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  • 2 Jan 2024 1:00 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    By: Marsha Riibner-Cady – Chair, and Barbara Bozeman – Vice Chair

    ESB welcomes Life and Business Coach – Brooke Burns for January

    Introduction to AI for Small Businesses will be held January 10th at 7pm EST

    Time Zones: 7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT

    Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.

    Registration will be open on the website as of January 1st.

    How: Online via Zoom. Details will be provided upon registration.


    Be sure to check out the NFBPWC Entrepreneur & Small Business (ESB) Committee page on the website, and the Blog Page for NFBPWC, as well as the NFBPWC Facebook

    page(s), and the NFBPWC Marketplace page.

    ESB Page -

    https://nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-programBlog Post - https://nfbpwc.org/NFBPWC-Blog

    NFBPWC FB - https://www.facebook.com/NatlFedBPWC 

    NFBPWC Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/groups/nfbpwcmarketplace/


    THE ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE EXPRESSES GRATITUDE AND RESPECT TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR A PROSPEROUS AND EDUCATIONAL 2023

    LOOKING FORWARD TO AN EVEN MORE EXCITING 2024

    Marsha Riibner-Cady – Chair
    Barbara Bozeman – Vice Chair



  • 9 Dec 2023 12:55 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    December Program is now the January program!

    As the year comes to a close, most of the world winds down a bit – but the entrepreneurs or business owners, still has a bit more work on their plate…  

    Join us for our January meeting for

    “Closing out the Annual Books and Gearing up for Tax Season”

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, 7pm EST


    SO… What does the ESB committee have in store for you in December?

    Marsha has decided that it is time to replace her cell phone and explore a new plan and cell phone service provider.  She is seeking guidance from her NFBPWC sisters!

    What company provides you with cell service?



    What do you like about them?  

    This will not be a I phone VS android discussion.  On December 13, 2023, at 7:30 pm Eastern, please join us for:

    “Cell phone service, is it better than a can with a string?”

    Register at www.nfbpwc.org



  • 2 Nov 2023 1:20 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    By: Marsha Riibner-Cady – Chair / Barbara Bozeman Vice-Chair

    ESB and Members in Action:

    This month – we are checking in on some of our members who attended another learning opportunity. In September, Brooke Burns led a session for those curious about QR Codes:

    Here are the QR codes for a few of the attendees who took her session to heart – and business…



    Marsha Riibner-Cady


    Teressa Gerhke


    Barbara Bozeman

    Cady CPR Solutions

    PopCykol

    Sights & Hounds Photography


    Be sure to check out their businesses via the QR codes – and let us know if your business is currently using them.

    We’d love to hear from you.

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    December Program

    As the year comes to a close, most of the world winds down a bit – but the entrepreneurs or business owners,

    still has a bit more work on their plate…

    Join us for our December meeting for

    “Closing out the Annual Books and Gearing up for Tax Season”

    Wednesday, December 13th, 7pm EST

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    In October and November, your ESB team took a short break to give room and support for the two-part series:

    “Launch, Sustain & Grow Your Organization in the Digital World - An Opportunity for NFBPWC Clubs

    Nationwide” facilitated by Suzette Cotto.

    We hope you took advantage of this wonderful opportunity.


    * You can promote your business via the NFBPWC Member Business Directory?

    https://www.nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-program

    Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur or small business owner, we're here to offer an environment for:

    • building connections with experienced professionals who believe in you,

    • sharing tools and resources that help you build influential, profitable businesses, and

    • inspiring you to grow personally and professionally. Time Zones:7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT

    Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.

    How:Online via Zoom. Details will be provided upon registration.

    Be sure to check out the NFBPWC Entrepreneur & Small Business (ESB) Committee page on the website, and the Blog Page for NFBPWC, as well as the NFBPWC Facebook page(s), and the NFBPWC Marketplace page.

    ESB Page - https://nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-programBlog Post - https://nfbpwc.org/NFBPWC-Blog

    NFBPWC FB - https://www.facebook.com/NatlFedBPWC

    NFBPWC Marketplace - https://www.facebook.com/groups/nfbpwcmarketplace/


  • 1 Oct 2023 1:00 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

    By: Marsha Riibner-Cady – Chair & Barbara Bozeman Vice-Chair

    The September meeting was a great success with one of our newest members, Brooke Burns, leading us through an interactive work session learning all about QR codes and how to enhance your business using them.  

