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August 2015  

President's Report

August, 2015

NAWBO-KC Members,

It’s August!  Back to school and for many, back to business.  I hope you have all enjoyed your summer, whether it meant family vacations, time by the pool, or your company’s busiest season of the year.  I always have mixed feelings about the end of summer.  I LOVE summer.  I have to keep myself from thinking all summer long about how it’s going too fast, because I am never ready for summer to be over.  But, I also look forward to getting back on a schedule and back to business. 

August is a great time to reflect on the year so far and think about the goals you have surpassed and those you have yet to meet.  If you’ve got some work still to do, you’ve got time to implement plans before the year comes to a close.  It’s not too late.  And, if you’ve surpassed all of your goals, you have time to set some more!  

If increased sales is one of your goals for this year and you’re behind, you’ll want to attend next week’s panel discussion on Sales and Marketing.  We’re bringing in experts digital marketing, traditional marketing, sales strategies, and sales success to discuss and debate the best tools and tricks for increasing company exposure and getting those sales!  Our panel discussions have been some of our most popular in the past, so please plan to join us on August 11th!

As always, should you need anything from me, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Shauna Huntington

shauna@fortiviti.com

(913) 956-1207 x 60

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Monthly Meeting

NAWBO-KC Panel Series

NAWBO Panel Series: Sales and Marketing: The Achilles Heel

Whether you’re just getting started, on an explosive growth track, or a long-established business, one question always seems to go unanswered: “Where and how can we get more customers?” You may have an entire sales team or rely solely on client referrals.  You may have a sizable marketing budget or none at all.  Join us for our next panel discussion to learn from industry experts on how to use the tools you do have to ignite growth from your sales and marketing efforts. 

Panelists include: 

Stina Hergott, Pink Moon Marketing, www.pinkmoonmarketing.com 

Andrea Kirsch, MAKE Digital Group, www.makedigitalgroup.com 

Erica Brune, Lever1, www.lever1.com 

Diane O’Byrne, Competitive Resources, www.competitiveresources.biz 

 

 

MAKE TIME FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN WAYS THAT INSPIRE AND 

Register Today!

                              

 

                                                                                        

                                                                      

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Corporate Sponsor Highlight

At Arvest, the customer comes first.  Our story is one of commitment started by our founders, an intense dedication to focusing on the customer above all else.  We will always work to put the needs of our customers first as we continue to fulfill our mission, “People helping people find financial solutions for life.”  Our commitment to the community is just as strong.  We will always be active and involved members of the communities that we serve.  While we have more than 270 locations across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, each of our regions are run independently and managed locally.  Our home loans come with local customer service, as do our consumer loans, credit cards and business services.

Arvest offers big-bank products and services with personal customer service, all delivered by local account officers who are directly responsible for your relationship.  We have 16 locations in Greater Kansas City, the majority of which are open 7am to 7pm Monday thru Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.  We offer online and mobile banking products including Online BillPay, Mobile Check Deposit and online cash management tools for business.  Arvest is an equal housing lender and Member FDIC.

Jeff Jernigan frequently attends meetings; please take a moment to meet him and thank Arvest Bank for sponsoring NAWBO KC.  

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NAWBO Nuggets

At NAWBO, we are proud to serve all the women entrepreneurs in this country. We know that your expertise and talents are valuable and look for ways to connect you with the resources and fellow women (and men) you need to be successful.

Entrepreneurship can be a difficult road. NAWBO is here to celebrate your successes and contribute to your efforts at the local and national levels by providing programming and content to you both online and in person.

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of NAWBO this year, we have so much to celebrate…namely, YOU! Our organization has thrived for four decades because of the great women, like you, who have given their time to NAWBO. In 1975, there were no other business organizations for women entrepreneurs. Today, we know you have many options, and we are so grateful that you chose to be a member of NAWBO.

We hope you will keep us apprised of your business successes and accomplishments so we can celebrate you. And we hope that you will join us in San Antonio for our annual National Women’s Business Conference featuring our 40th anniversary bash! Click here to learn more. 

 

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Calendar of Events

SBA Financing for the Small Business Owner

Wednesday, August 5

9:00 - 11:00 am

Location:  SBA Kansas City District Office, 1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is loaded with programs and services designed to assist entrepreneurs.  Whether you are just starting a small business or expanding an existing small business, the SBA can help. 

Join the SBA for an informational session on the SBA's loan programs and services.

Cost to attend is free.  RSVP to Robbie Moore at (816) 426-4933.

Parking will be available at 1025 Main Street Garage.


August 11th - NAWBO August Meeting

Brio Tuscan Grill - 5:30-8:00

NAWBO Panel Series: Sales and Marketing: The Achilles Heel

Whether you’re just getting started, on an explosive growth track, or a long-established business, one question always seems to go unanswered: “Where and how can we get more customers?” You may have an entire sales team or rely solely on client referrals.  You may have a sizable marketing budget or none at all.  Join us for our next panel discussion to learn from industry experts on how to use the tools you do have to ignite growth from your sales and marketing efforts.

 

Register Today! 


SBA Certification Programs Could Mean BIG Business

Thursday, August 20

9:00am - 11:00 pm

Location:  SBA Kansas City District office, 1000 Walnut, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106*

There's a SBA certification program that could give your business a big jump in snagging federal government contracts - and they can help you take advantage of it.  The 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone and WOSB Contracting programs are SBA's certification programs.  If you're a small business owner interested in making the federal goverment one of your next customers, you can greatly benefit from obtaining these certifications.

 

Registration:  Cost to attend is free.  Space is limited so registration is required.  To register, contact Barbara Caldwell at (816) 426-4902.

*Validated parking will be available at 1025 Main Street Garage.

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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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