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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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  • 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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