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November 2014  

President's Report

NAWBO-KC Members,

November is typically a month of Thanksgiving, so I thought I would share a few things about NAWBO KC that I am thankful for. 

  •         NAWBO KC is a diverse group of business owners.  From one-woman shops to hundreds of staff, from new businesses to established, and over 30 different industries, our membership covers all the bases.
  •         NAWBO KC members provide support to one-another.  We can count on each other for new business referrals, networking contacts, mentoring, advice and more.
  •         NAWBO National.  The group of women that supports our local chapter is constantly working to provide better and more educational and business opportunities for all NAWBO members.  They keep their finger on the pulse of legislation that affects women business owners and keep all of us informed of changes at the State and Federal levels.

I am also thankful for our sponsors, who make it possible for us to have programs like NAWBO Noticed, and guest speakers like Crystal Arredondo, National Board Chair Elect.  The professional development opportunities that they provide support for are helping to grow businesses across the metro.

I hope that you are able to take the time to name a few items of your own that you are thankful for – and I hope NAWBO KC makes your list. 

Your President,

Elisabeth DeCoursey

 

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Monthly Meeting

NAWBO Noticed Past Presidents

Attend this special luncheon recognizing NAWBO Past Presidents 

Speaker: 
Crystal Arredondo, NAWBO National Board, Chair-Elect

Hear the new initiatives at NAWBO National and how they can help grow your business!

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

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

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Member Spotlight

Why I entered the business:   I joined Apex because of my time working with the owners of small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies [I was working at MAMTC (Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center)].  Many times during that 3 year period, I heard owners say that they were ready to slow down or exit and yet their children were not interested in entering the business they’d build and that they didn't have a succession plan in place.  

I recognized a need that extends way beyond manufacturers.   Many business owners want to exit and need help doing so.  They either don’t know what to do or who to trust and sometimes, both.  I want to help with the smooth and successful transfer of businesses from an owner that is ready to exit for whatever reason to an owner that is excited and ready to jump in and build the business.   It’s a complicated process and both sides want and need someone capable and trustworthy to help them through it. 

What qualifies me to help a business owner sell their business? 

  •      20+ years of consultative sales and marketing experience
  •      Education (BS, PhD, MBA)
  •      Industry education (rapid pursuit of the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the          International Business Brokers Association)
  •      Enough experience consulting with business owners that I practically think like they think
  •      A passion for helping the owners of small and mid-sized privately held businesses  
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Calendar of Events


NAWBO-KC Monthly Meeting

NAWBO Noticed Past Presidents

Attend this special luncheon recognizing NAWBO Past Presidents 

Speaker: 
Crystal Arredondo, NAWBO National Board, Chair-Elect

Hear the new initiatives at NAWBO National and how they can help grow your business!

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

Register


Growth Hacking

Thursday, November 13

11:00am - 1:00pm

Location:  Enterprise Center of Johnson County,

8527 Bluejacket, Lenexa, KS

Registration:  $35 - includes lunch.  Click to register online.

What do Dropbox, AirBNB and Craigslist have in common? They all used growth hacking techniques to grow their businesses. 

Join us at the ECJC to learn about the difference between marketing and growth hacking, how to define goals goals that will help your business grow and chart your progress towards them, and how to run experiments to test what your customers want and need. 


Global Entrepreneurship Week - KC

November 17 - 23, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) - founded by the Kauffman Foundation - is the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. 

With more than 70 events planned for Kansas City there's something for everyone.  We've identified a few events that might be of interest to clients of the Women's Business Center.  For a full schedule visit the calendar at KCSourceLink.

November 14 - Startup Weekend Kansas City

November 17 GEW-KC Kick-Off Rally

November 18 Behind the Curtain:  Getting Funded in KC

November 19 - eKC Explained 2014

November 19 Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

November 19 - Financing Your Small Business


Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 19

12:30 - 2:30 pm

 Location:  Kauffman Labs, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO

Female entrepreneurship takes center stage on Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED), as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The day is an opportunity to celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs as part of the larger global entrepreneurship celebration.

Kauffman FastTrac has designed this event for women who are starting or growing businesses.  The lunch event will feature a short presentation and roundtable discussion on marketing, negotiations, finance, legal issues and more. 

Cost is $5 to attend and includes lunch.  Space is limited so online registration is required by November 12.


Big Breakfast Series

BIGbfast_BIG_4213Nourish your body and your business at the BIG Breakfast,a quarterly event spotlighting the entrepreneurs featured on the cover of Thinking Bigger Business magazine. 

They’ll share stories from their own companies — and advice that you can put to work in your business.

Plus, you’ll meet the staff of Thinking Bigger Business magazine and learn how you can become involved with the only publication in Kansas City that exclusively serves growth-minded small businesses.

REGISTER TODAY FOR OUR DEC. 11 EVENT

This quarter’s guests will include:

  • Damian Garcia, Dark Horse Distillery
  • Micah LaCerte, Hitch Fit
  • Mike Simmons, Quality Air Solutions

 

Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.

Call (913) 432-6690 with questions

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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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