This article applies to BIA members only. If you are interested to find out more, do signup at https://www.bia.asia/register/ and we will contact you.
In this article, we will explain on how to edit your online profile, including adding profile picture, company description, product pictures and videos.
First of all, you need to login to your account here at https://www.bia.asia/login/. Once you done, you will be redirected to your profile page which shows all your details. On this page, click on the “settings” icon on the right of page and select “Edit Profile”.
You will then be presented with all fields to be able to edit including changing the cover photo, edit profile photo, \ description and etc. Please note that for the long description area, you are able to add in words, pictures and even videos of your company. There are also three individual fields for you to upload pictures. They could be your products or company pictures.
Once all these are done, you can click the “Update Profile” button to save them all. Then you can view the page or even send to your prospects.
Last but not least, it is important that you update your online profile as often as possible. By updating it, your profile will be selected to shown FIRST on the members directory page! Try it out now!
In this post, we will explain in details how to register and join as a BIA member on our website.
First of all, goto https://www.bia.asia/register/ and key in your details, including Company Name, Person in Charge Name, Mobile Number, E-mail Address, CIDB and Nature of Business. These are all required information so that we can access your membership application. Other details like website URL, namecard and social media accounts are not compulsory but if you do have them, please key in as well. Please take note that the “Nature of Business” is what we will show as the title of your profile to the public so that they can easily search for the trades that they are looking for.
Once you have entered the details and click the “Register” button, the website will check your information and prompt you if anything needs to be corrected. If everything ok, you will be able to see the following message : “Thank you for filing up the details. Our representative will contact you soon.”
After that (usually immediately), you will receive an email that states your account details are being reviewed before joining as member.
At this stage, our BIA team will review your details and may contact you to understand further about your desire to join as BIA member. If successful, BIA will generate a membership fees invoice and email to you for further action. You may then proceed to make the payment and email back the payment slip.
Once the payment is checked and cleared, BIA will send you one more email to notify you that your membership is approved and you may proceed to activate your BIA online profile by following the link in the email.
Just follow the prompts to set your password and you would be redirected to your profile page!
From there onwards, you will be able to edit and upload your company profile including words, pictures and videos to showcase what you do best!
That’s all for now, and stay tuned for the next article on how to change your BIA online profile! Thanks.
Archidex Exhibitions are always one of the more prominent exhibition that a few of our members will participate regularly. As always, BIA will show support by visiting them on the first day!
First we went to Lisa’s booth at Level 3, which has been her spot since a few years ago. Her specialty is doing custom wall art that can be painted on existing walls or even tiles! That means no hacking needed for refurnish jobs, especially useful for bathroom walls! (http://www.wallsignatures.com/)
Next was Jerry’s new joint venture with SHAW Industry Group, which is one of the world’s largest carpet manufacturers owned by Warren Buffett. Do check out his website for all range of floorings that he does at http://www.floorculture.com
After that, we went to hall 7 which has been relocated to an area further into level 3 of the convention centre. Our member, Nicholas from FlexOffice (http://WWW.FLEXOFFICE.NET) has taken the main entrance spot of hall 7 as his booth and the visibility is quite high! He mentioned that one of his USP (Unique Selling Point) is that he can custom any office furnitures with no minimum quantity! They can even produce the 3D drawings to show you before production.
Do you know that we actually have a theme park builder in Malaysia!? Yes, and they have been building most of the theme parks around here, including bars and escape rooms. Their scope of work includes the design and build of all the items that visitors will normally take photos with! The minimum completion time is about 3 months from idea inception to delivery. (https//WWW.THEMERENO.COM/CONTACT/)
On the same hall, we have another member who supplies machines and tools for stone polishing and other related works. Banchee, together with David, are manning the booth to answer any queries visitors may have. It is said that their range of products is the most complete set for stone flooring works. (http://www.maiyercraft.com/)
Last but not the least, we have Tommy representing Tuma from Taiwan. It’s an air exchanger machine and it is the One and Only in Malaysia! It’s not an air-conditioner but it works better by getting fresh air from the outside!
That’s all for now. Do check them out and say hi to our fellow members! Wish them all the best!
Last Thursday BIA, together with Mirai Energy Sdn Bhd, hosted an Aidilfitri open house for all members and visitors of the building industry. It was a packed event with almost half of the participants are new faces!
The night started by Leonard representing BIA to share and discuss on the topic “Guarantees to Get More Sales“, which touches on the possibility of using Warranties and Guarantees as a way for SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) to generate more sales. Things like “Money Back Guarantee“, “Lifetime Warranty“, “Free Service” and etc. are just some examples that businesses can use to enhance their marketing campaigns at minimum costs. The theory behind this is, current SMEs are already willing (and sometimes “forced”) to provide these additional services when dealing with customers in order to stay competitive with the big guys. So, why not make it official and get some more confidence from potential customers? We may even get some extra new sales when visit previous customers again.
Before ending the sharing session, Leonard asked the audience how tempting it is if BIA is to offer “Money Back Sales Guarantee” that all signed up members will get done deals of 17x the membership fee paid (that’s 1700% of return) ! Everyone wow at the claim and in fact, it is statistically true based on BIA’s past records of members achievements! In conclusion, it is a very effective marketing strategy that even SMEs can do it.
Presentation by Mirai Energy
After that, it was a products presentation by Nicole from Mirai Energy. She talked about her company specialises in Solar Power systems for residential and commercial projects. It is evident that they are capable of completing household solar power systems up to large scale factory requirements. For more information, please check out their website at http://www.miraienergy.com.my
New Website of BIA
Then, it was a short introduction of BIA by Leonard. As mentioned, there are many new features being added to website for the benefits of BIA members including jobs portal for members to post their vacancies, events portal to list all members events including promotions, sales and showroom openings. It will be a good place for end users to check out latest building industry promotions all in one place!
Finally, it’s time for the dinner and networking session that everyone was waiting for!