Plan to join us for all or some of our upcoming virtual programming:
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT/4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET
Join us on Zoom to meet other women business owners across the nation! We’ll connect, share best practices and support one another in an interactive format. This is a safe space to share since the calls are not recorded. Please introduce yourself as you participate. Register to join us! (We welcome non-member guests to attend up to two times and then ask that you decide if NAWBO is the right community for you. We will have a 10-minute huddle after each Community Connects to answer any questions you may have about NAWBO membership.)
Still in April
Tuesday, April 27 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Reclaim Your Freedom and Make Your Business Work For You
Presented by Debbie King of NAWBO Southern Nevada
Do you sometimes feel trapped by your business? What if there was a way to fall back in love with it? It’s not only possible, it’s easier than you think. Come to this fast-paced webinar and learn how to rethink your relationship with your business because that’s how you’ll get your life back. Find out how to turn your business into an asset—one that you love and other people do too. It turns out that when your business is scalable and doesn’t require all of your time, it works FOR you.
Coming This May
A very special thanks to this month’s Connect & Learn sponsor Bank of America!
Tuesday, May 4 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Clever Capital – Creating Your Own Line of Credit
Lesley Batson of NAWBO Orlando
Business owners often need to get their hands on capital to manage cash flow or for major purchases or expenses. Discover a creative way to have full control while you build and leverage capital so you can access funds when you need them—without the hassle. You’ll learn: The importance of building up savings for your business; the best place to store your cash; how to bypass the banks to get capital for your business; and how ongoing fees and taxes can destroy your wealth.
Tuesday, May 11 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Unconscious Bias and the Workplace
Claudia Schabel of NAWBO Iowa
Organizations have worked for years to help their employees understand the value of a diverse workforce. One of the primary obstacles we face in leveraging workplace diversity is our own unconscious bias. Research suggests that we instinctively place people into categories based on their appearance, educational level, social status, job title and so on. Right or wrong, this helps us order our world and saves us time and effort as we process information about people. However, these stereotypes—or unconscious biases—lead us to make assumptions about others. These unconscious biases can affect who is hired, promoted and developed in the workplace, which can ultimately derail your organization’s culture, diversity efforts and brand.
Tuesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Certification – Elevating Your Business to the Next
Pamela Smith of NAWBO Greater Detroit
As CEO of PTS Compliance Consulting, LLC, Pamela provides documentation review for women-owned businesses seeking contracts with corporations that have supplier diversity initiatives. She has successfully helped to certify over 75 businesses throughout the United States and is a WBE through WBENC and an MBE through National Minority Supplier Development Council. Learn how corporations that have supplier diversity and inclusion are looking for qualified women-owned businesses to include as viable vendors in their supply chain and how you can take advantage of those opportunities.
Tuesday, May 25 at 9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET
Self Care for Any Time of Year
Janet Neustedter of NAWBO Tucson
Functional medicine relates the idea of food being poison, and food being medicine. This intrigued Janet, with her extensive food background, and she decided to get certified to be a functional medicine health coach. She worked as a health coach for a doctor for 18 months and then decided to take the plunge to working her own business. She has been coaching clients since 2019. She loves the integrative approach to health and getting to the root cause of disease. She helps clients learn how to shop, prepare and cook the best food to lessen symptoms of autoimmune disease or to lose weight.