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  • NAWBO Achievement Luncheon: We Got This! Red May 16, 2018

    Nail polish fan or not, who doesn’t love reading their names (can we all agree the namers have the best job in the world?). Look at this line-up for spring: Jealous Much, Cuba Libre, Come to Bed Red, V.I.Please (a rather nice shade of berry, actually).

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  • From The Executive Director May 16, 2018
    Jennifer Masi
    President of NAWBO Chicago and Principal and Director of Creative Services for Torque
     
     

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  • Welcome Home Christie Hefner April 10, 2018

    Courage - the voices of many rally for progress.

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  • Find Your Voice February 7, 2018

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  • Why Plan A Isn’t Good Enough Anymore April 6, 2017
    Why Plan A Isn't Good Enough Anymore

    Why Plan A Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

    MELODY SPANN COOPER
    Keynote Speaker for NAWBO Chicago’s 
    2017 Achievement Luncheon

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  • Do You Know Your Company's Worth Right This Moment? March 1, 2017

    Expert Insight: Do you know your company's worth?If you said “yes,” then you 1) are better prepared to face the future, 2) will reduce the risk of leaving money on the table when you sell your company, 3) have a better understanding of your strengths, weaknesses and key drivers.

    Knowing your value is akin to tallying up your talents and naming your salary – but on a much larger scale.

    Many business owners put off valuation until they decide to sell the business or address succession planning. Too late says Miller Cooper & Co.’s Daphne McCoy, Tax Principal, and Deborah Adasiak, Senior Manager – Valuations. They say knowing a company’s worth comes into play any time you ask “what if” questions. 
     

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  • Going Rogue in 2017 January 27, 2017

    Going Rogue



    “This time of year gives us a chance to reinvest, reengage, reignite. It’s a time for us to find the right energy in our businesses and reconfirm who we are and who we want to be.”

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  • The 5 Most Important Questions in 2017 for True Sustainability December 6, 2016

    The 5 Most Important Questions for 2017 for True Sustainability



    With the holidays setting in, let’s talk toys. Which one has sold more than 300 million units, been around for 70 plus years, and trips you when racing down the stairs? Answer: the Slinky. The wiggly, wiry springs netted the equivalent of a $1 billion for inventor Richard James and his wife Betty by end of year two. Today, the Slinky boasts a 20 percent annual growth rate. (A recent infusion of cash from a private equity firm means a growth strategy is underfoot – no pun intended). 
     

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  • 5 Reasons You Should Invest in Personal Growth December 6, 2016




    Like other successful businesswomen, I've always understood the importance of investing in my own company. From modern equipment and fleet vans to a solid 401(k) plan for my employees, I put my hard-earned dollars to work. While we all value every opportunity to help our companies grow, we also need to invest in ourselves.

    You’re Always Your Best Investment

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  • NAWBO was Founded on Advocacy October 31, 2016

    Sue-Nawbo Found on Advocacy


    “Finding our voice as women business owners is the foundation of NAWBO on a national level and here in Chicago. Together, that voice is strong and clear. It’s all of us.”

     

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