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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

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

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

26 May 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.

Babson WIN Lab – 10 Days Left to Apply!

The Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® is an eight-month accelerator program designed for high-growth women entrepreneurs. THE WIN LAB ACCELERATOR: Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, the #1 school for entrepreneurship in the

American Airlines Vendor Opportunity

Do you want to sell your products and services to a national airline? The buyers and decision-makers of American Airlines want to meet MBEs with capacity on June 26th! Register now–space is limited!

How fluent is your corporate-speak?

I’m often asked what is the best way to approach a corporation for a contract.  The answer is simple: speak their language and offer a solution they can use. Yes, that simple and also that hard.  Well, hard if you don’t

Going Global with EXIM Bank

Nancy:  What is Exim bank? Toya:  If you were exporting and you are doing business globally, meaning you are exporting a product or service, you can qualify for financial assistance from Exim Bank. And we do that through our export

18 May 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. Please do share your thoughts with me - we

Subcontractor Outreach & BID PACKAGE Information Meeting

The 7 Elements of a Well-Crafted Strategic Plan

Have you heard the old saying of the importance of starting with the end in mind? I am a huge proponent of taking the time to do the strategic planning because what gets planned gets done. There are 7 elements of

Are you ready to expand your company’s sales?

There are all kinds of resources available to you. How do you know which ones can work for your particular business? And who can you connect with to tap into them? Find out during this information-packed webinar: When: 9 to

11 May 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams I’m overjoyed and full of gratitude that the blossoms on my cherry tree are blooming once again! We planted it 22 years ago and every year at this time it blooms

09 May 2018: Certified or Certifiable: Leverage your status as a women owned business

Have you thanked a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week? Whether you have kids in school or not, chances are you still have a soft spot for a teacher who made a difference in your world … and if you really

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  The good news is that there are many resources readily available to you as a small business owners to help with HR policies and legal issues that might come about due to improper practices.

6 May 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” (Mary Tyler Moore) I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes where I hope

04 May 2018: Certified or Certifiable

Happy National Small Business Week to you and your team at Your Company! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out this helpful resource. It’s all about the Certification Programs of the SBA. Did you know that it’s Celebrate World Password

Calling Bold Women Entrepreneurs with Big Plans: Apply for the 2018 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program

Are you a woman entrepreneur with big plans, vision and passion? Do you know a dynamic woman entrepreneur who is on track to create a major enterprise? Apply or nominate an outstanding entrepreneur for the 2018 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women

Moffitt Cancer Center – REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): RFP 18-04-SSP– Bus Shuttle Service

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP 18-04-SSP Bus Shuttle Service LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. MAGNOLIA CAMPUS, TAMPA, FLORIDA   EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (MCC), located in Tampa, Florida, began operations in

Being A Woman In Business In 2018: Insight And Inspiration

In this interview, I had an opportunity to interview Angela Watson, Vice President of International Sales, Latin America, Caribbean and Canada at UPSabout the role of women in business. Most specifically about the changing role of women in the workplace: How corporations like UPS embrace women

25 April 2018: Certified or Certifiable

The New York Times released their updated and expanded Glass Ceiling Index, which tallies men and women in important leadership roles across society in America. I read the report and have recommitted myself to breaking down that glass ceiling once

Re-framing Sustainability as an Accumulation of Small Steps for Big Results

The global Earth Day festivities always give me pause and give me hope. It serves as a reminder that we can all make an effort regarding corporate sustainability and the good news is that small changes can lead to powerful impact. I had a

20 April 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. Please do share your thoughts with me – we learn and grow together

Women in the Workplace: Advice For A New Generation

Nancy: Today we’re talking to Angela Watson who is the Vice President of international sales for the Americas region at UPS, welcome to our interview. Angela, so tell me a little bit about how you got involved with UPS and

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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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