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  • Celebrating History & Opportunity February 7, 2011

    Black History Month celebrates progress that has been made by and for African-Americans in the social and economic spheres. Yet it also brings to light the opportunities that still remain even in these contemporary times.

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  • Celebrating Diversity Makes Us All Stronger January 17, 2011

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, it’s amazing to think how the “I have a dream” speech has found new relevance today as our nation strives to find true equality in race, sex, religion, sexual orientation and even political differences. As we approach Black History Month in February, it is important as women business owners to recognize diversity in the workplace and address unresolved misconceptions and tensions that may still be present even during contemporary times.

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  • Take Your Next Step With Solid Footing January 3, 2011

    A new year is synonymous with new opportunities. This includes new opportunities to increase business competitiveness and local or international growth. With this in mind, NAWBO knows that one of the greatest challenges women business owners face in today’s market is growing from Point A to Point B. New and innovative tactics are necessary for continuous improvement—to propel a business from survival to success.

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  • In the Midst of it All December 6, 2010

    There is always so much to do in December. Between year-end reporting and bookkeeping, completing projects and planning company celebrations, we all have a lot going on—and those are just our work obligations. Factor in the personal shopping, gift buying and gatherings so many of us do for our families, December is a hectic month. Regardless of that fact, it’s the perfect time to think about the year ahead and plan for your business. A new year gives us a fresh start to reach for our goals and prosper.

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  • New Congress Should Focus on Federal Contracting for Women November 15, 2010

    Last week NAWBO was at the table when business leaders representing a broad spectrum of constituencies held a post-election briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to discuss the mid-term election results and how the new Congress will impact entrepreneurs.

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  • The Ongoing Need for Focusing on Advocacy October 29, 2010

    This month, politics and the impact they have on business are top of mind for us all. Every two years, as we listen to political debates, campaigns and plans, we’re reminded of the political process’ importance. During these times, women business owners face significant impacts on their businesses and this election is no exception. Still, regardless of this election’s outcomes, the process doesn’t end. That’s the beauty of our system and one of the many reasons why NAWBO is continuously working on behalf of women business owners.

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  • The Roadmap to 2020 and The Missing Middle September 29, 2010

    As one of the most known organizations for women, we have some exciting opportunities here at NAWBO. Each day they present themselves and offer us a real chance to make a difference in the community around us—both for women and business owners at large. Recently, we had the opportunity to weigh in on an action plan that I personally believe will lead to exponential revenue growth and job creation among women's businesses over the next decade. It’s an exciting time for us all.

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  • On the Horizon September 17, 2010

    Next year at about this time, we’ll be hosting the Women’s Business Conference in San Diego, California. For our members, it’s a key event that not only allows them to step out of their businesses for a few days and strategically think about the future, but to also listen to inspirational speakers, attend workshops and network with one another to connect with new opportunities, advice and support.

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  • Midterm Elections Offer a Time to Be Heard September 7, 2010

    Since our founding, NAWBO has worked to be a voice of influence for women business owners. Together, with a collected unified message, we’ve made impact on key issues that have helped women business owners nationwide, whether they are NAWBO members or not.

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  • Small Business and Customer Service August 16, 2010

    Without strong customer service, small businesses struggle. At the heart of what we do, taking care of customers is paramount. It builds our referrals and bottom lines as happy customers share their experience, add-on services and return without additional marketing costs.

    Technology touches every aspect of our business and customer service is no different. Whether you’re meeting in person or via Skype, emailing with customers or responding to their queries on social networking sites, one-to-one connections with customers are more important than ever.

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