    Thank you, Brooke, for the wonderful session and welcome to NFBPWC! 


    We encourage everyone to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to come in a two-part session for October and November from Suzette Cotto.  You can find the link to sign up on the Events Calendar. 

     

    ** We have shifted our programming so as not to conflict with this webinar series.  The next ESB business program will be in December (December 13th



    Also coming in October:  

    (From our Military Affiliated Women Chair- Alice Gallup-West)

    October 26th – The Veteran Entrepreneur

    Did you know that Veterans own almost 2 million businesses and employ over 5 million Americans? Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Or maybe you have a business idea and don’t know where to start…. Or better yet, you are already in business and want to know the next step….level up? Come spend some time with us for a power packed hour of learning and information on Veteran as an Entrepreneur.


    Did you know?

    * In the Membership Directory – you can share your business /professional profile and content?  https://www.nfbpwc.org/Directory

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    * You can promote your business via the NFBPWC Member Business Directory?

    https://www.nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-program


    Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur or small business owner, we're here to offer an environment for:

    • building connections with experienced professionals who believe in you,

    • sharing tools and resources that help you build influential, profitable businesses, and

    • inspiring you to grow personally and professionally.

    Time Zones: 7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT

    **Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. 

    How: Online via Zoom. Details will be provided upon registration.

    Be sure to check out the NFBPWC Entrepreneur & Small Business (ESB) Committee page on the website, and the Blog Page for NFBPWC, as well as the NFBPWC Facebook page(s), and the NFBPWC Marketplace page.  

    ESB Page - https://nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-program

    Blog Post -  https://nfbpwc.org/NFBPWC-Blog

    NFBPWC FB - https://www.facebook.com/NatlFedBPWC

    NFBPWC Marketplace -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/nfbpwcmarketplace/

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    THE ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE EXPRESSES GRATITUDE AND RESPECT TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

    DURING NATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN’S WEEK 2023

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    Recognizing the Drive and Spirit of our Member Professionals and Business Owners in honor of 

    National Business Women’s Week 2023


    Take a moment (or more) this month – and learn who they are and what they do – and maybe even do some business.


    Recognizing the Drive and Spirit of our Member Professionals and Business Owners in honor of 

    National Business Women’s Week 2023

    Take a moment (or more) this month – and learn who they are and what they do – and maybe even do some business.

    FROM DAWN TO DUSK AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!


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    The NFBPWC 

    Entrepreneur and Small Business Team 

    salute you all!!! 


    Marsha Riibner-Cady – Chair

    Barbara Bozeman – Vice Chair

  • 1 Oct 2023 12:10 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

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  • 3 Sep 2023 12:10 PM | Kemi Oyebade (Administrator)

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    We are so excited to welcome back Brooke Burns, as she helps us master the art of the QR system. 

    Be sure to join us on Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm EST

    Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur or small business owner, we're here to offer an environment for:

    • building connections with experienced professionals who believe in you,

    • sharing tools and resources that help you build influential, profitable businesses, and

    • inspiring you to grow personally and professionally.

    Time Zones: 7pm ET | 6pm CT | 5pm MT | 4pm PT

    Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. 

    How: Online via Zoom. Details will be provided upon registration.

    Who: All interested members are welcome.

    Register: https://www.nfbpwc.org/event-4962129 

    Are you a NFBPWC member and do you own a business? You can add your business to the NFBPWC Member Business Directory by following the steps detailed here: https://nfbpwc.org/Business-Directory-Submission-Form.

    Be sure to check out the NFBPWC Entrepreneur & Small Business (ESB) Committee page on the website, and the Blog Page for NFBPWC, as well as the NFBPWC Facebook page(s), and the NFBPWC Marketplace page.  

    ESB Page - https://nfbpwc.org/entrepreneur-business-program

    Blog Post -  https://nfbpwc.org/NFBPWC-Blog

    NFBPWC FB - https://www.facebook.com/NatlFedBPWC

    NFBPWC Marketplace -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/nfbpwcmarketplace/


    Are You Ready for National Business Women’s Week?

