Networking is a great way to build your business and build relationships with other entrepreneurs. When you network with other people, you build the know, like and trust factor. You will meet people that will either be in your target market or people that can refer you to your target market.

elevator speech

First impressions still mean so much. Introducing yourself with a polished message gives the impression that you are confident and professional (even if you are quaking inside). Create an elevator speech.

collaborative strategizing in group learning connections

Business & networking groups provide a learning connection that is ripe for idea generation & collaborative strategizing- a familiar, safe haven from loneliness, a space to ask for, and offer, support.

authentic action genuine connection digital marketing small business workshop

This program is for solo pros and small business owners who are ready to take control of their digital presence. We will work in small collaborative groups to develop a sincere and successful online presence.

Empowering Entrepreneurs

I’ve rounded up 4 of my top picks this month of articles to empower entrepreneurs.
This month’s topics are on the topic of building and working within tribes to increase our reach and engagement.

Mark Zuckerberg just announced a big change impacting the Facebook newsfeed. Facebook has realized that we, as users, are increasingly annoyed by the amount of content we see that comes from brands and publishers and not from friends. There is no reason to panic and drop Facebook

MAZIMIZE YOUR RETURN ON VENDOR EVENTS

Participating in a holiday vendor event this season – seriously, I mean it – please – make sure that you are making the most of the marketing opportunities that these events truly are for your brand and your business.

one step at a time, accountability, online presence

Value of an accountability group: There is not one small business owner who can do it all at once and by herself!

accountability groups

accountability groups, success

For the most part, I am a solopreneur.

On the other hand, I rely on a number of people in my life who have become my ‘board of directors’ of sorts.  Through various accountability and collaborative groups that I’ve participated in over the years, I’ve strengthened friendships, made measurable progress towards goals, and continue to grow thanks to the support I’ve received.

What are the benefits of an accountability group?

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building online presence

building online presence

I’ve rounded up 5 of my top picks of articles to help small business owners grow their online presence through becoming a resource in their field of expertise. Read more

happiness-in-the-work-you-do

Seriously, Rebeca has every reason you can possibly think of to be a miserable wretch. I won’t go into the details, but just understand, that having sustained a spinal cord injury and brain trauma almost 18 years ago, she is not the healthy, active grandma we’d both anticipated she’d be at this point in both our lives. Read more

I am often asked (usually by men), “Why a women-only networking group?”

In my mind, I am thinking – “If you have to ask, you just don’t understand”

women business owners network differentlyI’ve been involved in women’s business networking for over 12 years now. I have found it to be profoundly helpful in so many ways. I’ve fostered real and lasting relationships on both personal and professional levels.  These relationships have brought tangible value to my personal and professional growth. It has been my experience that when women network professionally, they tote along their personal selves as well.

We simply are able to get to the “Know-Like-Trust” factor that much faster.

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