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  • Continue to Support Small Businesses and the Companies That Support Us December 2, 2011

    As women business owners, many of us own and operate small businesses. To us, it’s no secret that we are the backbone of the U.S. economy—from mom-and-pop storefronts that anchor Main Street and define neighborhoods to high-tech start-ups that keep America on the cutting edge in this global economy. We are the powerful force that is creating two out of every three new jobs in America, helping spur economic development in communities across our country and giving millions of families and individuals the opportunity to achieve the “American dream.”

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  • Give Thanks for Progress and Opportunity November 21, 2011

    Earlier this year, NAWBO surveyed its members to take their pulse on the overall economy, business growth and optimism around both. While economists have said the recession is over, our members showed cautious optimism and uncertainty. At the same time, however, they were optimistic about business growth. A 62% majority believed the health of their businesses would be better and 72% believed their revenues would be higher by year-end.

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  • Marketing Through a Recession November 4, 2011

    As a woman business owner, I know the predicament you are facing: Pull back marketing dollars and save at a time when resources are tight or stay the course to hopefully capture more market share when the economy recovers.

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  • Women Entrepreneurs, and Companies That Support Them, Continue to Innovate October 17, 2011

    At NAWBO®, we see it every day: women who are innovating to remain a step ahead of the competition, grow their businesses and make an impact in their local and state and the national economy—ultimately putting more people to work at a time when job creation so critical.

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  • Excitement and Possibilities of a New Beginning October 3, 2011

    It’s said that excitement is contagious and I feel like since I have stepped into this position of NAWBO® President & CEO just over two weeks ago, I’ve been energized by the excitement of chapter leaders and members who have reached out to me, and sponsor partners and public policy decision makers who I’ve had the privilege of meeting. I am thankful for the gifts and notes from many of you and those of you who reached out to personally welcome me, and those of you who embraced the opportunity to meet, whether it was here in Washington, DC or on the phone from across the nation.

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  • The TIME IS NOW for us to thrive as women business owners September 19, 2011

    The Women’s Business Conference 2011 that took place in beautiful San Diego just a few short weeks ago celebrated anything but “business as usual,” as owners took advantage of the customizable, interactive format to access, influence and grow their businesses. Many women connected with NAWBO® sponsors and potential customers while learning ways to enhance service and profitability among the clients they already have. All of us were inspired by notable speakers, and other women business owners who have overcome challenges to achieve success.

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  • Behind the Lens at This Year’s Women’s Business Conference Plus, Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with One Hall of Fame Winner September 7, 2011

    This year’s NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in beautiful San Diego, California, was amazing from start to finish. A very special thank you to all our sponsor partners, speakers, exhibitors and vendors who showed their unwavering commitment to women-owned businesses…and to each and every one of you who attended to tailor your conference experience and get the resources, connections and inspiration you need to grow your business to the next level. Together, I believe we are on the cusp of positively impacting this economy through growth and job creation.

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  • WBC Comes at Right Time When Majority Are Focused on Growth August 15, 2011

    This week, I received an additional report from the NAWBO® membership survey, sponsored by Deluxe Corporation and conducted earlier this year. It was really the right thing at the right time as our NAWBO® National team works to put the finishing touches on our Women’s Business Conference, August 31-September 1 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

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  • Small, Medium, Large: This Month’s Conference Has Something For You July 29, 2011

    To say that women business owners are busy is like saying airplane pilots need to stay awake on the job. Both are ridiculously obvious.

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  • Plan Ahead, Set Goals, Maximize Your Conference Experience July 15, 2011

    I just finished reading the latest entry from Debra Eckerling at She Takes on the World http://shetakesontheworld.net, a leading business and lifestyle blogging site for women entrepreneurs. It was on goal setting and reminded me of the tremendous opportunities that exist around this year’s NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference where we are giving attendees the unique opportunity to design their own experience in our most condensed, interactive conference platform to date.

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