    From Barbara Bozeman and Marsha Riibner-Cady

    Many of you know that Marsha (Marsha Riibner-Cady) and I have held many posts within BPW – both nationally and in our home state of North Carolina.  

    Every year, around this time, comes the question “What are we going to do during National Business Women’s Week???  The longer we have been around, the more we learned that for some things, it is very late to be asking that question in August, when NBWW is always the third week in October – but it is NEVER NEVER NEVER too late to do something.  

    For our newer members, who might not have heard of National Business Women’s Week:

    Since 1928 – National Business Women’s Week has stood as a special time for us to honor and recognize the achievements of working women – all working women.   

    First observed in April (15th – 22nd), 1928, Lena Madesin Phillips (the then National and BPW International President) is quoted as saying it’s purpose was:

    “to focus public attention upon a better business woman for a better business world.”  


    Ten years later (1938), President Herbert Hoover was recognized the efforts of women in business via a letter which stands as a template of the proclamations made by presidents who came after him.  This same year NBWW was moved from April to the third full week in October.  




    So, what do we do?  What can we do?

    One of the original ideas for this week was to use each of the five days to recognize a certain area of interest / activity.  

    Goodwill Day – working with / connecting with other women’s organizations, 

    Education Day – putting the spotlight on equitable education opportunities,

    Club Rally Day – celebrating your own club with a membership drive activity, 

    Legislative Day – focusing on legislation of interest to women, on any level, local, state, or national, and 

    Community Day – where you recognize the leaders in your community.  

    Taking on one of the topics above, or all of them, is a great way to celebrate and raise awareness and maybe help someone or gain new members.

    Another way is to involve your local businesses – ask them to participate by recognizing their women workers, or clients.  

    Involve local, state, and federal level government offices by asking for proclamations, or that they recognize the women who work there during that week. 

    Don’t forget the media.  Social media, local media, national media – it can all play a part in making National Business Women’s Week a positively “noisy” event.  

    Regarding proclamations – below find two examples.  One was issued by a Governor, one by a small-town mayor.  These are good examples - but keep in mind, getting a governor, a mayor or even a town council to sign one may take time.  They should be submitted with as much detail as possible, ahead of time.  The higher the office, the longer lead time is needed, so do your research – contact the office you wish to submit and find out how they need the information and when.  

    Additionally – the information / text of both examples, including the date and fact checking, is not done by the officials’ office, but that of those who submit the request.

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    Similar styled proclamations can be created for other organization/offices to adopt.  See here, a sample for use at the more local level:

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    In the above example, the date is high lit, because that would be something they would adjust.  

    Hopefully from these two examples, you can create proclamations specific to your needs and create a successful buzz and recognition for National Business Women’s Week in your area.  

    How ever you chose to celebrate National Business
    Women’s Week – we salute you!!!

  • 1 Dec 2022 12:13 AM | BARBARA BOZEMAN (Administrator)

    Getting on the Elevator.  When time is limited, an elevator pitch makes an efficient introduction to your business and what you have to offer prospective clients.  Your pitch could be someone’s first impression of you and your business.  Do you want to make an impression that gets you in the door or one that leaves you on the wrong side?

    An effective pitch is a short statement defines your product or service or organization and clearly explains your value proposition.  It is a conversation, not a slogan, a billboard or a commercial.   

    Where to begin?  Start developing your pitch with the most basic information.  Who are you and what type of business or product do you have?  Follow that up with 5 statements of no more than 3 sentences that describe you and your product or service and your value.   As you write and rewrite these statements, look for ways to be engaging but still clear and concise. 

    Practice.  The intention of your pitch is to be spoken.  As you drill down to your most effective statements, consider the following:  Are you talking to them or at them?  Remember the written statement may sound disconnected when spoken aloud.  Ask yourself  - would you really say this to someone in a conversation?  Is this how you would talk to someone?  Would you be receptive if someone said this to you?  As you practice your pitch and become comfortable with it, be sure your intended audience will feel like you are talking to them, not at them. 

    Getting off the Elevator.  Remembering that your pitch is only the first step, consider what comes next.  How will you close that conversation and leave space for follow through?   Be ready with your business card and a path to your next meeting. 




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