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  • Business Forecast: Sunny Skies Ahead July 1, 2011

    Access. Influence. Grow. It’s that time of year again, as summer is upon us, and NAWBO®’s 2011 Women’s Business Conference (WBC2011) is set for August 31-September 1 in sunny San Diego, California. Since it is perfectly aligned with Labor Day celebrations, you and your family can stay during the holiday weekend and enjoy the local sights, sounds and tastes of Southern California.

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  • Dispelling the Myths of Customer Service June 17, 2011

    There are more than 1.3 billion pages on the web with advice on how to secure the loyalty of your customers. There’s a whole section in your local bookstore offering to reveal the secrets of flawless customer service. Call me crazy, but I’ve read a healthy portion of these books and blogs. After 20 years in the business, I find it amazing how much of this advice should be filed under “fiction.”

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  • Women Business Owners Master Work-Life Balance June 3, 2011

    As women, we no doubt have a lot on our plates between work and life responsibilities. But somehow, we are able to multi-task and create a work-life balance that appears almost effortless.

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  • Women Business Owners Celebrate Small Business Week May 16, 2011

    According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and International Trade Administration, small businesses stimulate the economy, especially during a financial downturn, and largely contribute to our nation’s vitality.  It’s no wonder they have an entire week dedicated to celebrating the leaps and bounds they have made: The SBA’s 2011 National Small Business Week, May 16-20.

    Highlights of the Impact of Small Businesses Today:

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  • Celebrating the Impact and Legacy of Mothers May 2, 2011

    Mothers play one of the most significant, influential roles in our lives. This Mother’s Day, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating your mother and the legacy she created in your life—as you juggle all the responsibility that comes with being both a mom and woman business owner in today’s world.

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  • Role of Women as We Celebrate Earth Day April 18, 2011

    For most, they hear the word “green” and think about how much energy they can save by changing out a few light bulbs, or how much water they can conserve by turning off the faucet when they brush. But for today’s women business community, it’s about so much more.

    The green economy is an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to lighten our environmental footprint and leave our communities—and, in fact, the world—in a better state for the next generation; it’s part of our legacy we are creating. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to:

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  • Empowering Women to Make a Difference in the Political Sphere April 1, 2011

    Though we are saddened by last week’s passing of Geraldine Ferraro, we are reminded of the long-lasting impression she has made in the political arena and the impact we as women, with a unified voice, can have.

    As the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a presidential ticket, the former New York congresswoman inspired generations of women to take part in the predominately male-led political sphere. Described by former 1984 running mate Walter Mondale as “a remarkable woman and dear human being who broke a lot of molds,” Geraldine forever changed the face of history.

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  • NAWBO® Celebrates Its Role in Women’s History March 18, 2011

    This Women’s History Month reminds us of how far we’ve come and how much more we can accomplish as we network, share resources and support one another. You’ll read about what thought leaders are saying and how women around the world are celebrating in this month’s Focus.

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  • Women and the Changing Landscape March 4, 2011

    With continued unrest and change in government leadership around the world—as most recently seen in Egypt—new opportunities and the potential to alter history as we know it abound. Although times are uncertain, citizens around the world wait with bated breath to see positive change take hold. Change is the key to opening the door to future opportunities and building a legacy for the next generation.

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  • President’s Day: An Excellent Time to Reflect on Our Own Leadership as Women Entrepreneurs February 18, 2011

    President’s Day honors not only Presidents Washington and Lincoln for their February birthdays, but also all U.S. presidents. At NAWBO®, we believe it is also a great time to reflect on women entrepreneurs and what makes us unique as leaders of our own organizations.

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