Minnesota Newsletter

Why did you decide to own your own business? 
In a word:  Pantyhose. I just couldn't wear them anymore.  I noticed that, after after being told about this particular required conformity in a job interview in 2007, that my body had a very visceral and very negative response.  I paid attention.  It was after that interview while perusing in a bookstore that I saw two things...
Carron Perry
Financial Advisor, Prudential Advisors
NAWBO Membership Committee
Tell us a bit about your business journey and experience:
Hello, my name is Carron Perry and I am a Financial Advisor at Prudential Advisors.  I have been working here for 3 years.  Prior to working at Prudential, I worked as a chiropractor for 13 years.  People often say to me - "What a change!"  And yes it is... 
Dare to Outsource: Virtual Employees and the Value of Anywhere Work
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Includes Lunch!
Do you have specific tasks that you know someone could help you with but can't justify hiring and training in a new employee for?
Join NAWBO-MN as we explore the topic of Virtual Employees and the Value of Anywhere Work. Speakers Buffie Blesi and Marnie Ochs-Raleigh will explore the benefits and challenges of outsourcing work to virtual employees that will reduce your time and cost in management and give you more time to focus on your core business functions.
Partner Event: Is Certification Right For You? Lunch & Learn
Have you been looking for that special something to help you "get in the door" of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts. Learn more at this Lunch & Learn!
Did you know...
  • 25% of NAWBO members have more than $1 million in annual revenue.  35% have more than $500,000 in annual revenue
  • 35% of NAWBO members work in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industries
  • The average member has owned their business for 10 years
  • 75% of members are over the age of 45. 
  • 68% of NAWBO members have employees in their businesses
Basically, we're all rock stars in our own way. Bring your awesomeness to the NAWBO table.
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