WLE Newsletter: The Exchange - Winter 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
THIS ISSUE: "Prepare for 2011”
Now’s the time to for us to prepare to succeed in 2011. This issue of "The Exchange” offers great ideas on how to start now to help your business and others, and shift the economy into forward drive. In addition, WLE has 3 live "Connect with Your Customer” conferences in NYC, LA and Ft. Lauderdale this year with a focus on social media marketing. You can’t afford to miss them. The future has arrived. And if you are not on the bus, you won’t get to your destination. Enjoy the ride.
FEATURE ARTICLE Prepare for 2011... Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season on Small Business Saturday: This holiday season WLE enthusiastically supports the national movement to help build business for local merchants across the U.S. in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, as Small Business Saturday. Spearheaded by American Express OPEN, this movement could have a huge impact on the economy and the small businesses representing 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Small businesses have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade. To get people back to work and boost our economy, the small businesses need our support and our holiday spending. Read the full article.
Prepare for 2011... Thrive in 2011 by Supporting Women Business Owners in Every Possible Way
By Aldonna Ambler
Is it realistic to ask a small business to help other companies grow and to play a role in economic recovery when it sometimes can be an uphill battle to attract customers and keep paying your own employees? Apparently Aldonna Ambler thinks so. AMBLER Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc. just passed the impressive milestone of generating over $1 Bil for other woman owned businesses. Read full article.
Prepare for 2011... The F Words – Finance, Federal Funds, and Forecasting
By Linda Handley
A new year is approaching. I, like many people, enjoy starting new and seeking to grow, learn, and help others. Here is a plan that will help improve those dreaded F word areas – Finance, Federal Funds for You and Forecasting for you and your business moving into 2011. Read full article.
Prepare for 2011... Stay the Course. Stay the Course. Stay the Course.
By Vera Moore
It’s a well known adage, "When one door closes, another door opens.” Vera Moore is experienced enough to have lived that adage several times in her glamorous and hard-working life. From Broadway actress to breakthrough Soap Opera star, she opted to become an entrepreneur and feel all the pain and gain that brings. Vera’s story reminds us all to stay the course, and look for unique opportunities that you might not have noticed in good times. Read full article.
Prepare for 2011... Women in Science & Technology Excel, Yet are Hidden. Can We Change That?
By Julie Des Jardins
Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations—limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men—to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences. Ladies, we still have a way to go. Read full article.
54% of small business owners say what they need most to help grow their business is "more customers”, compared to tax cuts (23%), access to capital (14%) and the ability to hire more employees (6%), according to the 2010 OPEN Small Business Monitor. There are many ways to connect with Women's Leadership Exchange! Visit us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and our Blog .
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