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You have to score your points when you get the opportunity.

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. -Lewis Grizzard {here} HERopportunities Local Opportunities Global Opportunities Federal Opportunities WBENC MatchMakers WBENC

9 Nov 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg Click to follow our Pinterest Board for great quote inspirations. On my reading list:

Cross-Selling & Upselling

We all know that it’s easier to keep than to get a client, right? We also know that existing clients are very likely to buy something else from you if they are happy and satisfied and if they believe that you

4 Nov 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: <blockquote"> As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." — John F. Kennedy I'm so grateful I stumbled on this beautiful graphic. {Pin

5 November 2018: Certified or Certifiable

Think on this: "It's ok to be scared. Being scared means you're about to do something really, really brave!" - {Pin it --> via #ReadQuote} Start telling the universe what you want, not what you don't want! Use your energy

Customer Journey Maps

True confessions: I’m a planner and I love anything that shows me a process from A to B and beyond. I stumbled across some amazing resources about creating a Customer Journey Map, that help us see what customers experience (often referred to

29 October HERopportunities & HERcalendar

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28 Oct 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” BTW, click to follow our Pinterest Board for great quote inspiration! On my reading list: Fortune Magazine: Cover story The 50 Most Powerful Women 21st Edition. This is

19 Oct 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” — Hermann Hesse {Pin it} On my reading list: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., by Brene Brown. This

Let Go So You Can Grow Your Business: The Power of Delegating

I once coached a small business owner whose business had grown rapidly in a year and then stagnated for the next 6 months and was on the decline when she called me. She couldn’t understand what happened… She was doing the

12 Oct 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” — Ray Bradbury {Pin it} On my reading list: Last week I came across 2 very interesting articles that gave me great pause.

In Praise of Policies and Procedures Manuals

I am often surprised that small business owners don’t take the time to create policy manuals/handbooks. You know the adage an ounce of prevention… this is where not taking the time to define and disseminate policies and procedures can cause you real

Opportunity forecast and so much more

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5 Oct 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta {Pin it} On my reading list: I’m in Portugal and I’ve been doing some reading about the queens of Portugal. Pretty interesting,

Client Exit Interviews Are A Good Idea For Your Business

I’m a big advocate and devotee of check-ins. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I like to know how things are going. I have formal weekly check-ins with my staff and contractors and I get regular feedback from our members. I’m

28 Sept 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.” -William Bridges {Pin it} On my reading list: This week I’ve been reading about transitions. I’m enjoying Half Time: Moving from Success to Significance

21 Sept 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” — Victor Borge On my reading list: Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, by Chip Conley. I heard the author on a podcast. His story intrigued

In Praise of Business Cards

I’ll admit I’m old fashioned when it comes to professional and business norms. How old fashioned? Well, I still use business cards and I still keep the ones I’ve entered into our electronic database. Why? Because I like to see and touch and

1 Year = 365 Opportunities

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." -Tom Peters {Pin it} HERopportunities ATHENAPowerLink® Orlando {deadline 9/30/18} | Apply / Info Agency for International Development | Opportunities Local Opportunities Federal Opportunities Moffitt Cancer Center WBENC MatchMakers WBENC

15 Sept 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change."  -Tim Cook {Pin it} On my reading list: I’m doing some home office remodeling and have been reading magazines for inspiration. I’m

Pinterest Marketing for Your Business

Chances are you use Pinterest for personal reasons– are you like me with 10 or so boards that you regularly add to and review?? What if I told you that you can use Pinterest to market and grow your business? If your focus

10 September HERopportunities & HERcalendar

"Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long, you miss them." -William Arthur Ward {Pin it} HERopportunities Local Opportunities Federal Opportunities WBENC MatchMakers WBENC Energy Executive Program WBENC Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship WBENC NextGen WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program WBENC

07 Sept 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: "You are that which you are seeking." St. Francis of Assisi {Pin it} On my listening list: This week I’ve been listening to some very interesting podcasts. I probably have 20 or so podcasts I listen to regularly

Crisis Communication: An ounce of prevention can save your business!

“Crisis” is one of those relative terms that almost defies definition from a small business standpoint.  I think we can all agree, though, that all businesses should have a crisis communications policy. Do you have one?  Here are 20 key elements

Grab an opportunity! So many opportunities for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) … take advantage!

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Grab an opportunity! Join a webinar today, mix and mingle tomorrow and so much more!

