Just got back from the NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, www.napeo.org) Conference in Lake Las Vegas. Great job by the NAPEO people in putting it all together.
They had some terrific speakers, primarily focused on the the sales end of the business, but I was particularly impressed with Todd Cohn, who gave a breakdown of some particular States that NAPEO is working with the various legislations to improve the climate for PEO within that State. Todd is the Assistant Director of State Government Affairs at NAPEO and has been there for about four years. Some of this legislation is vital to protect not only the PEO’s, but clients of PEO’s.
My post is more about business in general and how energizing it can be to go to your industry trade shows. I know that the economy is tough and spending money to go to Vegas or Miami or New York or New Orleans may be just out of your budget, but the connections you make there can often be priceless.