops, eateries and department stores, including flagship stores such as Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus, just to name a few. Tysons Corner is just outside the DC beltway, about 20-30 minute drive to the Washington monuments, museums and attractions. 

The Sheraton has held a few rooms for us  us some incredible room rates: $99 on Saturday, March 19th. Please reserve your room by calling  to guarantee this rate.


Directions

 Tysons Corner, VA

  • Driving from North

    • From Interstate 495, take Exit 47A-Tysons Corner/Leesburg Pike/Virginia State Route 7.
    • Turn left at the traffic light onto Westwood Center Drive.
    • Turn right onto Sheraton Drive, then right again onto Ashgrove Lane. The hotel will be on your left. Parking is complimentary.
  • Driving from South

    • From Interstate 495, take Exit 47A-Tysons Corner/Leesburg Pike/Virginia State Route 7.
    • Turn left at the traffic light onto Westwood Center Drive.
    • Turn right onto Sheraton Drive, then right again onto Ashgrove Lane. The hotel will be on your left. Parking is complimentary.
  • Arriving by Air: Dulles International Airport (IAD), approximately 13.0 miles. Taxi/car to/from Dulles Airport should take about 10 minutes as the Dulles Access Road is designated for airport traffic only and moves quickly. Taxi fare is approximately $30. Super Shuttle is $25; call 703-416-6661 to schedule. 

  • Via DC METRO: Dunn Loring Station is the closest underground Metro Rail stop to the hotel  (0.6 mile). The station is on the Orange Line from Downtown Washington D.C. operating from 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Shuttle to/from the hotel is available from the Dunn Loring station on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). If arriving by air to DC Reagan, this is your best option to get to the hotel by getting on Metro Rail at the airport. 

  • Complimentary Hotel Shuttle service is provided throughout the week to and from office buildings within a three-mile radius of the hotel, including to the Tysons Corner SAIC location. Contact: (703) 448-1234


  • Payment:

    Not comfortable with online payments? Register and select "Payment by Check" during the checkout process. Checks can be made out to ABC-Education and mailed to:

    Elise Enloe, MBC, ABC Education Department, 660 Neile Ct., Oviedo, FL 32765.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations more than 10 days before seminar may be transferred to another ABC seminar or refunded less a $25 administrative fee.  Cancellations/no-shows less than 10 days before the seminar cannot be refunded or credited. If paying by check, check must be postmarked by early registration cutoff to be received prior to the seminar.  No-shows will be invoiced.

    Additional questions:  E-mail ELISEABCFL@aol.com

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    Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
    8661 Leesburg Pike
    Vienna, VA 22182

    Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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    The Association of Bridal Consultants has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1981 and has over 4,500 members in 26 countries on six continents. The Association of Bridal Consultants is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. For additional information, visit www.BridalAssn.com or phone 860-355-7000.

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    Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 8:18 AM

    JUST ADDED! An ABC Saturday Night Special - BYOB (It's not What you Think) Bring Your Own Binder  small group discussion of ABC points and on-on-one binder review feedback with Elise Enloe, Master Bridal Consultant and ABC Director of Education to help you prepare for advancement with ABC.  FREE for ABC members. We'll meet at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby and spend about an hour reviewing points with your binders. (Time is negotiable - let me know...) Those working toward upgrade to Accredited and Master Designations are encouraged to bring your binder regardless of the stage of development.  Don’t have a binder yet, this is the perfect time to see examples and hear Elise Enloe give advice, information, and encouragement to those seeking upgrade.  

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