November 2016  

President's Report

The Board of the National Association of Women Business Owners of Kansas City have been putting a lot of time and effort into trying to get into your minds and have been wondering…WHAT DO OUR MEMBERS WANT?  We have come up with better programing, lineup and hours for flexibility so all of us busy business owners can attend at least one event a quarter. We do like to see your smiling faces!

Our newest platform is our “HotSpot” approach to our meetings that will give comprehensive and targeted support to each member.  Don’t know what this new “HotSpot” craze is?  Well, stay tuned to our 2017 event calendar and marketing to catch the next one and to get involved. We’ll roll this out at the January monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 10 (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.).. 

Save the date for our Holiday Social that will spotlight Single Moms and our January speaker Amy Goode of Meridian Business Services to discuss “Why Your Accountant Should Be Your Best Friend.” Invites will be coming your way soon. 

Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you in December.

Brandy McCombs, 
President, NAWBO KC 

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Upcoming Events

Dec 06, 5:30 pm  |  Holiday Social & Charity Spotlight
Jan 10, 8:00 am  |   Members-Only Monthly Meeting
Jan 24,11:30 am  |  Speaker Series. Amy Goode on "Why You Need Your CPA to be Your Best Friend"
Feb 14, 8:00 am  |   Members-Only Monthly Meeting

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Holiday Social and Charity Spotlight

Tuesday, December 6 | Holiday Social and Charity Spotlight

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Drop at Martini Corner (403 E. 31st St. KCMO). Members and Guests welcome.

This year our spotlight shines on a local non-profit organization that exists to walk alongside single-mother families brining hope, transformation and education. To learn more, attend on December 6 or visit 

Registration includes food, drink and support of a local organization doing great work (proceeds will be donated to The Single MOM KC). Tickets are $40 per person. Click HERE to register.

Can't attend but still want to donate to this great cause? You can donate at the registration page for the meeting.


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Highlights from Last Meeting

Thank yu to Kelly Wilson of Weave Gotcha Covered! for hosting and facilitating the round table.

Here are a few words of wisdom, soundbites, that were said in the round table that may help you as you prepare for 2017 or wrestle with the difficulty of saying "No." 
  • Set company goals, trickle them down to departments and individuals. At each level set SMART goals. Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Reasonable and Time-Bound.

  • There's no such thing as Work-Life balance. We have ONE life not a Work Life and a Personal Life.

  • Take care of yourself; if you are not happy and healthy, nothing else will go right including building your company.

  • Have you ever said “I didn’t have enough time to get that done?” Ask yourself “Is that by choice or circumstance?” and read 168 Hours: You have more time than you think by Laura Vanderkam. Available on (of course, isn't everything?)

  • Women tend to wear "BUSY" as a badge of honor. Are you?

  • YOU train people how to treat you. 

  • Final thought. On NAWBO KC and the meeting: "Good things happen when you know you’re not alone."


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