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17 Aug 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." -Erich Fromm On my reading list: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have, by Mark Nepo. This book

15 August 2018: Certified or Certifiable

Think on this: "Don't wait for the right opportunity, create it." -George Bernard Shaw {Pin it} In case you missed any of these articles, we've gathered business development strategies here for you! Do you have a documented corporate travel policy?

Do You Have a Documented Corporate Travel Policy?

One of our members recently shared with us that she almost missed a golden opportunity to take members of her team to an important trade show because she did not have a documented Corporate Travel Policy.  Everyone on her team was

10 Aug 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect.” — Brene Brown On my reading list: The Growth Mindset: A Guide to Professional and Personal Growth, by Joshua Moore and Helen Glasgow. This is a short and

Storytelling As A Form Of Marketing

You’ve probably heard that people remember stories more than they remember straight facts and statistics.  And you’ve probably had first hand experience about that from a personal standpoint. Have you ever considered using storytelling as a form of marketing?  Corporations do it

3 Aug 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: "Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." — Pablo Picasso {Pin it} On my reading list: I’m a reader. I’m old school and I prefer to read

How To Get Your Women Owned Business Involved In Community Service

I recently saw a great show called Returning the Favor hosted by Mike Rowe. The premise of the show is that there are incredible everyday people who perform community service acts that have tremendous impact. There are many good episodes, but

27 July 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson Book I'm devouring: The Art of War for Women: Sun Tzu's Ultimate Guide to Winning Without Confrontation by

So many opportunities!

Partnering for Success {deadline: 30 July} Tuck-WBENC Executive Program Local Opportunities Federal Opportunities Orange County Public Schools July/August WBENC MatchMakers WBENC Energy Executive Program WBENC National Conference WBENC Summit & Salute Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship NextGen Student Entrepreneur Program

22 July 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

Quote I'm pondering: “Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” — Jean Rhys   Book I'm devouring: Dear Madam President: An Open letter to the Women Who Will

18 July 2018 Certified or Certifiable

Think on this: "Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much." -Helen Keller In case you missed them, here are some popular articles we've shared recently: How Fluent Is Your Corporate Speak? 10+ Ways Inclusion

13 July 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey helping women in business be more successful. Let's chat. Quote

Part 2: Do You Need A Sponsor More Than A Mentor Or Coach?

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed mentorship.  This article will focus on sponsorship. A sponsor is a person of power and influence who champions you and intentionally promotes you to decision makers within an organization.  Keywords associated with sponsors are: advocate,

6 July 2018: Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey helping women in business be more successful.  Let's chat. Quote

Part 1: Coach, sponsor or mentor?

Have you ever wondered what the words coach, mentor, and sponsor mean? Are they different? Is one better than the other? Yes they are different. As to whether one is better than the other, the answer is it depends on what you

29 June 2018: Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey of championing and connecting women in business... and that

23 June 2018: Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey of championing and connecting women in business... and that

Some Last Minute Prep for The 2018 WBENC National Conference

Preparation, patience and persistence. So as you prepare for Detroit, here are some words of wisdom to help you prepare for your most successful conference yet: Arrive ready to put your best foot forward and stand out. Create and research your list

08 June 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey helping women in business be more successful. Let's chat. Quote I'm pondering:

10+ Ways Inclusion and Diversity Becomes Organic In Your Organization

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace Because women owned businesses are sensitive to diversity and inclusion matters, we’re expected to know everything there is to know about the ins and outs of the subject and its challenges. Well the truth is

08 June 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey helping women in business be more successful. Let's chat. On my reading

10 Things To Consider To Set The Tone For Success

It’s June and I have graduation on my mind.  While thinking about the future is important, it’s equally important for small businesses to evaluate the past.  In this case, the past six months. June is the annual halfway point and a

01 June 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy's Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey helping women in business be more successful. Let's chat. Book I'm reading:

Sell your product or service to the US Department of Defense

Yesterday was Memorial Day and I spent the day watching old war movies and reflecting on how fortunate I am to live in this great country! Since my world revolves on how to help women business owners access corporate and federal

Partner Resources

1. Broward Collegewbdc partner resoucres

2. Broward Public Schools

3. Florida Department of Transportation

4. Puerto Rico Manufacturer’s Association

5. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

6. The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)

7. National Association of Women Business Owners – Miami

8. National Association of Women Business Owners – Orlando

9. Organization of Women in International Trade

10. Small Business Administration

11. World Trade Center Miami

12. Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

13. Global Ties Miami

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