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August 2014  

President's Report

NAWBO-KC Members,

This summer has had temperatures that are cool enough to make a few of us complacent about the weather – and surprised when it hits the 90 degree mark.  Compare that to last year with more days over 100 degrees than in recent history; it’s a big difference.

The speaker that we have for our upcoming August meeting will be addressing the legal setup of a company and how it can affect everything from liability to taxes.  I look at this topic and am reminded of the weather….how we forget last summer’s heat and revel in this summer’s moderate temperatures, while making no plans for next year and what could happen.

As business owners, we made decisions about how we would be organized, taxed, and insured when we opened our doors.  Then came work, and growing our businesses, maybe a purchase or a sale, a branding change, a new line of business, another office in another state, a new online presence….the things that make us excited to do what we do.  How many of us have gone back to that original day when we decided how to be organized, taxed and insured to see if changes needed to be made?  These are all areas where we can’t be complacent, and enjoy business as usual, where we shouldn’t forget the issue that had us up all night with worry.

Let’s enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer and growth of our businesses while making sure that we have a plan for the heat!  See you all on August 12th!

Your President,

Elisabeth DeCoursey

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Monthly Meeting

STOP LAWSUITS - LOWER TAXES

Dear Business Owner,

American's problem is your problem.

Over 94% of lawsuits worldwide are filed in the United States, and Business Owners are 
the major targets.

Living your dream makes you a high-risk candidate for attack from a trial attorney and his or her clients. However, no attorney will file a lawsuit unless there are assets to obtain through the suit.

Let us teach you how to protect yourself, your family, and all you have worked for!

MAKE TIME FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN WAYS THAT INSPIRE AND ENGAGE!

 

August 12th, Brio Tuscan Grille

 

502 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112

 

5:30 - 8:00 PM

 

Cancellations after August 10th and no-shows will be invoiced. Thank you for your understanding as we plan you into our meeting costs. 

Register Today!

 

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Member Spotlight

Stephanie Sage, owner of Sage Restoration LLC, which is a 24/7 Emergency Services company located in Overland Park, KS has our member spotlight this month.

They pride themselves on their dedication to helping people who have experienced damage to their home or business. They work quickly and efficiently to get their property and lives back to normal again!

Their services include: water damage mitigation, fire & smoke damage restoration, content packouts, mold remediation/inspections/testing, odor control, biohazard, meth and hoarder clean ups. Their technicians are IICRC certified and EPA/RRP Lead Safe Paint certified.

They have trained, uniformed technicians who take the time to communicate with customers and reassure them that they are well taken care of!  Exceptional service customer's can depend on!

Their business motto is simple: "Do what you say you are going to do and show up when you say you will show up"

Sage Restoration...The Wise Choice

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NAWBO Nuggets

WBC2014 Speakers

For sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, opening and running their own business—Georgetown Cupcake—is a reflection of their passion. Read on about their experiences and advice for other women business owners.

NAWBO ONE: Tell us a little bit about your business.

Katherine & Sophie: We are the co-founders of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC and best-selling authors of The Cupcake Diaries and Sweet Celebrations.

Inspired by our grandmother, in 2008, we traded careers in fashion and venture capital to follow our passion for baking and opened Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, we have expanded Georgetown Cupcake with locations in Bethesda, MD, New York City/SoHo, Boston/Newbury St., Los Angeles and Atlanta (fall 2014). Georgetown Cupcake ships its cupcakes nationwide, offers over 100 flavors and bakes over 25,000 cupcakes each day.

We and our cupcakes have been featured extensively in the media, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, the NBC Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Nightline, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, People, InStyle, Town & Country, Redbook and Cosmopolitan.

Read more . . . 

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Calendar of Events

Legally Mine Presents "Stop Lawsuits - Lower Taxes"?                                                                                                              

Tuesday, Aug. 12th 5:30 - 8:00

Brio Tuscan Grille 
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

American's problem is your problem.

Over 94% of lawsuits worldwide are filed in the United States, and Business Owners are 
the major targets.

Living your dream makes you a high-risk candidate for attack from a trial attorney and his or her clients. However, no attorney will file a lawsuit unless there are assets to obtain through the suit.

Let us teach you how to protect yourself, your family, and all you have worked for!

Register at www.nawbokc.org


Small Business Internet Basics

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gain a better understanding of websites, search engine optimization and online ads, and see how they can promote your business. The seminar also will cover legal issues of Internet marketing and electronic contracts. JCCC SBDC, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park. 1–5 p.m. $35.

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION » (913) 469-3878 or ksbdc@jccc.edu


Retirement: Small Steps You Can Make for Big Results

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jim Stoutenborough, CFP, and financial analyst Nick Applegate of Financial Security Advisors will give a 30-minute presentation to KC Small & Home Business Connection at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at Cinzetti’s, 91st and Metcalf in Overland Park. They will discuss how to avoid pitfalls when planning your retirement, and how to spend your money wisely on long-term care insurance. The public is welcome.

Start:
August 20, 2014 11:00 am
End:
August 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Financing Your Small Business

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Attend this free informational session to learn about programs that can help fund small businesses. KCMO CDE, 1900 Vine, Kansas City, Mo. 4–5 p.m. Free.

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION » (816) 216-1851 ext. 111 or shanea_mcgeehan-bell@kcmocde.org

Start:
August 27, 2014 4:00 pm
End:
August 27, 2014 5:00 pm

NAWBO Women's Business Conference 2014

September 07 - 10, 2014
JW Marriott
Indianapolis, IN

NAWBO’s Women’s Business Conference 2014 will be held September 8-9 in Indianapolis - home to our largest chapter in the country. Every speaker and session is designed to power your business, your lifestyle and your community.

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Our Mission

OUR MISSION

AS NAWBO-KC MEMBERS WE WANT TO INCREASE:

  • Our membership with positive women business owners who are passionate about what they do and about promoting others

(OUTCOME: A SUSTAINABLE AND STRONG NAWBO ORGANZATION)

  • Business to Business connections with the organization

(OUTCOME: REVENUE GENERATION)

  • Referral connections with first, member and then non-member companies

(OUTCOME: EXPANDED NETWORKS AND REVENUE GENERATION)

  • Excellent programs that can assist our membership in developing strong companies

(OUTCOME: CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND PROMOTION)

  • Our FUN
 
 
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